What do you have to bear in mind when considering supporting a project?

1. Don't support mono-cultures
This is very important. are not helpful in regenerating the soil, attracting water, increasing biodiversity and they are not as effective ecosystems at sucking out of the air as mixed forests.

2. Support long-term projects
If a project plants trees and then cuts them down after they have grown to full size that is not helping anything. Make sure the project commits to protecting and fostering the forest for a long time.

3. Make sure indigenous people are included.
Conservation areas protect nature from any human influence, which includes indigenous people. But practice has shown, that forestation projects are more efficient if indigenous people are included, their knowledge is used and they can use and care for the land. Also it's only just to support indigenous people. .

4. Support respected projects.
Make sure the project you want to support is not all talk, but can also provide proof that they actually do what they say.
Check what certificates they have, if they won any sustainability awards and what newspaper articles write about them.

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- the search engine that plants trees

ecosia.org/

Ecosia is a search engine that donates most of it's income to projects all over the world.
It is not only neutral, but actually climate positive. They run on 200% renewable energy and every search request removes 1kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the website as of today they planted 120,2 million trees.
But they aim much higher.

Ecosia supports the and aims to plant 1 billion trees across the region.
They have already restored 35,000 hectares in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali and Ethiopia.

Help the project by making Ecosia your default search engine across all devices. Tell your family and friends to do the same and help them if they need it.

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3 Ways to support the :

1. Make it famous.
Tell everybody you know about the GGW, post about it on social media, ask your local newspaper to do a report on it, ask your government to support it, if they don't already do.

2. Sign the pledge or donate on the website:

greatgreenwall.org/take-action

3. Support initiatives that work with the great green wall.

is one such initiative. If you know of any others please post them below.

ecosia.org/

blog.ecosia.org/great-green-wa

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The aims to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land, sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million jobs in rural areas. (by 2030)

👉 46% of African land is degraded, jeopardizing the livelihoods of nearly two-thirds of the Continent’s population.

👉 20 million people in the Horn of Africa in 2017 declared on the verge of starvation following severe drought and food crises.

👉 Millions are expected to migrate from degraded parts of Africa in the next two decades

👉 100 million population of the Sahel is expected to grow to 340 million by 2050

👉 200 million of the 375 million young people entering the job market over the next 15 years will be living in rural areas.

Results so far:

🌴 12 million drought resistant trees were planted in Senegal

🌵 15 million hectare of degraded land were restored in Ethiopia; 5 million in Nigeria

🌳 5 million hectares of land have been restored in Niger, delivering 500.000 tonnes of grain per year. enough to feed 2.5 million people

🌱 3 million hectares in Burkina Faso have been rehabilitated through local practice used by communities called Zaï

greatgreenwall.org/about-great

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Every crisis is also a chance... 

... for to:
make the rich richer
make the poor poorer
make the privileged more privileged
make the disenfranchised more disenfranchised
exploit the earth further
& exacerbate the

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from old account.

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
Teach a woman to fish, she'll eat for a while.
Teach human kind not to eat animals, they'll have enough food forever.

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from old account.

#FamousQuotes

My favorite Greta Thunberg quote about planet Earth of all time. 

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you

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from old account.

"Explorer, what has your team found?"
"The planet is habitable. It was once home to a relatively developed species that called themselves 'humans', but they burned too many fossil fuels and caused a global climate catastrophe."
"Didn't they do anything to stop that?"
"Yes, they put their best minds to it and came up with a fool-proof plan: stop burning fossil fuels & leave nature intact so trees can suck the carbon out of the air."
"And did they succeed?"
"Naw, they went with Plan B: Let the market regulate itself."

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from old account.


a short :

defund capitalism
boycott the police
act upon Amazon
eat the climate crisis
don't fuck with the rich
make love not nazis
kill war

Pessimist: 2020 was the hottest year since the start of weather recordings.

Optimist: 2020 was the coolest year until the end of weather recordings.

BREAKING:
Scientists just discovered that - against all assumptions - there is no Planet B.
The whole system now has to be destroyed and rebuilt according to this bombshell discovery.

If it constantly happens, it's not isolated incidents, it's systemic!

If police constantly kills POC, it's not some bad apples, it's !

If a political party is full of nazis, it's a nazi-party!

If your fediverse instance is full of nazis, it's not a "" instance, it's a nazi instance!

If is constantly in the news for data leaks it's not data leaks, it's !

If there are weather extremes on a daily basis, it's not the weather, it's the !

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pt.2

Now that I introduced myself let me introduce this instance and let me do it by rewriting an old post of mine (see todon.nl/@PaulaForFuture/10359):

This instance is for everybody who considers themselves part of the .
No matter if you're moderate or radical, blocking mines or marching at peaceful protests, no matter if you're a green capitalist changing the system from within or an anarcho-socialist trying to smash the system to bits, no matter if you'repart of the movement for a long time or haven't even really decided to become active.
You can all join and please respect each other even though you're all different. It needs all of us united to fight the . The biggest danger of today's world can't be conquered if we're separate.

Oh and: No matter if you're one of my best friends or a stranger who won't join my instance - know that I love all of you! 💓

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And now some facts about the instance:
* big thanks to @admin for installing Mastodon!
* the instance is hosted by Contabo, which doesn't yet, but will hopefully soon run on 100% green energy.
* we have a 5000 character limit.
* the service is free for everyone as long as some nice people donate voluntarily.

If there is anything else you want to know just ask. :)

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Climate Justice Social

This is an official mastodon instance for activists of the global climate justice and social justice movement.