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#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ Climate Warriors ~ a Film

Hello out there, how are you all, you lovely people? I know we are facing a multitude of challenges currently, but let’s remember to stop now and then and think. To look behind the current and apparent problems towards the ultimate challenge for humankind.

Climate Crisis!

From the few sources that I have read ( European Bank: Spending to counteract coronavirus creates chance to โ€œtilt to greenโ€; Harvard. T.H. Than: Coronavirus and Climate Change, WHO: Climate change and human health – risks and responses. Summary. I gather that climate change increases the transmission of viruses and will cause epi- and pandemics more often.

In the last three months, we have seen how much havoc pandemics can cause. It’s not the economy that has been saving us in the previous three months. It is doctors, nurses, farmers, cleaners… who do. We have also seen that we can do a lot of things differently and that we might not need everything that we thought we might need.

There are solutions out there, and it is time for us to grab those solutions because it is we who do the change. Not politicians. Not corporations. Not banks. We!

On Thursday, I stumbled over a film called “Climate Warriors” by a German filmmaker. It was published in 2018 and gives thoughtful insight into the fight of several climate activists from Germany and the United States. It also gives knowledge about our current energy use and how we are misled by corporations and some politicians. This film shows some solutions, and as a plus, you see Arnold Schwarzenegger vs D. Trump on climate change. ๐Ÿ™‚

This film is available on Amazon Prime for free, and you can buy it on YouTube. I could not find any other sources, but I am sure there are others too.

Here is a trailer to give you an idea.

video credit: Fechner MEDIA Production via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you all despite everything!

#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ The Art of Re-Imagining Climate Justice

Hello out there, how are you? Are you feeling artistic? Or activistic? Is that a word? Well, I hope you feel good no matter what challenges you face because know what? You can do it!!!

Today I am taking a little different approach to the climate justice topic. In 2014 there has been a meeting of artists in Santa Barbara who creatively took on climate justice. This video shows the results. I hope it inspires you to make your own artwork or changes.

Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video resource: Summer Gray via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you all despite everything!!!!!

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#ClimateJusticeSaturday: Climate Justice Now! How?

Hello out there, how are you? Please do not forget that you rock no matter what challenge you face currently. You can do it. I believe in you!

It’s Saturday and time to check out what climate justice activists have to say. It’s time to change our lifestyle and behaviour more than ever and Jill MacIntyer Witt has a How-to on offer. Here is what TEDx is saying about her on YouTube:

“We need everyone everywhere doing everything all the time. Jill MacIntyre Witt has made it her lifelong passion to connect othersโ€™ behaviors to protecting our planet. Her masterโ€™s project is a Climate Justice Field Manual, a how-to guide for action, downloadable at climatejusticenow.earth. Jill is a brave Climate Reality Mentor for Former Vice President Al Gore. She’s traveled to Paris for COP21. She coordinates successfully many environmental actions in Washington State with her community and the Lummi Nation. The time to join the movement is now and how is up to you. Jill is a professor of Physical Education at Western Washington University and studied at University of Queensland and California Polytechnic State University. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband. She is raising two young women who are equally as passionate about taking care of Earth. #climatechange #climatejustice #activism #climatejusticenow, #TEDx, #TEDxVail2018, #TEDxVail, #TEDxVailYES! “We need everyone everywhere doing everything all the time. Read more here

I think much has changed since Summer 2018 when Greta Thunberg started her Friday’s for Future and since April 2019 when Extinction Rebellion started to show us how urgent changing is. And even more, now that a new virus is changing our lives in ways we could not imagine just a few months ago.

But there is still so much to do and if you need some encouragement listen to Jill’s Tedx Talk from 2018.

Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video credit: TEDx Talk via YouTube

Let’s do it together and save this planet!!!!!

Happy Saturday to you all despite everything!

Tommy Lee Jones on Climate Change

#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ No Jobs on a Dead Planet

Hello out there, how are you? I hope you and yours are well. I think of you! Obviously, the virus is a vast topic currently, but I think we should not lose sight of the climate crisis. If there is one thing that this virus showed is that our system is quite vulnerable and without people working and buying, it can’t work. That gives us “the people” a lot of power if we just see it that way and take that responsibility. We can demand a new eco-friendly system that takes care of all of us, especially at a time when everything has to be developed again. Let’s use that chance!

I wrote the rest of this post before the virus arrived. This is what I wrote:

When I am writing this post, it is in the middle of winter. Storms are raging over the UK and after a huge drought here in the East of England its raining and raining and raining.

