If you’re dedicated to sustainable change plus help others, you might be wondering. I mean how you can help encourage others to take make some change themselves. Depending on their inclination and your relationship to them, this can be challenging, yet it can also feel very urgent. The tips below can help you talk to and encourage your friends, family, and work colleagues to take steps toward a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Identify Small Changes
However passionately you may feel about the big change that a person need help to make. So whether that’s avoiding air travel, installing solar panels on their house, or turning to a vegan diet. All realize you’re not going to convince most people by making these suggestions. I mean straight out of the gate. Instead, start small. Maybe your best friend isn’t ready to give up their annual vacation to Hawaii but could be convinced to carpool with you to work. Perhaps your in-laws would change to turning down the thermostat a few degrees or you could convince your family to have meatless days a couple of times each week.
These types of changes can feel frustratingly slow to you, but it’s generally much easier and more effective to start with things like this that don’t feel as overwhelming or threatening.
Show Cost Savings at Work
One of the places where sustainability can make the biggest difference is at the level of businesses, the bigger the better. I mean this is also where persuasion can be the most difficult. After all, businesses exist to make money. So change and help is a great perception among many business owners. Those that have a more sustainable approach. For it means less in profits.
This doesn’t mean it’s a lost cause. Also some companies do balance a social mission with the profit motive, but it’s not even necessarily true that green equals spending money.
As a fleet manager, you may be well aware of the message about electric cars better for the environment, but these are not just a cleaner alternative. Because EVs are also fuel-efficient, you can demonstrate that they can lower operating expenses. In addition, you can emphasize the value of being able to tell customers about your sustainable fleet, particularly if this helps you keep up with or defines you apart from competitors.
Remember the Power of Persuasion
If you’re passionate about the environment and climate change, it can be hard not to harangue people. The problems can seem so urgent that it can be tough to see how others don’t recognize this as well and want to take immediate action. However, if you truly want lasting change, you need to focus on how you can bring others around to your point of view through persuasion.
Making suggestions of change or concrete steps help people. For it can help them to make the change. Then see results from can help get them listening to you. Especially and particularly if you deliver these suggestions in a positive, enthusiastic way. If you can encourage a neighbor to set aside a small section of their lawn for growth of native plants to encourage butterflies, insects and birds, seeing the increase in wildlife that results could help motivate them to take additional similar steps. Or you could hold a sustainable event where the premise is to be social but the undertones circle around helping the environment.