Horticultural Solution: Part 3

If we, as humans, do not alter our lifestyles in favour of our earth's survival and longevity, such as becoming more ecologically- and self-sustainable with our eating and consumer habits, I speculate that in the long-term future (40-50 years), we may begin to see a noticeable decline in the state of our planet. If our …

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The Horticultural Solution: Part 2

When we think about the medium term future, perhaps we are not yet thinking about flying cars and time travel, but we are enticed to consider where the state of our planet is heading. In the next 10-15 years, it is my speculation that the impacts of climate change, such as heavy rainfall, increased drought, …

Is Social Media the Solution to Saving the Environment? Part 3 – SCUBA Projects

The Trashtag Challenge is only one of many social media movements to circulate the internet and influence positive change. Reaching viral status alongside movements such as #MeToo, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,¬†Gillette: The Best Men Can Be, and Black Lives Matter, just to name a few, the Trashtag Challenge is another example of the positive change …

Is Social Media the Solution to Saving the Environment? Part 2 – #Trashtag Challenge

According to Karpus (2018 p. 104), "social media allows "real activists" to reach "online activists" who no longer have to worry about getting up and actually devoting real energy, time, and financial commitment to a cause." This form of modern social activism has become the norm in online culture, as we see a shift from …

Is Social Media the Solution to Saving the Environment? Part 1 – Introduction

Social media is becoming increasingly more engrained into our culture and in our personal, everyday lives, and perhaps more than we care to admit. The extraordinary power we hold as internet users has enabled a new type of activism, whereby positive social change can be achieved merely at one's fingertips. Of course with this, though, …