To be in such close quarters with a wild black rhino takes nerves of steel! I have tracked my way in close to a pair of rhino, they turned and started feeding, walking directly towards me. I spent a good deal of time hugging a tree before trying to make a clean break. Before I knew it I was caught in the open and had to remain dead still. My scout, a distance off to the left could not maintain his steely resolve and the rhino gave a short mock charge. Luckily that was it, but it shows you need to know what you’re doing when you’re operating in such a dangerous and unpredictable environment! #AlexInAfrica#rhino#blackrhino#conservation#horn#illegalwildlifetrade#nervesofsteel#passion#safari#environment#savethesurvivors#africa
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FlexJobs has compiled a set of intriguing remote work data points that indicate the far-reaching benefits of remote work across the board, ranging from real estate to environmental to bottom-line benchmarks.⠀
“Most of the discussions about remote work centers around the positive impact that workers and companies experience, but there are also a number of compelling broader economic, societal, and environmental benefits to this future of workplace trend,” said Sara Sutton, Founder, and CEO of FlexJobs. “In fact, remote work helps support eight of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. As more and more people join the remote workforce, its impact on people, communities, and the environment will only continue to increase,” Sutton concluded.⠀
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How can we transform the way we think, in order to transform the way we innovate and solve complex problems?
In the final episode of this series, I speak with Christopher Timmermann, a neuroscientist exploring the comparative effects of DMT, LSD and psilocybin on brain function.
We talk about our need and capacity for transformation, and the potential for altered states to offer us experiences from which new and creative ways of thinking may emerge – something that may prove vital if we are to innovate our way out of the climate crisis.
Deep underneath this field of cracking ice in Svalbard lies a hidden threat to the health and prosperity of marine life in northern Norway; a vat of oil, locked inside the earth where it belongs. Svalbard is a sparsely populated island in the Arctic where a wealth of marine life depend on the sea ice and a healthy ocean for their survival. Today, petroleum companies want to drill through the ice to pump oil out of the continental shelf below. This comes at a critical time with the Norwegian government due to revise their ocean management plan as early as this spring. I have traveled to 131 countries in my lifetime; Norway is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I don't want to wake up one day and find out in the news that there has been an oil spill in these waters. ⠀
Please, help protect this special part of the world by tagging Norwegian politicians @erna_solberg and @jonasgahrs in the comments below, politely asking them to keep the sea ice oil free!⠀
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En uno de nuestros Patrullajes con voluntarios alemanes y de la UNAH habíamos avistado una tortuga flotando en medio del mar que descubrimos que estaba muerta cuando nos acercamos a ella.
Después de un examinación, pequeñas partículas blancas aparecieron a lo largo de todo el sistema digestivo y creemos que esto es micro plástico absorbido por la tortuga, debilitándola y eventualmente siendo responsable de que finalmente se ahogue.
Los residuos plásticos han sido uno de los problemas más ignorados del mundo, pero hoy en día estamos pagando el precio.
On one of our control with volunteers from Germany and from the UNAH we had spotted a floating Turtle in the middle of the sea which we discovered was dead as we approached it.
After an examination small white particles appeared all along the digestive system and we believe this to be microplastic absorbed by the turtle, weakening it and eventually being responsible of it finally drowning.
Plastic waste hast been one of the worlds most ignored problems but these days we are paying the price!
Con 66 millones de toneladas por año, el aceite de palma es el aceite vegetal más producido en el mundo. El aceite vegetal de la Palma Africana es de muy alto rendimiento y está contenido en muchos productos como el chocolate y los cosméticos. Las selvas tropicales, las personas y los animales sufren particularmente por esto, ya que son deforestadas o pierden su hábitat a través del cultivo.
With 66 million tons per year, palm oil is the most widely produced vegetable oil. The vegetable oil of the African Palm is of very high yield and is contained in many products such as chocolate and cosmetics. Rainforests, people and animals suffer particularly from this, as they are deforested or lose their habitat through cultivation.
