Dr Seuss wrote one of my favorite books. He was way ahead of his time thinking about the environment. He wrote this back in the early 70's.
My thought for the day is re-use, recycle, and conserve.
I have other artist think I am insane when I go to shows and I actually take home all my recycling. After they tease me a bit, I give them an equally hard time and tell them to give me their recycling as well.
All you can do is lead by example.