IMMEDIATELY VS. EVENTUALLY
What Can We Do to Support Climate Recovery?
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Watch the inspiring Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix.
This Week’s Environmental Tip:
Use All Six Magic Words
We all know Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: the three R’s, magic words that guide everyday sustainability. But not everyone knows that there are actually six R’s to help us live more intentionally.
1. Refuse: Do I really need it? It’s a simple question that makes a big difference. We consume a lot, so think carefully before buying anything new. Every item in your life cost energy and resources to create and transport, and its impact will continue after you dispose of it.
2. Reduce: Cut down on purchases, especially those whose production has greatest environmental impact, such as beef, dairy, and (we really hate to say this!) chocolate.
3. Reuse: Find new ways to use what you already have before buying new.
4. Repurpose: Get creative and fill a need by repurposing items you would have otherwise throw away. Here are 30 weird and wacky ways to repurpose stuff you already own.
5. Recycle: Recycle only when you have used the item as much as you can. Learn about proper recycling in your city. Andalucía’s recycling system accepts paper/carboard, glass, metals, those tetra bricks that milk and juice are sold in, and plastics. Some areas recycle used cooking oil as well.
6. Rot: If you have a garden, consider composting organic material.
The 6 R’s help us avoid excessive consumption and find creative, cost-saving ways to conserve our planet’s resources. And we accumulate less clutter, which studies show leads to lower stress and anxiety. By integrating the 6 R’s into your daily routine, you take better care of yourself and the environment.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (Netflix)
By Natalie Snow Purinton
Kids protested climate change in Minnesota, and all over the world. (Gallery: Mother Jones) (Photo by Eric Holthaus on Twitter, @EricHolthaus)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Immediately vs. Eventually
Young people everywhere marched against climate change on Friday—as Rebecca Lehrer writes in Mother Jones, they are the generation that bears least responsibility for the carbon in the atmosphere, but will face most of the consequences from it. Their sense of urgency is running head-on not into opposition, but into caution, moderation and restraint.
The Atlantic: White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots by Adam Serwer
Since the publication of this piece on the origins of Hitler’s white nationalist philosophy, its points were underlined by another terror attack on Muslim worshipers in New Zealand.
Slate/Trumpcast: To Understand Trump World, Find the Women (32 min)
Author Nina Burleigh on Melania and Ivanka Trump, spa owner Cindy Yang, and the role of various women in the Trump orbit.
BBC: How Trump uses Reagan’s playbook on the White House lawn by Tara McKelvey
Here's a look at communications strategy on the south lawn: over the helicopter's roar, the president appeared to say something. Several people said they realized later he didn't actually speak - he just mouthed words.
Regeneration International: A Climate Change Solution No One’s Talking About: Better Land Use by Daniel Ross
The carbon sequestering capacity of the soil under our feet has the potential to help tackle and reverse, perhaps significantly, human-caused global warming.
"Soil carbon sequestration also has the potential to tackle one of the single greatest threats to humanity: anthropogenic climate change."
Ready to do more?
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressive Americans living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists. Have questions or want to volunteer? Contact ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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