9 Ways To ACTUALLY Save The Planet

Terra Movement
Jan 5 · 7 min read

The earth is at a critical stage. People like you want to help the planet and do something meaningful. I get it. I often hear people saying ‘I want to help save the planet’. However, it can be rather overwhelming when the problem is so big and you feel like your actions won’t make a difference.

But you need to become confident and feel like you are powerful. If you are truly passionate about helping the world and its people, you need to get serious. Don’t expect it to be easy. Creating big change will take hard work.

There are only two requirements for you to help save the world (and no, it’s not a degree):

  • Passion & drive
  • Determination & persistence

9 Ways To Save The Planet

1. Individual Action Matters

I have a motto which goes like this: ‘Learn, Change, Inspire’. Let me break it down for you. First, you will first need to educate yourself and learn more about what you want to change. Once you know what you need to do, you can then change your lifestyle and daily habits accordingly. Some changes will be bigger than others and some might take more determination than others. Step by step you will reach whatever goal you set for yourself.

Finally, it’s time to inspire. Tell the world what you’re doing and inform those around you. Start inspiring and more people will join you on this transformational journey.

There are so many things you can change in your everyday life that could have a positive impact on the planet. Here are just a few:

  • Switch to a plant-based diet
  • Reduce your waste (or become zero-waste)
  • Stop buying from fast fashion brands
  • Reduce your car journeys
  • Shop less, but better

Become more conscious of your actions and the impact they have on the world. Align what you do with your ethics and morals. While these might not seem like much, all together they can have an impact in the long-term.

2. Speak Up

Embrace the fear. It’s good to be scared. Just don’t let that fear pull you down, use it to drive you forward.

3. Start A Project

Who knows what it could become. The only way to find out is to start.

So start a small side hustle in your spare time. Don’t waste your time doing nothing all day. Additionally, this project could give you the motivation to take bigger steps in the future and perhaps turn it into a business. You are capable of amazing things. Don’t underrate yourself.

Start developing your skills yourself and your future self (and maybe future generations too) will thank you.

4. Dedicate Your Life To A Career You Love

You might not find your ideal job right away but that’s normal. The key is to not let yourself get comfortable in a certain position. Move around, take risks, and find what you want to dedicate your life to. It will be worth it.

Never settle for less. Strive for more. You need to be ambitious in this world.

5. Or Become An Entrepreneur

But I must warn you. This won’t be easy. The road will be long and will require hard-work. Lately, the life of an entrepreneur has been romanticized by social media, telling everyone how great it is. But it doesn’t emphasize how hard this choice is. I’m not telling you this to scare you. The opposite actually. I’m telling you this to motivate you. The biggest the risk, the bigger the reward.

At the end of the day, it could become the most fulfilling thing in your life.

If you have an idea for a business and truly believe in it, take the risk. Even if you fail, it won’t be the end of the world. You can get up and keep going.

It’s better to do it anyway so you don’t regret it later.

6. Stop Waiting To Feel Ready

There’s no perfect time to start a business, to follow your dreams, or to change. By waiting for the right time, you are robbing yourself of precious time. Just sit down and get to work. Whatever it is that you want to do, start it today.

7. Focus On Yourself

Moreover, don’t worry about what others are doing and if people are doing bigger things than you right now. Focus on yourself and your dream, and soon you might reach your goals.

8. Find Like-Minded People

You won’t find them while sitting watching TV. Go to meet-ups, join clubs, or simply go into the real world with a mission. Talk to as many people as possible. They won’t all end up in your small circle of friends but you could learn a lot from talking to a variety of people.

9. Work On Your Creativity

Most people reading this are going to think ‘But I’m not a creative person’. That’s not true though. We are all born creative. The majority of children are highly creative. But as we grow older, society sucks that creativity out of us. The good news is that you can get it back.

Like with every skill, you need to practice it to get better at it. I truly believe that it’s creativity that will get us out of this critical situation we are in.

Creativity is humanity’s strongest asset because it’s what has made us advance to this point. If we use it for a good cause, creativity could after all save the world and the planet as a whole.

Still Feeling Lost?

The key to changing the world and saving the planet is taking small steps. You won’t achieve anything meaningful overnight, no matter how much Instagram tries to convince you of that.

Conclusion

The planet is in dire need of driven and passionate people because they are the only ones that will be able to protect us from a future ecological disaster.

If I were to give you one piece of advice it would be this: Don’t underestimate yourself. You are more capable than you think.

All images from Unsplash

Originally published at https://www.terramovement.com on January 5, 2021.

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Using creativity to help the planet. We need more designers and creatives in the climate movement. www.terramovement.com

Terra Movement

Using creativity and artivism to help the planet. We are inspiring more artists to join the climate movement and help the planet. www.terramovement.com