We can not solve the ecological crisis as consumers, we must do it as citizens

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

How bad was 2017 for tropical forest loss? Take a look at the statistics

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

Could a Universal Basic Income save the forests?

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 school in India is asking parents to plant a tree instead of paying fees

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

More Trees Less Assholes wants to help you

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

Can we use social media to create real change in the world?

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?