[Hi friends, super excited about today’s post! Not only is it a topic near and dear to my heart, but also because I get to guest blog for Polly Barks, one of my favorite sustainability educators! Hope you enjoy it.]
To many people, the importance of talking to our family and friends about zero waste and climate change is pretty obvious: regardless of whether you manage to convey your point of view or convince them to take actions, we know that those who care about us will at least give us the time of day (even if unwillingly!)
But what about our colleagues?
According to a Yale survey, only about 1 in 3 Americans broach the climate topic “often” or “occasionally” with family or friends, so it’s not crazy to guess that even fewer people are having climate conversations with their coworkers.
I get it: these issues are awkward to bring up and tricky to navigate, compounded by the societal norm that we should “leave our political, religious, or personal beliefs out of the workplace”.
Yet in any given week, many of us spend just as much – if not more – time with our colleagues, so by treating environmental issues as a taboo topic at work, we are arguably missing out on a big group of captive audience.
In this post, I want to give you a few ideas for bringing eco-activism to your workplace, as well as some pieces of advice…Read more on Polly’s blog >>