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 πŸ™‚

Quote by Antonio Banderas about recycling
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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 β€œGood News Tuesday” inspired by JoAnna on β€œAnything Possible”. 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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Image of a pebble beach and metall poles in a row, blue sky above

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 πŸ™‚ (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
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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 πŸ™‚ 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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#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ Introducing Ken Smith fighting for workers rights in a climate changing world

Hello, out there how are you? I hope you are well and that your world is able to adjust well to this climate-changing world.

There are people out there who fight for acknowledgement of the climate crisis which is already happening all over the place. We in the so-called “developed” world just are not told about it. That is why it is important to me to keep you updated on some people I “met”via a book by Mary Robinson: β€œClimate Justice – A Man-Made Problem with a Feminist Solution” (the book is known under several slightly different titles)

Unlike the title of the book suggests Mary Robinson also wrote about some very inspirational men. One of them is Canadian Ken Smith who as a trade representative made it his job to give his colleagues a positive change when the mine they worked in closed down. But he realised in the process that climate justice has many facets and needs to be brought about.

Please listen to what he had to say about “Climate Justice Now” in 2016 at the Marxismconference in Canada. Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video source: Socialist.CA via YouTube

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

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#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation on how climate change affects the work force

Hello out there, how are you doing? I hope life is treating you well and if not that there is always someone to support you.

In the last couple of Saturdays, I introduced you climate activists from all over the world which I learned about from Mary Robinson’s book β€œClimate Justice – A Man-Made Problem with a Feminist Solution” (the book is known under several slightly different titles). We are nearly at the end of this series with only two more to come after today.

You might have heard the reasoning a lot that we can’t change our societies to be carbon neutral because it will destroy jobs. I always thought that to be a short-sighted reasoning because there won’t be any jobs on a dead planet. After all we can’t eat money and we won’t be consuming anything if our houses are flooded or burned by wildfires.

Someone who is pondering the effects of climate change on the work-force for many years is Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation and she explains her thoughts in this video by Climate TV. Please visit the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video credit: Climate TV via Climate Group on YouTube

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

#ClimateJusticeSaturday ~ Anote Tong from Kiribati. The president who proposed relocating everyone in his country to Fiji to escape rising sea levels

Hello out there, how are you? I hope you and yours are well. And if not then I hope you have someone to help you out.

Today I am introducing you to Anote Tong former president of the little island nation of Kiribati. Kiribati is one of the islands in the pacific which already suffers from climate change and soon will be drowned.

This knowledge lead the former president of the country to suggest to relocate all his people to Fidji. I read about him first in Mary Robinson‘s book “Climate Change – A man-made problem with a feminist answer” and was rather shocked how far climate change has already gone in other parts of the world.

Please learn more about Mr Tong in this video. Please follow the link underneath to it’s YouTube location if the video doesn’t play here.

video credit: The Feed via YouTube

Learn more about climate justice at the Mary Robinson Foundation.

Happy Saturday despite everything πŸ™‚


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Meet Vu Thi Hien

Hi there, how are you? I hope this Saturday finds you well and if not feel a wave of healing energy coming you way.

Today I am introducing you to Vu Thi Hien a lecturer for animal genetics from Hanoi who made her dream come true in 1996: She applied for and won a scholarship to gain a masters degree in Australia.

Little did she know that this would the beginning for a new direction in her life and the lives of ethnic minorities in the mountainous north of Vietnam. Many of them suffered badly from deforestation of their forest homes. On a visit to the area Vu Thi realised that she needs to do something to save these people, their knowledge and in the process the rainforests of Vietnam too.

So she created a charity called ” “Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA)”. CERDA’s projects help local people in seven provinces and 50 communes to access their long-term rights to forests, becoming capable owners and creating sustainable income from forests. Traditional knowledge and customary governance is acknowledged in forest management and this encourages communities to protect forests effectively. The research that CERDA undertakes assists with lobbying at the national and international level for recognition of the rights of indigenous people and local communities. (Source YouTube Channel of Australia Global Alumni)

Please watch their video to find out more about the crucial work of this wonderful lady. Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

Video credit: Australia Global Alumni via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you all!!!!

Please meet Jannie Staffansson

Hello, how are you? I hope this Saturday finds you well and if not feel embraced by healing energy or whatever makes you feel better πŸ˜‰

Currently, I am using this Saturday spot on my blog to introduce you to climate crisis activists from all over the world. In summer and autumn, I was reading a book on climate change which introduced me to these incredible people and to the fact, that climate change is already a reality for many people for many years.

One area that is already heavily affected is the arctic circle. Native peoples who live in these areas told officials as early as the 1970s that the climate is dramatically changing but until recently no one listened to their ancient knowledge.

Someone who brought this knowledge to people in power is Jannie Staffanson (See second part of article) who comes from a Sami Reindeer herding family. She said that growing up she realized, that in the media hardly anything was said about climate change while her people were talking about it all the time. She asked her father why that was. He answered, that people in power do not believe them because they did not have an accepted education. This motivated her to gain state education but also make the knowledge of her people known.

Find out about the Sami peoples point of view on the climate crisis in this video with Jannie by the Nordic Council.

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

Video Credit: Nordic Cooperation via YouTube

Have a wonderful Saturday but also find time to make changes to your lifestyle so we can leave our children a livable planet. Thanks!

English translation of quote

Pleased to Introduce you to Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

In summer and autumn, I read Mary Robinson’s “Climate Change A Man-Made Problem with a Feminist Solution”. This book introduced me to some incredible people from all over the world and I have decided to introduce you to them too. This week we’ll meet Hindou Ouomarou Ibrahim from Chad and Conservation International writes about her on their youtube channel:

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, from the Mbororo pastoralist community in Chad, talks about the challenges facing this indigenous community and their land from climate change. Located in the middle of Africa, Chad is a very vulnerable nation, threatened by rising temperatures and frequent drought. The Mbororo live a semi-nomadic or nomadic lifestyle, herding livestock in search of water and pasture — but with increasing droughts, there is often not enough water to support livelihoods. During her fellowship, Ibrahim documented indigenous traditional knowledge to help climate scientists better understand the effects of climate change in that region and, ultimately, to help her community adapt. She is an expert on indigenous rights, climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques, and is a co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, which represents indigenous groups worldwide in U.N. climate negotiations.

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Find out more in this video. If it doesn’t play here on the blog follow the link underneath to it’s YouTube location.

Video credit: Conservation International via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you all!!!!!!!

Do you know Patricia Cochran?

Hello. Hello you. How are you? I hope you are well and if not know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I believe you can find a solution to any challenge that you are facing right now. Please don’t give up!!!!

Last week I introduced you Sharon Hanshaw from Biloxi Mississippi and this week we head up north to Alaska to meet Patricia Cochran. I won’t say much because I believe this video says pretty much everything about what Patricia stands for.

The indigenous people of Alaska have been warning about the change of climate since the 70s but for many years they have not been taken seriously. Patricia acts as a bridge between modern science and indigenous knowledge and she explains it in this conversation with Oregon Humanities Center.

(If the video does not play here on the blog follow the link underneath to it’s YouTube location)

video credit: University of Oregon via YouTube

Happy Saturday to you my friends!!!!!!