eco activist

An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.
—  Environmental activist Vandana Shiva

i still can’t get over canonically, eridan was so pissed at landwellers because they littered, that with his weird genocidal perspective  it fuled his desire to kill them all.

and he got all his ridiculously overpowered weapons through extreme role playing. 

i’m just-

if dan didn’t have that terrible genocidal complex and was just a bit more chill and a  little less emotional…he would have been a hardcore eco activist or something

-puts my face in my hands and lets out a looong sigh-


Honey bees—wild and domestic—perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees.

Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops—which supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition—are pollinated by bees.

Typically, a bee hive or colony will decline by 5-10 percent over the winter, and replace those lost bees in the spring. In a bad year, a bee colony might lose 15-20 percent of its bees.

In the US winter losses have commonly reached 30-50 percent, in some cases more, scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated.

We know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss.

Biologists have found more than 150 different chemical residues in bee pollen, a deadly “pesticide cocktail”. The chemical companies Bayer, Syngenta, BASF, Dow, DuPont and Monsanto shrug their shoulders at the systemic complexity, as if the mystery were too complicated. They advocate no change in pesticide policy. After all, selling poisons to the world’s farmers is profitable, they  control nearly 100% of the world market for genetically modified pesticides, plants and seeds.

Furthermore, wild bee habitat shrinks every year as industrial agribusiness converts grasslands and forest into mono-culture farms, which are then contaminated with pesticides. 

To reverse the world bee decline, we need to fix our dysfunctional and destructive agricultural system.

We’ve all heard the idea of playing an all-bard D&D game as an adventuring rock band, but consider: a druid, a ranger, a paladin (Oath of the Ancients), a warlock (Archfey), and a barbarian (Totem Warrior) as a band of nature-loving traveling eco-activists trying to save the natural world. (Bonus points if you put the party into a setting that actually has heavy industrialization, like Eberron.)

For those who work for the animals, the most feared thing is to see them in a state of suffering. This is a tribute to those who are facing hell to document a hidden reality. Thanks to activists who film and photograph the unimaginable. I have great admiration for them.

seaghostsoaring  asked:

I have a few prompts just for the sake of variety: 1) ghost!steve or ghost!bucky whichever. one of them attempting to haunt-woo the other living one with mixed results. 2) volunteer shopping mall santa and volunteer shopping mall christmas elf meet-cute. 3) a tale of forbidden love: eco-warrior green peace activist steve and the son and heir of an oil tycoon bucky.

It’s six months late, but here’s your ghost prompt!


A tiny hipster moves into Bucky’s apartment, which makes Bucky sigh. He could deal with the divorcee who listened to nothing but Simon & Garfunkel, but this guy seems like he likes St. Vincent, and Bucky isn’t sure he can deal with that longterm. He has nothing against Annie Lennox as a person, but he kind of hates her music. It’s like a banshee wailing—ethereal, but annoying. His wistful hopes that the kid brought those huge headphones that he sees on TV are dashed when he notices the stereo system—the only expensive-looking thing in the place—being gingerly taken out of a moving box by his long fingers.

It’s going to be a rough stay.

So, Bucky’s a ghost. He’s been a ghost since he died in Italy in 1944, defending the world from fascism. But when he—for lack of a better phrase—woke-up, he was back in his apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn, watching his little sister and ma tearfully pack up his life and stick it into his army trunk. He doesn’t know where the trunk is, and doesn’t know what happened to them. Sometimes he minds, but most of the time he knows that it’s probably a good thing.

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kuiperfrog  asked:

A friend of mine made a good point about the FF7 Remake Trailer: The fact that it was hardly recognizable until the very end is a little worrisome. Is Nomura going to do THE DARKEST DARKNESS with the remake??

I didn’t think it was hardly recognisable? I am an FF7 nerd though. But still though, I mean when you put aside the blocky character graphics Midgar has always been a cyberpunk / dieselpunk dystopian city setting.

A big part of why FF7 captured my imagination as a kid was because it’s essentially Shadowrun: The JRPG (though I wasn’t aware of Shadowrun at the time). It’s a story about hardcore eco-activists fighting a powerful corporation who have a stranglehold on the populace, conduct horrifying generic experiments and are draining the planet of natural resources. It’s always had that grittiness, it’s just that in the original game it was balanced out with JRPG goofiness. I hope they manage to recapture that balance for the remake.