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…I drove the perimeter. It was hard not to think of my great-grandfather, born in Galacia/Austro-Hungarian Poland, and who fled to avoid conscription in the years before WWI. Had he not left, would I be here? 5/x
But here’s why I’m really telling you all this: After it was cotton mill, but before it became condos, it was — no, I’m not kidding… 6/x
…A Tupperware Factory — called b/c of cite legacy a Tupperware Mill! (I guess plastics history — like plastics themselves— is all around us). The address is now: One Tupperware Drive. Clip from 1965 film, The Wonderful World of Tupperware. #envhist #plasticpollutiin 7/x
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This week — after yrs of research, contemplation, COVID-delays — I *finally* visited the RI cotton mill where my great-grandfather labored during WWII. It sits along the Blackstone River, which had powered the US Industrial Revolution🧵 #envhist #PlasticPollution 1/x
Built in 1904 by the Blackstone Cotton Co — eventually owned by Lonsdale, tied to Brown & Ives, Brown—the family that built Triangle Trade ships and benefactor to Brown U., The mill closed shortly after my great-grandfathered signed his over-45 draft card. 2/x
The mill is now condos — but there were artifacts in the lobby. Gears and spools of wound gray (I presume?) cotton thread. Roaming the lobby, it brought to mind my favorite @JoniTevis essay —Warp + Weft. 3/x
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#Plastic in the environment is not inert.

#Plasticpollution slowly interacts with the nature to form new, hybrid-particles that are not-natural, not synthetic, but a hybrid of dentritic organplastoids

This one is a tangle of seaweed and fish line. The next...

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example of a dentritic organoplastoid is a mix of plastic foil, fibers, and aged compost; where the plastic intermingles in the detritus of the organic waste, fusing with it, dreading it yet and outliving it, forming a new type of soil..

2/7
This is a plastisphere on a cone, a precursor to these dentritic organoplastoid. A niche of barnacles and other creatures slowly break down the surface plastic, forming new macromolecules and dentritic organoplastoid micro- and nanoparticles that scatter in the sea...

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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
3/. CONFESSION

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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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

Thread 1/x
#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

2/x
#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

3/x
#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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@RayaIaseema #Tirumala #Tirupati
#TumburaTeertham ప్రకృతి ఒడిలో నిఘూడ వైవిద్యం.. తుంబర తీర్ధం....
#తిరుమలలో ఘనంగా కుమారధార తీర్థ ముక్కోటి

శేషాచల అడవుల్లో ఉన్న తుంబుర తీర్థం భక్తులకు ఆధ్యాత్మిక క్షేత్రమే కాదు.. ప్రకృతి రమణీయతకు పెట్టింది పేరు.
ట్రెక్కింగ్ వంటి సాహస యాత్రలకు స్వర్గధామం. కొండలు, కోనలు, రాళ్లు రప్పలు దాటుకుని.. తుంబుర క్షేత్రం సందర్శించడం నిజంగా థ్రిల్లింగే.

శేషాచలం అటవీ ప్రాంతంలోని తిరుమల కొండల్లో దాగి ఉన్న ప్రకృతి ప్రసాదించిన సుందరదృశ్యం తుంబుర తీర్థం.
ఆదిమ మానవులు సంచరించినట్టు, నివాసమున్నట్టు ఆధారాలున్న ప్రాంతం ఇది. ట్రెక్కర్లు, సాహసికులు, అన్వేషకులు ఇక్కడకు వెళ్లేందుకు ఆసక్తి చూపిస్తారు. జలనిక్షేపాలకు ఆలవాలం ఈ ప్రాంత పరిసరాలు. మండు వేసవిలో పరవళ్లుతొక్కే నీటి అందాలను ఆస్వాదించాలంటే ఈ ప్రాంతాన్ని తప్పక దర్శించాలి .
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UN members meet this week to debate the first ever plastic treaty. Our global single-use system, nurtured for decades by Exxon, Dow, Coke, Pepsi et al, is choking the planet. The public wants structural change. Here's why that might not happen @UNEP reuters.com/business/envir…
Big energy companies that make the world's plastic, including oil giants like Exxon and Shell, are relying on ever more single-use packaging being sold for future profits. They are having a big hand in treaty negotiations. See our story @UNEP reuters.com/business/susta…
Some of the world's most powerful countries, including the United States, China and Japan, are also the biggest plastic polluters and home to the largest petrochemical industries. Systemic change is not in their political short-term interests. What's the alternative? @UNEP
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🧵#Thread Welcome to the #IGA22 Irish Greenwashing Awards 2022

