The Climate Crisis: Where We Stand and What To Do About It

If you are a regular Medium reader and avid environmental supporter — then you may already know CrowdSourcing Sustainability. If not, there is no better time than NOW to read their latest article. It offers insights and tips for taking action — here is a snippet:

The climate crisis is not just another issue. It is an era.

This is the main thing people are still totally failing to grasp so let me repeat it:

The climate crisis is not just another issue. It is an era.

“Climate change and our response to it is going to change the world over the next 25 years as much as the internet did in the last 25 years.” — Joe Romm

Unfortunately, climate change will be much worse than most anyone expects…

Read the full article at Medium.

Help Save the Great Glider

An estimated 26 per cent of the greater glider population in East Gippsland, Victoria, was killed in the 2019–2020 bushfire catastrophe, when more than
1.5 million ha of Victoria’s bushland burned. This is a devastating blow to the population of the already threatened species.

The Victorian National Parks Association hopes to secure habitat for the surviving greater gliders by launching a campaign to protect Wombat State Forest, the westernmost part of the species’ range. Being designated state forest, it can be logged at any time. But the campaign hopes to protect the forest by proposing that it be turned into a new national park.

Make a difference. Please donate today. Funds raised will help save and support the greater glider population.

If you’re interested in supporting other environmental projects — we encourage you to consider the Australian Geographic Society Fundraising efforts. Check out their current campaigns.

Celebrate World Oceans Day!

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. 

Growing collaborative conservation with a global network of leaders in 140 countries, providing resources for all to take action to restore and protect the ocean, and empowered by the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council.

By working together, we can — and will — protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June with continuing engagement year-round!

For more details — check out: World Oceans Day — Together, we can protect our home.

New Roots for the Economy

The crisis triggered by Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses of the growth-obsessed capitalist economy.

Life and wellbeing should be at the centre of the economy, instead of growth and wasteful production, according to signatories of an open letter titled ‘New Roots for the Economy’.

The letter, signed by 1,100 scientists, academics and activists from over 70 organisations worldwide, states that the crisis triggered by Covid-19 has exposed many weaknesses of “the growth-obsessed capitalist economy”, such as healthcare systems crippled by years of austerity.  

Authors of the letter argue that as long as the economic system is dependent on growth, a recession will be devastating. Instead, degrowth – where the economy is downscaled in a planned and equitable way – will lead to a future where people can live better with less, the letter says. 

Read the full article by Catherine Early at Ecologist

We can all make a difference…

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” — Steve Jobs

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