Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Day

Urgency Network
You’ve already lived on Earth, now trying vacationing above it. Starting today, support the Earth Day Network (or another of the participating charities) and you could visit friggin' outer space.

Years of Living Dangerously
The Showtime series documenting climate change and natural disasters collaborated with Symbolia to create comics on climate change. It’s cool. Too cool. Second coming of the ice age cool. Which isn’t cool at all. 

Natural Resources Defense Council’s mission is to safeguard the Earth and everything that inhabits this crazy floating rock. Follow to watch them call out the FDA and politicos alike. 

I Want to Be Recycled
Your garbage wants to be something. Let it spread its trashy wings and undergo its metamorphosis into a lamp shade or bench.

Nature on PBS
50 pages of monkey GIFs, deer butts and… bionic pets? A round of high fives for public broadcasting. 

Photo via pbsnature

April is, among other things, Autism Awareness Month, so you may see tables for autism advocacy organizations around (especially on college campuses). 

Do not donate to Autism Speaks- they have no autistic people on their board, haverefused to hire parents with autistic childrenuse legal threats to shut down criticism of their organization from people with autismadheres to the widely-discredited theory that vaccination causes autism (in that they dump money into researching the connection), and are generally not useful or well-liked by actual autistic people.

Generally, the endeavor is like Susan G. Koemen, a big fundraising loop (they sell products to ‘raise awareness’ and then use those proceeds to sell more products) that fails to benefit anyone but those pulling salaries from the effort, who are notably not autistic. Only 4% of their budget goes to services for autistic people and their families

Instead, donate to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

Unlike some philosophers, I think this is an important consideration that marks a difference between this problem and many others. Climate change will make millions of people worse off, but it will also produce a world stocked with a different population than otherwise would have existed, many of whom will have lives worth living, but less good than those of the people who would have existed had we not changed climate.
—  Dale Jamieson on the morality of climate change in Reason
in a Dark Time

After Earth comes out tomorrow! Take the movie’s environmental message to heart and support The Canopy Project.