Bay of Islands and the Great Australian Bight is under threat #bigoildontsurf#fightforthebight 🌊
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The #fightforthebight has come to a head.
On Tuesday, Norwegian company Equinor formally released their draft environmental plan for deep water oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight. They want to drill later this year. The plan includes Equinors own spill modelling, which sees oil spread along thousands of kilometres of pristine coastline. It would be catastrophic on every level. The plan is before industry regulator NOPSEMA and is open now to public comment for the next 30 days. This is your chance to tell them that big oil does not belong in the Great Australia Bight.
Sustainable agriculture seeks to integrate three main objectives: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.
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At the Esalen Institute, one of their focuses is on soil and carbon. Soil contains the largest pool of carbon in the world. Carbon in the soil humus can remain there for hundreds of thousands of years. Agricultural practices such as heavy fertilization, repeated tillage, and crop harvesting removes carbon from the soil through increase decomposition and erosion. The carbon released also contributes to the global climate change. Through better land management practices, farmers can offset the amount of carbon being burned through fossil fuels, thereby reducing the impact on climate change.
As an organic farm, Esalen practices healthy soil management by sequestering carbon through implementation of a compost system, restraint from using chemical fertilizers, and utilization of cover crop rotations. These practices all contribute to worldwide effort to curb greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
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Dropped in on the Starthbogie forest and what amazing forests they area! Hollow bareing trees for dayz! The community have established these "Community Protection Order" to protect the amazing bush from the @danielandrewsmp government who want to log these loved forest and kill the Greater Gliders and Powerful Owls that call them home! Call, email pollies and get in the way of this destructive and relic of a practice of logging native forests. Forests for life! Not logging! #savestrathbogieforests#nature#biodiversity#bushland#ActOnClimate#ClimateEmergency#strathbogie
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"When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities." -Kristi Nelson
Photo by @cntraveler
🗣+✎: rural living for a tidy mind
Do you like where you live right now? Is it 7 or 8 or even 9 out of 10, but you think 10/10 might be somewhere else?
“Endlessly searching for greener grass” seems to be a v. common symptom of “civilised” urban living in century 21, seated by inexplicably ubiquitous confidence that circumstantial improvement is guaranteed to be on the horizon for us... somewhere! Is this just the human condition? Perpetual dissatisfaction and blind faith that we could, we should have it better than we’ve got it?
Well, I’ve found an exception. I’ve been reading about all these isolated rural settlements dwindling into obscurity, facing imminent and enforced evacuation... but characterised by residents who simply can’t fathom the idea of an equivalent life elsewhere. Let alone any better!
These are dusty places where the mercury rarely dips below 40, where water runs brown and in limited supply, where feral animals destroy livelihoods already hampered by bushfire and endless drought. And yet, the people residing in these places seem to have zero interest in living anywhere else! So what’s going on?
I reckon something unique is occurring here, beyond the admirable bushie stoicism that we so love our Australia to be represented by.
You see, to me this is a remarkable paradox. We in the city, with our information overload and endless opportunity, constantly searching for something more; contrasted against those in rural towns, with quiet lives of perseverance and limited horizons, flatly refusing the prospect that a better life may lie beyond. Strange, right?
My theory is that our bushie brethren are essentially living lives of constant meditation. Think about it. Decades of the same daily routine, the same small handful of people and inputs, minus the attention traps of techno-city life... just imagine the time you’d have, to spend deliberately allocating thoughts to the folders of your mind, how organised the desktop of your brain would become.
I explored this idea in the above podcast with a written piece and compilation of relevant @abcnews_au stories up on the blog.
Link in bio - I think this one is really worth a listen!
Carbon emissions from transportation have a significant impact on our natural environment. Achieving the Goals for Sustainable Development will only be successful through the greening of the transport sector. Write to your MP to demand that they support investment in the green transportation networks of the FUTURE! #sdgs2030#parisclimateagreement#actonclimate#greenrevolution
We recently read a fantastic article posted by @plasticpollutes about the power of #nameandshame.
In summary it showed that naming and shaming online actually works! Especially if you're talking to companies that you generally buy products from, and would like to continue doing so.
In summary, let them know that you love their product, their pricing, they're adds... Whatever... But then let them know that until they change the way the package their products and do business, you'll be taking your money elsewhere. Either directly or by tagging them publicly in your post.
For Example: @loblawson and @realcdnss... As much as we love your @preschoice products, this one is an epic Fail in our books. Dry pasta in a bag inside a box? Until you do away with the senseless plastic in your packaging we will no longer be spending our hard earned money on your products and will be shopping elsewhere. Please change the way you do business and get with the times. - Valued Customers.
DROP DEAD PLASTIC!
Oh my what an inspiring day! 300 people networking, learning, and feeding from each others energy. Thank you to all whom were able to join us, and for all of you who tuned in! 🙏
A common theme from yesterday: the importance of collaboration! We can accomplish so much more TOGETHER! This was why the Michigan Climate Action Network was created - to bridge the gap between activists, businesses and organizations to make collaborative action on climate change! Together, we can change the world. 🌎 .
