If we want to protect the natural environment we absolutely need to become conscious consumers. The choices we make have a direct impact on demand and directly influence industrial production. That said, it is important to realize that we can not solve the ecological crisis solely through our choices as consumers. Here’s why. Let’s take … Read more We can not solve the ecological crisis as consumers, we must do it as citizens
Despite all the warnings from scientists, international organizations and concerned citizens, despite all the promises and commitments from our governments and corporations, last year was the second-worst on record for tropical tree cover loss. The data has been gathered by the University of Maryland and was released by the Global Forest Watch. In total, the … Read more How bad was 2017 for tropical forest loss? Take a look at the statistics
Lately the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been getting a lot of traction. The concept of UBI is being advocated both on the left and on the right of the political spectrum, which of course, means that the shape of the idea and the details of its implementation vary a lot. Some … Read more Could a Universal Basic Income save the forests?
A local initiative in the Chhattisgarh area in India aims at providing education for the children of poor familes. The school requires the parents or the guardians of the child to plant a sapling each and take care of it. If the tree dies, the parents are asked to plant another one in its place. … Read more A school in India is asking parents to plant a tree instead of paying fees
I know that food is a very sensitive topic for everyone, and this makes it really hard to talk about . As uncomfortable as this conversation might be, this comes down to the preservation of our forests and the future of humanity so we need to find ways to discuss this. The subject is really … Read more Why I went Vegan for the Trees
I grew up and lived in big cities and for most of my life I have thought that I’m well adapted to the urban life. As a child I was lucky enough to have parents that would regularly bring me close to nature. Our trips to a forest or a mountain were without … Read more Our disconnect from nature is an understated problem
One of the main goals of our online community is to work together with other projects and help their message reach a bigger environmentally conscious audience. So many people are creating high quality content and are working hard on important projects, but don’t have the media means to reach the audience that they deserve. I’d … Read more More Trees Less Assholes wants to help you
Online activism is often disregarded as an ineffective method to fight for social change. Many people are missing the big picture around these new communication technologies and their potential of being powerful tools inspiring “real-life” change. Every action that we take in our lives starts off as a thought before it can materialize into something … Read more Can we use social media to create real change in the world?