If you’re reading this blog, chances are you don’t need us to define what a meme is. But just in case: the term ‘meme’ was coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 to describe an idea that spreads easily between people. Back then, the internet hadn’t even been created yet, but Dawkins gave a name to a phenomenon that would rise decades later online.
Today, internet memes are used to spread ideas, facts, and even jokes to great effect. If you’ve got a message for the world, a meme might be your best way to do it.
Thousands of people around the world have taken to the web to create funny, insightful, and sometimes sad memes to spread awareness of the state of the environment. These are 10 of our favorites.