Attention penguins! Come to our New Members meeting next Tuesday 30th of January in Comhlamh on Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - 6pm GMT. Note: humans may also apply, we are inclusive, nonpartisan, and there will be cake #environmentalism#activism#climatejustice#climatechange
“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” — Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore - 🗻 Follow: @outdoordreamers - 📷 @d_three.13 📌 #outdoordreamers to be featured .
I wanted to talk about Dioxins with you all, it’s a topic that shocked me when I first read about it! So what are Dioxins? Dioxins are chemical compounds released from incinerators when we burn trash, and are both toxic to humans and the environment. Inhalation has been linked to many health issues, such as skin lesions, altered liver function, impairment of the immune system, the developing nervous system, the endocrine system and reproductive functions, BUT the effect is greater when consumed via the food chain; mainly in milk and animal fats. Here’s a small snippet from one of my favourite environmentalism books; “Dioxins concentrate in the fat of animals and fish. Once consumed by humans the most toxic dioxins are only very slowly metabolised by the liver, and as a result steadily accumulate in our body fat. The male has no way of getting rid of this dioxin, but a woman’s body does: by having a baby. During the nine months of pregnancy the dioxin in the woman’s body fat (accumulated over twenty years or so) moves into the foetus. The resulting concentration and toxicological impact is thus hugely increased.” This means the baby will end up with even higher levels of dioxin, which interferes with hormonal systems in the body. Ok, so how can we avoid dioxins? By making more sustainable lifestyle choices; reduce your intake of animal products, and your output of trash that can not be recycled, reused or composted. For example, swap out cows yoghurt for coconut or cashew yoghurt in your breakfast, try a vegetable based curry instead of meat, nachos with beans and gauc instead of mince and cheese etc. Also try using cloth bags instead of plastic at stores, and shop mindfully. This world is full of beautiful life, we can all do something to protect it 🌱❤️ . . . . #environment#sustainability#dioxin#incinerator#zerowaste#earth#vegan#vegansofig#plantbased#wholefoods#wfpb#earthling#health#ecofriendly#dairyfree#cleaneating#health
Egg Mother - Day 145 "Egg Mother" is my performance art piece symbolizing the amount of abuse and suffering experienced by female chickens in the egg industry. For the entire lifespan of a chicken, I will take time to create an egg out of clay every day, no matter the day, to mourn the female chickens who are unnaturally forced to lay one egg a day, putting a tremendous amount of strain on their bodies. For a female chicken, the average number of eggs laid (naturally) would be about 15 per year, and she would live to be about 8-10 years old. In the egg industry, female chickens are forced to lay an egg every day until their bodies give out from the exhaustion at 1-2 years, when they are then taken to slaughter for meat. By taking away the egg from underneath a chicken, she instinctually must produce another one, which becomes very hard on her body. The conditions egg-laying chickens live in are some of the most cruel in animal agriculture. The typical cage is so small that they don't have room to stand up, turn around, or groom themselves, which becomes very frustrating as they go against their natural instincts. The cages are stacked on top of each other so that the chickens relieve themselves onto each other, while still being unable to clean themselves. The eggs fall through the bars of the cages to be collected. Free-range and cage-free are no better because they are grouped in larger spaces with more chickens, where they must climb on top of each other with no real room to move. Some people believe that buying local or organic eggs from smaller farms or backyard chickens is humane, however the chicken is still being forced to produce an extreme and unnatural amount of eggs, thus putting unnecessary abuse on her body and shortening her life. Although this piece focuses on the life of female chickens, it should be noted that a frequent practice in the industry is the grinding up of male chicks alive in machines similar to wood chippers after they hatch. Because
Dan Haifley, Executive Director of OSO, can be heard here on NPR discussing his past experience with Save Our Shores opposing offshore oil drilling along coastal California. Roughly 30 years later, the issue is again the recent proposal by the federal government to greatly expand offshore oil drilling nationwide. A core part of OSO’s curriculum is teaching students methods of reducing and preventing pollution from entering the marine ecosystem and harming aquatic life. From the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill to the recent Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it has been shown that offshore oil drilling can often be incredibly harmful to our oceans and wildlife. The OSO team opposes this expansion of offshore oil drilling, or any such actions with a high potential to cause vast destruction of marine ecosystems. Link to NPR interview in bio!
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It is nice to see the good people of New Smyrna Beach taking advantage of the FREE Coffee for a bucket campaign. Repost from @keepnsbclean using @RepostRegramApp - I just got a FREE COFFEE for a bucket of beach litter and it was deeeelicious! 😋😋😋 ☕4 🚮 This fantastic idea is sponsored by @1pieceeach and @nsb_masonbar 😎 Next bucketful will be for a free cuppa joe @thebakerstablensb 😎 ° ° ##community#environmentalist#environmentalism#environmentaleducation#awareness#flaglerbeach#coffee#latte#coffeehouse#cleanupcrew#cleanup#teamworkmakesthedreamwork @filmthechange @theellenshow @andersoncooper @willripleycnn @marinediscoverycenter @marinesciencecenter @cityofnewsmyrnabeach @flagleravenuebusiness @volusiaparks @1pieceeach @news13 @brianshieldswftv @eccprint @dbnewsjournal @fox35news @flaglerboardshack @swillerbees @ericcooleyinflagler @surfrider @nsb_masonbar @thebakerstablensb #orangebucketlist