Pictured: @northernmichiganu Jes Thompson (panelist) @oisforolivia and friends, of @nmuecoreps and 9 year old Berkeley Thompson, future climate leader and mayor of Michigan! Watch out @gewhitmer ! ⭐️
More food for thought.
So demand answers, accountability and action from your world leaders and politicians before it is too late.
We are in a Climate Change Emergency. We need all hands on deck to turn this ship around. Mobilize, rebel, take action and do whatever it takes to be heard. Please share and get informed. Thanks for listening.
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The band keeps playing until the fat lady sings.
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How's this for inspiration?
Spain's Balearic Islands are making serious plans to be one of the world's greenest tourist destinations!
How? By phasing out coal, vehicles running on fossil fuels and embracing renewable energy!
Why not, Canada?
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All over the world young people are walking out of class and demanding action to save their (and our) present and future from climate change.
Meanwhile Canada's government continues to push for pipelines, and today the National Energy Board found that despite the fact the TransMountain pipeline would have significant and adverse impacts to orcas, Indigenous rights, and climate change said its in the national interest.
It's time we stopped listening to the lobbyists and started listening to our youth, to our scientists and take the steps we need to take before its too late.
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From Cairo to Dar-es-Salaam, people are mobilised today asking their leaders to take a stronger leadership for greater and concrete climate leadership, as we commemorate the #NileDay today.
We are calling on Nile Basin states to focus on reversing the water and food security threat due to water supply sensitivity induced by high temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns.
#PathwaysToClimate | Moved by the severity of climate change, Artist David Opdyke (@david.opdyke) assembled 528 postcards from all across the United States into a vast gridded landscape “beset by environmental chaos.” The postcards, which make up “This Land,” depict tornadoes in cities, rivers choked with algae, lightning and wildfires, floods, desertification and abandoned towns, frozen orange groves, invasive vines that crush buildings, and hundreds of crows that fight over fields of shrivelled corn. The disorder within the individual images is mirrored in the state of the overall grid, which crumbles at the bottom, suggesting a past and present of cause and effect. “This Land” is currently in Michigan and set for a tour around the US.
54th in the series #PathwaysToClimate, in which we are working with creators across a range of media to highlight the diversity and scope of artistic responses to climate change.
An awesome and blissful 5 days @sugarbush_vt for President's Week. This place will challenge and make you a better skier. I got worked. The mountain has super fun and technical terrain from glades to cliffs to steep groomers, plus good side and backcountry acess. The only natural bowl skiing in VT. A smart choice for chargers and families alike. A skier's ski resort. The people and vibe are also great thanks in large part to people like President, Win Smith , local freesking legend and Chief Recreation Officer, John Egan, as well as instructors like Sam Chambers, who has been at the resort for 40 years. They care about the right things, including sustainability and @protectourwinters. I have spent most of the last 15 years skiing bigger lines out West and in Canada, but it's exciting and fun to be exploring new places in my old backyard. Vermont is a special part of the world. It deserves protecting #thechurch#paradisewoods#heavensgate#castlerock#weareskiing#skitheeast#skivermont#mountaincollective#ikonpass#actonclimate
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A few weeks ago, I was honored to meet Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz). @RepRaulGrijalva is the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and has been a strong advocate for endangered species and many other environmental causes.
"Sixteen-year-old climate action leader Greta Thunberg stood alongside European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Thursday in Brussels as he indicated—after weeks of climate strikes around the world inspired by the Swedish teenager—that the European Union has heard the demands of young people and pledged more than $1 trillion over the next seven years to address the crisis of a rapidly heating planet." This is just the beginning of the change that will be demanded.
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New from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE): Data from 17 states confirm that youth turnout surged in the 2018 midterm elections. We've got more work to do, but this is affirmation of all the hard work Defenders and our many partners put in to GOTV and year-round engagement on climate with students and other community members!
#DefendOurFuture#Voting#Vote#YoungPeople#Students#College#ActOnClimate#Environment#Midterms 📷: CIRCLE
Crossing the Rubicon - Amazing underwater art at the Museo Atlanticó in the Canary Islands. A powerful take on our modern smart phone culture, climate change, and rising sea levels. Great work by @jasondecairestaylor who is a great follow.
FFS just listen to the experts and not your racist uncle who says college is for the elites! 🤪🌎✊❤️
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Baby elephants playing together in the wild of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. It’s a wonderful nature refuge known for elephant herds and being in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kili is the tallest in Africa and just across the border in Tanzania. Hopefully these children find this world even better than their parents.
📷 @san.tigris A great follow for African Wildlife Photography
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Insect populations are collapsing. China is already artificially pollenating crops. 😔🌎✊❤️
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I love this cartoon. Very creative. I particularly enjoy the straightforward illumination of the global warming problem. Clear communication is important to help busy people understand. Brilliant artwork to go along doesn’t hurt either. Haha! 👏 👏 👏 @lyss_butterscotch
Storage containers that you don’t want to hide 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻.
De clutter your pantry! De stress the planet!
Tap to shop the much, much loved pantry range 🌏🍃🌵🌱💧
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The high mountains and glaciers of earth are like the “water towers” of the planet, feeding life to the millions living below them. In the chaos of projects in the mix lately I’ve been hearing this a lot, a simple yet powerful call to action for governments and corporations to #actonclimate#actonclimatechange