Today I’ve spent my morning watching “Before The Flood” on @netflixuk and it got me thinking, what things can we do to help the planet?
Stop using single use plastic (straws/coffee cups/single use plastic bags etc)
Switch off lights and plugs when they’re not in use
Avoid Palm Oil based products (Doritos/Burger King/Warburtons/Cadbury’s Dairy Milk/Galaxy/Persil/McVities/McCoys/Haribo..the list does go on!)
Eat less beef! You don’t have to cut out meat altogether but beef is the highest polluting meat so switch to others like
Chicken if you can’t go Vegetarian!
Go Vegan! Or reduce the amount of animal products you use
Switch to more renewable sources of energy if you can
Walk more or cycle
Use public transport or car share
Take shorter showers and turn taps off
Educate yourself! The more you know, the more you know! If you can, grow your own fruit and vegetables - even if it’s only one or two! Have plants in your house that add benefit to you! Aloe Vera can be used for so many different things like moisturiser and cleanser, a Peace Lily or a Spider Plant are some of the best plants for removing pollutants in the atmosphere Vote for leaders that support climate protection projects
Lobby your government to TAKE ACTION
Sign petitions from organisations like @greenpeaceuk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The list goes on of small things you can do! I cannot stress the importance of engaging with things at an institutional level! All these small acts can help encourage positive policy change!
#environment #BeforeTheFlood #ClimateCrisis
Rebel with ME Earth is our home and we can't leave it.
We have no place to go, so we have no option but to fight for the one home we have.
An Inconvenient Sequel is now in theaters everywhere.
Go see it so that you know why you're fighting. * Climate change is the single most challenging crisis we are facing globally today.
Human activities such as, pollution, burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, are accelerating changes in our atmosphere, thereby disrupting and threatening the intricate ecosystems that sustain life on Earth.
This insipid and continued degradation is evident in ocean acidification, sea levels rising, habitat loss, poor air quality, lack of food supply and economic, social and infrastructure issues. *
As global citizens it is our duty to do everything we can to protect our planet!
GO SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY If anyone fancies a good docu to indulge in/generally likes the planet they live on please get on board and watch, share, spread the word with round 2 of such a moving and inspirational documentary.
Huuuge respect to this man and his mission #BeInconvenient A must see.
In preparation for the Environmental and Conscious Awakening .
Heartbreaking, and inspiring. It's our moral obligation to hear what our planet is telling us, and to act on making a difference.
We have the capacity to change, and we must.
Love is action!
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In #Mongolia the increase in #desertification, is leading to an expansion of the #GobyDesert. Herd’s can’t be fed due to a lack of grassland and without animals, Mongolians aren’t able to survive & are forced to migrate. @witness_image
More of this in Hong Kong please . . . Inspiration from @climatereality ・・・
Solutions to the climate crisis are within our grasp. . . . . But do we have the will to take #ClimateAction? Join us for #24HoursofReality on December 4-5 and get ready to be empowered! (Check out links in bio and story.)
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Peoples Climate Movement 2018 Kick-off event is a city-wide organizing meeting on learning how you can get more involved in climate campaigns. Opening comments from Leslie Cagan, a leader in the Peoples Climate Movement NY, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, and Rev. Brian Ellis-Gibbs, Interim Executive Director Faith in New York; followed by brief updates on the exciting work of several campaigns and breaking groups focused on how we can strengthen and expand climate action in New York City and NY State, as well as nationally.
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I underestimate oak leaves in fall. Compared to the flood of maple and sumac and honey locust leaves, I struggle to pay attention to them trickling down. But I’ve been noticing them on snow lately, golden warm postcards from a season that I was once intimate with.
I’m more spring-thirsty than usual this year and I think it’s my apartment—the temps sometimes dip to 58F and are rarely above 62F and I struggle to find my ertia when I’m cold (and I’m cold when I’m not moving—a bad feedback loop!). More than other people, I seem to be an object in motion that stays in motion, or an object at rest kind of lethargic and complacent. But to some extent, that is all of us. Once we get started, once we act, we become people-who-do and our gut understanding of our own agency shifts.
Action begets action. Change begets change. Our climate crisis, the social crises layered on top of it and exacerbated by it? Those feel intractable until they don’t, impossible until they aren’t.
