To be a peaceful troublemaker, simply means making a difference, while not getting too angry or political. There’s no point annoying people to create change, just state your case and get on with it. Here are some super ways to help.
- You Can Change the World is a book to inspire young people to make changes in their lives and communities. With colour illustrations, find information on mending clothes, avoiding single-use plastic and composting.
- Start or sign petitions at 38 Degrees or Change. It does work (the former recently stopped the government selling off the rest of our forests, to private companies).
- How to Make a Difference is a practical roadmap created by the imaginative minds behind some of biggest campaigns in recent years. Learn how to change the law, how to peacefully protest, how to end a problem for ever, change a big company and use social media.
- Do Something! Activism for Everyone is for anyone who stares helplessly at the news feed and find your blood pressure going up every time an MP tells a lie or tries to gaslight, this is the book for you. From challenging local shops to reduce plastic waste or demanding new laws, get involved.
- Visit They Work For You to find out how your MP voted on issues important to you, then write to them.
- Join The Conservation Volunteers, where nationwide you can get involved in planting trees, clearing paths, building dry stone walls and more. It also publishes several handbooks and courses.