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CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL!

California is on fire. Most of the west coast is on fire. Wildfires after wildfires. We have three hurricanes in the Atlantic coast. Mexico just got hit with one of the biggest earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.4

CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL GUYS!!! TAKE CARE OF OUR EARTH 🌏! MOTHER NATURE IS ANGRY. Find alternatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Don’t take this bountiful earth for granted 🌳🌺🌼

I cannot stress enough how much humans take this earth for granted. It is our only home right now. Please, research ways on how to reduce and reuse. Simple things as using a refillable water bottle, buying reusable bags to use when you go out to grocery shop, using a handkerchief as a napkin, etc. There’s so many ways.

We are slowly killing this earth. Please, just one simple change can make a difference. Research research research and apply apply apply. It’s as simple as that.

I wish good luck and hope for everyone who was or will be effected by these wildfires, hurricanes, and this most recent earthquake.

Stay safe ❤️

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Welcome to Earth Week on TED-Ed Tumblr! We’ll be sharing ways for you to be a more considerate resident of Planet Earth all week (that you can apply…all year!)

Nearly one third of our food ends up in the trash can. That’s an estimated 1.3 billion tons.  America alone spends an estimate 165 billion dollars a year managing food waste. We’re wasting food, energy, and money.

But there’s another way! More and more people, even city dwellers, are taking to composting - it saves on landfill space, betters air quality, and if you have a green thumb - provides you with free soil! One method is vermicomposting, and to learn more about that, you can watch the TED-Ed lesson Vermicomposting: How worms can reduce our waste - Matthew Ross. But if worms aren’t your style, check out some simple DIY compost methods here and here and here.

Finally, if you simply have no space for soil, check out your local farm markets - chances are you can freeze your compost or keep it in a small countertop bin, and drop it off every week.

Love the Earth, and the Earth will love you back! Happy Earth Week!

Animation by Cinematic Sweden

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JLPT: N1

School Grade: 6th (11 years old)

This character is a combination of 糸 thread, and 宿 lodge, here working phonetically to express “arrange.” Together this gives to “arrange threads.” Some scholars see its present meaning as borrowed, while others view it as an extension of drawing together loose/slack threads and thus making them “tight” and “compact.”

Apple Pancake Recipe!

Hello all!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe but I’ve got a super delicious and fun one for y’all today. It only takes a few ingredients which you probably have at home and it’s a 100% whole, plant-based meal that was easily made zero waste. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients (serves 2)
1.5 cups rolled oats
1 ripe banana
1 cup of water or non-dairy milk (I used homemade sunflower seed milk!)
1 apple
Optional: cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and any other toppings

Method
Start by adding the oats, banana and liquid to a blender (as well as any spices or vanilla) and blend until smooth. Once that’s done, heat up a pan to about medium heat.
While waiting for that, slice your apple horizontally into fairly thin slices - you’ll want at least 6 good ones. 
Next, add some coconut oil to the pan, a few apple slices, and pour the pancake batter over the apple rings so they’re fully covered. Cook for around 5 minutes, or until the edges are fully cooked, and flip. Cook for 2-3 more minutes or until set. Continue until you’ve used up all the batter.
Now serve it up! Top it with homemade jam, nut butter, sweetener, fruit or anything else that you like! I topped mine with some homemade granola and fresh ground peanut butter.

This is a really fun breakfast that’s perfect for the weekend. All the ingredients I used were found in bulk so it was totally waste free - enjoy!

Xoxo,
Sabs

Things I'm going to do to reduce my plastic use

- reuse shopping bags/ buy cloth tote bags and keep them with me so when I go out I won’t need the plastic bags
- buy one of those menstrual cups
- stop buying plastic knick knacks I’m not gonna need in ten years
- bring my own mug if I’m going to go out and get coffee or something
- stop using plastic straws
- stop buying and using plastic waterbottles
- stay away from individually package foods, especially processed foods, the snacks and stuff. I’ll be a lot healthier if I don’t buy them and I won’t be putting that plastic bag somewhere on the earth where it shouldn’t be
- make my own soaps and stuff so u don’t need to keep buying bottles of things.
- invest in those biodegradable tooth brushes!
(if I think of more i'ma add to the list, also feel free to add to this list)

One eeeeeeasy way to go green.

Avoid using the Keurig coffee-pod machines. I think the concept is cool, but the single-use pods are the epitome of unnecessary waste. Opt for regular coffee-pot coffee. Even if they get recycled, the recycling process still consumes energy best left to other more necessary items.