There are a lot of things that need doing in terms of preserving the environment. Plastic in the ocean, recycling mishaps, landfills, and other issues are big problems on the global stage. While many praise-worthy individuals work hard in their local communities, there needs to be a way to finance big cleanup projects. Let’s see what options we have.
Whether it is a harmless hobby or risky behavior, gambling generates unbelievable revenue across the world. Furthermore, a significant portion of this revenue is untouched in places where gambling is illegal. There are many countries and states that officially frown upon this kind of behavior and flat-out forbid it, but the gambling culture of these places is sometimes too strong to be taken care of in this manner.
So, why don’t we kill two birds with one stone? If gambling were to be legalized and regulated in these places, it would not only lose its “forbidden” charm, but it could also generate enough money to help with big environmental projects. Additionally, we could increase the taxes in the countries that already allow gambling for some additional cash.
People who are really passionate about gambling are not likely to stop simply because there is a slight increase in their deposits. It is also a great marketing opportunity for gambling companies. We could turn gambling from a problem into a solution.
Take It to the Bank
Believe it or not, many banks are aware of the numerous environmental crises. If we could make them agree to donate some of their money to the appropriate causes, we could be looking at some serious financial backup. The banks don’t need to do this out of the kindness of their hearts. In fact, people dealing with banks on a regular basis know that this is a moot point. However, we can point out the fact that this would present the bank in a good light for potential clients and investors. Who doesn’t like heroes donating money for a good cause?
Instead of financing projects that are trying to fix what’s broken, we could also turn our attention to projects that prevent the damage occurring in the first place. Green investing is the type of investing where the projects are aimed at acquiring clean energy. In other words, investing in companies that made it their mission to save the planet, or at least stop damaging it through renewable energy sources could prove beneficial to the investors, investees, and, most importantly, the environment.
Start a Local Project
If we are having trouble with getting people aboard these plans, there is always local action. Come up with an idea that will take care of the plastics in your neighborhood and finance it through a small business or donation venture of your own. It can be anything, from collecting bottle caps to donating a portion of your income towards installing a solar panel on your house.