Sad songs make us happy not because we are morbid (mostly) but because they are honest. The good news about a sad song feeling good because it’s honest is that, if that’s true then in theory, we can find a pathway back to joy solely through the honesty of being sad. It’s good news. My favorite sad song right now is “The Roving” by a gorgeous new band named Bonny Light horseman. Check it out and weep with me.
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Die Unterschrift deines Lebens 💚
Denn auch wenn Klimaschutz nun im Regierungsprogramm steht, ist noch lange nichts umgesetzt - nur mit deiner Unterschrift setzt du dich dafür ein, dass nun schnell gehandelt werden muss. #umsetzungjetzt
❗ Nur noch bis 03.03.2020 kann unterschrieben werden❗
Photo by Sheldon Chad
Conservationist Georges Karam walks through dense fog in the Karm Chbat Nature Reserve, in northern Lebanon, where he runs an ecolodge that brings visitors into the forest to see the iconic Cedrus libani, or cedar of Lebanon.
The cedars of Lebanon are symbols of the country itself, a living metaphor of both majestic beauty and endurance that has been tested by empire after axe-wielding empire. But few cedars remain, and their survival is challenged by warming temperatures and the insects that follow. Reforestation is bringing new trees to higher, colder altitudes as activists work to extend preserves and biologists look to genetics for adaptations. Link from our profile to read "Cedrus libani Forever?” and learn more about this vulnerable tree.
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Make your house a Barker and Stonehouse with stylish, high quality pieces that are built to last. We love how @our_newbuild_abode has styled our Charlie 7 Drawer Dresser, crafted from sustainably sourced reclaimed wood.
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Merhaba! 👋🏼 Tekrar, Tekrar Kullan platformu olarak YouTube ve Facebook mecralarının yanı sıra Instagram'da da takipçilerimize merhaba diyoruz. Yakında tamamen erişime açılacak web sayfamızdan da ayrıntılarını ve gidişatını takip edebileceğiniz bir Avrupa Dayanışma Projesi yürütmekteyiz. Projemizle ve platformumuzla ilgili tüm mecralarda paylaşımlara devam edeceğiz. 🤝
Dayanıklı kullanım eşyaları çekilişlerine katılmak, çevreye dost tüketim ipuçları ve çok daha fazlası için hesabımızı takipte kalın!
Congratulations to the Architecture department on the recent award! The Architecture faculty and students have won a prestigious award at the 2019-2020 Architectural Education Award by ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) in the US. The ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award is granted jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to recognize the importance of good education in housing design. The “Over, Under, In-Between: Affordable Housing within an Industrial Ecolog” studio led by Prof. Carlow represents an effort to identify key issues in the development of affordable housing for the UAE and presents new solutions for dwelling in Sharjah’s industrial zones.
AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award
'Over Under In Between: Affordable Housing within an Industrial Ecology’ by Prof. Jason Carlow and his architecture students at CAAD.
The federal Navigable Waters Protection Rule just underwent some of the most significant changes to regulatory policy in recent years. What are the implications for current and future projects in California? (Read more via link in our bio)
Activists from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion dressed as canaries today as they blocked the entrance to Bradley Mine in County Durham, northeast England.
The mine which belongs to The Banks Group is one of the few open-cast coal mines left in Britain and has been operational since 2018.
The activists were demanding that local authorities and the government reject The Banks' request to expand the mine.
In explaining why the activists dressed as canaries, one of the protestors said, "If things got unsustainable for life underground, the canaries down the mine used to peg it (die) before the miners did." Justifying the company’s vision of expansion, Mark Dowdall, Environment and Community Director said, "Five to six million tons of coal will still be needed each year in the UK as a raw material for our steel and cement industries, so that we can build much-needed infrastructure including new wind and solar farms, houses, roads and railways." The activists have promised three days of action and protests at the mine. #s63
Ils mesurent moins de cinq millimètres, et peuplent le fond de l'Océan par millions... Il ne s’agit pas des planctons mais bien des microplastiques !
La semaine dernière, la secrétaire d’Etat à la Transition écologique a pris la décision de munir les lave-linge neufs de filtres à microfibres plastiques dès 2025.
