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Social media is about connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation. That global conversation is an extremely powerful platform for spreading information and awareness about social causes and issues. That's one of the reasons charities can benefit so greatly from being active on social media channels. But you can also do a lot to help your favorite charity or causes you are passionate about through social media.
Below is a list of 10 ways you can use social media to show your support for issues that are important to you. If you can think of any other ways to help charities via social web tools, please add them in the comments.
Telecommunications giant AT&T announced that they will begin switching 8,000 of the company vehicles to compressed natural gas over the next five years.
The University of North Carolina's water program, that strives to bring clean water and enhanced sanitation to areas of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, has received an award worth up to $8.5 million which will be used to expand the program.
The project, which is a collaborative effort from three university programs, is called WaterSHED- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Enterprise Development.
When world leaders gather in Copenhagen this December they will be discussing some of the most important and pressing climate issues facing the world today.
These world influencers are leaving no green stone unturned as they make an effort to environmentally spruce up their trips to the event.
Denmark has developed a luxurious and eco-friendly solution to the issue of ground transportation throughout the conference.
The attendees will be transported in limousines that run on experimental biofuels made from plant waste. How creative!
A recent study conducted by a team at the University of California, Irvine, found that women living within 1.9 miles of a major roadway in Los Angeles are 128% more at risk of giving birth prematurely.
The same study found that these women were also 33 to 42 percent more likely to develop preeclampsia -- a condition characterized by high blood pressure and can cause doctors to induce premature labor in order to save the mother’s life.
Unfortunately for many mothers-to-be, picking up and moving to avoid the affects of smog are not exactly an option.
PepsiCo Inc., already a corporate leader in sustainability efforts, is taking further steps towards greening their manufacturing process.
The company opened a manufacturing plant in China that is specifically designed to be more environmentally friendly than plants in the past.
The new build is expected to use 22% less water and 23% less energy than others in the country.
It should come as no surprise that at-home and professional car washes are not the most environmentally friendly practices.
Not only can a do-it-yourself car wash use up to 140 gallons of water, but typical car washing liquids can also create harmful fumes and toxic residues.
Looking for a greener way to get your car clean?
Over the July 4th celebrations, you will most definitely be enjoying family and friends outside, and you should be wearing sunscreen while you’re out in the sun.
When you choose sunscreen for yourself and your family, it's important to know what the safest option is.
Conventional sunscreens contain four times as many hazardous chemicals and ingredients linking them to cancer and birth defects.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) organizers Joshua Kahn Russell and Kimia Ghomeshi have embarked on a on a tour of Canada and America with the bands Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere and the organization Substance to educate, organize, and mobilize people to stop a disastrous oil project called the Tar Sands.
They are documenting it all in a series for Current Green (see video below).
Every night, Russell and Ghomeshi speak with the bands on stage and to the audience to raise awareness of this horrible oil project.
This September, the U.S. Senate will vote on the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” passed in the U.S. House of Representatives this summer. This landmark bill will revitalize our economy by creating millions of new jobs, increase our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and preserve our planet by reducing the pollution that causes global warming.