Often I share my ideas in a raw way, as is the case of the very title of our community ‘More Trees Less Assholes’, vulgar, and technically, grammatically incorrect. What allowed me to express myself so frankly on the social networks, for five years, is the fact that I gave priority to my freedom rather … Read more How should I finance More Trees Less Assholes?
The recent protests in France created a lot of debate around the connection between social, economic and environmental issues. Most of the mainstream media in Europe and the US spun the current protest of the Yellow vests (Gillets Jaunes) in a way which creates a false dichotomy between economic equality and social justice on one … Read more The false dichotomy between the economy and the environment
In many countries when you look at nationalist parties you’ll see that most of them are not especially concerned with climate change or they are outright denying it. I believe that there is a very clear reason for this. It has nothing to do with the actual data and scientific facts and everything to do … Read more Nationalists are very afraid of climate change
Use your imagination For this article I would like to invite you to have to have a thought experiment. Try to imagine that instead of Obama the US had a Republican president who said and did every single thing that Obama did during his presidency. Let’s focus on his environmental legacy, imagine all the same … Read more Thought experiment:What if Obama was a Republican?
I’ll describe a certain phenomenon in politics as the “Trump effect”. I don’t have an education in political science and I’m pretty sure that there must a term that applies to this dynamic. But Trump likes to put his name on everything and I find that he’s the perfect example of this mechanism, so we’ll … Read more The Trump effect
Probably at this point all of you have heard about the United States pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. I’d like to make two points about the climate agreement and the administration’s decision to pull the US out of it : #1. The Paris climate agreement SUCKS ! I consider myself an environmentalist and … Read more The Paris agreement sucks, but the US should have remained in it
We hear it all the time : bees populations around the world are drastically declining, but it turns out that there is an exception to this global trend. Today organic honey is one of Cuba’s main exports, besides rum and cigars. The country is a kind of a bee paradise and the explanation behind this … Read more Why is Cuba having the healthiest bees ?
Today many of us have very sedentary lives. When we spend 6-8 hours sitting every day, we really need to create space for some sort of physical exercise in order to maintain our good health. It is not a secret that regular physical activity has many health benefits especially when it comes down to our … Read more Why I love exercising in the company of trees
Not enough people understand that the war on drugs is a war on people, but even fewer people realize that the war on drugs is a war on nature. Here we’re not going to discuss the reasons behind prohibition and all the very serious moral questions surrounding it. Instead we’re going to talk about some … Read more The hidden link between the war on drugs and the destruction of the environment
Many people enjoy hiking with their dogs in natural areas. Its both a great experience for the dogs and for their owners . It is normal that people who have dogs love to see them roam free in nature and dogs really love it. However, there are many reasons why dogs can cause serious disturbances … Read more Do you keep your dog on a leash when you’re in the forest ?