Take a listen below at my podcast about The Earth Day Movement… I talk about how social media has and can impact The Earth Day Movement, and how social media platforms can help spread awareness about the movement and encourage people to acknowledge climate change and the need to take climate action. I discuss my own personal experiences on the issue and how social media played a huge role in making me more aware of the movement and climate change. Also, I mention how Greta Thunberg, a key environmental activist in the movement, used social media to spread her message about the climate crisis by using the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, which encouraged 1.6 million students from over 120 countries to join her campaign on the climate crisis. Social media has been massive in developing the Earth Day movement and today people from all around the world participate.
Take a look below at the link to view my ClioVis timeline on The Earth Day Movement. I made 15 events that were important in The Earth Day Movement and which highlight how the movement has developed and transformed over 50 years. My events go back to the first Earth Day anniversary in 1970 where 20 million Americans protested against 150 years of industrial development. In 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which mobilised a billion people all around the world to take transformative action against climate change. Researching key events in the movement inspired me to talk about it in my podcast and add the element on how social media has and can impact The Earth Day’s mission on making people more aware of the climate crisis.
References for The Earth Day Podcast
“Climate Change – United Nations Sustainable Development.” United Nations, United Nations, http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change/.
Jieun, Jung, et al. “When a Girl Awakened the World: A User and Social Message Analysis of Greta Thunberg.” Sustainability, vol. 12 no. 2707, 2020, p. 2707. http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=a2865a84-df24-4af9-b7cf-6ea15db0a50b%40sdc-v-sessmgr02&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=edsgcl.626675405&db=edsgis
Mantel, Barbara. “Circular Economy” CQ Researcher by CQ press, 2020, http://library.cqpress.com.blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2020071000&type=hitlist&num=0.