Pourquoi cette mesure et en quoi celle-ci est-elle un premier pas vers un Océan plus propre ?
Aujourd’hui, point culture sur les microplastiques. 👕🧶🐠 Un microplastique est une particule de plastique dont la taille est inférieure à 5 mm. Il s'agit d'un déchet qui peut se retrouver dans l'Océan et les littoraux, entrant dans la chaine alimentaire marine, puis humaine, et générant une pollution invisible.
L’un des responsables de ce fléau, c’est nos vêtements, et plus précisément leur lavage. Les fibres synthétiques crachées par nos machines à laver, rejettent une quantité conséquente de microplastiques dans l'Océan, ceux-ci étant acheminés jusqu'aux cours d'eau par les réseaux d'eaux usées et d'eaux pluviales. La fondation Ellen McArthur décrivait en 2015 une fuite de 500.000 tonnes par an de ces fibres minuscules, sur une production de 53 millions de tonnes de textile.
JONAS SJÖSTEDT TALAR PÅ DEMONSTRATIONEN MOT PREEMRAFF I STOCKHOLM
Vi kan med stor glädje meddela första talaren på vår demonstration mot oljeraffinaderiet Preemraff 10 mars: Vänsterpartiets partiledare Jonas Sjöstedt. ❤
Vi samlas 10 mars 17:30-18:30 på Medborgarplatsen i Stockholm för en partipolitiskt obunden demonstration mot Preems katastrofala planer. Tillsammans står vi upp mot fossilindustrin - i solidaritet med klimatkrisens offer i Sápmi, Sverige och globalt. ❤
Bjud in dina vänner via länken i bio. Där finns också info om våra demonstrationer i Lund och Lysekil, och vår gemensamma resa till Lysekil. Kampen fortsätter! ❤
It was fantastic to speak to @theoceancleanup for a feature this week. We have all seen, thanks to programmes like @blueplanet.2 the damage that plastic waste is doing to wildlife and ecosystems. @boyanslat ‘s team are successfully taking plastic waste from the #greatpacificgarbagepatch and now they have Interceptors to stop rubbish from rivers entering our oceans in the first place!
A cause definitely worth supporting, check out their website at theoceancleanup.com
Seconde main, geste malin ! Et toi tu achètes des vêtements vintage ?
➕ Découvre notre article ""La mode la mode la mode"" pour en savoir plus sur la seconde main 😉
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A quién no le gusta reunirse con amigos o familia y disfrutar de cuatro días en los que se mojan, se llenan de carioca y comen sin culpas. 🎊 💦 •
Es cierto, es una fecha que muchos esperan con ansías para distraerse. Sin embargo, ¿disfrutamos con consciencia y cuidamos de nuestro planeta en estos días?🤔
Según la OMS, el consumo de agua para satisfacer nuestras necesidades no debería exceder los 100 litros diarios. Normalmente, una persona en Quito consume 200 litros de agua diarios, en carnaval esto aumenta entre un 15% y 20%. ❌⚠️
El HCFC, componente de la carioca, permanece en la atmósfera más de 10 años y la posibilidad de generar efecto invernadero es 2000 mayor que con el CO2. 🚫
Dime, ¿cuidaste al planeta en este feriado?🌲🏝 #carnaval2020#environment#nature#protecttheplanet
Lee Perry (Chief Operations Officer of IDEAS For Us) sits down with Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association of Florida to discuss the complex issue of our industrial agriculture system. The state of Florida is home to thousands of farmworkers, here from Central and South America, for the most part. In addition to the likelihood of them being victims of human trafficking, they earn little to no pay and have been exposed to deadly toxins in the form of pesticides.
Jeannie serves the needs of farmworkers in the Lake Apopka region of Central Florida. She is an avid and vocal activist for the human rights of farmworkers in Florida and across the nation.
We must be more conscious and aware of the real cost of having easy access to such a grand abundance of food. The price is real human lives, severely impacted by the scale and demand of our agricultural system. We must work to advocate for these people's lives and eventually shift our food production to a more sustainable model, like our program @fleetfarming.
