This is a thread about #drawdown (, and a summary of my favourite bits of the very interesting TED talk by Chad Frischmann here:

It's really helpful for grassroots activism!

#environment #ZeroWaste #ClimateOptimism #solarpunk

I briefly saw a thing describing our planet as a really big spaceship, and I’m thinking about how great it is as a spaceship and how we need to keep it in good condition and make sure all the food and air and waste systems stay balanced and 😭🌱🌤 *cries in solarpunk*

“Denmark to label food according to effect on climate”

There are flaws with it, but I like it because it just informs and you can ignore it if you want.

I don’t know how likely this future is, but I’m 100% into it.

“Why you have (probably) already bought your last car”

It’s about how a self-driving electric car network as a service could replace maintaining and driving your own car.

I can't wait until cities are just big buildings surrounded by plants like this. and everything is recyclable and clean air and we live harmoniously with the environment. Sign! One can dream

, but every time you buy something new you have to plant a tree. 😁 🌳 💚 🌍

Hey, would anyone be interested in signing my to Colgate to get toothpaste from a mainstream brand?

It’s really easy to put things in jars so I think it’s doable!

throwback to when I found out where the "I will protect it" meme came from and it's from the NYC parks department about trees!

I love market day! :)

I've been trying to restock my Pratchetts second-hand, and there was one stall that had TEN for £2 each, I'm IN.

My lunch from a local café, in tubs.

Spring onions from a homegrown veg stall, and an olive loaf and cinnamon roll treat from the sourdough bakers' stall.

Some things with packaging: guacamole (plastic), hippie deodorant (plastic and glass), and aubergine goop (glass jar, metal lid).

Everyone was super cool about me not wanting packaging. :)

This is the only straw idea I've seen so far that I actually like and approve of. :D

It's made of a papaya stem, so it's completely biodegradable and a waste product. The only issue is it's also kind of perishable...

Hey, would anyone be interested in signing my to Colgate to get toothpaste from a mainstream brand?

It’s really easy to put things in jars so I think it’s doable!

I want to live in a way that's healthier for both me and the planet. Less waste, more buying from local businesses and farmer's market type things, going vegetarian, etc.

But I'm struggling with the ways that pushes against my executive functioning difficulties. And at the same time, I'm kind of a mess right now and just dealing with that takes a ton of energy, cleaning up any part of my life to do better seems daunting.

Trying to find baby steps I can take. :-/

"Gove urged to follow Europe with ban on single-use plastic"

"The restrictions on “single-use” plastic will be launched on Monday by the European commission as part of its plan to ensure that 55% of all plastic is recycled by 2030. About 80-85% of all litter in the oceans is plastic, and half of that is made up of throw-away items such as plastic straws."

This would be some large-scale change and I am very much in favour!

My kingdom for a normal boring mainstream fluoride-containing toothpaste in a glass jar instead of a plastic tube.

@cassolotl I may be the only person so far promoting #velopunk, but I guess it'll gain traction after a while. I'm drafting a manifesto, now I just need some time to concentrate it a little more.

b) Of course! As well as walking.

c) It surely is. #solarpunk is more holistic and seems to be more about production, whereas #velopunk is more narrowly about traffic, urbanism, land usage and technology use. So pretty much like two perspectives of the same world.

r/futurology is a good subreddit for solarpunks interested in technology

Just discovered that is a thing and

a) I love it,
b) can wheelchair users be included, and
c) I feel it may be quite compatible with ? :)

a website that plays you radio streams from a location on earth where the sun is rising (the station changes every few minutes)

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