Nine easy steps you can take now to help protect nature:


Share your "I stand for nature" profile on social media, using the hashtag #IStandForNature. If you haven't stood for nature, do it here


Show your support for endangered species by creating a profile at Wild for Life, and sharing it on social media, using the hashtag #WildForLife


Take steps to reduce, refuse, reuse and recyle plastic. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution and tag three of your friends.


Ask your favorite institution – your bank, university, religious institution – whether it is investing in actions that support or harm nature. Share the results using the hashtag #InvestInNature


Take a walk! There is nothing better for connecting with nature than taking a walk in a forest, in a field, along a stream or on the beach. You can find a protected area near you here - post a picture of yourself in nature and post on social media, using the hashtag #IStandForNature


Try a vegetarian dinner and post photos of your meal, using the hashtag #MeatlessMonday


Look for labels that certify that your food is from a sustainable source, including fish that is certified by MSC or ASC or listed on the Seafood Watch app, a mobile guide for finding what seafood to buy and what to avoid; palm oil by RSPO; sugar by BONSUCRO, many tropically produced food  by Rainforest Alliance, and organic certified fruits and vegetables by certifiers accredited by IFOAM. Share pictures of your purchase on social media, using the hashtag #CertifiedFood


Start a conversation! Attend a local planning meeting and share your views on nature. Talk to your neighbors about the importance of nature in your area. Talk to your government representatives about what they are doing to protect nature. Share your story on social media, using the hashtag #LetsTalkAboutNature


Check out if your favorite corporation is committed to deforestation at Forest 500. If they are doing well, congratulate them and tag them in a social media post, using the hashtag #EndDeforestation. If they are not doing well, tag them in a tweet, asking them what they are doing to #EndDeforestation, and asking them to commit to deforestation by endorsing the New York Declaration on Forests