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Great to see this news coverage about @TransitionPtbo, Canada's first ever Transition group. After a decade of producing GreenZine they re-launched it as an online magazine on #EarthDay.…
You can read @TransitionPtbo's GreenZine here -
And delve deeper into @TransitionPtbo's long history and learnings in Fred Irwin's latest book -
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It's #EarthDay so today seems like a good day to share a quick overview of my book, Brave Green World, which I coauthored with Dr Chris Forman (1/17)
With an almost constant stream of scary environmental news, it can be easy to feel disheartened. There are solutions to the environmental crisis - but it requires a rethink of our relationship with matter and energy.
In #BraveGreenWorld, Chris and I set out to understand how we can combine old wisdom with new technology to make our economy more like a natural ecosystem - recycling everything locally and producing next to no waste.
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On #EarthDay I’m thrilled to announce, Shuggie’s, a restaurant I invested in located in SF, is open for business! Shuggie’s is dedicated to fighting climate change by serving upcycled food waste. Food waste is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions.…
SO nearly all the food served is upcycled food waste IE “trash” 😆But I promise it’s good! So fight climate change & eat some tasty pizza and drink organic low intervention natural wine along the way. All the restaurant’s wares, decor and furnishing is thrifted or repurposed too.
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Why would Big Tobacco secretly fight to protect another poison? Why was DDT—the pesticide that devastated ecosystems, & banned partly thanks to Rachel Carson’s SILENT SPRING—beloved by cigarette manufacturers? The answer is not what you’d think: #EarthDay 🧵
Growing up on Long Island in the 80s, I learned that the pesticide DDT was why our part of New York had lost the osprey, a bird of prey with a wingspan as wide as my father was tall.
Familiar with robins and sparrows, I couldn’t believe something as powerful as an osprey had ever soared through our skies.
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Zur Lage der #Umwelt in #Leipzig ein Thread zum #earthday:

Die Stadt räumt ein, dass wir in den letzten Jahren einen Verlust an Grünflächen haben.

Passend dazu spricht der @NABU_Leipzig auch von der schrumpfenden Stadt.

Ebenfalls schätzt der NaBu einen Verlust von bis zu 10.000 Bäumen pro Jahr, wohlgemerkt ersatzlos.

Auch nach den Zahlen der Stadt nur im Bereich der Parkbäume und Straßenbäume, gibt es einen Verlust.
Dazu ist der Waldanteil in Leipzig unterdurchschnittlich niedrig. #Leipzig gehört zu den waldärmsten Regionen im Freistaat #Sachsen.
Auch nach Aussagen der Stadt sind Flächen für Waldmehrung nicht vorhanden.
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1/. #THREAD (read until the end)

As people around the world mark #EarthDay a QUESTION...

Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticpollution #ClimateJustice #EarthDay2022 #ClimateActionNow
2/. “Every single grape wrapped in plastic! What the actual *#@*!”

You’d probably be outraged like my friend Diane was! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticfree #EarthDay #EarthDay2022
#ClimateMarch #ClimateJustice

The individually wrapped grapes iaren’t real

The plastic wrapped passion fruit are

Britain is the world’s 2nd biggest producer of plastic per person

Plastic waste kills millions of birds, sea mammals & fish each year
(Clip @GreenpeaceUK)
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Two years ago today, a quorum of community members stood up the Celo network. Happy celo-versary everyone! What an incredible milestone! 🎈🥳🍾
When the network first launched, I would compulsively check its health to make sure that blocks were still being produced. Two years later with no downtime, that compulsion has faded thanks to the incredible work of the validator and core dev community. Here's to all of you!
Since then, the network has produced 12.6M blocks, processed 114M transactions, serviced 4M wallet addresses, self-governed with 52 on-chain governance proposals and two hardforks, helped offset 85M tons of CO2, and we're just getting started!
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🌧️At 11am PST we'll be looking at the ramifications for California of what is the worst #drought to hit the western US in over a millennium. Follow via FB Live and @EthnicMediaSvc
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Welcome to today's briefing, "Not a Drop to Drink: California Faces Worst #Drought in 1,200 Years." You can follow the conversation via FB Live #EarthDay
Our first speaker today is @rajendrashende, Chairman, @terreindia and former director of the United Nations Environment Program, who will be speaking about the global impacts of the #drought
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We only have one planet.

From day one, my office has taken action to fight climate change and protect our communities from its impacts. #EarthDay
🌎We successfully fought several of the former federal administration's harmful environmental policies.

