It’s been over a year since COVID-19 hit us like a train, but now we are finally getting to a point where we can start to look forward and implement ideas to Build Back Better.
It is important to look at the landscape left by the pandemic, and analyse what you can do to bring about systemic change to ensure a more positive future. Luckily, we have created a list of starting points!
1) Continue to build your local and international communities
Over the pandemic, we have all seen amazing displays of community spirit be it local or international. On the whole, the world has come together. We have seen the best in people through incredible acts of kindness. Connecting with people like this has been shown to reduce depression and lower the risk of heart disease.
After the lockdown, there will be a real opportunity to build on the foundations of these communities. Creating green spaces, community centres and growing relationships will all drive us towards a more positive and community-centric future.
2) Sign up to Build Back Better UK’s Virtual Rally
#BuildBackBetter is the UK’s Coronavirus recovery campaign. They are striving to bring systemic change to healthcare, climate change policy, protecting public services and building a shock-proof economy to withstand future pandemics and the climate crisis.
Want to get involved with this ambitious campaign? Sign up here to be part of their virtual rally! https://www.buildbackbetteruk.org
3) Support a Green New Deal
After the pandemic, we need to focus on tackling the Climate Crisis. We have till 2030 to prevent irreversible damage to the planet. There is still much work left to be done, despite seeing incredible actions, policies and ideas rolled out over the last few years.
It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get shit done. One way we can do that now is by demanding a Green New Deal to ensure that the Climate is at the forefront of our minds when we rebuild from this moment.
Want to get involved with a local hub demanding a GND? Find out how here: https://www.greennewdealuk.org/get-involved/
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