#OWUENVS

Hashtag on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/OWUENVS?src=hash

@OWUENVS Twitter: https://twitter.com/owuenvs

With Twitter Blurbs

Madi Langford: Is this the largest tear the ozone has ever seen? https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/15/world/biggest-arctic-ozone-hole-scn-trnd/index.html
Kenzie Macdonald: If you thought that the Greenland ice melt stopped flowing in the winter, you’d be wrong. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200409100330.htm
McKenna Wheaton: The coronavirus: a message from nature telling us to take care of the environment: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/coronavirus-nature-is-sending-us-a-message-says-un-environment-chief
Curt Sprunger: Why conservation areas are not living up to their potential in Indonesia: https://phys.org/news/2020-04-areas-potential-indonesia.html
Jay McConkey: Coronavirus, condom shortages, and the coming baby (and STD) boom? https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/condom-shortage-due-to-pandemic
Rylie See: COVID-19 environmental benefits have already extended +50,000 lives that would’ve been lost from air pollution: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/31/environmental-upside-virus-shows-green-way-ahead/
*Hailey Mason: Coronavirus Pandemic impacting the environment and future of indigenous Amazon peoples: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/03/brazil-amazon-protection-coronavirus-fire-season
*Madi Langford: 9 steps to helping marine life recover now: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/world/ocean-recovery-marine-intl-scli-scn/index.html
Kylie McFarland: Does Coronavirus Bring a New Perspective on Climate Change? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/letters/coronavirus-climate.html
*Tala Georgen: What can we do about coronavirus-inspired reusable grocery bag bans? https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-do-reusable-grocery-bags-spread-the-virus-and-are-they-banned/
*Eliza Richardson: Will CO2 emissions spike again as the pandemic ends and the economy is restored? https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200326-covid-19-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-environment
Jay McConkey: Even if you have a disguise, don’t go outside. Don’t put yourself and others at risk. Stay Home. Stay Safe: Lad Bible: Neighbour Caught Escaping Coronavirus Lockdown By Dressing As A Bush
*Colin Spranger: Marine animals move toward the poles due to climate change: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/climate-change-is-sending-marine-life-to-the-poles-in-search-of-colder-waters-23847215/
*Mikayla Watts: This is where the carbon tax comes in. Now is the moment to push for it. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/01/the-fossil-fuel-industry-is-broken-will-a-cleaner-climate-be-the-result
*Nebraska White: Coronavirus is one more reminder to take better care of our environment – our home: Environmental Health News: Coronavirus, climate change, and the environment
*Chase Patton: National Geographic: Food waste and food insecurity rising amid coronavirus panic on Chase’s Twitter and retweeted.

*posted to @OWUENVS Twitter

Without Twitter Blurbs:
Sam Raimi: https://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/environmental-impacts-of-large-dams-african-examples-2029
Wesley Rancher: https://www.sfchronicle.com/environment/article/The-coronarvirus-will-change-our-lives-but-the-15172859.php
Madeline Fujimura: Gola Hundun: http://www.golahundun.com/ or https://www.isupportstreetart.com/new-mural-gola-hundun-genoa/
Kenzie MacDonald: NPR: Why Taller Grass Can Be Bad News For Grasshoppers
McKenna Wheaton: BBC Future: Will COVID-19 have a lasting impact on the environment?

Sources:

  • Check the source! Check the source of the source. Track the info to a legitimate source if you are not sure it is true or not.
  • Humor and fun stuff is fine, but make sure you indicate something is a joke or for fun if it might confuse people
  • Try to add a bit of a statement that captures the essence of the source (see Chase’s twitter post)
  • Add the #OWUENVS hashtag or tag

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In the overwhelming crush of media about the COVID 19 pandemic we don’t want to lose sight of the profound importance of the environment.

#OWUENVS is a collective effort to push environmental news and ideas and advocacy and creative efforts out through social media and other media by students, faculty, and staff in the Environment & Sustainability Program at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Find or create relevant stuff. Anything having to do with the environment anywhere. Links, ideas, videos, maps, photos, music, data, artwork, etc. Focus on the stuff you care about.

Put it out there: use the hashtag or tag #OWUENVS so we can track the effort. Focus on the media you use. On social media, video sites, music sites, whatever. Be creative.

Please let Meg Edwards or  John Krygier or Laurie Anderson know if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions.

This effort is what we make it. It keeps us connected, and it matters.


A start…

Less Office Paper (due to COVID19) = Less for Recycling into Commercial Toilet Paper