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Green Your Activism: Start Writing

Posted Sep 24 2009 10:45pm

Mailing a letter

It’s officially Climate Week, so in the spirit of being environmentally proactive, we’re providing tips about how to take Earth matters into your own hands. In case you feel discouraged that you can’t do enough, remember Gandhi’s words: “Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

Tip #4: Put Pen to Paper (or Fingers to Keyboard)

Writing a letter has always been a powerful act: Leaders pay attention when enough constituents contact them with the same concern. Write a well-crafted letter to elected representatives, and to editors of influential publications, to louden the collective change-fueling voice. Express yourself regarding any environmental issue you feel strongly about; anecdotal evidence shows that it only takes 10 to 20 letters to get a congressperson to perk up.

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