Friday, February 1, 2013
If it’s just you in your area or workplace that is waste management or recycling compliant then it's never going to be effective. You can only do your part but that alone is not going to amount to a big change hence the importance of encouraging other people around you to join in. If no one wants to join your recycling program, you can still make an impact by showing them how important it is to manage their waste.
Lead By Example
People will get inspired to do what you're doing when they see how it’s making your life better. So, try to find ways to show people that certain aspect of your life have improved due to your participation in recycling. You can do this by teaching your kids to be waste management conscious and by educating them about recycling. When they go out and show off their knowledge to other kids the parents will be impressed. You can start a recycling day at home or in your area where people can join and participate at least once a week or month. Any cash you make from such an event should be used to do something impacting in the community so people can continue to see it.
Get Your Message Across
You could start a blog about waste management and recycling and invite your friends and co-workers to sign up for newsletters. With this you can send tips and information in the form of articles, blogs and images and show them the universal benefits of managing waste and recycling. Teach them about how real global warming is and what they can do in their own little way to help reduce or curb it. Buy or make stickers, posters and placards and paste them on your car, around your house, in your garage and on your bins to continuously send the message of creating a better earth to remind everybody. You can create a newsletter bulletin to be distributed around the area or anywhere you want to promote this very important cause.
It’s Worth Your While
There are so many things you, your neighbours, society and the world in general stand to benefit from your campaign. By the time people begin to buy into your ideas and start seeing the benefits of transforming the home and environment you’ll be seen as a hero and leader. One way or another you might be able to receive some recognition when your efforts get noticed far and wide. You will also be playing a great role in making the earth a better place for the next generation, which can be a soul satisfying and emotionally fulfilling experience.
You Might See Great Results
Your waste management campaign will be felt by the reduction of the amount of waste that your office, community or street produces per day which can be seen as a collective achievement when the numbers are added up. This type of collective activity can help bring the community together.. Kids will get the message too, and it will be good for them to know how to take care of their planet in the future.
Don’t Be Pushy
Be careful not to force people or do things that will make you sound or look aggressive or desperate so that people will begin to think you’re doing it to make profit. Be kind, gentle and accommodating. The fact is that if something is good you don’t need to overemphasize it. People will get the message and then join up with you to achieve it. Look for creative and relaxing ways to get people involved; its better when they get the message while having fun.
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