I dread to think about how the weather will be in April when this post is published. Often politicians and corporations try to play jobs out against the environment either misjudging or simply ignoring the fact that there are no jobs on a dead planet as well as there is no food to be bought by money on a dead planet.

This compelling video makes the point a little bit clearer. Please follow the link underneath the video to its YouTube location if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video credit: 350 Asia via YouTube

Happy Saturday despite everything and please take another step towards co2 reduction today despite the virus. Or maybe because of it. It showed that you can change your behaviour in a short time. Every little helps!!!!!

And now to something different… #ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ 205 ideas about what you can do to avoid the climate crisis!

Hello out there, how are you? I hope you and yours are well. And I am sending you good vibes to keep going. I had scheduled this post for June but do need some rest for my arm and myself, so I move it forward with hardly any changes. I know all of us are occupied with the virus currently, but that doesn’t make the climate crisis go away.

Hello out there, how are you doing? Are you experiencing a changing climate? We certainly do. The area where we live has been really, really dry for the last two years. No substantial rain from December 2017 to September 2019 and then it all seemed to come at once. It was somehow raining all the time. Now, I know, we live in the UK and rain should be the norm, but it doesn’t seem to be anymore.

To us, the idea the climate is changing and that what scientists say for years is right is a no-brainer. It’s pretty apparent, and if you read up on the subject, you realize that it has gone much further than the media let us know for many many years.

We have changed a couple of things in our life, but I have written about that before so I won’t bore you again with it. Instead, I give you a couple of links that provide you ideas about what you can do, if you want to change too to save our children’s future!

  1. Sierra Club: 100 Things you can do to save the Planet (US)
  2. We Love It: 20 Things you can do to save the planet (also general information about the climate crisis)
  3. One Cent at a Time: 25 Everyday Techniques to save the planet (some ideas are repeated but they bring them into a different context)
  4. WWF: 10 Things you can do to help save the planet (great explanations for all lifestyle changes)
  5. The Guardian: 50 easy ways to save the planet (This article is from 2002 by the way)

And if you are someone like me who wonders how people can just stick their heads in the sand and ignore all the signs, then this video is for you.

(Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog)

video credit: “It’s ok to be smart” via YouTube

Happy Saturday, happy Easter to you all and happy saving this planet too ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

image of yellow tulips and blue sky with quote by confucius

What Day Is It Anyway? Climate Edition (4.4.20)

Hello dear people of the blogosphere, how are you? I hope life is treating you well and if you are struggling know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

I nearly didn’t write this post. As I wrote yesterday, I could take my dressings off. My hope was that the soreness I felt more and more for a couple of days would go with them. But it didn’t. It got worse. And I started to worry. And I just wanted to lay down and rest and forget about everything. And I decided to give my arm some rest. But then the breast care nurse called, and I asked her, and she said that’s how it is because the skin still has to heal around the wounds. Sounds logic, doesn’t it?

So I calmed down and decided to do a short post for today. What did I do with the rest of the day? Again I watched telly. And had lots of cups of tea. And I took the dog up the garden. And I played a little Farmville II. And that was that. I am rather tired now. But I still give you something to learn, something to smile about and something to listen to ๐Ÿ™‚

video credit: Cambridge University via YouTube

I know it seems really hard to think about the climate crisis in this COVID-19 crisis. But the virus will pass while the climate crisis won’t unless we change our lifestyle effectively towards a zero-carbon emission lifestyle.

These last weeks have shown that we all can change our lifestyles drastically. So we’ll be able to the same for our environment.

video credit: viral paws via Youtube

We do need something cute in these dire times. This video made me really happy and I thought I’d share it with you ๐Ÿ™‚

And something else always makes me smile. It’s these wonderful people doing wonderful things despite everything.

video credit: WBKN27 via YouTube

And as for the end of this post something to laugh about. If you, like me, were a teenage girl in the 80’s you might have liked “Come on Eileen”. I loved that song, but this couple made a hilarious COVID-19 version.

video source: Fourthestate Alliance via YouTube

And why am I writing about my day?

Linda over at โ€œLife in Progressโ€ has started the โ€œWhat day is it anywayโ€ blog event. She invites us all to share a little of our new daily routines, struggles and successes. She writes: โ€œ

Why Iโ€™m writing this post:

Because if youโ€™re like me and stuck at home already, or if youโ€™re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and Iโ€™m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if youโ€™d like to write your own โ€œWhat Day is it Anyway?โ€ post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Letโ€™s keep in touch!

And I can only encourage you to take her up on the offer ๐Ÿ™‚ . Here is her post from Thursday.

image of yellow tulips and blue sky with quote by confucius

That is it for today. Keep reading and writing, my friends, keep smiling and keep being kind to yourselves and those around you. Remember: You rock!