🌊Held bad actors accountable for polluting our air and water.

⚡️Ensured proper cleanup of a nuclear facility in New York.
🏘️Stopped landlords from exposing children in our most vulnerable communities to dangerous lead paint.

🚨Demanded the removal of language barriers for severe weather alerts.

☀️Urged the government to protect our workers from extreme heat.
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The path ahead will be full of outrage and optimism.

We need to channel both towards responding to the complexity of the climate crisis and its solutions – and that involves every one of us 🌍

🎧 #EarthDay
In case you missed it in this week's @Guardian, @CFigueres wrote about why the complexity of the climate crisis and its solutions means we need to get used to holding complex emotional reactions 👇 #EarthDay…
⬆️ Ft. some of the inspiring individuals who have joined us in conversation on Outrage + Optimism, including @GretaThunberg, @LizWathuti, @MichaelEMann, @NicolaSturgeon, @Harari_Yuval, @JRockstrom, @Vanessa_Vash. We are deeply grateful to every guest and every listener. #EarthDay
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THREAD: While Israel greenwashes its image and portrays itself as environmentally-aware, the truth is that it is actively harming the Palestinian landscape and environment, affecting every aspect of Palestinian life. #EarthDay #EarthDay22
Israel’s land theft in the occupied West Bank is a prime example of climate injustice. Israel destroys the natural landscape, building illegal settlements on Palestinian farmland. Water springs on the land are dried up, harming life and agricultural production.
Israel relies on unsustainable agricultural and water use practices that depend upon the exploitation of Palestinians’ land and water. These practices directly contribute to climate change in the region.…
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#EarthDay is a great opportunity to reflect on Elinor #Ostrom’s legacy. She showed that people can collaborate to sustain shared resources. Individual action is important, but collective action can achieve much more. Here are some essays I wrote about Ostrom and our environment.
Crises of the Commons: Elinor Ostrom’s legacy of self-governance
The lessons from her research – local institutions for governing commons and polycentric governance across scales – led Ostrom to tackle the most vexing challenge: climate change (@csgskcl)…
Congested, Contested, and Competitive: Are we running out or room in outer space?
Space is critical to modern life on Earth. Policy makers are finding ways to sustain and manage our shared space resources. And they are drawing on Ostrom's ideas. @IP_URP…
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Everywhere you look across the internet today:
It's Earth Day! Here are a bunch of virtue-signaling articles you can read to both give and assuage crippling guilt over which nothing you have much control!

Then there's me, celebrating Earth Day KMC1230-style: with a meme thread!
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Most of the Lake District:
Geology: 9/10
Ecology: 2/10
It's overgrazed to smithereens by sheep.
#EarthDay Image of lake District moun...Another image of lake Distr...
Look at this view of Great and Green Gable. You cannot see a single tree or shrub. The sheep have eaten everything.
We hiked for 8h on a sunny April day - I don't think I saw a single flower or insect on the peaks.
/2 View of Great Gable in fore...
Aha! Found some trees!
They're growing on small ledges on cliffs near the stream with little grazing pressure.
Well done little guys.
/3 Image of river in the Lakes...
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For more than half a century, #EarthDay has offered an opportunity to recognize the beauty and fragility of our natural environment.

@POTUS and @HouseDemocrats are carrying on a proud American tradition of stewardship as we pursue a bold and essential environmental agenda.
Now more than ever, we see the urgency and necessity of achieving energy independence through a clean energy future.

Democrats will not relent until we realize @POTUS’ ambitious vision of slashing carbon pollution in half by 2030 & achieving a carbon neutral economy by 2050.
And with our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Democratic Congress took action to advance environmental justice for all — from getting the lead out of our children’s drinking water to cleaning up legacy pollution disproportionately harming communities of color.
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This #earthday I would love for everyone to learn at least one fact about the impacts of environmental racism so we can all understand how inextricably linked racial justice is with the protection & preservation of our planet
Here are a few: 1.) race has remained one of the most significant indicators of a community’s proximity to hazardous waste and pollutants since this was first proven in 1987 in the Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States report (…)
2.) A study in 2021 showed that Black people in the US are 40% more likely than other groups to live in places where climate change-driven extreme temperatures will result in higher mortality rates (…)
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Today marks the 52nd anniversary of #EarthDay 🌍

In honour of Mother Earth, we share the story of how UK activists fought a major 1990s road-building plan and started Britain’s environmental rebellion 👇

In 1989, the UK’s Conservative gov’t announced its $19bn road-building plan, worth $43bn in today’s money.