Winter’s pacing is always so different from the rest of the year. Even my longest walks are at half the speed. We’re a species in slow motion, a different lethargy than the kind that hits in full heat of summer. But slow motion is different from stasis, and as we move in winter, we create our own heat, our own energy, our own bundled mass of momentum.
Somehow these are tied together, ertia and winter and changing the world. Sometimes everything seems stuck, immutable, a status quo beyond our control until suddenly it isn’t, and we are bursting forth and forward. a revolution rippling out from each seemingly small action.
We are not as powerless as we think we are. We are the ones we’ve been waiting to follow.
So, how does a TreeEra subscription really work? You sign up online, we plant trees on your behalf, the trees grow, and you can sit back, relax and feel the weight of your carbon footprint softening. A simple first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle without actually having to leave the house.
Emma Gonzalez, a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, delivers an emotional message at a rally to support gun safety legislation: "We are going to be the kids that you read about in textbooks... we are going to be the last mass shooting." #shooting #rally #gunsafety
....another one of those things me & @garyvee get... thank you, sir! You absolutely set abt revolutionizing my life! If you haven’t heard of G, it is my humblest honor to share him with you! He is a world-shaker! Before you click on him, take a moment to say goodbye to your comforts and patterned bad habits.. I never thought I would “miss” my negative thought patterns, but in reality— they had started to become a huge part of my identity! (i.e. the skeptic/critic) Please— if you have any faith in me as a person, give what this man has to say your deepest attention! There is much more going on below the surface! I know a lot of people care abt the community but feel helpless to change it— and I’m not victim blaming here, BUT speaking from personal experience, I had to change my MINDSET before I would even allow myself to “start over!” The world is ripe for change! Institutional power is at an all time fever pitch, but they built the whole thing on sand.. and us, millennials.. digital natives.... who see thru the bullshit, have to STOP scrolling thru hours of our life content watching the world burn because we at least “saw thru the bullshit!” and knew how to pat ourselves on the back for knowing that climate change is real while our actions amount to not much more than 100k likes on Leo’s latest post.... Care differently! Speak out, don’t “tap” out!!! Write, record, film, photograph, meme, code, build, organize AND also— respect who you are as a person! Recognize your intrinsic value to the community! And start the hard work of sharing your deepest insights and pattern recognition... All of the answers to all of the problems in the world already exist and are just locked up in the minds of people too shy, rejected, and judgmental... try to check yourself for everything you got, build a practice for some form of expressing it and also, try as hard as you can to ever so gently, patiently and kindly look to everyone you meet as if they hold the exact piece of wisdom that is going to set you free...and we’re already on our way! #motivationmonday #smashcapitalism #smashthepatriarchy #actonclimate #climatechange #climate #globalwarming #climatecrisis #permafrost
We need an incredibly rapid pace of change to keep our planet habitable, our books indexable, our societies stable, our futures dreamable. It’s a scale and pace that our individual brains struggle to grasp, and it’s easy to feel sad or disheartened or, worse, choose to ignore it.
But our status quo choices—our flying and driving and buying—don’t preserve the status quo; they erode it. And the status quo hasn’t worked out so well for most of us anyhow.
Yesterday I joined in @theclimatemobilization’s conference call for the first time. I needed to feel connected to others, to feel less alone in bearing this knowledge. And since I’ve never done a conference call with strangers before, I decided to it outside, walking, picking up trash around the tiny island natural reserves I live by, before today’s snow buried it again.
It was what I needed, and yet still hard. Our timeline for radical change is short and so many of us deal with our fear through silence and denial and thinking of something else. But every time I’ve connected with others around our climate crisis, I also feel our energy and potential, our best selves ready to rise to be our heroes, every single one of us.
The lichen in snow grounded me, the cautionary tape read as allegorical as I untangled it. And after the conversation ended, I picked up my copy of Parable of the Sower and headed to the treadmill to reread it as I walked.
The same cognitive traits that make it hard for us to take personal responsibility for the existential danger of climate change also make it difficult for us to believe in our own individual power as part of a community.
We aren’t a species of individuals; we are a species of relationships. We’re bees and wolves and mushrooms and crows. Our cities are our strengths, the internet our meta-city.
We need our collective selves in this; we need to move together, fight together, change together. We need to do what we do best: tell our stories of what is possible and do it. We underestimate our capacity for change, the ripples of each action in a relational network like ours; we are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.