Is being an influencer the best green job?

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Everyone loves seeing their favourite influencers near their home, but have you ever wondered how much harm it brings to the environment?

Seeing an infuencer near you can be exciting. However, the amount of pollution released into the air just to get them there, is very high.

When an influencer you know and like comes, your first reaction would be for you to be happy. It will never sink in that you have just cheered on an example of a bad job with no green respect. Whenever they go on tour to their followers, they are giving out an enormous amount of carbon dioxide. This is harmful to our environment. Would you like to live in a world with polluted air?

What are your thoughts on this topic? Leave your ideas down below.

Comments (15)

  • katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
    15 Oct 2021

    What a fantastic discussion starter, alert_writer! I wonder if there are any other environmentally friendly things that have hidden negatives?

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    1. Cheam Fields logo alert_writer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Oct 2021

      Being an author, no matter how eco-friendly it seems, enhances deforestation. For just one book to be published, at least 5 trees have to be cut down!

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      1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Mark @ Allen & Overy
        alert_writer's comment 19 Oct 2021

        Hi alert_writer - you make a very interesting point. I note that you have posted a correction to your original comment. What was your source of this information, and why do you think it is important that we know how many trees are cut down per book?

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        1. Cheam Fields logo alert_writer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
          Mark @ Allen & Overy's comment 19 Oct 2021

          My source of this information was a website I found as a search result. In addition, I also found out now that it is around half of one tree. I found my evidence on many different websites, including quora. I researched it also through some ebooks, and it also mentioned it in a book! I think it is important we know how many trees are cut down per book because we could introduce more eco-friendly ways to introduce books- without deforestation.

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  • British Council.jpg blessed_fact | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    Additionally, influencers can also do much good for the climate. Just a single eco friendly facebook or instagram post by an influencer can mend the opinion of thousands of people to fight for stopping climate change. Now, the question is how we can motivate influencers to influence people to fight climate change?

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  • British Council.jpg ineffable_reality | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    Indeed, and gradually this Air pollution plays a major impact on the process of plant evolution by preventing photosynthesis in many cases, with serious consequences for the purification of the air we breathe. The contribution to the formation of acid rain, atmospheric precipitations in the form of rain, frost, snow or fog, which are released during the combustion of fossil fuels and transformed by contact with water steam in the atmosphere are not excluded too.

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  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    In fact, I did not think about this beforehand. It is really terrible to be the one who advises people and guides them to do the right thing to preserve the environment, and I do not really care about it. Imagine, if every influencer followed the phrase (start yourself before you look at others) people will be convinced in that faster, they imitate the ones they love and they will be honored to imitate them

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  • British Council.jpg methodical_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    Additionally, influencers can also influence people to do more eco friendly activities. But the question is, how can we motivate influencers to encourage people to save the planet?

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      methodical_ant's comment 18 Oct 2021

      What suggestions can you think of to motivate those with social media influence?

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_raisin | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    Depends. If the influencer is motivating people to be green when, they themselves are ot. It won't work. They will have to be green themselves. Them influencing people to be green should come from themselves, not as a paid advertisement. And they will have to know how to influence people and how NOT to influence. There are tons of examples of green influencers on the Internet, who harass people for not being green, which is stepping over the border. They should be self-conscious and they should follow their own advice.

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  • British Council.jpg free_cheetah | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    22 Oct 2021

    "With great power comes great responsibility."
    At present world influencers do posses great power. Thus it is their responsibility to think about the effects their visits and tours may leave on the green. They need to take the responsibility for the harms they cause to the environment. With their power of influence they can easily motivate thousands of people to plant trees or work for the environment. A great example was the recent collaboration between Teamtrees and Mrbeast. I believe the influencers can work more for the environment than they damage with their influence.

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  • British Council.jpg enchanted_honeyberry | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Oct 2021

    Yes, there are many things that are environmentally friendly, for example, many advantages of electric cars. They are environmentally friendly, do not emit harmful gases, are easy to operate and do not make annoying sounds. The governments of many countries encourage their citizens to switch to the electric car that kills two birds with one stone. On the one hand, it helps achieve the goals of countries by reducing gas emissions and also reduces pollution rates in cities.But despite all these advantages, the electric car is not the ideal solution, when the operation of the car depends on electricity derived from burning fossil fuels, it does not add much to the efforts to protect the climate. At the same time, the production of electric cars requires more energy than conventional cars, which is due to the complex car battery. The disposal of these batteries afterwards is also a burden on the environment. Although no harmful gases are emitted from the electric car while it is on the road, these gases are emitted from the reactors that generate the electricity needed to operate the car.

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  • British Council.jpg responsible_flight | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    24 Mar 2022

    It will be terrible to live in a world with polluted water but it will be great to live in a world with clean air.

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