Green tip for week #49 — Week of April 5, 2009

Use Social Media to Promote Environmental Responsibility

Many of the readers of are people who are using the many technological resources available to them on a daily basis.  You obviously use your computer to research issues of importance to you, which is probably how you found and our weekly green tips.  Since many of you also already use social media resources such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other similar sites, why not use some of these resources to help promote environmental responsibility?

Although we should all be doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve our natural resources, and leave the least environmental impact possible, doing this individually only fights the small battles.  To make a more substantial impact, you should tell others about the importance of environmental responsibility, and the more quickly and widely you can spread that message, the better.  Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are tremendous outlets to help spread the word about environmental responsibility and awareness.  Maybe on Facebook you can update your status with a comment such as: “John Doe is reading another weekly Green Tip on”, or “John Doe is sorting his recycling to help protect our environment.”  Maybe you can post an update on Twitter that you and your friends “Just planted 10 trees to help the planet” or that you are “stoked about doing something significant for Earth Day”.

However you want to use your favorite social media resources is up to you, but this week we would urge you to consider whether you can promote your perspective, knowledge, and enthusiasm for environmental responsibility by spreading that momentum in your friend and social groups.  Remember that environmental responsibility, climate change, and sustainable resources are incredibly important issues.  We should not be bashful about taking an interest in these issues, and we need to tell our friends an those we connect with on a regular basis how important these issues are, and what they can do to help.

Start today by hopping on your Facebook or Twitter page and telling people about the great article you just read at


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