Congratulations again to our Employee of the Year @bradenbreen_ who was presented with the Golden Wheelbarrow Award for his hard efforts and achievements! Along with gaining lots of horticultural experience, Braden has been integral in solving many of the challenges of solving design, structural and logistical problems that arise in the work space. He has also planted numerous native plants that will be beneficial to our native birds, bees, and insects. Thanks again for your hard work!! 🌱
Tudo o que causamos ao planeta tem um efeito em nossa existência. Como seres humanos, somos parte da natureza, não estamos separados dela. É claro que precisamos comer, nos vestir, tomar banho, utilizar energia elétrica, nos transportar... Mas podemos e devemos fazer isso de forma consciente, impactando o mínimo possível 🌎 ⠀
Se continuarmos a agir com tanta negligência, como se a Terra não fosse literalmente insubstituível, chegaremos a um nível de destruição sem reparação 💔 Faça a sua parte! Viva com consciência, se preocupe com o meio ambiente, conserte os seus próprios erros e depois ajude as pessoas à sua volta, escolha com consciência seus representantes políticos e, acima de tudo, faça isso agora.
#stopplasticpollution#diganãoaoplástico #ecofriends#ecofriendly#sustentável #sustabilidade#meioambiente#environment#planetorplastic
According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, it only takes about 14 plastic bags for the equivalent of the gas required to drive one mile.
Now think about how many bags you use every time you go to the supermaket. 5, 10, 20
Multiply this number by the number of times that you do this in a week, a month, a year.
That’s how much of plastic (or gas) we waste when we “forget” our reusable bags.
Small acts have a big impact.
Segundo a Secretaria do Programa Regional do Meio Ambiente do Pacífico, são necessários apenas 14 sacos plásticos para o equivalente ao gás necessário para percorrer uma milha.
Agora pense em quantos sacos você usa toda vez que for ao supermercado. 5, 10, 20
Multiplique esse número pelo número de vezes que você faz isso em uma semana, um mês, um ano.
Isso é quanto de plástico (ou gás) desperdiçamos quando "esquecemos" nossas sacolas reutilizáveis.
Pequenos atos têm um grande impacto.
Watering crops, or irrigation, is a big challenge for a lot of farmers. Did you know that much of Northeast Ohio has clay-rich soils due to a predominately shale bedrock while some other areas have well-drained sandy soil as a result of glacial till deposits? These drastically different soil types mean that there is not a 'one size fits all' solution to drainage and irrigation. Sustainable farming approaches this issue by planting crops with deep tap roots that infiltrate the soil to encourage drainage and build swale systems to divert excess water. In sandy soils, farmers use wood chip or plastic mulch to better keep valuable moisture in and swales to temporarily store water on-site. In both cases, increasing organic matter in the soil will improve drainage AND moisture retention over time! -Annie Preston, Sustainability and Special Programs Coordinator
HAPPY WORLD SEA TURTLE DAY!!!! (Aka: the best day of the year!) 😊🐢🌊💞
I’ve been holding onto these pictures for just the right moment. These pictures encapsulate the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had in this field. -
Meet Zion. I found him while patrolling the beach on April 18th. When I found him, he was covered in sand and slightly emaciated. The sun was very hot that day, and I don’t even want to imagine what would’ve happened it I had not found him.
Zion had scabs around his flippers and neck that led us to believe he had been entangled in some fibrous material, such as fishing line, for quite some time. Yet his story was one of success! Zion made a full recovered and a week ago I personally released him back into the Laguna Madre! I’m so happy that I was able to help this little guy out and I have no doubt he’s having a wonderful time eating as much sea grass as he can find!
Unfortunately, we also have found many turtles who were not able to survive entanglement issues. Entanglement is very common, and can leave turtles with wounds so severe they lose a flipper or can end up dead.
Next time you’re on the beach, keep these awesome little guys in mind and let’s keep out oceans as clean as possible! ☺️🐢🐢
A Plastic Free July GIVEAWAY with @thenaturalconz 🌱⠀
It’s just 14 days until Plastic Free July, and I want to make sure you’re all set with your waste-free tools to battle PLASTIC✨ So @thenaturalconz (my lovely friend Rebecca) and I have put together this kit which you can #1 WIN here! #2 Purchase on her website (to save 15% on each item) 🥳 ⠀
✖️ Follow @thenaturalconz & @ethicallykate⠀
✖️Tag a friend who needs this kit for their PFJ⠀
✖️Comment + tell me the most difficult item you’ll have to go without this July (mine is 🧀 )⠀
What you’ll win:⠀
+ CaliWoods Reusable Drinking Straw To Go Pack 🥤⠀
+ Rethink Cotton String Shopping Bag - Short Handle ⠀
+ KeepCup Brew - 227ml - Black ☕️⠀
+ Rethink Reusable Bulk Bin Bags - Small x3 pack⠀
+ Bento Ninja Stainless Steel Spork 🍴⠀
Giveaway closes Thursday 20th June 6PM NZ time. Giveaway open to NZ residents only. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram 🙌⠀
As I reflect on this #fathersday it makes me think how much garbage and waste humans have created in this world. Packaging eventually ends up in a landfill, often with plastic parts not #biodegradable no matter how beautiful or well designed it is. Yes we all need clothes on our backs and shoes on our feet, but I wanted to do work for something that heals the planet, and while I still buy products for my business, we try to use locally sourced or renewable resources when possible. I think this is one of the deep reasons why I didn’t go into designing tshirts or graphics after graduating with a degree in Visual Arts, because I didn’t want to make a career adding to the materialistic wheel of capitalism. And I’m not saying I would even be a successful tshirt designer or anything like that, just that I’m happy now, putting in those long hours working and doing the unglamorous manual labour too, knowing that I’m making a difference for #change in a way that I believe is the right path for me. I hope you too are on the path you believe deep down is right for you.
