Putting the Active in Activist
Categories: ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Since the rise of social media, inspired citizens have rallied the power of the internet to spur social change.
However, as slacktivism draws increasing criticism, it seems that activists are getting back to their revolutionary roots.
From #OccupyWallStreet to #OccupyGezi to #FeesMustFall, we are seeing individuals emerging from behind their screens, taking to the street, and putting their bodies where their tweets are. And, we literally couldn't be prouder.
We love online activism as much as anyone (ahem... #treevolution). We can't deny the thrill we feel when our campaigns skip through the interwebs to every corner of the world. But, the truth is, you actually can't beat unplugging, getting your hands dirty, physically contributing towards positive change, and coming home feeling exhausted and completely alive.
That's why we are so excited to tell you that, as of yesterday, applications for the Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action 2016 are now open! Next year from 25 June to 17 July we will once again bring together people from around the globe to plant trees, paint murals, learn, connect, give back, grow and get active for the environment in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! We can't wait. Want to come and change your world with us?