This post about using social media to support your cause is sponsored by Social Power but all opinions expressed are my own.
I am passionate about a lot of things. I breastfed my kids and want all employers to make this easier for moms to do. I am an active PTA parent and feel that all parents should help out where and how they can. I support Doctors Without Borders and want freedom and safety for the American Mustangs. But more than any other cause, the environment is my hot button. (as if you couldn’t tell by reading my blog, right?) I don’t understand how people can ignore the planet’s cry for help on a daily basis. We waste our planets precious resources, pollute its water and create more trash than we can find space to throw away. I firmly believe that if people cannot make smart environmental choices on their own, then someone needs to step in and MAKE them do it. I know a lot of people aren’t big on rules and regulations governing our lives but I do believe that recycling programs should be mandatory for retailers. Why does it matter what *I* think? Because I am pretty sure I am not the only one that feels this way and I am using social media to spread the word.
Use Social Media for Social Power
Social media is a powerful tool for enacting change. We can get businesses to improve customer service, spread the word about a new product we really love, and bring about change for causes we are passionate about. Social Power is a new social media site that wants to help you bring about change for the causes that are most important to you. How does it work? It just takes a few simple steps to start using social media to support your cause:
1. Head over to Social Power and create your issue.
2. Add things like a title, photo, and description that will capture readers attention
3. Use the social media buttons to share your cause with your own followers to gain support
4. Once you get 1000 supporters for your cause it becomes a Social Power initiative.
For more information about how this program works, check out the video below!
Social Power isn’t just about YOUR cause. It is about supporting causes that other people are passionate about as well. I found a number of really great causes to support on Social Power and used my social media influence to share this information with my followers. Causes like asking Dunkin Donuts to stop using Styrofoam cups to demanding healthier lunch options in public schools. There are a number of important issues that you can show your support of on social media.
I really loved that Social Power has a link for people who have a solution to get involved. If you can solve someone else’s problem all you have to do is click a button and let Social Power know how you can help. I bet there are community leaders online that would LOVE to help make recycling mandatory in their area!
If you would like to learn more about Social Power you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter. I encourage you to head over and start a movement to enact the changes YOU want to see in your community!
What do *I* want to change in my community?
In my non blogging life I work as a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid. Many years ago I tried getting my store to start recycling the containers that the medications come in from the manufacturer and had no luck at all. There was no private information on these bottles but other concerns stood in the way of my dreams of recycling millions of plastic containers. I would like to convince Rite Aid that not only is a recycling program the right choice for our planet but it would also work in their favor! Just think of the perks of advertising their new green initiatives!
Want to support my quest to get Rite Aid to start recycling medication bottles? Head over to Social Power and give it a thumbs up!
This is a sponsored post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”