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How to galvanize others?
November 7, 2018 - 8:00 am

Hellooo, so happy to have found others as concerned about the plastics epidemic as I!!! I’m only 6% into the book and less so into this forum, although I’m working on it, so please forgive me if these questions have been answered previously:

  1. Other than leading by example and presenting information in a nonpreachy way, which I’ve been doing for years only to be met with the “you’re crazy” look, what’s the best way to encourage others to care about the planet? Strangers, acquaintances, your own spouse??
  2. What’s the best way to galvanize others to participate in endeavors such as recycling programs and Earth Day? I’ve tried with the elementary school, PTA, Crayola (local to me), local charities, youth baseball programs – no one reads the e-mails, Facebook posts, etc etc.
  3. How do you let go of the judgmentalism and frustration of others’ lack of caring about the planet? It’s to the point where I don’t even want to go out anymore because I’m so disgusted with everyone. I know I can control only one person, but I can’t seem to control that person’s resentment.

Thanks in advance!

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