FIRST THINGS FIRST:
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues today. In the midst of our global fight against the Coronavirus, people have been seeing drastic changes to our environments, positive changes. Global temperatures are rising rapidly, and many different factors are responsible. If we don’t pay attention now, the harm coming from rising temperatures, whether it’s to humans or the environment, will be catastrophic in the future.
HOW WE RECEIVE:
During the research process, I found sources that dive into the importance of social media today. Being a teenager, I can also say that social media platforms are crucial to how the world functions. In a previous GOA unit, I interviewed a group of people who varied in age to find out where we get our information from. All generations, including the elderly, use their devices to keep up with the news. In a time like this, we rely on each other’s online presence to communicate and stay connected. After all, you are reading this page on your phone or computer, right? Considering this information, my project revolves around how the modern population receives and spreads information. Today more than ever, the world is in need of saving, and we are the ones to take action.
Obviously, climate change is a very large and urgent issue that needs to be solved. Over-consumption is a normalized habit in this day and age, but there are small ways for everyone to help our dying Earth. For my project, I created an online “postable” graphic that spreads easy and quick ways to live more sustainably! Much like the infographics above, I attempted to design with an intent to “draw the eye”.
By combining the social media and enviornmental sides of this project, I was able to compile an overall product that is very accessible. We can complete the simple tasks and post this graphic on Instagram stories, so we can make a united change to our community!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
By making this graphic, I could further connect the people in my community through this time of isolation. I highly reccommend trying your own version too! By combining my love for social media and climate change, this project was a fun and rewarding way to educate others.
In the comments below, I’d love to see…
- Input on more simple tasks that could eliminate waste!
- Any household tips in your personal homes on how to prevent over consumption
- Other ways and platforms to share and spread this information to as many people as possible.
- Any helpful feedback that relates to this topic or project!
I am so eager to learn from other people who are also making strides to stop the rising of global temperatures. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!