Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen our most beloved campaigns and charities scramble and fight so hard to try and find ways of digitalising the services and messages they provide.
Whilst we have continue to get involved online and find new ways to spread messages of change, many of us have found the rapid change difficult. Especially those who are technologically inept, including myself, which shouldn't be the case for a 21 year old!
And not to mention, those who are trying their best to make our planet thrive, even when the eco-anxiety and news can make it feel like ones efforts are never enough.
But in reality that is far from the case, more and more people are waking up to the state of the climate emergency and what can be done to stop the damage. It's now easier than ever to make changes. Choosing environmentally friendly transport, food, and everyday items which are all too often made out of plastics that hang about forever.
In recent times we have seen more campaigns and strategies to reduce carbon emissions, to encourage an eco-friendly diet and lifestyle, and even this past month, the government are offering grants to individuals who want to make their homes more energy efficient and green, with the new Green Homes Grant Scheme.
Before lockdown, volunteering for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust's ecotherapy scheme, Myplace, was one of my favourite ways to get involved. The allotment we utilised, is a little piece of paradise that we get to work on.
I also have some involvement in the Lancashire Wildlife Trust Youth Council, which is comprised of a group of passionate young people from Myplace and other similar projects. Over the past year or so we have been involved in some fantastic campaigns and ideas, such as encouraging people to go Peat Free, discussing ways to promote a Wilder Future and even creating our own videos, posters and PowerPoints on the topics we find most pressing and powerful.