Put your fingers to the keyboard, baby. If you are a member of The Junk Weavers Inc then we want to share your environmental writing, recycled craft projects, environmental advocacy, thoughts on saving our planet from plastic, or whatever your burning environmental issue is, with our readership. [Read more...]
- Appeal to a person's five senses: they need to see, hear, touch, taste and smell your environmental message
- Never argue - you want your message to be remembered in a positive light and not a confronting one. You will never change some people's mind so why bother to get yourself upset over their ignorance. Better to appeal to their five senses and let them draw their own conclusion
- Listen to all sides of the argument. Your opinion is not the only one and you need to understand why some people think environmental concerns are unfounded
- Publicly share your passion for the environment and not your anger at what is being done to it. Passion is contagious. Anger makes people run away. [Read more...]
Sometimes, the things people eat are much worse for them than they know. When it comes to seafood, the average person is consuming well over 30 pounds of it each year. From those who are serious seafood aficionados to those who eat it for its numerous health benefits, people all over the world indulge in popular fish options like tuna, salmon, and more every day. But while the whole globe is enjoying its fishy favorites, very few are taking into account that there’s something else lurking in the water: Garbage. With 70% of our Earth’s surface covered in water, and the other 30% of land being inhabited by 7 billion people, it comes as no surprise that some of the waste we generate is ending up in the water. But realistically, far more trash is flooding our oceans, rivers, and lakes than people think, and this has begun to result in murkier waters, warmer oceans, and bits of trash in the bellies of fish we eat. In a one-day clean-up of shores the whole world over, people have been shocked by the sheer volume of refuse one can collect in a day. It has become clear that continual clean-up of our world’s water is absolutely necessary—or else we’ll be eating our own trash, now and for years to come.
Enter to see an amazingly educational infographic produced by the wonderful students at MastersDegree.net. [Read more...]
Come on a JNK HNT with us. When we add U sitting in your little corner of the world it will be a Junk Hunt of global excitement.
Open only to subscribers of our newsletter (join here now), the JNK HNT is organised for June 8, World Ocean's Day.
You can adopt any waterway for the JNK HNT: a drain, a creek, a river, a dam, a pond or frozen lake. It does not need to be the ocean but you do need to commit to cleaning your chosen water way up. [Read more...]