Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

Red Cross Hunger Day 2018 / SPR Nälkäpäiväkeräys 2018

I´m digitally collecting funds for the (Finnish) Red Cross Hunger Day 2018.

100% of the donated funds go DIRECTLY to
The Finnish Red Cross Catastrophe Aid.

You can donate here:

HELPING WITH PASSION

Red Cross | Donate

(the link/image below)

Learn more about the Hunger Day here:

https://www.nalkapaiva.fi/hungerday…

#virtualfundraising #hungerday2018 #finnishredcross #catastropheaid

=====================================

Kerään digitaalisesti varoja Suomen Punaisen Ristin Nälkäpäiväkeräykseen 2018.

100% lahjoituksista menevät SUORAAN Suomen Punaisen Ristin Katastrofiapuun.

Voit lahjoittaa täällä:

AUTTAMINEN ON SYDÄMEN ASIA

Lisätietoja Nälkäpäivästä täällä:

https://www.nalkapaiva.fi/…

#digikeräys #nälkäpäivä2018 #suomenpunainenristi #katastrofiapu

Advertisements
Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

What Modern Technologies Do You Use to Communicate Your Vision?

Communication is a challenging chapter for most people, including myself. When it comes to modern technologies and digital innovations, communication becomes even more of a challenge. Today, we have more digital tools than ever to communicate and to share our messages and visions to the world. Communication in the digital world has made a democratic breakthrough to everyone who has access to the Internet with its many different communication and digital platforms.

What makes communication so challenging?

This is a question that could, in itself, be discussed separately for hours, even days. In all simplicity, communication is always a challenge because it involves a number of different aspects to consider carefully, starting with the fact that the one who wants to communicate a certain message has to make sure that message is being a) received b) understood by the target audience.

Since us human beings tend to see things from our personal perspective and be more or less poor listeners, how can we guarantee that other people even want to hear what we are communicating? The perhaps biggest mistakes in any kind of communication are our own attitudes, beliefs, judgments and possible prejudices: to become better communicators, we have to let go of these and stop thinking that other people would be similar to ourselves. People generally share many common beliefs, but are also different kinds of communicators depending upon a number of factors, such as background, culture, personality, level of education, language skills, just to name a few.

A simple way to become a better communicator is to become interested in people, cultures, languages and different styles and ways of communication. Being open to continuous learning and development is of course a must. A huge plus is to actually know how to LISTEN to people.

=============================================

Someone on Twitter today asked me if I have a factory because of the amount of Tweets (+1,2 million) that I have posted by today, thanks to my own activity and modern technology. I have been active on Twitter since 2011, with currently four Twitter accounts that I use to communicate my messages to the world: @annemariayritys, @aroundomedia, @gccthinkacttank and @leadingwpassion.

Many of you may not believe the fact that I spent years of work on social media to build global networks to spread important messages of e.g. climate change, to almost every country on this planet.

My Tweets have been viewed more than ONE BILLION times per today.

The responsibility involved in leadership communication is immense. I have always tried to speak up about important things fearlessly, at the same time keeping in mind and trying to respect people from different countries and cultures. This has not been an easy road for me, but I have learned a lot.

Most of the credit belongs to Tim Fargo, Founder and President of Social Jukebox, and his ultra powerful content management platform Social Jukebox.

+ the rest is my own ACTIVITY. I uploaded more than 5.000 personal posts to Social Jukebox + use their available library with thousands of pieces of content to choose from.

You can learn more by following me on Twitter:

@annemariayritys
@gccthinkacttank
@leadingwpassion
@aroundomedia

and by subscribing to my free-of-charge newsletter at Anne-Maria Yritys

Learn more about Social Jukebox, which is an ultra powerful content management platform for business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals who want to benefit from using modern technology while communicating their message and vision to the world.

