It may seem daunting, but there's a lot you can do to help save our natural resources if you're interested. Listed below are a few suggestions to get you started.
Learn about the issues.
Knowing about the problems facing our planet and how you can solve them will likely inspire you to get going and encourage others to do so as well. Read through the WWF Web site for information about the issues, as well as the Web site of other organizations doing similar work on behalf of the environment (see the next page for ideas).
Work or volunteer for WWF or other organizations doing similar work. If you don't have the time or qualifications, make a donation to an organization you think is doing excellent work. Do your part at home and at work by switching off lights, recycling, and using safe household chemical alternatives.
Don't wait another minute! Contact your local representative or governor and urge him or her to protect the natural resources in your area or take a particular stand on policy matters related to conservation. (Visit Congress.org to look up the contact information for elected officials in the United States.) Another option is to write to the chairman of the board of a company whose environmental practices you disagree with.
For more information on WWF and related topics, including some great ways for you to get involved, check out the links on the next page.
- How the Nature Conservancy Works
- How Whales Work
- How Earthquakes Work
- How Fire Works
- How Fuel Cells Work
- How Gasoline Works
- How Hybrid Cars Work
- How Hydropower Plants Work
- How Landfills Work
- How Lightning Works
- How Nuclear Power Works
- How Oil Drilling Works
- How Tornadoes Work
- Are climate skeptics right?
More Great Links
- WWF - The Conservation Organization
- National Wildlife Federation
- The Nature Conservancy
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- USDA Forest Service
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Sierra Club
- Pew Center on Global Climate Change
- Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Endangered Species Update