The paper "Role of Activists, Career Planning" is an outstanding example of a finance and accounting assignment. Before this session, I did not know that activists play such an important role in ensuring social and environmental sustainability. I learned that activism comprises a team of people who have political forces and they take action so as to protect the environment and the social welfare of all human beings. Activists are involved in a range of activities with the aim of protecting the environment. I learned that environmental activism started in the 1960s as a widespread movement to fight against overexploitation of resources, toxic chemicals and nuclear technologies.
Activists have made the public understand the increasing vulnerability of the environment. Activists have been able to make great achievements including reduction of acidic rain as well as rescuing of the ozone layer. I also learned that social activists can act as citizens, change agents, reformers and rebels. As a citizen a social activist can engage in the following: Maintain or support a widely held vision of a democratic and good society Demonstrates ordinary citizens support for social change Gives the activist movement lawful acceptability Makes it more difficult for authorities to harm the reputation of the movement Reduces the likelihood of violent actions and attitudes within the activist movement I also learned that as a reformer, and activist plays the following roles: Make the authorities understand the goals and values of the movement Carries out the legal and parliamentary efforts including lobbying, filling laws suits and participate in referenda Works towards creating new policies and laws Acts as a watchdog to the ordinary citizens so as to make sure that new policies and laws are actually carried out and funded Also learned that as a Rebel, the activist plays the following roles: Bring out issues on the social and environmental agenda through sudden and nonviolent actions Bring out social and environmental problems swiftly and Dramatically Demonstrate how institutions, persons and official authorities disregard public trust through creating and perpetuating critical environmental and social problems Influence the society to confront its problems.