Danielle Butcher Franz writes in The Brainerd Dispatch about how local environmentalism has impacted her.
- While the energy and environment debate is often drawn out on a national or federal scale, impactful conservation is often seen at the local level.
- Small things such as trash clean ups or garden plantings can have a lasting impact on the local environment and connect you with your community.
- Spending time in nature has also been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Engaging in local conservation efforts benefits the planet and people’s health.
“It’s not an easy task, but it’s a necessary one if we want to preserve the natural beauty of our home. All environmental challenges, at their core, are local challenges, and for the love of our home, we must treat them as such.”
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