It was called Roads for Prosperity, “the biggest road programme since the Romans”.

🔗: | #EarthDay
However, this meant some of the UK’s most pristine nature would be threatened. From 1992 to 1996, anti-roads activists stood together with determined acts of resistance.

And a new type of protest was born.

🔗: | #EarthDay
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Hoje é Dia da Terra, um movimento nos tempos dos direitos civis, da contracultura e das lutas contra a Guerra do Vietnam.

Quase ninguém ligava para questões ambientais. Em 1969, porém, um vazamento gigante de petróleo chocou os EUA, com imagens de animais cobertos de óleo etc
O livro Primavera Silenciosa tinha aparecido anos antes, alertando para o problema dos pesticidas. Outros desastres, como um rio que pegou fogo, ajudaram no clima de comoção. Mas o que pegou mesmo foi a indignação com a barbárie, humana e ambiental, que acontecia no Vietnam
Um senador democrata americano fundou o Dia da Terra em 22 de abril de 1970. Sim, ele deu a ideia. Mas não teria tido a força que teve sem os protestos por direitos civis e contra a guerra. Inclusive, as estratégias usadas na mobilização foram as mesmas e aí que a coisa explodiu.
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🧵 It's #EarthDay and also #FollowFriday, so how about a thread of some the popular climate science accounts on Twitter that you can follow to learn more about climate change?
First, we can't begin a discussion of climate accounts without mentioning @KHayhoe's excellent list of 3,183 scientists that work on climate-related issues (broadly defined).

Subscribe if you want the full firehose of climate scientist knowledge.

But let's dig a little deeper. As I have done in the past, I am going to construct a semi-empirical list of interesting climate accounts by looking at who the most-followed 100 climate scientists of Twitter have been themselves following.

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Ditch the single-use plastics this #EarthDay and nab yourself a reusable water bottle. If not for the planet, then for nicer lids and a better aesthetic. Here’s the tea on what WIRED staff are sipping from. 1/7
Drink big with the Stanley Master Unbreakable Thermal Bottle. It’s big (duh) but also insulated to keep your water ice cold or your coffee piping-hot all day long. Everything about it feels secure and well-built. 📸: REI 2/7
Both the insulated and uninsulated versions of the Miir Narrow Mouth Bottle are winners. The build quality is as robust as an F-150, and the powder coating is near bombproof. It makes the perfect pick for clumsy adventurers. 📸: Amazon 3/7
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The way much of the world has handled COVID is pretty depressing.

In large so-called democracies like the US and UK, short-termism and the patchy adoption and early abandonment of easy stuff like masks proved we were governed by clowns who would rather be popular than right
Meanwhile we hoarded vaccines and their patents, ignoring the fact that no-one is safe till all are safe and leaving us open to long COVID and more dangerous variants.

Even now only 15.2% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose (…)
Care and consideration for our fellow humans were derided as an unacceptable yoke on individual freedom, and governments who should have known better pandered to misinformation and self-interest.

Capitalism saw the disaster as a way to profit, not help
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🌎 It’s #EarthDay but the birds and bees of Britain are on the decline — and most people haven’t even noticed…
🐝Biodiversity is the variety of life in an ecosystem.

Britain has lost half its biodiversity in the last couple of hundred years.

We’re in the bottom 10% of countries in the world and last in the G7. Last. #EarthDay2022…
🦋 Worse yet, we can’t be certain about the scale of loss.

Most biodiversity data is collected by volunteers, who flock towards charismatic creatures like butterflies and bees. But data for less popular species like spiders and wasps is seriously lacking.
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Per #EarthDay, in cui sarete sommersi di consigli, azioni, buone pratiche, eccovi uno spunto diverso. Vi siete mai chiesti perché l’azione climatica non viene messa in pratica nonostante le evidenze scientifiche? Certo manca la volontà politica. E certamente questo è un tema🧵
ancora divisivo. Ma perché? Negli anni si è passati dal negazionismo climatico ad una tecnica più subdola, che punta invece sul minimizzarne gli effetti, ritardare le azioni politiche, dividere l’opinione pubblica.👇…
Il tutto per continuare col cosiddetto business as usual. È quello che il climatologo @MichaelEMann nel libro “La nuova guerra del clima” chiama “inattivismo”. Non è più tempo di negare il cambiamento climatico: oggi invece è in atto una solida campagna di distrazione di massa🧵
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