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1 Hour

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Your mission

Use social media to spread awareness about plastic pollution.

Time Commitment: 1 Hour

Range of Impact: Home, Community, Global

Why this Action is impactful

Social media can be used to educate, inspire and connect. Sharing what you’ve accomplished or learned on Wayfinder Society can multiply your impact by engaging your family, friends, and community to also get involved.

What to know before getting started

You have the power to influence change through your social media posts by sharing what you are doing to combat plastic pollution.

What to do

  • Share three different social media posts on either Instagram or Facebook telling people what you’re doing to solve plastic pollution in your local area. Your posts can also be informational or educational, sharing what you’ve learned about the issue through Wayfinder. 
  • Posts can be photos or videos.
  • Use #wayfindersociety and #algalita on your posts.

Tips and suggestions

  • Be yourself! Don’t think that you need to follow social media trends to get your voice heard. Authenticity attracts people!
  • Have a well thought out, concise message. Don’t put more information than needed.
  • People like to feel good about learning new things, so positivity can go a long way.
  • Let your creativity shine! Unique posts will stick out and will make your message more memorable.
  • Using hashtags can connect you to a larger audience to view your post. Hashtags such as #plastic or #plasticpollution are great, but also use relatable hashtags to draw in people from other social media communities.
  • Attention spans are short, and you have a lot of competition in the digital space. Go for quality connections instead of quantity.
  • Not everyone will connect with your message. If you don’t get a lot of “likes,” that’s ok! Even if you reach just one person, you’re inspiring some pretty big change.

Track your contribution

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