This little one just turned five! She had a birthday party with some friends and instead of gifts we asked that if party goers wanted they could give her no more that five dollars. She will use half of the money to buy one item for herself and the other half will be donated to the food bank. Her “experience gift” from us is 8 weeks of theatre classes at @neptunetheatre. #experiencesnotthings Oh and yes we reused that balloon, originally purchased for our son’s 5th birthday.
Reducing the need for water plays a big role in pollution reduction and in stabilising marine eco systems. Keep this in mind when using your dishwasher or washing machine. Only use them when you have a full load as to use them otherwise is an incredible waste of water. Use an economy cycle to further reduce your impact on the environment. Remember to also reduce the amount of detergents and bleaches you use in your washing machine and where you can – go with environmentally friendly options. #marinemonth#plasticpollution#reducereuserecycle
Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded hurricane in U.S. history. But after the storm passed, where did all that water go?
In a new, NASA-led study, scientists used Global Positioning System (GPS) data to answer that question and to track not just where Harvey's stormwater ended up on land, but also how long it took to dissipate.
Full story: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2803/new-study-tracks-hurricane-harvey-stormwater-with-gps
Within the boreal forest of Canada, the Broadback River Valley Forest stands out as the last remaining stretch of intact forest on the @CreeWaswanipi’s ancestral land, vitally important to their spiritual and hunting needs. Most of the land is already overtaxed by logging. Indigenous hunters report declines in moose, marten, beaver, and muskrat — staples to Cree traditional livelihood. As a former Waswanipi Youth Chief explains, "All of the traditional cultural activities that we practice out there on the land, that's who we are, that's us. Our culture's out there on the Broadback. Our identity is out there on the Broadback. That's why it's so special and so crucial to protect." To learn about the Waswanipi Cree’s fight to save the Broadback River Valley Forest and the larger fight to save the Canadian Boreal, visit the link in our profile. #SaveTheBoreal
With the recent climate change headlines, we all (except Trump) realise the severity of this news and the urgency to save our planet. However, whilst these headlines can be impactful, when the sheer enormity of work to be done to tackle these issues is presented in a shocking headline, it can be overwhelming and therefore inaccessible to an individual. How can I as an ordinary individual actually make a difference to a matter of this magnitude? Where to start?! The answer is to “discover the small changes you can make now that will add up to make a big difference”. This book is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s a chirpy read that clearly presents problems and easy solutions. I highly recommend you to give it a read. Martin Dorey will start by asking you to give 2 minutes of your day. We all have 2 minutes. We can all do this. I’m starting today - thank goodness it’s a Monday.
Cocoa farmers in the Juaboso-Bia region of Ghana have struggled with the impacts of climate change—longer dry seasons and unpredictable rainfall patterns contribute to lower yields or even crop failure, which is catastrophic for smallholder farmers. 🌱 After Rainforest Alliance trainings, a group of farm leaders dedicated themselves to educating its communities on climate change mitigation and resilience. “We go into every home to be sure they are doing the right thing. We have community forums,” cocoa farmer Elijah Owusu-Cashiekrom said. “We are doing what we can to slow climate change. It’s our duty.”