Partly in response to another thread on here, and partly in response to a few magazine articles I read recently, I got to wondering what activities we can get involved in to promote animal rights and other environmental and social issues? Obviously we acheive a fair amount by being vegan, and a few people on here seem to be quite directly involved in promotional and protest activities.
What other things are there?
I’ve collected a few ideas: eat organic, save energy, run the car a bit less (or not at all!), have an ethical bank account or a credit card that gives rewards to a charity, join Greenpeace / World Wildlife Fund / similar, petition your government or write to your local MP on specific issues you feel strongly about, promote AR through a talent (art, writing, music) or a professional institution?
My writer’s magazine (Mslexia) had an article on Public Advocacy this quarter - writing for organisations that promote social change (kind of what we’re doing here). They recommend some free websites with advice / training, that I thought a few people might find interesting:
aidsmap.com (a HIV and AIDS pressure group, but with a free advocacy toolkit)