Want to procrastinate online, but feel like you're wasting time? The Harvard Resource Efficiency Program (REP)'s new blog is procrastination with a purpose.
Run by Natalie L. Jacewicz '13 and Isabella A. Wechsler '13, the blog is titled "There's a Hole in my Ozone and Other Awkward Problems". A compilation of various fun—and alarming—environmental facts and advocacy projects, the blog seeks to inform with humor. Comics, Victoria's Secret models, and funny YouTube videos are all included—there is even a reference to "Obe Wan Cannoli" and a video of talking fruits and vegetables.
Releasing factual but unintimidating environmental information is one of the blog's main goals. "We wanted to start up a blog that has very digestible stuff for people to read," Jacewicz said. "It's not that you have to become the equivalent of an environmental nun and give up everything. I think it can be intimidating to try to make your life greener, but little things can really make a difference."
The blog suggests that readers make small changes, including taking shorter showers and unplugging electronics when they are not in use. For advice like this, and more, check it out.