Whether you support environmental conservation or like to learn about nature and its ecosystems as well as cultural heritage of communities, you may like adding in your 2020 Wish List any of the following activities.
Eco-Oriented Ideas for 2020 Wish List:
1) Participating in an ecotourism recreation
Exploring a natural area while listening to a local guide’s environmental interpretation and learning about the cultural heritage of nearby communities promotes environmental consciousness and respect for different cultures.
2) Sharing your knowledge about flora or fauna
You may share this information with your loved ones through social media or during social gatherings. Remember that people first need to learn about nature in order to appreciate it and have the initiative to protect it.
3) Performing volunteer work in benefit of nature
Coastal zone cleanups, compilation of data for research purposes (i.e.: solid waste gathered, birds seen in an ecosystem) and water quality monitoring are among the activities you may perform to protect and conserve natural resources and ecosystems. Find out which organizations seek volunteers to do tasks as the above.
4) Joining an environmental nonprofit organization
An excellent way to learn about and help nature is to become a member of an association that offers or specializes in outdoors recreations you like and promotes environmental conservation. For instance, some associations target campers, hikers, cavers, bird-watchers, bikers or surfers. Do your research and meet others with common interests.
5) Implementing practices to minimize waste generation
For example, you can use a reusable water bottle or water-bag backpack, reusable food storage containers, and nondisposable eating utensils during an adventure at a natural area. Use culinary disposable items only when strictly necessary.
You can start making a difference by deciding how you would like to help the environment in the New Year. Make the best of your journey in 2020 !