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Become a Helper

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead 

 

Green Santa has received so many beautiful messages from all around the world, but he needs everyone's help in making these dreams come true. What change do you want to make? Whatever it is that your heart is calling out for, you can help to make your vision a reality. 

 

If you would like to get involved in this environmental movement, why not try these tips and see where the adventure leads you. 

 

Be curious - Learn about issues you want to get involved in, research online, ask friends and family what it means to them - it will allow you to be more creative and effective in your actions.

Find your community - Check if there are any local or online groups working on the things you care about. One of the best things about creating a better world is the people you meet and the friends you make on the way. Remember, you don't need to do it alone - find your crew and have fun! 

Get creative - If you can’t find a local group, why not start one yourself? Talk to your friends and family and see who else wants to join. If you are in school, ask your teachers if you can start a club (for instance eco-warriors, or craft-making to raise funds for a good cause), they might even let you use a classroom to meet and help you to plan out actions. 

Make sure you enjoy yourself - Remember, the world we want to create has less suffering in it, so don't end up causing yourself to suffer in order to get there. Make sure you are enjoying what you do, and if you find you aren't, pause and take a step back. Consider if there is another way of doing this and ask your friends for help. Doing what you enjoy isn't just great for you, it's also contagious to everyone around you.

 

Look for inspiration - You can explore other people’s ideas for Green Santa either in our gallery on on our social media pages.  There are also lots of great books on the subject -  one of these is called ‘Youth To Power’, written by the youth activist Jamie Margolin, and is about getting involved in the issues you care most about.  If you’re interested in finding out more about it, 

click here.