Posted at: 2019-06-16 22:51:11
《Medaka (Japanese rice fish) report》
With the breeding of the juveniles, I'm thinking of the size up of their parents' tank.
The tank has about 20 parents and about 250 juveniles of snails and they feel cramped l guess.
Just my friend gave me the glass tank of the same maker.
Let's use this!
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Climate change. A personal view: we are attempting to negotiate with a recalcitrant organisational neurosis. Neuroses are patterns of psychological (self-) organisation that were once appropriate partial solutions to a context, i.e. that conveyed survival or adaptive advantage, but have now become ossified and persistent without any benefit beyond an orientation towards reproducing the circumstances that validate or ensure their own self-propagation.
Psychological inhibition against successful adaptation to changing circumstances underlies institutional and organisational resistance to plausible axiomatic change. Ironically, a projected acceleration of climate-related disasters will likely lead to a further hardening of ideological and organisational neuroses as a reflexive response to insecurity; neuroses as an unhealthy fact of human experience and behaviour are initially incurred by insecurity - as a mechanism for assuring continuity in response to stressful change.
Global organisational neuroses as inhibiting factor in addressing climate change?
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What's buzzing, Sarasota? Congrats on finishing Week 1 of the #GoingGreenSRQ challenge! We’ve loved seeing all of your pictures and posts, and we look forward to seeing everything you share with us each week!
This week, we’ll be cutting back on electricity use.
In the US, natural gasses and coal are the largest sources of electricity. However, neither of these are clean energy sources.
The drilling and transporting of natural gases causes methane to leak into the atmosphere, which in turn contributes to climate change. On the other hand, coal is a very dirty energy source; the burning of coal causes several chemical reactions to occur, releasing mercury among other dangerous pollutants into the air.
Here are some ways you can cut back on electricity usage:
• Unplug small kitchen appliances, phone chargers, etc. when not in use.
• Switch to LEDs - they’re far more efficient than fluorescent and incandescent lighting.
• Use task lighting (IE, a desk lamp instead of ceiling lamp).
• Turn off the air conditioner when possible.
• Run full loads of laundry.
• Cook outdoors instead of indoors whenever possible.
• Unplug TVs, non-wall mounted microwaves, and other larger appliances when you leave home for long periods of time.
Don’t forget to share your #GoingGreenSRQ photos with us at (email) and share them to our social media pages!
Did you know...
🌻Up to 80% of all recycled glass can be reclaimed.
🌻Recycled glass uses 40% less energy than manufacturing new glass.
🌻Recycling doesn’t compromise glass’ quality or structure and no toxins are produced during it’s recycling. 🌻Overall using glass products is better for the environment. #environment#save the world #onejaratatime#cute#jars
NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS
This week, the UK announced it wanted to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But what does this mean?
Net zero means carbon emitted into the atmosphere will be equal to carbon being taken out of the atmosphere. Simple, right...?
So how do we stop emitting carbon?
Phasing out the coal/gas/oil that powers some of our energy supply today, and replacing this with renewables is key. Cutting down trees releases CO2, as do petrol & diesel cars... all of this needs to change.
And how do we take carbon out of the atmosphere?
The counterbalances for carbon removal could be things like planting more trees, improving soil quality and protecting forests. Geoengineering and CCS (carbon capture & storage) also offer solutions for removing carbon, but they’re far from ideal.
Will we be able to do it?
There are some loopholes in this target. The UK could invest in carbon credits, meaning that industries like aviation & shipping are given a free pass to carry on as usual, in exchange for paying for things like tree-planting abroad. This shifts the burden to developing nations, it's a cheat.
Additionally, there is already too much CO2 in the atmosphere, so net zero isn't enough, we need to be a carbon sink in order to make right the wrong's we've already committed...
Finally, I think we should be pushing for a more ambitious target than 2050. Time is critical, and by 2050, it is likely to be too late... what do you think?
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Posted at: 2019-06-13 00:07:10
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