Social Jukebox

Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

STOP Protecting Rapists and Sexual Predators by Legislation

This post is a brief reminder of the harsh reality of how common it for girls and women being constantly harassed, either physically or emotionally: 
 
A couple of days ago, I was sitting at a beach in Finland in the evening. Three Russian-speaking men came to the beach. One of them said something to me before he went for a quick swim. When he came back from swimming, I just asked him if the water was warm after which he approached me speaking mostly Russian, started grabbing my breasts and hugging me. He was drunk.
 
I had to ask him to stop several times before he did. At that point, his friends had already left the place. There were not many people on the beach. I told him in English to go after his friends. He tried to speak some English but with very little knowledge in English, he decided to stop harassing me and finally left. I do not think he was dangerous, but I am nevertheless glad that there were other people on the beach and that nothing further happened!
 
Another example of how “normal” it seems for (mostly) men to harass girls and women in public places, even touching females without their permission! This man was a Russian-speaking construction worker from Estonia as he told me but he could have been of any background. Emotional or physical abuse is neither gender-related, nor is it something that happens in specific countries only. It is a daily reality all over the world.
 
It seems like Donald Trump´s motto “Grab Them By The Pussy” is a reality all over the world. At least current President of the United States´ approach towards and lack of respect for women and people in general, as well as his lack of regard in terms of gender-matters and human rights is not exactly making this world a better or safer place to live for anyone. 
 
================================
 
The harsh reality in this world is that in many countries worldwide, girls and women are not even free or allowed to walk alone anywhere (after dawn) without being accompanied by a male person. Nor to choose freely what to wear.
 
In many countries worldwide, the unjust reality is that if a woman becomes victim of assault or rape, it is very likely that SHE ends up being accused or even thrown into jail because that country´s legislative system PROTECTS rapists!
 
Even in Finland (where I live) rape sentences are ridiculously SHORT. In this country, rapes are by legislation being divided into “MILD” rapes and “AGGRAVATED” rapes.
Yet today, rape sentences are far too mild in Finland for instance in comparison with our neighboring country Sweden. This has in recent years led to continuous public and political discussion about whether rape sentences should be longer/stricter. Many rapists in Finland get away with probation. The average sentence for all rapes in Finland is currently 2 (two) years in prison or even below two years on the average, taking into consideration how many rapists get away with probation.
 
It was not until 1994 that Finland as a country criminalized rape in marriages. Until 1994, husbands had theoretically a legal right to rape their wives in Finland.
 
 
This is still a reality in many countries worldwide.
 
WTF?!?
 
A rape is ALWAYS a rape, and the rapist is the one who has to be punished, not the victim.
Geoengineering

How Acceptable Is Geoengineering?

A few more tropical days in Finland, with hot days and evenings marked by thunderstorms, and then it looks like we’re getting back to normal finnish temperatures, around +20 degrees celsius during summer months.
 
How much of the heatwave is a consequence of geoengineering, artificially manipulated weather patterns by human beings in countries like China and the USA, remains unknown.
 
I would like to know your opinions and thoughts about GEOENGINEERING.
 
Acceptable?
 
Ethical?
 
Long-term consequences?
 
Short-term consequences?
 
Let me know.
 
Thanks.38234401_10155544810847093_6886575331482796032_o
Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

Why Are You Throwing Your Waste into the Environment?

I currently live in Finland, which is one of the world´s most sparsely inhabited countries with a total population of 5.5 million. Finland is a country that can be proud of many things, including how for instance wastewater is being managed; purified and treated. Finland is actually one of the few countries in the world that does treat wastewater before dumping it back into the environment: the reason why Finnish tap water is clean and safe to drink.

Finland is also a country where recycling works very well: according to Statistics Finland, only around 10% of all municipal waste ends up in landfills. This is thanks to efficient recycling and waste recovery, for instance in the form of energy production. Finland now even has a National Waste Plan – towards a recycling society.

