If you’re active on social media, you can’t have missed the recent trending hashtag – #10yearchallenge – where millions of people started posting pictures of their 2009 looks next to a recent one, showing just how much they’d changed, often for the better.
What we’re really liking right now is how people and organisations have moved the idea on – forgetting the pouts, the poses and the portaits – and focusing the hashtag on issues that really matter.
Here’s a few that caught our eye:
- Hollywood superstar and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, retweeted Greenpeace @LeoDiCaprio saying: “What will the Arctic look like in 10 more years? #ClimateAction becomes more urgent every day. It is my hope that both we, as individuals, and the organizations that represent us treat climate change as the urgent threat that it is.”
- Top model Gisele Bündchen, @Gisele over on Instagram, urged her followers to get campaigning, sharing news about her Agua Limpa Project which has seen 40,000 trees being planted in her native Brazil.
- Borepanda.com has brought together a selection of images to make you think. From devastated coral reefs to painfully thin polar bears, you can check them out here.
- Some doctors shared an image to show how we are losing the 10-year challenge against antibiotic resistance.
- Greenpeace highlighted the plastics issue, illustrating little difference in ocean plastics, while WWF highlighted the shrinking polar caps in the Arctic.
- Some are even going further. Irecycle, an organisation in Oman that uses the tag line, ‘It all comes back to you’ posted images comparing time lapses of 20 years.
برأيكم ايش هي العوامل اللتي أدت الى هذا التلوث ؟؟
What you think the main causes of this problem?? #irecycle | 🌱#انجاز_عمان
.#environment #nature #globalwarming #10yearchallenge #طبيعة #بيئة #الاحتباس_الحراري #تحدي_العشر_سنوات pic.twitter.com/Vq70MrRnmH
— Irecycle (@Irecycle__) January 24, 2019
But it’s not all bad news – there have been a few positive stories too:
- Such as the images from the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado and their reforestation project of over 2.7m trees.
- And coastal engineering company, CBEC in the UK, shared images of its successful transformation of an artificially straightened riverway into a naturally meandering river, Eddleston Water, a tributary of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.
Our #10yearchallenge What a difference! From artificially straightened to a beautiful and naturally meandering river.
Eddleston Water, a tributary of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.#cbecuk #riverrestoration #environment #ukrivers pic.twitter.com/zgD1o2z68i
— cbec UK (@cbecUK) January 21, 2019
You can check out the latest #10yearchallenge environmental posts here.
The Global Good Awards 2019 are now open!
There are 13 categories to choose from including Environmental Behaviour Change, Sustainable Supply Chain and Good Employer of the Year. And remember entry fees are only charged when you submit your entry. There are no fees to pay for starting an application.