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⚡️Take charge of your household waste and be sure to properly recycle old batteries. ⠀
♻️ Recycle those dead batteries - free of charge - ⠀
Today I went into Staples and happened to have old batteries in the car that needed to be disposed of. ⠀
🇨🇦 Staples Canada across the country have in-store recycling centers that collect items such as: electronics, ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones, writing instruments and batteries.⠀
🌎 "Battery recycling helps keep potentially toxic materials from entering the waste stream, taking up space in landfill, threatening wildlife and causing unnecessary fires. Battery recycling also helps reclaim re-useable metals and chemicals from the original battery."⠀
🔋 "The battery components are separated, and materials are reclaimed for use in the manufacturing of new products, including new batteries, watches, golf clubs and small appliances." ⠀
Thanks to Alannah Hardcastle for sharing this Green Act with our community!
Alfred Hawkes, a prominent 20th Century Rhode Island conservationist and longtime director of the Audubon Society of RI, is sometimes remembered for referring to the state’s forests as the “Invisible Green Giant.” Rhode Island has come a long way in recognizing the value of its forests since then.
The recently released Value of Rhode Island Forests report outlines the benefits Rhode Island’s forests provide and offers a range of potential strategies to encourage further forest conservation.
A project of the RI Tree Council and Forest Conservation Advisory Committee, of which Audubon Society of Rhode Island is a proud member of.
Check it out on the RI DEM website http://www.dem.ri.gov/forestvalue
“The solutions are here, if you’re willing to learn.”
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@pizzahutuk has revealed that it would like to replace all its dairy cheese with a vegan alternative eventually in a bid to reduce emissions 🌱🧀 The chain has already expanded its vegan menu to include a number of pizzas as well as starters and desserts. Its most recent vegan launch is the dairy-free stuffed crust - which it unveiled at a central London event last night!
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Crazy to see how intricate some of these species can bee🐝
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I LOVE PLASTIC. And there are many reasons to do so.
💽Plastic made movies and music possible
📺As well as computers, phones and TVs.
💉Medicine advanced thanks to it
🍔 It reduces food waste
It is lightweight, durable, waterproof; it protects products; it saves water, easy and cheap to manufacture. ❓What has gone wrong, then?
There probably wouldn't be that much of a problem with plastic if we actually loved it! And loving means- taking care of it, instead of throwing away.
Perhaps the real problem is not with the plastic itself but with single-use and throwaway mentality? What do you think?
Photo fact: the heart is made from soft drink bottle caps found on beaches during several clean-ups during environmental volunteer project in South Africa.
Bottle caps are hard to recycle, and not many facilities do so, for better chances check with your local recycling and unscrew them from the plastic bottle before placing in recycling (as it is made from a different type of plastic than the bottle, so has to be recycled separately) 📸 by @zia_suarez #sustainability#environmentalism#ecofriendly#plasticpollution
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AS ILHAS DO ONTEM E DO AMANHÃ
Já pensou em pular a segunda-feira e viver dois domingos? Existe um lugar do mundo que dá pra você fazer isso. Quando for começar a segunda, pegue um barco e atravesse o canal entre duas ilhas que são cortadas pela linha de mudança de data. (Só que provavelmente seria preso, porque isso lá é ilegal)
As ilhas Diomedes são ilhas rochosas de origem vulcânica localizadas em um dos lugares mais extremos do mundo: entre a Sibéria e o Alasca, próximas da região do círculo polar norte. O arquipélago é formado por duas ilhas: A ilha de Diomedes Maior pertencente à Rússia, e a Diomedes Menor, posse dos Estados Unidos, distanciadas apenas 4 km uma da outra, na região que conhecemos como Estreito de Bering.
A parte russa (ilha maior) fica a leste e é conhecida como “Ilha do Amanhã”, já que o Sol nasce a leste e convencionou-se iniciar o dia nessa Linha Internacional de Data, enquanto que a dos EUA é chamada “Ilha de ontem”, pois ainda não mudou o dia. O fuso horário é de 24 horas.