What you can do
Use your Influence
Let your elected representatives know your views about the environmental issues that matter to you. Politicians respond to demand from voters to change the way things are done.
An email, letter or a face to face meeting with your Councillor, MSP, MP or MEP will remind them that the environment matters and can give them the impetus to get something done on your behalf.
You will find contact information for your councillors from your local authority website.
For details of your MSPs, MPs and MEPs see the 'They work for you' website.
If you’d like to be more active for the good of your local environment, consider joining one of LINK’s member organisations and directly supporting their environmental work. Most LINK member organisations need the support and voluntary time of their members to carry out their work, and you do not necessarily have to join an organisation to volunteer your time.
There is a very wide range of things you can do. There are opportunities, generally seasonal, to take part in recording and surveying wildlife, with good support to get you up to speed on the mini-beasts or plants being surveyed. Many organisations need regular help at reserves, visitor centres or manning stalls at events. Some organisations need help in the office, and of course most organisations are very grateful for assistance with fundraising.
Take a look at some of the websites of our member organisations for more information on volunteering opportunities. There is bound to be something to interest you.
If you would like learn more about changing your everday habits to help the environment here are some useful sites to get you started.
Ecological footprint what impact has your lifestyle on the planet and help to reduce it
Green your workplace be an agent for change at the office.
Organic Food find an organic box scheme or farmers' market in Scotland, grow your own, or find out about community supported agriculture.
Buy fish from sustainable stocks fish online helps you make sustainable choices
Go Greener Scottish Government Campaign tips on becoming more environmentally friendly
Spread the Love make a pledge to change one thing this year.