In West Virginia, a Rockwool factory is destroying the local environment and solidifying the hold of fossil fuel companies on the land. If you're planning on doing some insulation soon, please consider alternative materials, so as to support the boycott.
Also. just to make it clear, I'm not upset at the people who are loggers, they're just trying to make a decent living and feed their families. It's the clear cutting and consistent destruction of newly formed ecosystems that upset me, as well as the choice to use a precious resource such as wood to make paper, when there's better alternatives, which are both problems with the industry, not the people.
Just straight up, we shouldn't make paper out of trees. Trees are too important of a resource to make something intended for a single use. We're probably not going to be able to avoid building with wood, but we need to transfer our paper production to something that doesn't take 20 years to grow (like hemp).
Vent, suicidal feelings,
The world feels like a dark horrible place where nothing is ever going to be okay right now. I'm so fucking depressed and sad that I can't do anything. My mom asking me to look for a tax form was too much for me to handle. I yelled at my girlfriend and the entire world is dying because of climate change and human indifference/malevolence. What the fuck is there left to do except maybe die myself. At least then I wouldn't have to exist as a broken person in a broken world.
I mean, cooperations are considered people, so why shouldn't rivers be?
Kinda just realized last night that part of my depression and also part of the reason why I'm having a hard time motivating myself to find a job is because I'm actually pretty in debt and I can't imagine ever being able to get out of it. Like, when I get a job most if not all of the money is going to be spent on debt stuff but it'll take years of that to pay it off so it's just giving up 8 hours of my life and all of my very low amount of energy just for all the reward to slip away down the drain of paying for school that I didn't get a degree from.
#lowtech magazine's recent article on rethinking the concept of energy security is apparently repeatedly being removed from from facebook because it considers the article fake news in relation to 'US politics or issues of national importance'.
Here's a link to the entire article:
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