Calling all environmentalists. Like all social media, there is good and bad. Since becoming familiar with navigating Twitter, I have found it’s a fabulous place for creating a network with like-minded individuals who care about the things you care about and there is a lot to learn.
Here are just a few environmentalist profiles I follow
@Treehugger – ‘Sustainability for All’ as their tagline, Treehugger is based in New York, USA and was established in 2004. A good place for information about the environment which is jam packed with a plethora of articles, news and advice.
@sascampaigns Account perfect for environmentalists – Set up in 1990 in a little village hall in Porthtowan, Cornwall. Protecting the oceans, beaches and wildlife is their mission. It started out when the surfing community found they were surfing in raw sewage and sanitary products. It’s not just surfers to care and campaign, it’s dog walkers, swimmers, children playing and sunbathers. Thanks to the hard work of Surfers Against Sewage, their donors and volunteers, we in the UK enjoy some of the cleanest beaches.
@ecosia – I heard about Ecosia about a year ago when I was helping out with a local litter picking. One of the other volunteers mentioned a site that plants trees when you use it’s search engine. As you can imagine, I got my phone out to have a look. It’s very easy to use, instead of searching on Google, search on Ecosia instead. They’re environmentalists who plant trees based on the number of searches.
Dr Elaine Cox
@ElaineCox11 – I’ve been following Elaine for a while and she is a passionate advocate for the environment. She is a senior lecturer, an environmentalist and an author and tweets about a range of environmental issues; climate change, HS2 and the expansion of Heathrow Airport. Her passion oozes through and I would highly recommend following her.
@orangulandtrust – I came across their account when I posted a blog about Palm Oil. Based in Derbyshire, England, they work tirelessly to protect and preserve the Orangutan’s natural environment. Ensuring their habitats are safe with the goal of long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild. Perfect for any environmentalists out there.
@brkfreeplastic – Plastic is such a bugbear for me so I am in good company when I see @brkfreeplastic on my twitter feed. They started in 2016 and are working towards a future free from plastic pollution. Their brand audit reports names and shames top corporate companies. Who produce the most plastic and work tirelessly towards corporate responsibility, changing policy and shifting the narrative. They’ve got a lot to say and will open your eyes too.
@LicypriyaK – This young climate activist is incredibly passionate about fighting for the environment. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, Licypriya regularly protests outside Parliament House in India for the leaders to pass a climate change law and curb their carbon emissions. In October 2020, she protested to find a permanent solution to Delhi’s air pollution crisis. Soon afterwards, she was briefly detained and then released. 13 days later, the President on India enacted a new law to fight air pollution in Delhi.
@GretaThunberg – I can’t put together a list without adding Greta. Greta is a climate change activist and has encouraged children to face this issue by schools strikes on Fridays. I am a massive fan of Greta and completely understand why she’s passionate and angry. Politicians are politicians, not scientists – listen to the science. She gets a lot of grief, maybe adults don’t like children telling them what to do. Greta isn’t shy about commenting on a subject and despite the trolling she gets on social media, and some of it is absolutely vile, it hasn’t and won’t stop her. I absolutely love her!
If there are any Twitter accounts you think are worth following, let us know 💚
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