Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Among the sea of online posts, hashtags like #ClimateStrikeOnline, and #FridaysForFuture continually pop up to show hundreds of videos and photos where people are coming together to protest in a new way.

Why This Matters:  This new form of climate protest being taken on during the global pandemic is quickly becoming a part of our new reality due to a crisis caused by our unsustainable practices.

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One Cool Thing: Earth Day at 50

One Cool Thing: Earth Day at 50

On Sunday, February 2, Earth Day Network ran a full-page ad in The New York Times announcing a global day of activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.  The advertisement ran nearly 50 years to the day that a full-page ad in The New York Times used the words “Earth Day” for the first time. […]

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Tweet of the Week: Obama Praises Youth Climate Movement

Tweet of the Week: Obama Praises Youth Climate Movement

They're people like 16-year-old @GretaThunberg, whose protests at Swedish parliament sparked a movement. Inspired by Greta's action, Fridays for Future brought together more than a million strikers on every continent last month to demand action on climate. https://t.co/un7nBhEF8i — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 22, 2019 On Earth Day this Monday, former President Obama dedicated his […]

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The Week Ahead:  April 15 – 19, 2019

The Week Ahead: April 15 – 19, 2019

Happy Monday!  Today is tax day and hopefully, your taxes are filed.  Here is a list of freebies available to make the day a bit more fun.  It’s also Patriot Day in Massachusetts and Maine, and we are hoping the Boston Marathon runners don’t get too wet – the forecast there was for rain. Tiger […]

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