Dumping hazardous waste into the environment is an environmental crime in Finland. Learn more about the definition of environmental crimes here. Nonetheless and despite of well-organized recycling and waste management practices in the country, a part of the population seems to think that throwing garbage and waste into the environment is normal human behavior.

I am personally, as one of the world’s most networked female leaders and women (on social media), cleaning up at least 15 pieces of plastic and waste from the environment, 365 days a year. Waste thrown into our environment by children, teens and adults who do not know better than to harm the environment and to waste other people’s efforts and time.

No one pays me for cleaning up. I do it on a voluntary basis, because I feel ashamed for how stupid people pollute and damage our environment. If I can afford to spend my time cleaning up the environment after PIGS, you can do the same. At least do not throw your shit into the nature so I (and other people) do not have to clean up after you.

There are actually a number of movements and projects around the world to clean up for instance ocean plastic and ocean trash, an example of which is The Ocean Cleanup. In addition to similar large-scale projects, a number of grassroot activists such as PADI divers have a habit of cleaning up both beaches and seas on diving trips. Why not do the same on land, in forests and in cities?

The harsh truth is: if ALL people were smart enough not to dump their waste into the environment, we would not need to clean up after ignorant human beings. There are even countries such as Singapore, where throwing any waste into the environment is forbidden. Why not impose similar legislation around the world, just to ensure that we do not soon drown in garbage such as plastic on this planet?

 

 

Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

How to Build a Social Media Strategy?

With a vast global network on various social media sites, my website https://www.annemariayritys.com has monthly visitors from around the world, including countries such as the USA (most of my traffic/largest audience), the European Union and European countries, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries, Bangladesh, Malaysia and many other Asian countries, Latin and South American countries, many African countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan, Mali, Zimbabwe, Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, Djibouti, just to mention a few.
 
By subscribing to my free-of-charge newsletter you can make sure not to miss any of my upcoming posts.
Sincerely
Anne-Maria Yritys, July 2018
Anne-Maria Yritys Angkor Wat 2012

What Are You Thankful for in Your Life?

Anne-Maria Yritys Angkor Wat 2012
Anne-Maria Yritys Angkor Wat 2012
Some memories from an unforgettable trip from July 2012 when I was backpacking by myself for a month in Cambodia, Vietnam (and Thailand). I took my AOWD in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and stayed at an almost desert island for a couple of days.
 
Would love to travel back to Cambodia again, although it was a journey that changed my perspective on life for good. Seeing the suffering of the people in Cambodia broke my heart. That is how much war causes destruction to both the economy and the well-being of the population in a country. The country has plenty of war cripples, many of whom miss arms, legs, or both, due to landmines that have still not been cleaned up from the country´s environment although it has been more than 40 years now since the civil war officially ended.
 
Widespread corruption is one of the reasons why the country has still not recovered well from the genocide. There is still a lack of doctors and hospitals: those Cambodians who can afford it, travel to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to see a doctor. The bus ride on the poor roads in Cambodia takes too many hours to Saigon, and the country has still no railroads.
 
I used to think that Thailand is a developing country, but after visiting Cambodia my perspective changed. When you enter Thailand after a visit to Cambodia, it is like returning back to civilization. Bangkok, as far as I know, has some of the best hospitals in the world.
 
I would not necessarily travel just anywhere in the world alone as a woman, but South East Asia is 100% safe to travel even as a woman alone. Cambodia and Vietnam are backpacker´s paradises and destinations where you see many women travel alone.
 
I was just almost killed by a green viper that fell down from a tree in the jungle of Angkor Wat when I was resting in the shadow from the burning sun. To my luck, the snake decided not to bite me, perhaps since I stayed still and did not move an inch.
 
That was my second near-death experience. The first one had been in Finland a couple of years earlier, when I was traveling by train from Eastern Finland to Helsinki.
 
