Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here.
Happy World Environment Day! This year’s theme is #BeatAirPollutionsomething that’s been on my mind since travelling to the Motherland of the Philippines earlier this year and feeling dizzy and getting many headaches from exposure to vehicle fumes whilst walking around in Manila.
I would later learn that Philippines ranks third in air pollution deaths worldwide. This article on air pollution covers the issue and what can be done to tackle it.
Now over the weekend I polled our Instagram audience to learn what they find most challenging in their eco lifestyle journeys as a way to understand how to move forward and implement communication strategy to reach the masses. This post reveals what people shared (as well as my thoughts on tackling these challenges). Thanks to those of you who contributed your responses!
And if you want to do more for the environmental movement, but “don’t have time” to be a grassroots activist, why not support and donate to environmental groups who make the time? Check out this post to learn about some awesome organisations working for a better, greener, fairer world.
Anyway here’s what I’m reading, watching, listening to and following this week:
Podcast Shows / Videos:
Tulsi Gabbard, The Joe Rogan Experience. An interview with 2020 Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Party who is also the first Samoan American voting member of Congress. She has served as a soldier for over a decade.
More Divided Than Ever?, Hidden Brain. How the partisan divide stems not just from upbringing or lived experiences, but from biology.
Before You Go Shopping – WATCH THIS, Jay Shetty
Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the Planet, Natalie Isaacs
People / Accounts:
Green + Simple (best for tips on raising an eco-conscious family and greening the home)
Articles / Reports:
Great Britain records two weeks of coal-free electricity generation, The Guardian
Oil and gas companies spend millions lobbying to block climate change policies,Forbes
How China is wiping memories of Tiananmen Square off the internet, VICE
Bridget McKenzie revealed the Adani jobs lie and no one noticed, The AIMN Network
Last but not least, we’re running an Instagram giveaway where two people get the chance to win a 3-pack set of organic hemp undies in their style/size of choice. Total prize value up to $138 and it’s an international giveaway too, yay! This Insta post provides more details if you’re keen to enter. Good luck!
And that’s a wrap. Hope you have an awesome, best week of your life ever haha!
Peace, love and all that jazz,
Jen xx (Editor-in-Chief)
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Feature image of heli picnic tour at Broomfield Cay near Heron Island via Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).