“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
We all have the power to make a difference in the lives of animals and the environment every day. From small, everyday choices like opting for paper instead of plastic to supporting candidates that make animal welfare a priority. Here are a few ideas for how you can make a difference every day, in your own life.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Avoid single-use plastic and opt for reusable or sustainable products.
Adopt don't shop
Adopt your next furry friend from a shelter or local rescue. Consider an older or special needs animal.
Attend rallies, circulate petitions and make sure your reps vote for animal- and eco-friendly laws. Find them here.
Avoid circuses, roadside zoos, photo ops with baby animals, carriage rides or any venue that profits from animals.
Are your cosmetics and cleaning products tested on animals? You can easily search for cruelty-free products here.
Use your voice on social media. Share news and information about animals and the environment.
Don't wear animals
There are so many stylish (and often less expensive) alternatives to leather, wool and fur.
Help out at your local shelter, foster a dog or cat, or volunteer at a sanctuary like Wildwood!