The awards recognise the growing issue of #greenwashing in Ireland & aim to highlight the need for urgent legislation in this area

As corporations profit from the Climate Crisis & misinforming the people of Ireland A green graphic with out of...
The Awards also aim to raise awareness of how the Irish press are consistently overlooking the issue #greenwashing, while actively empowering brands to promote misinformation

Make your voices heard about this issue by using the #IGA22 hashtag, commenting & sharing this thread Image
So, without further ado, let us begin the Awards with our first category:

The Political Inaction Award

This Award acknowledges those with the power to act on the #ClimateCrisis & greenwashing, but who choose to do nothing to address these issues
#IGA22 A green graphic with the wo...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/11/2022 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/02/11/dai…
Misinformation Is Everywhere, Especially About Past Information - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
#misinformation, #history
Why Smuggled Fossils Are Hurting Paleontology | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
#SmuggledFossils, #paleontology, #ParachuteScience, #HeritageLaws
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/20/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/20/dai…
Intranasal priming induces local lung-resident B cell populations that secrete protective mucosal antiviral IgA

science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…

#ImmunoGlobulinA, #AntiviralImmunity, #RespiratorySystem, #VaccineEfficacy, #ResearchReport
Bizarre tail weaponry in a transitional ankylosaur from subantarctic Chile | Nature Portfolio Ecology & Evolution Community

ecoevocommunity.nature.com/posts/bizarre-…

#paleontology, #ChileanPatagonia, #FossilDiscovery, #ankylosaur, #PublicationBackground
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/12/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/12/dai…
Fans Pour Funding—and Faith—Into a Hit Drama About Jesus

wsj.com/articles/fans-…

#entertainment, #movies, #TheChosen, #ChristianThemes
Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?

bigthink.com/thinking/reduc…

#emergence, #reductionism, #science, #philosophy
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1/ This Org Is Cleaning Up the Ocean’s Biggest Trash Pile • This device aims to clean 90% of the ocean’s plastic waste by 2040 — here’s how (with @theoceancleanup)
(via @nowthisnews)
#plasticpollution #plastic
2/ This Org Is Cleaning Up the Ocean’s Biggest Trash Pile with @TheOceanCleanupvia @nowthisnews
#plasticpollution #plastic
3/This device aims to clean 90% of the ocean’s plastic waste by 2040 with @TheOceanCleanup
via @nowthisnews
#plasticpollution #plastic
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1/. As millions around the world gather today to demand #ClimateAction a QUESTION...

Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#COP26Glasgow #COP26  #ClimateEmergency #plasticpollution #ClimateJustice #ClimateMarch #ClimateActionNow
2/. “Every single grape wrapped in plastic! What the actual f***!”

You would probably be outraged like my friend Diane was! #COP26Glasgow #COP26  #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticfree
#ClimateMarch #ClimateJustice
3/. CONFESSION

The individually wrapped grapes in the video aren’t real

But the plastic wrapped passion fruit were

& so is this footage

& so was Diane’s reaction

& so too was the outrage you perhaps felt

It’s time to channel the outrage into action
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1/. QUESTION: Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#COP26Glasgow #cop26plastics #COP26 #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #plasticpollution #ClimateJustice #FridaysForFuture
2/. “Every single grape wrapped in plastic! What the actual f***!”

You would probably be outraged like my friend Diane was! #COP26Glasgow #COP26 #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticfree
3/. CONFESSION

The individually wrapped grapes in the video aren’t real

But the passion fruit were

& so is this footage from Sierra Leone

& so was Diane’s reaction

& so too was the outrage you perhaps felt

It’s time to channel the outrage into action
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Vivimos en un mundo lleno de plástico.
En nuestra vida diaria utilizamos mucho plástico; la mayoría de este es de UN SOLO USO y, una vez deshechado, termina contaminando el suelo y el océano.
¡¿Sabías que en Argentina se desechan 12 MILLONES de botellas plásticas DIARIAMENTE?! Image
Para el 2050 habrá 33 MIL MILLONES de TONELADAS de plásticos acumulados.
Más de 500 especies de animales marinos son afectados por estos residuos y nosotros no somos excepción.
¡¡ESTAMOS CONSUMIENDO PLÁSTICO AL COMER Y BEBER AGUA POTABLE!!
Consumimos 5g de plástico semanalmente.
En la actualidad podemos encontrar la enorme isla de basura GPGP (Great Pacific Garbage Patch) que aumenta constantemente su tamaño.
En todo el mundo se utiliza el PET (Politereftelato de Etileno) en donde una botella requiere 450 años para descomponerse. Image
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- showing #kindness
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And somewhere these whales are swimming.

