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We need to stop shaming individuals for not being perfect environmentalists and start using that energy to hold corporations and government accountable for their impacts on the environment.⁣⁣⁣⁣Shame, guilt and fear are not helpful emotions to change behavior and policy.⁣⁣⁣⁣You don’t need to drive an electric car, have solar panels on your home and travel exclusively by bicycle to be a climate activist. You don’t need to be a vegetarian or vegan. Those are all great things to do, but if you can’t do those things, don’t let it hinder you from having a bigger voice and advocate for large-scale policy change.⁣⁣⁣⁣I urge you to stop shaming or calling out individuals. It has a silencing effect, which is one of the most devastating things when someone tries to speak about climate and the environment.⁣⁣⁣⁣For instance, instead of shaming someone for using single use plastic, let’s take the same amount of time to make a phone call to one business and ask them to switch to compostable take away containers.⁣⁣⁣⁣Instead of shaming someone for taking a flight, why don’t we call airlines and ask them to do more to offset their emissions?⁣⁣⁣⁣And instead of feeling guilty or shameful, let’s speak up and use our voice to speak truth to power.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣#ActOnClimate #AnswerWithAction @protectourwinters @patagonia_snow #BetterTakesAction @keen #KEENambassador #climbforequality #climbersforclimate #everest2019 #keepgrizzlywild @wasatchbackcountryalliance #bigmountaindreams #bigmtndreams #ambassadorfortheplanet #julboathlete

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