Signing petitions may seem like an activity that is ultimately not very impactful–it is easy to think that our one signature and our one voice cannot truly make a difference in the grand scheme of things. This may be true in some cases, but I still find that petitions have their uses when it comes to the environment. If enough people sign them, then changes could be made in policies affecting the environment as well as in efforts being undertaken to reverse the effects of climate change.
Petitions can also be a powerful tool simply for the awareness that they spread. If you sign a petition or if you don’t may not matter as long as you share about it. More people hear about it and possibly sign it and this brings attention to the issues we are facing as a planet to people who might need to be informed. Petitions also bring awareness to specific charities and nonprofits such as Greenpeace who can be supported in many other ways and who are trying to make a positive difference in the world.
So I am not here to preach about why you should sign petitions, but they are a useful tool in some cases and if you are interested in participating I will link some in a list here:
- Greenpeace’s action page, which is great because they have petitions along with other ways you can take action!!
- Born Free’s take action page, which is full of different animal-saving petitions.
- This petition you can sign to help get rid of factory farming (not sure if this one is worldwide or not).
And these are just a few of the great organizations that do not have petitions but are working to help our planet:
And finally a quick note on documentaries… There are many great documentaries about climate change out there and I don’t know them all but I encourage you to watch this one, which is called 50 Minutes To Save The World. It is only fifty minutes long and this video is what spurred me on to make a difference, start going zerowaste, and also start this post series!!
Thanks for reading! Have you seen any great documentaries lately? Share them in the comments!