My recent adventure with trying to get my Provincial Government from taking away powers from Conservation Authorities to protect floodplains and protected areas from developers made me realize that I had the ability to help my local environment by...
My recent adventure with trying to get my Provincial Government from taking away powers from Conservation Authorities to protect floodplains and protected areas from developers made me realize that I had the ability to help my local environment by becoming a local advocate.
As I feel inspired to become a local activist, I wanted to provide you with some key advice that helped realize my potential and help you help your local environment.
The first thing you need to do is stay aware of what is happening to your local environment. You will need to subscribe to some newsletters from local organizations (government and non-government). You may want to talk to the staff directly or just stay aware by reading their newsletter.
The next and most important thing is to create positive relationships with local, state/provincial, and federal politicians. Whether you voted for your representatives or not, you can keep a good relationship with your local politicians. These relationships will come in handy when you would like to discuss any environmental changes to the legislation or push for a new change to better protect the environment.
Building this relationship takes time and effort on your part because it is up to you to bring items of action to your local representatives.
Check out how I built relationships with my local politicians.
Have you tried to build a relationship with yours?
Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference:
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