The Loyola Litterati Movement is based off of the Litterati movement started by Jeff Kirschner in California. The movement was inspired by his daughter, who pointed out a piece of garbage in a ravine and asked her father why it was somewhere that it didn’t belong. As the project grew, people from all over the world have begun to participate in the Litterati movement, cleaning up the planet one piece of litter at a time.
Why did we want to participate?
The Litterati movement is a new, exciting, and fun way to start cleaning up the planet.
Because the movement operates entirely through Instagram, participants are able to trackand share their work with friends. Though Loyola itself is typically a clean campus, there are certainly areas that need to be improved, especially on the York Road Corridor.
How do you become a part of the Litterati?
In order to begin participating, follow these four simple steps:
- Find a piece of litter
- Photograph it with Instagram
- Upload the picture to Instagram using the hashtags “#litterati” and “#greengreyhound”
- Recycle, compost, or throw away the litter
When you use the #litterati hashtag, your picture is connected to the Litterati movement and becomes a part of the digital landfill. When you use the #greengreyhound hashtag, your picture is connected to the Litterati movement we are starting here at Loyola.