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(3/…) These designers used five tons of plastic ocean waste to create a whale.

#whales #oceans #plasticpollution #sustainability #wildlife via @ArtForOurPlanet

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In the century since its invention, plastic has become a #Pollution nightmare. Much is designed to be used just once. And much is. Yet billions are being invested in making more.

📢 Our special on #PlasticPollution and #Fossifuels is live! 📢
Despite #ClimateGoals set around the world, including increases in #SolarPower and other #RenewableEnergy, the fossil fuel sector is not about to turn its back on hydrocarbons. It has seen a beacon of hope in plastics, an industry to which it already has deep connections.
#SingleUsePlastic, like this shampoo sachet, is what fossil fuel companies are betting on to secure future profits.
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Incubation in the #Anthropocene
Or "The bird that mistook its eggs 🥚🥚 for a plastic container"
🙄 This is its story: ⬇️ Thread ⬇️
This Kentish #plover pair incubated a nest of two eggs 🥚🥚 for 22 days, until it was preyed upon by a fox 🦊. But the fox left a strange "egg" 🧐 inside the nest. The female has continued to incubate it for weeks. In #albuferadevalencia
At the beginning of May 2021 the Kentish plover female laid 2 eggs. 🧐 Can you spot them in this photo? Some pairs are able to camouflage them very effectively.
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On Saturday, I led 30 young Community Recycling Champions to observe the #EarthDay2021 as one of the strategies in implementing the #MissionZeroPlastic initiative in #KwaraState. The CRCs #CleanUpTanke and recovered 211 Kg (5,908)
@Areai4Africa

#Recycle4Education #AREAixTCCF
5,908 #Pet #plastic were recovered from Item7, Tanke Oke - Odo to Bovas Filling Station, Tanke (3.2 Km and 7 mins walk, thanks to @googlemaps).

This shows the high level of #plasticpollution in Tanke alone.

Thanks to all #volunteers that participated in the clean-up.

#plastic
Just imagine the volume of #plastic we would have recovered if we covered the whole Tanke, #Ilorin

The #MissionZeroPlastic Initiative is proudly sponsored by the #CocaColaFoundation @TheCocaColaCo and implemented by @areai4africa @EcowarriorsNG

@followKWSG
@DrJamila_Bio
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1/. QUESTION: Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#EarthDay #EarthDay2021 #ClimateAction #plasticpollution #ClimateLeadersSummit
2/. You’d probably be outraged, like my friend Diane was! #EarthDay
3/. CONFESSION...

The ‘individually wrapped grapes’ in the video aren’t real...

But this footage from Haiti is...

And so was Diane’s reaction...

And so too was the outrage you perhaps felt....

It’s time to channel that outrage into action. #EarthDay
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Putting on my #lunarnewyear vest on top of my sweats & stopping virtually by the #SericaGala2021 to give a hand 👏 to @supchinanews #AnlaCheng & to Dr. Richard Park, Founder & Former CEO, @CityMD & now CEO, #RendrPhysicians—a Serica 2021 #SocialImpact Leadership Award Honoree. 👋 ImageImageImageImage
#Rockefellers on my 🖥. Congrats to legendary philanthropists Susan & David Rockefeller, Serica's 2021 #SocialImpact Legendary Award Honorees! #sericagala2021

A legacy of #China-#US partnership including via the Asian Cultural Council asianculturalcouncil.org/about-acc/what… #family #art #nature ImageImage
Congrats & cheers to all the Serica honorees!
Jane Sun, Dr. Richard Park, Sharon Chan, Susan & David Rockefeller

@supchinanews #sericagala2021 ImageImageImageImage
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To achieve our ambition of a 2% increase in #tree canopy cover across #Cambridge, we need businesses & residents to plant #trees on privately owned land to accompany the 2,000 trees being planted on @camcitco public land.

Here's a thread of how to plant, the Cambridge way:
Step 1 of 12: (If planting in grass) Cut away turf using spade
Step 2 of 12: Dig a pit to accommodate your new #tree, ensuring it is wide and deep enough for the bare roots or root ball of your tree
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