One of the best things about the green movement is that anyone can get involved! No matter what your situation is, there’s some way to help, whether it’s volunteering with a local organization or simply making eco-friendly household swaps. While those things are great, we have reached a critical point where we’re going to need to do more than recycle to slow down our path to an inhabitable planet.
If it’s financially feasible, shopping for products and services from companies who are committed to making a positive social and environmental impact can make a huge difference. Voting with your dollar encourages companies to move toward corporate sustainability and simultaneously boosts the green economy. Another way to boost the green economy is through investments. It’s a long-standing myth that profitability and environmental sustainability don’t mix, but there are plenty of profitable socially-responsible funds to invest in. If you’ve never heard of green investing, check out this infographic that goes through some of the basics.