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Hi! I'm here to dive a little deeper into topics as , eco and . I'll mostly toot related stuff I'm doing and stuff I find on the web (artworks and articles).
I'm from northern Germany and am also interested in different IT topics, but I'll mostly toot about that on my first account @tofuwabohu

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Doing probably-stupid things with USB batteries and a solar controller to try and get my phone through the winter hours:

6suns.exmosis.net/2019/11/expe

Am I going to kill my battery?

#solarpunk

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#environment #animals

> The #Scottish #salmon #industry currently uses roughly the same quantity of wild-caught fish to feed its salmon as is purchased by the entire adult population of the #UK in one year

> “Salmon suffer when confined in vast numbers, with nothing to do but swim listlessly in circles. And yet, tens of billions of small #fish die in inhumane ways on huge industrial fishing vessels, in order to fuel the salmon kept in these underwater #factory #farms.”

ecohustler.com/article/shockin

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How about a break from all of the climate-related fire and storm disaster news for a nice prose-infusion on a #SolarPunk based community infrastructure? :bio_mech:

Distributed and decentralized #energy is the path to infrastructure #resilience amid escalating climate uncertainty.
Obviously.

A locally-administered Mastodon instance is to the Fediverse what a neighborhood microgrid is to the backup potential of the grid as a whole.

A #Microgrid is an independent electric grid that can operate as a node independent of the central power grid. It allows for a steady power supply even when an outage on the main grid happens. Several types of energy can be used to "collaborate" on a microgrid's design (See "The Neighbors Theory" on QE) for energy and informational storage capacity ideas.

Some big IFs to keep in mind:

(1) Photovoltaic panels make use of (and therefore contribute to the mining of) rare earth materials; mined materials are not sustainable. Continents with a hefty or spreading desert / #desertification problem are evidence of this.

(2) Electricity generation from renewable sources can be intermittent and variable depending on many factors including time of day and weather. What kind of energy your grid should be powered on depends on how well you can predict climate change.

(3) Distribution protection: when power generation happens within the distribution system, energy flows both ways, making voltage regulation especially difficult.

(4) While "rare earth" metal recycling can be done, recycling on the whole ought to be preceded by "Reduce, Reuse". What do you care enough to reuse? What does your town care enough to recycle?

vox.com/energy-and-environment

vice.com/en_us/article/vbngmd/

Overpopulation used as racist vehicle 

Overpopulation used as racist vehicle 

"The results are in and San Francisco has voted to greenlight a new plan that will see Market Street closed to private cars."

Excited to see the results of this!

electrek.co/2019/10/17/san-fra

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heres my finished piece of that flower shop wip i posted like... a while ago :3

I used mostly handmade watercolors for this, but the maker is kiinda meh so i dont with to share it

#art #mastoart #watercolor #handmade

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This is how it looked like in Februar, before I started with some strawberries. It's for the full apartment building, but before us, there has only been an elderly couple who were using it and they didn't do so much in the last years, so they were happy to see some action in the garden.

Planted the garlic today. :) I think that's it with for this year, besides probably covering the carrots to see if they make it until next year.

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the eviction of the forest occupation #völlibleibt in #hamburg continued today.

cops have been destroying a treehouse today. Activists could still managed to remain in the trees, by just climbing higher up, and they plan continue occupying that forest, to protect it from being destoyed.

updates can be found here:
twitter.com/Pappelapp1

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Winds of change: the sailing ships cleaning up sea transport

Ethically minded entrepreneurs are turning back the clock to sweep the scourge of bunker fuel from the oceans

theguardian.com/world/2019/oct

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Looted these from my mom's garden today. :) I just need some more soil and will then plant some garlic in them.

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Very cool #DIY idea to turn styrofoam into something biodegradable!

"My boyfriend wrote a paper on how superworms and mealworms can digest styrofoam into biodegradable waste at a fast rate. We expanded it into a project at school this year. This is a farm that I started a week ago. It's simple and low maintenance. Please try it out! [Details in the comments!]"
reddit.com/r/ZeroWaste/comment

@tofuwabohu I'm not sure how to operate these 2 accounts yet, I think this one is going to be used for everything "green", while the other one is mostly for computer topics.

Hi! I'm here to dive a little deeper into topics as , eco and . I'll mostly toot related stuff I'm doing and stuff I find on the web (artworks and articles).
I'm from northern Germany and am also interested in different IT topics, but I'll mostly toot about that on my first account @tofuwabohu

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