Could blockchain technology be used for good... to help save our forests through ultra transparent carbon trading? @veridium.labs is working to do just that and we interviewed the founder and Chairman, Todd Lemons on our podcast to learn more about it
Blockchain is a pretty tricky concept... we had to do a ton of research to get a handle on it before doing this interview with Todd. He explained in layman’s terms that it is essentially an electronic accounting ledger that is public - I.e. all transactions made on the blockchain would be available for anyone to look at and would help an organisation track the true (e.g. environmental) cost of a product. Todd used the example of a candy bar to illustrate how this could all play out which we found very helpful!
Todd impressed us with his genuine care for nature and the wild. He has an impressive track record, having helped save the land that is now the @rimba_raya_ biodiversity reserve through carbon credits. The forest on this land was set to be destroyed for palm oil plantations
Listen to the podcast and tell us what you think: https://www.sustainablejungle.com/podcast/episode-09-todd-lemons-show-notes/ or on iTunes!
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The climate of earth is constantly changing due to a variety of factors, such as changes in the earth's orbit, changes in the sun's intensity, changes in the ocean currents, volcanic emissions and changes in the greenhouse gas concentrations 🌍
Muitas pessoas pensam que #comidavegana é a coisa mais complicada do mundo. Que precisam assistir tutorials no YouTube, seguir receitas esquisitas, comprar produtos excêntricos. Não tem nada disso. Vá na feira, compre legumes variados, cozinhe com os seus temperos favoritos, misturem com macarrão. Quer coisa mais simples que essa? Vocês até podem seguir as receitas mais complexas, mas o dia a dia de uma pessoa vegana é mais simples do que você imagina. E a melhor parte vem depois: você não sente que vai "explodir" depois de comer. Pelo contrário, se sente leve, satisfeito, nutrido. #nutricaovegana . Você não simplesmente bota comida na barriga...
👉 Você nutri o seu corpo 👈 sem matar nenhum ser inocente, sem contribuir pro #aquecimentoglobal , sem contribuir para o #desmatamento das nossas florestas. Simplesmente assim.
#veganfood is simple. Grab some veggies on the regular market, cook them with your favourite condiments, add some pasta and bam! That's it. You can cook the fancy vegan food if you prefer, but life as a vegan is simpler than anything else. But the best part comes after: you don't feel stuffed. But the contrary, you feel your body light, satisfied and nourished. #vegannourishment . You don't simply add food to your belly
👉you nourish your body👈 without killing innocent beings, without contributing to #globalwarming , without contributing to the #deforestation of our forests. Simply like that.
To get our Recommended Daily Allowance of protein, plant production takes up twice as much land and releases over four times the amount of greenhouse gases as livestock production does. Consider this a sneak peak to an upcoming series about why a vegan diet is absolutely worse for the environment than an omnivorous one.
If you’d like some more information right now, check out my Sustainability Series from a few months ago, that debunked myths such as the claim that farm animals eat all of the crops, or that livestock is the leading driver of deforestation or ocean extinction. Here is the link, sources for all of my points are cited within each article (will DM upon request): https://farmingtruth.weebly.com/sustainability-series.html ----------------------------------------------------⠀⠀ #Cowspiracy#Sustainability#VeganForTheEarth#Environmentalist#GoGreen#GlobalWarming#AnimalAgriculture#EndAnimalAgriculture#Deforestation#FeedTheWorld
We’re always trying to come up with creative ways to plant trees.
