5th of June is celebrated as World Environment Day. Every year, there is a different theme and a host country. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and the host country is India. Celebrities, sports players and politicians across the world have come forward to show their unwavering devotion to the cause by sharing videos on social media.
Before you throw around words like “tokenism” please remember that these celebs are requesting people to go green by switching to eco-friendly options. UN Environment started the campaign with a tweet in which they asked people to join the global game and post their video/ photo with #BeatPlasticPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay and also challenge three friends to do the same.
You’re it! Join the global game of Tag to #BeatPlasticPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay – show how you’re making the switch from single-use plastic & challenge 3 friends to do the same: https://t.co/diOnvsuk1g pic.twitter.com/5BCMkYXF07
— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) June 3, 2018
Actor Barbara Hershey started a selfie challenge and asked people to make a selfie-video, where they use a replacement for a plastic item.
Hey guys! Can you rise to the challenge & make selfie-video where you show a replacement for some single-use plastic item? And then TAG three friends and tweet it to me. Then i’ll retweet it. I promise! TAG YOU’RE IT! #BeatPlasticPolution #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/MwtCYbHDcT
— Barbara Hershey (@BarbaraHershey8) June 3, 2018
Dia Mirza asked people to switch to bio-degradable sanitary napkins
Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
Some celebs decided to replace plastic bottle with metal and stainless steal ones
It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. It’s convinient & environment friendly. Tagging @AnushkaSharma @RanveerOfficial & @ParineetiChopra to take up the challenge & inspire others to choose a sustainable future. pic.twitter.com/JNWbIgiVU8
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 3, 2018