Kari Byron has spent years smashing all kinds of Discovery Channel rumors MythBusters, whether it be pop culture tropes or urban legends that have been circulating the internet, but his new discussion online via University professors will see the explorer tackle the most dangerous myths about how people can save the environment. Due in large part to the unintentional spread of misinformation, Byron aims to set the record straight on what best practices really are in the hopes of protecting the planet, instead of just following the instructions that gave us directions. been transmitted by organizations that might not prioritize the environment as they claim. Byron’s University professors The “Tackling Environmental Myths: How to Really Save the World” discussion takes place on Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. ET. You can go to Varsity Tutor official page at the event to register for free.
“MythBusters made me an incredibly critical thinker and someone who is … well, I think I was already like that. I have always been very curious, and when something interests me I dive deep, and as someone who has spent a lot of time near the ocean and sees all the garbage, trash and recycling that is there. , I got really, really interested in plastics and recycling, and how we can take something that is such a miracle material and figure out how to use it so that it doesn’t harm the environment, ”said Byron to ComicBook.com for his inspiration for this online discussion. “I literally cold called scientists and engineers from companies who work there for no other reason than I knew they would take my call because they were like, ‘Oh, that girl from MythBusters call me? It’s very strange.’ Fair [for me to] be like, “Okay, so tell me about your technology.” Obviously, I have a very vested interest. I’m also a mom, and I’m currently raising a teenage girl who has a very strong opinion on recycling and helps me sort through all the trash. So I thought, “Hey let’s take all this knowledge and see if I can share it with other moms, teachers and kids who are interested.”
If there was a bigger misconception about the environment, Byron thinks it’s recycling and the message that’s being conveyed to the general public. Of course, Byron is a big proponent of recycling, but the danger comes from poor communication from companies who use ambiguous messages and emblems to confuse consumers.
“I want to precede this with, I don’t want people to stop recycling because they think it doesn’t work, because a lot of it is,” Byron said. “And I’ve personally, recently talked to a lot of companies that are improving and recycling more, and the technology is improving. So don’t stop recycling. But a lot of companies are using some pretty confusing messages in the little recycling. There are so many, and they all mean something different. It could mean recyclable, it could mean made from recycled material, but cannot be recycled again. This could mean that a community in a state at one location can recycle this so we can call it “recycled”. No one reads the fine print, but there is fine print on all of these recycled symbols that are misleading. So you could look at it and say, “ Oh, this salad container I use ” – because everyone gets the pre-cut pre-washed salads because it’s easier, they’re not recyclable. I did not know that. And they have become so popular. “
She continued, “Once I figure that out, since these aren’t recyclable yet until technology catches up, I either figure out how to reuse them as bins for things like organizing LEGO bricks. . Mom, because it’s clear they work great well. Or mostly what I do is buy the head of lettuce and wash it myself because really, don’t use the bag, not to use it, is not to put it back into the system at all. So, it’s really a combination of better recycling, trying more to reduce and really thinking about your consumption. “
Rather than just being an online conference for viewers to watch, Byron’s detailed “Environmental Mythbusting” is a more engaging experience because it is a livestream.
“Dude, I was working full time and teaching my daughter remotely,” Byron explained of online education over the past year. “And I was trying to find things that would spur her on… like I could tell she had a little… some things were good, but a lot of them were quite dated and not really interactive. very excited about streaming. Streaming is the Wild West of education right now. Things change. Things are exciting, and people understand how these screens these kids look at all day, how this is where they communicate, and this is where they understand. So, we’re going to get them there. We will talk to them through the computer and make it interesting and interesting. So stuff like Varsity Tutors is free online content that I can use.
For those who might not be able to attend the chat online, Byron also has projects underway that will debut later.
“I am currently launching Explore Media, which is going to be the media company that creates high quality content with lesson plans that teachers and parents can use,” explained the former host. “We were doing a Kickstarter so that we could pay all the teachers to prepare the lesson plans. Because it’s also, knowing how hard their job is, I didn’t want to pay them according to specification. I have to pay them up front. So we launched a Kickstarter to get as much out of it as possible before launching it, so that we could partner with World Savvy and just do some really good class planning. “
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