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks my dears, for staying with me until the end. I appreciate your presence. Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

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We Can Do It But What Day Is It Anyway? Climate Edition 28.3.2020

Hello out there in the depths of the blogosphere and COVID-19-Isolation-more-or-less-sanity. Am I allowed to ask how you are? I hope you and yours are safe and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

gif resource: Giphy

It is just after 12pm (27.3.20 I schedule my posts) here in the UK and I somehow have trouble getting into the swing of things. As I wrote yesterday writing with one hand is difficult for me. Typing with ten fingers is one of the few skills I learned in school that came in rather handy throughout my blogging life. But it looks to me like my inspiration rests in my left hand and that’s the one I can’t use for repetitive movements yet and yes, typing counts like that. Please bear with me: here migh be some T’s missing as i has a bi of a snag a he momen … meaning: there might be some T’s missing as it has a bit of a snag at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, let’s start with a giggle to stop moaning and make the best of a bad time:

video resource: YouTube

But Bee, you might think, you posted this many a times before. I know, I know, I would answer but it cheers me up instantly and I need the cheer, you know. And you do too because you moan again. Remember: we stopped that! Maybe you share your instant cheer-ups with us instead? Yea, that’s better!

Let’s remind ourselves why we are here:

Linda over at โ€œLife in Progressโ€ has started the โ€œWhat day is it anywayโ€ blog event. She invites us all to share a little of our new daily routines, struggles and successes. She writes: โ€œ

Why Iโ€™m writing this post:

Because if youโ€™re like me and stuck at home already, or if youโ€™re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and Iโ€™m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if youโ€™d like to write your own โ€œWhat Day is it Anyway?โ€ post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Letโ€™s keep in touch!

And I can only encourage you to take her up on the offer ๐Ÿ™‚ . Here is her post from yesterday.

Image of flat landscape in back and hills in front with quote by Anne Frank
photo credit: BrainyQuote

As I schedule my posts for the middle of the night in the UK (don’t ask me why? I just like it that way!) I let you know about my Friday. I woke up at 5am and felt rather lucky. Currently, I try to balance my stomach tablets with my painkillers. I can’t take the painkillers within two hours of the stomach tablet. I also need to wait 30-60min until I am allowed to eat so the earlier I get up, the earlier I can eat and be out of pain. It’s not unbearable pain more like a slight niggle but I find that harder to deal with than proper pain. Never mind ;-).

By six, the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world was at my side to have his coffee and walk the dog at 7. Usually, I go with him, but for obvious reasons, I rather keep away at the moment. That’s my time, though, for practicing mindfulness meditation and sending out my blessings and prayers to all of you. I am so glad I can do that kneeling on the ground again because connecting with it calms me enormously. By the time the husband was back, I had done my exercises and got dressed and felt again like I had done a marathon. My poor body has to get accustomed to a lot of changes because of the loss of lymph nodes in my left arm.

That meant I could sit down, enjoy a cup of tea and having my breakfast prepared. Today I needed to rest my arm more than before as it hurt more. Looks like I did a little too much yesterday :-). But that didn’t stop me from checking in with friends and family via WhatsApp, check comments and read some blog posts. And I did my exercises ๐Ÿ™‚

image of exercises after lymph node removal for breast cancer

And then I started this post ๐Ÿ™‚

How are you, dear people? Are you still with me? Fancy a cuppa? I certainly need one (shuffles off to kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

So, what else did I want to share with you? Oh, here your cuppa first ๐Ÿ™‚

Ah, yes, “climate edition”. Usually, I introduce you to a climate connected topic on Saturdays. I am wondering a lot about why the necessary changes to stop the climate crisis aren’t supported as much as they are for the pandemic. Our Changing Climate had a look into it:

video credit: Our Changing Climate via YouTube

I can’t get rid of the feeling that this pandemic will change our lives forever. I do hope that being thrown out of our daily rituals gives us all the possibility to check our perceptions of how fast and how far we can change. Future generations will thank us if we are willing to do the right thing!

video source: Intr0naut via YouTube

We have heard a lot about supporting self-employed people here in the UK since yesterday. That seems to be a rather big issue, and challenge and my thoughts go out to you who are affected. I have no answers to your challenges, but if you have some mind space, why no use the time and learn something about accounting? Last year I reviewed a page that teaches it for free for a download I had planned but never made. This is what I wrote:

Accounting coach: More and more of us find work in the so-called gig industry and work freelance. Not all of us can afford an accountant to sort out our finances. That is where Accounting Coach comes into. It offers training in accounting from basics to more sophisticated approaches for free. However, if you want to gain a certificate and do all the tests you need to sign up for the Pro and Pro Plus accounts. Pro is a one time fee of 49$ and Pro Plus is a one time fee of 99$.

gif source: Giphy

Ok peeps, I am done here. My limit of one hand typing is absolutely reached no matter how much more I love to entertain you and keep you company. Just a couple more things:

Today’s act of kindness:

video credit: WCPO 9 via YouTube

Please help in the fight against breast cancer:

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks my dears, for staying with me until the end. I appreciate your presence. Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

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Let's get the Milkman back with Good News Tuesday

Hello out there in the blogosphere. How are you? I hope life is treating you well and if not read a good news story here or at JoAnna’s ๐Ÿ™‚

Quote by Antonio Banderas about recycling
Quote by BrainyQuotes

You know that recycling and being ecofriendly is a passion of mine. So I was quite excited to find a good news story about a business called Loop on the Good News Network. Apparently, they are delivering your everyday grocieries in re-usable containers. You clean them and send them back where the will be sterilised and then used again. Hence the milkman reference. Find out more about them here on the Good News Network.

video credit: Loop via YouTube

I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea, but does it work? Let’s find out via Jamie from “My Imperfect Zero Waste Life.”

video credit: My Imperfect Zero Waste Life on YouTube

I still think its a brilliant idea but there are drawbacks and I get the feeling you need to have some spare money to use this service. Never the less, its one way of becoming more eco-friendly.

products in a loop.

is that so eco-friendly?

who knows the answer?

Sorry for a rather short post today but as you can imagine I am a little pre-occupied with life outside the blogosphere :-).

This post takes part in โ€œGood News Tuesdayโ€ inspired by JoAnna on โ€œAnything Possibleโ€. Please head over and find more wonderful and inspiring stories. Thanks!

Happy Tuesday to you all despite everything!

ust one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

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History of #ClimateJustice

Hello out there! How are you? I hope life, your immune system and the climate are treating you well and if not that you find all the help you need.

If you follow my blog for a while you know that the climate is an important topic for me. Even with this pandemic around, we should not forget that there are more long-term challenges around that we need to tackle. Even though not flying so much currently is excellent for the climate. I have used the expression “Climate Justice” often recently but exactly does it mean?

This video from Greenpeace International from May 2018 does explain it a little more ๐Ÿ™‚ (Please follow the link underneath the video if it does no play here)

video credit: Greenpeace International via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you all, despite everything!!!!!!

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Introducing Luisa Neubauer and why she became a climate activist #ClimateJusticeSaturday

Hello dear readers, how are you on this hopefully beautiful Saturday? I hope life is treating you well and if there is a challenge on your path, remember that you rock! You can overcome anything thrown at you.

And let’s face it, there are more than enough challenges to go around for all of us. It’s been a while since I was talking about climate activists, but I feel it is more important than ever to introduce them to us.

The media seems to preoccupy us so much with the Coronavirus and here in the UK with the upcoming full Brexit that we seem to forget that all our lives will change entirely if we do not take steps to stop the ever faster-paced change of climate.

Tommy Lee Jones on Climate Change
Quote taken from BrainyQuotes

On YouTube, I stumbled over a young woman from Germany who became a climate activist because she was worried that her school chose to only talk about it in one school lesson. She believed that it is so much of a problem that she needs to do something. So she managed to go one of the UN Climate Conferences where she met Greta Thunberg.

Her name is Luisa Neubauer and she has since become an organizer for the German “Friday for Future” demonstrations. She studies Geography in Goettingen and writes for the German WWF blog (link is in German) as well as for Project Syndicate. I encourage you to check out “Project Syndicate – The Worlds Opinion Page” as many forward-thinking scientists and politicians are writing for this online and offline magazine. I discovered it a couple of months ago when Guy Verhofstadt wrote about Brexit.

But back to Luisa Neubauer. I share with you a video of her TEDx Munich talk from 2018 in which she encourages everybody to become a climate activist. No, you don’t need to go on demonstrations or share leaflets about veganism. Just become aware of the topic, learn as much as you can and then use your influence as a consumer, voter and reader of newspapers or blogger to encourage more and more of us to do the right thing. And, of course, decide where you can change your behaviour.

Video credit: Tedx Talks via YouTube

I have nothing to add to this ๐Ÿ™‚ just some poetic words:

the childrens future

in our hands day by day

listen to nature

In this sense, love & rage my friends, love & rage!!!!

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

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