Many people around the globe are already devoting efforts to improve the planet’s wildlife and natural environment. Your contribution may be as simple as planting a native tree or shrub in your backyard. If you chose this approach, please, choose your tree varieties with care. Also, make sure forests, orchards and old trees are not destroyed without a reason in your neighbourhood.
Another simple step you can take is to be more active in the recycling efforts in your community. Work against the incineration of rubbish, known to produce poisonous fumes. Help put the small jewels of nature on the map, with signposts, environmental art and maps of important places and landmarks. Encourage open areas with natural and semi-natural vegetation to benefit wild animals, such as birds and butterflies.
Educate yourself about the environment, by reading more and considering some active positive steps you can take to improve the environment. Look after your local waterways, riverbanks, and beaches and consider participating directly in clean up efforts where they are needed. Emphasize repairing, replacing and redecorating, as just buying new things has a higher environmental cost. Finally you can move to the next step of trying to influence the decisions of your local government.
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