Brainstorming Environmental Issues

Hayley wanted to do something about energy efficiency – Pete suggested they drill down very specifically to something like a blog purely about issues around energy saving lightbulbs.

Natalie has recently learned to drive – she suggested blogging about her experiences of a ‘return to public transport’

  • Laura wanted to look at the topical issue of chickens and supermarkets and mentioned the fact that you could access data on declining sales – I suggested a blog monitoring sales of chicken at supermarkets; Pete suggested tapping into the online organic farming community.

Stephanie thought of a challenge-based blog following her as she tries to get an environmental story from every country in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Alice was thinking of a blog following attempts to get a whole street to go eco-friendly. I suggested a group blog.

Kat wanted to follow her student house doing something similar with ‘downshifting’. Pete pointed out the dangers of blogging about other people without their knowledge/editorial approval. I advised her to broaden her mind beyond students.

Kasper wanted to pick a community, e.g. fishermen, then look at their perspectives on water pollution country-by-country. I suggested turning it round to pick one country and use the blog to post on different communities’ perspectives and experiences on/of water pollution, e.g. fishermen, people who live by rivers; shipping companies; water suppliers.

Tuuli wanted to pick a name (e.g. “Adam”) and get one person with that name from every state in America to write a post about what they do related to the environment. Pete suggested that there will be spin-offs from those, like follow-ups on what contributors are up to.

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Amazon Rainforest Environmental Issues

Chaparral Environmental Issues

Russia Environmental Issues

California Environmental Issues