For a school project we had to research and share information about avocado farming in Mexico. Have a poster.
The creeper strikes.
“Wangari Maathai would have been 80 years old today. She was the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first Eastern African woman to receive a PhD. She died in 2011, but her legacy is very much alive – thanks, in part, to your Ecosia searches.
Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her political activism, and for founding the Green Belt Movement, Ecosia’s reforestation partner in Kenya. Your searches are planting trees according to Prof. Maathai’s method. They are mostly planted around critical water sources, preventing erosion, and increasing both the quantity and the quality of the water.
For Wangari Maathai, however, planting trees was never just about restoring the water cycle. It was also about helping people – including the most marginalized – stand up for their human and environmental rights. Share this video to celebrate Wangari Maathai’s 80th birthday!”
Planting a tree may seem like an easy thing to do. But we have learned in our ten years as a tree-planting search engine that many things can go wrong in the process of reforestation.
That’s why we don’t take tree pledges lightly, which promise to plant billions, sometimes trillions of trees without specifying where, how or even to what ecological end.
You need to be able to answer all of those questions to make sure that your trees will have a positive impact on nature and people, and indeed that they’ll survive in the first place.
Watch Ecosia’s guide on how to plant a tree and share these instructions with your nature-loving friends.
“Half of the Amazon rainforest to the east is gone. It’s losing the battle, going in the direction of a savanna.”
One of Brazil’s leading experts has voiced his despair about the level of deforestation taking place in what is the world’s biggest rainforest.
“Just when I thought the destruction couldn’t get any worse, it has,” “In terms of the Earth’s climate, we have gone beyond the point of no return. There’s no doubt about this.” said Antonio Donato Nobre.
He has studied the Amazon—its unique flora and fauna, and its influence on both the local and global climate—for more than 40 years. From 2005 to 2012, Brazil managed to reduce up to 83% of deforestation.Then the law on land use was relaxed, and deforestation increased dramatically—by as much as 200% between 2017 and 2018.
For indigenous tribes, life has become more dangerous. “They are being murdered, their land is being invaded,” Nobre says.
This can’t continue. It’s predicted that the Amazon rainforest, previously one of the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sinks, may stop removing carbon dioxide altogether by 2035. One of the main reasons that we see so much destruction in the Amazon is due to animal agriculture, and the growing of crops to feed cows raised for consumption.
It’s time to end this industry, our planet depends on it.
Go vegan to reforest the earth.
📸 Satellite mapping of the devastating fires that swept through the rainforest in August last year by NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens
A MACHINE to END WAR:
“A Famous Inventor, Picturing Life 100 Years from Now Reveals an Astounding Scientific Venture Which He Believes Will Change the Course of History.”
by Nikola Tesla
Liberty Magazine. February 9, 1935.
Emily Carr, Odds and Ends
1938-39, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Humans are like the plague
We are so effective as a species, that we are killing ourselves and our world in the process