Planting Trees without Leaving your Home & a Rebellion: GOOD NEWS Tuesday

Hello everybody.

Looks like I am back for some more extra posts than just integrating my old ones. I needed a bit of a break to be able to create my vision for our garden which is coming on nicely:

overgrown round flower bed and bench in front of it

This is how our flower bed in the middle of our garden looked like a week ago. Now it looks like this

round flowerbed with brick paths and stones

The plan is over time to create a rock garden and many little places for insects to hide and live. I haven’t spent a penny on this transformation. What I used was either already in the garden or is from the beach. We will buy some heather though and other plants over time.

You might have figured that I am rather inspired by Greta Thunberg and this new movement called Extinction Rebellion. But while I find it very important to do the big actions like civil disobedience to make politicians act, I also believe it is important to do the little steps every day that every one of us can do easily.

That is why I want to encourage you to plant trees πŸ™‚ . No, you don’t need to buy a plot of land to do so or even leave your house. You can just change your search engine and Ecosia does it for you!

Ecosia is a search engine that uses the profit made from search adds to plant trees all over the world. They are very open about their finances and publish monthly reports on how they are doing. Their blog informs about the different tree planting projects and best of all: Their search engine works brilliantly. You can use it on your laptop or computer but they also have a free mobile app.Β  They work with Microsoft Bing but their apps work nicely on all Google products. If you want to know more have a look at the Ecosia Homepage and Ecosia’s Blog. But does this sound too good to be true? Maybe. That is why Our Changing Climate had a closer look at Ecosia.

video credit: Our Changing Climate via YouTube. Please also check out “Our Changing Climate’s” Patreon page and see if you can support them further.Β 

I mentioned above the movement called Extinction Rebellion. They have made some headlines over Easter here in the UK when they took over several important parts of London to make the public and politicians aware of the fact that irreversible climate change is a real danger possibly happening in our lifetime. But they are much more. I am reading up on their information but also what the media says about them and I think it is important to understand them to hear their explanations:

video credit: Extinction Rebellion via YouTube

Find our more here:

(The following information is taken from Extinction Rebellion’s YouTube Page)

The 10 Working Principles of Extinction Rebellion https://Rebellion.Earth/who-we-are/#p…

1. We have a shared vision of change

2. We set our mission on what is necessary

3. We need a re-generative culture

4. We hopefully challenge ourselves, and this toxic system

5. We value reflection and learning

6. We welcome everyone, and every part of everyone into Extinction Rebellion

7. We actively mitigate for power

8. We avoid blaming and shaming

9. We are a non-violent movement

10. We are based on autonomy and de-centralization


World Map of XR Chapters: https://tinyurl.com/XRchapters

DONATE? https://fundrazr.com/Global_XR

Join Us: https://Rebellion.Earth/contact/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR #ExtinctionRebellion

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Website: https://Rebellion.Earth

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ExtinctionR…

Climate Factsheet for Rebels: https://Rebellion.Earth/the-climate-f…

Rebellion Overview Document: https://goo.gl/91cFn4

International Signup: https://XRebellion.org/

Southampton: https://www.facebook.com/XRSouthampton/

Bristol: https://twitter.com/XRBristol

Sheffield: https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-R…

Lancashire: https://www.facebook.com/XRlancs

Frome: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Glasgow: https://www.facebook.com/XRGlasgow

Scotland: https://www.facebook.com/XRScotland

Sweden: https://twitter.com/XR_Sweden

France: https://www.facebook.com/xrParis/

Germany: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR_DE

Netherlands: https://twitter.com/NLRebellion

Denmark: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionRDK

Denmakr: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20207…

India: https://xr-india.weebly.com/

Australia: https://AusRebellion.Earth/

North Qld: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

SE Qld: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

NorthernRivers: https://www.facebook.com/XRbundjalung

NSW: http://www.facebook.com/xrNSW

VIC: https://www.facebook.com/groups/xrVIC…

SA: https://www.facebook.com/xrAdelaide

WA: https://www.facebook.com/AusRebellionWA

New Zealand: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Nelson NZ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XRnelson

USA: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

SF Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Sacramento: https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-R…

Los Angeles: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

New York: https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-R…

Wash DC: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Boston: https://www.facebook.com/ExtRebMA/

Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/XRchicago/

Tampa: https://www.facebook.com/xrtampabay/

Central Kentucky: https://www.facebook.com/XRebelKY/

Savannah: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Austin: https://www.facebook.com/XRAustin/

Yellow Springs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/34179…

Grand Rapids: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Minneapolis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/50371…

Colorado: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28394…

Denver: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Wyoming: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Montana: https://www.facebook.com/extinctionre…

NewMexico: https://www.facebook.com/groups/58244…

Seattle: https://www.facebook.com/XRSeattle/?r…

Eugene: https://www.facebook.com/XREugene/

Bellingham: https://www.facebook.com/XRBellingham/

Hawaii: https://www.facebook.com/groups/extin…

Canada: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Alberta, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35689…

Cowichan Bay, BC, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/groups/74587…

British Columbia, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Nova Scotia, Canada https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRe…

Howe Sound, British Columbia, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-R…

Vancouver, BC, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/xrvanbc/

Ontario, Canada: https://www.facebook.com/extinctionre…

World Map of XR Chapters: https://tinyurl.com/XRchapters


A lot is going on peeps. These are scary but also exciting times. Keep up the hope and please do one little step today to make a positive difference for the generations coming after us.

I believe we can do it.

I believe you can do it.

I believe in you!

May you have a wonderful Tuesday and may you find more Good News over at JoAnna’s Good News.

 

4 thoughts on “Planting Trees without Leaving your Home & a Rebellion: GOOD NEWS Tuesday

    • They do indeed and what I love about them is that they know what they are talking about and come from a place of respect and love. I actually feel they will make a difference. Hope is so much needed. Thanks for your compliment. πŸ˜šπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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