Leave No Trace has released new social media guidance! I’ll post the guidance below but I want to know about a time when you saw social media impact the outdoors, either positively or negatively. Do you feel that social media is helpful, harmful or both? Tell us in the comments.
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When posting to social media, consider the following:
+ Tag thoughtfully – avoid tagging (or geotagging) specific locations. Instead, tag a general location such as a state or region, if any at all. While tagging can seem innocent, it can also lead to significant impacts to particular places.
+ Be mindful of what your images portray – give some thought to what your images may encourage others to do. Images that demonstrate good Leave No Trace practices and stewardship are always in style.
+ Give back to places you love – invest your own sweat equity into the outdoor spaces and places you care about. Learn about volunteer stewardship opportunities and get involved in the protection of our shared lands.
+ Encourage and inspire Leave No Trace in social media posts – given the millions of social media users in the world, think of the incredible potential that social media has to educate outdoor enthusiasts – first timers to seasoned adventurers – about enjoying our wild lands responsibly.
Check out the link in my bio for more thoughts on the subject!