1. We host sports tournaments were each participant plants 1 tree. 🌴
2. Children use our app to earn money to their team / class by planting trees. 🌳
3. Companies use Smartklimat to compensate for their carbon footprint. 🍀
Do you have an idea of how we can further implement tree planting into our society? Let us know in the comment section below! 💚🌎
The human species is consuming the earths resources more rapidly than they can be replenished, and our FOOD choices may be the greatest contributor to this depletion. If we all ate the average American diet, it would take 3.74 Earths to sustain our current population of 7.6 billion people. By 2050, there will be an estimated 9.2 billion people on the planet; at that point, even if EVERY individual minimized their carbon footprint by using 95 percent renewable energy and consumed a plant-rich diet, we would still need the equivalent of 1.3 Earths to sustain the growing population. The earth has a limited capacity to produce precious resources on which our lives depend, from oxygen- algae- to soil- and trees. The ecological crisis we face is a reflection of sheer numbers and perhaps sheer greed. We use more than what is produced, our manner of living is no longer sustainable for future generations. You can’t outwit Mother Nature, and we are slowly coming to realize that ‘laws of nature’ are not up for grabs. The network of life depends on a complex food web. Humans have altered the food web that many species and entire ecosystems must adapt or perish. While some politicians, scientists, professors, and people believe we are beyond the point of no return, we must do what we can- if not for ourselves, for our children, and if not for our own species, then for all the other species, whose future WE hold in our hands. Many experts have suggested that a global shift towards plant based diet and care for all life can protect the world from increased poverty and hunger and the worst impacts of climate change. There is NO question that intensive animal agriculture and aquaculture is among the most notorious polluters of air, water, and soil, and one of greatest contributors to #deforestation , #desertification , and the extinction of species. The shift to a vegan lifestyle will be the most powerful step an individual can take toward the preservation of this planet- it is an ecological imperative. #govegan#vegan#plantbaseddiet#plantbasedliving#plantbased#planetearth#conservation#vegansofig#mothernature#vegancommunity#thegamechanger#gamechanger#veganism#vegano
After a month spent in Bali, I can for sure say that I am more than glad to be going back home tonight.
Being away from home, especially in places like this, makes me realise just how lucky I am to live in a country where the air is crisp clean, the rivers run so fresh that you can drink from them and the food, if you shop right, is grown locally.
Bali on postcard is beautiful, a magical and honeymoon-esque island, and growing up in the UK, it was a far off destination I never imagined I would reach, but I lucked out, I’ve traveled the world since then, and now, perhaps with an enlightened library of first hand knowledge through experience, and perhaps aided by growing in age, (I’ve always had my good friend cynicism by my side since birth, she’s just grown in size with me) I feel I’ve switched my once, slightly rose tinted glasses for a much darker shade of view.
Places like Bali, now seem like more of a crisis zone to me, than a holiday destination..
It of course Depends on the kind of person you are, or the experience you chose to have, and I at the least don’t wish to sound ungrateful for my time in these magnificent places, but I feel drained and exhausted after being here;
I feel deflated after witnessing so much environmental destruction, I feel empathy for all of the suffering that comes down to lack of duty of care, I feel wrath for every single tourist who comes here that leaves a trail of mess behind them, literally or metaphorically, who take resources without even thinking, who ignore and step over issues that are directly in front of them, who take photos of the nice parts and filter out the ugly and then go back home.
I feel sad for the indigenous people all over the world who are now drowning in our selfish, self obsessed “holiday mode” ideology, of take take take, without a second thought of where it came from, what happens to it next; or even how to give back.. Continued Below...
photo by JohnNovis @johnnovis for @everydayextinction
In this image, a common woolly monkey (Lagothrix Lagothricha) is seen in a wildlife protected area near Manaus, the capital city of the state of Amazonas in the North Region of Brazil.
Woolly monkeys are hunted by a variety of species of eagles and cats. Their main predators, however, are humans, who hunt the species both for food and for the illegal pet trade. Habitat encroachment is also threatening the survival of the species; all these factors are believed to be the cause of the species' recent decline. Woolly monkeys are now considered highly endangered, and captive individuals are bred to ensure the survival of the species as part of the International Breeding Program for Endangered Species. Archive picture, shot on film at in Manaus, promoting a Greenpeace Amazon Office established in 1999, Manaus, to protect the Amazon Rainforest.
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A 75-Year Harvard Study has Revealed the Most Important Factor in Human Happiness
Have you ever wondered what it really takes to make someone happy? What does true happiness need to grow, and is it even attainable?
What exactly keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? One study done by Harvard that ran for over 75-years has determined exactly that! This study followed the lives of two groups of men, and now even follows their children in order to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades in order to affect a person’s health and well-being even in middle age. The only setback is that it did not cover women at all.
The study itself is referred to as the Harvard Grant and Glueck Study and concluded what many people have thought for the longest. You guessed it, love is the biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfillment overall in life. This study showed that having someone you can rely on helps your nervous system relax, and helps your brain to stay healthy and even reduces emotional pain. It even showed that people who feel lonely are more likely to see their physical health decline earlier and die younger.
Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development says the following:
“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.” You could have all the money in the world and be a huge success, but without a loving relationship, you will be lacking happiness. While relationships are complicated and messy they are important. Maintaining a good life is not possible without meaningful relationships.
The quality of your relationships is all that matters; the more meaningful the happier you will be. The extent to which you are able to relax makes a huge difference in your happiness.
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Eating meat supports the killing of #animals for no reason other than to satisfy humans' acquired taste for animal flesh.
With hundreds of millions of #hungry people worldwide, it is criminally wasteful to grow crops to feed animals raised for meat rather than growing #food for people – especially when you consider that it takes 4.5 pounds of grain to make just 1 pound of meat. This is inefficiency and #ignorance at its worst.
In fact, one calorie of animal #protein requires about 10xs the input of #fossilfuel#energy than 1calorie of plant protein. This input can be higher depending on the type of #meat produced, it is estimated that grain-fed #beef requires 35 fossil fuel calories for every 1calorie produced.
Feed production accounts for around 75%of fossil fuel use in livestock production.
Worldwide, we use an average of 180 millions of tons of fertilizer to grow livestock feed and as the population grows and the demand for meat increases, it is projected we’ll need 230 million tons or 7.3 BILLIONS of gallons by 2050. Its estimated the agriculture industry in the U.S. uses about 17%of fossil fuel energy POWERING factory farms, a large part of this expenditure. #factoryfarms produce 99%of farm animals in the U.S alone. (📸 @eftp.co) #stopeatinganimals#meatfree#eatfortheplanet#savetheplanet#savetheanimals#govegan#extinction#pollution#deforestation#savethetrees
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A Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is seen in the rainforest at Mefou Primate Sanctuary near Yaounde, Cameroon.
The Mandrill species is affected by the destruction of its evergreen forest habitat reducing the capacity of environments to support Mandrill populations. However, the most immediate threat is posed by hunting for their meat (which is highly prized in the Congo Basin). Commercial bushmeat hunters pose a particular threat to populations which are located close to main roads and towns. The Mandrill is listed as 'vulnerable' in view of the intensive hunting pressure on this species (combined with the habitat loss) across its range, which is likely to have resulted in a decline exceeding 30% over the past 30 years. Ape Action Africa is a non-profit NGO founded in 1996 dedicated to the conservation of primates, threatened by the bushmeat trade in Central and West Africa. Ape Action Africa manages the rescue and rehabilitation ofprimates across much of Cameroon, with a large sanctuary in the Mefou forest. With more than 300 primates in its care, Ape Action Africa is now one of the largest conservation projects of its kind in Africa. Many of the animals arrive at the sanctuary as orphans, mainly due to the illegal bushmeat trade, which has grown in recent years as a result of deforestation of the Cameroonian jungle.
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Congratulations to Harry & Meghan on their wedding, making history and breaking barriers!! Also, did you know Meghan's dress was made from sustainable textiles? And their wedding cake was made from sustainably sourced ingredients? And their reception car was transformed into an electric vehicle? This is one power couple for sustainability! THIS. IS. SOCIAL. CHANGE. #RoyalWedding#HarryAndMeghan