There was a heavy storm, and suddenly trees fell on the train and its windows, including where I was sitting. If the train windows were not bulletproof, I’d be dead by now since a number of trees were slapping the window exactly where I was sitting. The train had to stop, and we waited for a couple of hours before we were evacuated and brought by bus transportations from the middle of the forest railroad back to our homes.
 
When I think back on these memories, I am grateful for being alive every day.

ALERT 101: Stop Ignoring Climate Change

Alert: we must stop global warming and bring down global average temperatures as soon as possible to avoid natural disasters and catastrophes everywhere on this planet, including the Arctic region.
 
The more we burn fossil fuels and release toxins into our regional and global environments, the worse the situation gets: the global mean average temperature increases more and more, especially damaging the more forests and nature we burn down.
 
Extensive droughts around the world and other extreme weather events are the result of anthropogenic climate change whereby the harmful actions carried out by human beings around our globe are leading to these phenomena.
 
A number of research and sources indicate that unless action is being taken NOW to lower and to bring down the global average temperatures, we are running out of time to save our environment and the home planet we live in.
 
This is also the true purpose behind the Paris Agreement which was signed by almost all countries worldwide in Paris in December 2015. The very same agreement that current US President Donald Trump resigned from, because he is too short-sighted and ignorant to see and to understand environmental contexts, issues and well-being.
 
It is about time that the far-spread ignorance and stupidity among people on this planet ends. We cannot lose or waste any more time to turn the sheets towards a healthier planet, where our environment is appreciated and being taken seriously in terms of all life on Earth.
 
If we continue damaging our home planet at this rate, we may have to face extremely serious consequences within only ten years, or within the upcoming decades.
 
The seriousness of our environmental well-being is the reason why I continue to inform and educate people around the world on this topic, a cause that I have worked for since many years now.
 
Open your eyes, learn, and see what happens to our environment around the world. Stop ignoring the hard facts and truth.
 
Anne-Maria Yritys 2018. 

Why Should You Plant Trees?

Trees play an important role in our Earth´s ecosystem by absorbing much of the CO2 and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Stopping deforestation by planting more trees around the world and taking good care of forests, it is possible to reduce the overall average temperature worldwide.

In other words, by planting and growing more trees we can cool down the average temperatures on this planet + possibly prevent further harm, such as the expansion of the Sahara desert into the south, an area that expands every year.

Drought is an immense problem worldwide, leading to lakes and other water bodies drying out or even completely disappearing (see for instance lakes Aral and Chad). Drought leads to complex problems, including conflicts and climate refugees.

New Zealand and Pakistan are examples of two countries that have started planting millions of new trees to combat climate change and global warming. Norway has banned deforestation in the country. Other countries should follow these examples instead of cutting down more forests and trees. There are alternative ways of for instance paper production. Proper forestry management is also important.

 

#HELSINKI2018: Trump-Putin Meeting

Putin´s and Trump´s press conference in Helsinki, Finland, yesterday was a show where two of the world´s most unscrupulous leaders stood in front of 1.400 journalists from all over the world, spitting out one lie after the other without even blinking an eye.
How much of this drama involves discussions about dominating the world energy markets with fossil fuels such as coal and gas? Both presidents seem more interested in energy questions than, for instance, in resolving conflicts such as the war in Syria that has been going on for the past eight years already, and which, as a matter of fact, has many times been stated as of being a war originating in climate change, diminishing natural resources and immense environmental concerns.
Hosting the Helsinki summit Finland´s president Sauli Niinistö brought up important topics such as the state of the Arctic region, its protection, and how damaging black coal is for the climate and for the environment.
The Finnish capital, during the summit, also served as a stage for numerous peaceful demonstrations by organizations such as Greenpeace in terms of climate/environmental and human rights issues, both of which are questions being ignored by presidents Putin and Trump.
What was really being discussed behind closed doors during the two-hour private meeting between presidents Putin and Trump remains, to some extent, unknown to the public.
Text: Anne-Maria Yritys
Read more about the meeting between presidents Trump and Putin for instance at: