What does community spirit mean in 2018? Glasdon are teaching us what it’s all about, with their ebook. If you get a chance, be sure to have a read,although I’ll cover some of the highlights in this post.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term “socially responsible,” I often think about businesses and how they must achieve certain goals for sustainability. But this ebook taught me that social responsibility isn’t solely in the hands of businesses- we’re all responsible for doing our parts as well.
That’s why we should all consider our level of ‘Social Spirit’- so we can understand how our impact can cause either a positive or negative effect on the environment.
The goal is to incorporate our social spirit into our everyday decisions and life. That means making small changes to ensure we’re living the most sustainable life possible- protecting the environment and inspiring others around us to also become more environmentally friendly.
What does this mean? It means that while at home and out in the commmunity, you take simple steps to increase your sustainability. This means reducing the amount of waste you produce, and creating good habits like freezing leftover food, separating out all of your packaging, and giving away your old clothes or taking them to charity shops.
Another big one? Saving energy. Did you know that the amount of energy you use is directly connected to the environment? The less power you use, the lower the amount of toxic fumes that power plants have to release when they create that power. This, in turn, helps to conserve our resources and protect our ecosystems.
Saving energy is easier than you might think. Turn off all of the plug sockets and lights swtiches when you’re not using them. Dry your clothes either outdoors or on a rack and avoid using a tumble dryer whenever possible. When it begins to get cooler, always throw on another layer or two of clothes before you adjust the thermostat. These small changes can make a big difference- particularly if everyone does them.
It’s also never to early to begin teaching kids to be environmentally friendly. You’d be suprised how much they can understand even when they’re small. That’s why it’s important to teach them about recycling, sharing, and avoiding wastage whenever possible.
There’s plenty more information in this great ebook, so be sure to read it and take it on board.