UvA Green Office Podcast

Zero Waste | Green Media

July 22, 2021 Green Office Season 1 Episode 6
UvA Green Office Podcast
Zero Waste | Green Media
Show Notes

In today's society, the use of social media has become an important source of information and communication, as it not only shapes general opinion, but also influences public perception of sustainability issues. Nefeli and Julia, with the help of their guests Shirin and Chris, students at UvA, discuss the positive and negative impact of "green influencers" in social media. "Green influencers" are on the rise on social media platforms these days as they try to link sustainability issues to other topics that are not traditionally part of sustainability, but make it easier for their followers to identify with them. Do not forget to think critically about your consumption of "green" content online!

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