Almost everyone uses social media these days. It’s a great way to stay connected, learn what people are doing and feel involved in each other’s lives. It can also be used as a tool to keep ourselves up to date with different companies and organizations that are consistently active in posting information. Twitter is a great tool to get brief, quick information and there are many green, environmental-type organizations that are worth following in order to increase our awareness with what is going on with our planet.
Depending on what interests you the most will determine which of these experts to follow. Here’s a quick synopsis of a few standouts.
Sylvia A. Earle
Sylvia A. Earle is an Oceanography and National Geographic explorer that posts ideas, stories and interesting facts about the ocean. She is followed by avid environmentalists, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Carl Safina (founder of Blue Ocean Institute) and organizations such as HuffPost Green, Stop Global Warming and over 18,000 other followers. If you are someone whose interests lie deep within the ocean and want to learn more about the species inhabiting it, how to protect it and what current projects or actions may be happening involving the ocean, Sylvia is a great person follow.
If you are an eco-friendly businessman or woman, then GreenBiz may be just for you. The organization is active in informing its Twitter followers of various businesses that are changing their ways to develop more sustainable practices. It will also speak to new green jobs and careers that are developing due to the eco-friendly frenzy.
If you like sarcasm, puns and humor, then Grist is a good group to follow. The organization provides news with the use of humor in order to “interpret green issues and inspire environmental action.” Grist posts stories that seem ridiculous, but are true, and could either make you laugh or cry.
If you enjoy nature and are more of a visual person, Earth Pics is worth the follow. Its profile description states, “Travel the world on Twitter,” and that is exactly what this feed allows you to do. The pictures are amazing and you can learn about so many different organisms that you never knew existed. The pictures tweeted can be best described as beautiful, adorable, breathtaking and just fun.
OnEarth Magazine provides information to help you survive the changing planet. If you are interested in learning about disease and harmful affects due to climate change, pollution, etc. and enjoy making yourself aware as well as a little fearful about what could or is happening, then definitely follow this organization. It provides good information that people should be aware of, even if it is a little disheartening or scary at times.
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Stephanie Siemek is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.