Forest Day of Action: Social Media Blast
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
On July 29 we want to flood government officials’ social media feeds with the message: Save old-growth forests. Now.
Join the online day of action by taking to social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other platforms you’re loving these days – to encourage the BC government to implement an immediate moratorium on logging the last remaining old-growth with big, ancient trees.
To make life easy, we’ve put together a guide and resource list for how you can use your platform to speak up for forests.
How to join the social media day of action
- Share what old-growth forests mean to you and why we should #SaveOldGrowth! You could post a photo, video, art or poem to share your love of the woods. If you’re not sure what to post, we’ve made some shareable graphics that you can use too. Download unbranded social media graphics here.
- Tag government officials as well as your friends, community leaders, celebrities and influencers – anyone you think should see this message! Find a list of suggested accounts to tag down below. Psst… don’t forget to tag us (@sierraclubbc) and use the hashtag #SaveOldGrowth so we can amplify your post!
- Bonus: Add our old-growth action tool to your bio or post so your friends and family can stand up for ancient forests too! Here’s the link: https://sierraclub.bc.ca/last-old-growth
Who to tag
Here are a few suggestions of who you can tag, with their handles for each social media platform.
Political Parties to @
- BC NDP
- Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @bcndp
- Green Party of BC
- Twitter: @BCGreens
- Instagram: @greenpartybc
- Facebook: @BCGreens
- BC Liberal Party
- Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @bcliberals
- Conservative Party of BC
- Twitter: @Conservative_BC
- Instagram and Facebook: @ConservativeBC
Political Members to @
- John Horgan – Premier of British Columbia
- Twitter: @jjhorgan
- Instagram: @johnhorgan4bc
- Facebook: @johnhorganbc
- Doug Donaldson – Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development
- Twitter: @DonaldsonDoug
- Facebook: @doug.donaldson.stikine
Challenge your friends to share their own forest stories. The more people that add their voice the better!
Once you’ve spoken out on social media, here are a few more ways you can help protect these iconic forests.
- Send a letter or phone your MLA to demand the BC government protect endangered old-growth forests.
- We’ve put together a list of creative ways you can stand up for old-growth, from hosting community rallies to creating art to reading. Check out some examples of how you can use your gifts in our Forest Action Takers guide.
Photos from top to bottom: Dustin Trudeau, Mya Van Woudenberg/Sierra Club BC