Greetings, fellow potatoes!!! Happy almost-winter! ❄️ As we enter the holiday season, we hope you’ve been able to talk to your friends and family about the environment and have valuable discussions, and we encourage you to continue! Have you learned anything in the process? Please let us know!
We’ll conclude our theme of spreading the word with more indirect forms of communication — art and the internet! If talking to people is not your forte (though, of course, it’s a skill you can cultivate!), there are plenty of other ways to advocate. Activism can also quickly become draining or overwhelming, so art is one way to make it more uplifting and have fun in the process.
Art is a powerful form of activism — it spreads the message in a way that allows people to feel something and personally relate to it rather than just receiving information. This is the time to put your artistic skills to use! (And yes, you do have artistic skills — anything counts!) In addition to crafts and visual art, there’s also writing, music, performance, cooking and baking, and so much more. The possibilities are endless, but here are some ideas:
Of course, it doesn’t stop at art! There are plenty more ways you can use your skills to advocate for the environment. Here are some ideas:
And, of course, it’s a potato to share/promote/support/buy/repost other people’s environmental art and content! (Of course, when it comes to factual information, make sure you fact-check things before you repost them.) Please send us the environmental art you find and create!!
Our goal for this month: Use your creative skills to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy for the environment!
Have fun being creative this month, and happy holidays!! 🥳