Join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM for a look into the how and why of amphibian hibernation. We will learn some fun facts about our local amphibian friends, meet a few of SoFo’s resident salamanders, toads, and frogs, and then even go out and scout for some optimal hibernation spots in Vineyard Field. We might even pretend we are frogs looking for a great place to spend the winter! Get more information at the link in our bio.
#rawelements organic sunscreen that protects our ocean waters and reefs. Regular suntan lotion we are use to using has chemicals that will damage our reefs and pollute our waters. Sunscreen packet includes face stick, lip balm, and body screen. Since we live in Hawaii, we should make it an effort to live an organic, green, and eco friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and ocean waters.
So you drive around in a tiny car to save the environment, but you eat meat every meal?! .
You praise the Lord in church but support the torture of creatures God created and support the ruin of nature?!
You’re a farmer but you love animals (where they do that?) !?!!?!? .
You claim you’re going to die anyway so it doesn’t matter that meat causes so much destruction and disease but you hear dying people say they wish they could live longer, they wish they would have taken better care of their bodies, and they wish they had healthier diets?!?!
#Repost @animaliberationfront (@get_repost)
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Save the Elephants. 🐘
Humans could learn so much from elephants. People should aspire to be a little more like these amazing creatures. These majestic, gentle giants are full of wisdom. .
1.Elephants are Feminists
2.Elephants are Environmentalists
3.Elephants are Resourceful Geniuses
4.Elephants make Great Friends
5.Elephants are All About Teamwork
6.Elephants are Fast Learners
7.Elephants make for Great Parents
8.Elephants are Excellent Communicators
9.Elephants Know How to Have Fun
10.Elephants Don’t Forget, but They do Forgive
Just imagine if humans were more like Elephants. This world would be such a better place! 💓
On a beautiful hike to a beach and I came across a few pieces of trash. I don't get some people. Where do they think it goes? Do they think it has no effect on them? We only have this earth and its been changing drastically over just the past century. We need to work together to keep it safe and healthy for future generations. This trash isn't going to disappear. Most litter has an effect around the world not just the town it is in. Most trash is unfortunately eaten mistakenly by various migratory animals. Those animals contribute to the environment around the world. But if eaten it most of the time causes death. If I hadn't picked it up it would have been eaten, buried only to contaminate the earth, or been blown the short half mile to the ocean where a large number of things could happen. One piece of trash may seem like nothing but take into account just how many people mindlessly litter.. Tons and tons in weight. Millennials are supposedly known to push change. So we all need to be the change #cleanup#recycle#saveearth#savetheenvironment#ISF
Apparently from November throughout December is the time during which we all become aware of how #blessed we are but instead of actually putting our gratitude on display through actions we just throw it around unintentionally and inconsiderably like it's on sale. The luxurious lives we live are not free of costs. Our mother earth genuinely suffers from our lifestyles. Biodiversity loss, pollution, famine and other catastrophes are the price others have to pay (for now). But those are subjects that apply to all of us sooner or later. Especially biodiversity loss seems like such a distant and seemingly ineffectual problem to most of us when in reality quite the opposite is the case. Since we talked about this a lot in our English class I wanted to share some of it on here.
Here are some articles listed that we read in class:
📄 "Could We Set Aside Half the Earth for Nature Conservation?" by Jeremy Hance, The Guardian, 06/15/2017
📄 "Can we feed 10 billion people on organic farming alone?" by Prof. John Reganold, The Guardian, 08/14/2017
📄 "10 things you need to know about the global food system" by Evan Fraser and Elizabeth Fraser, The Guardian, 05/01/2017
Make use of your privileged position and provide the word "blessed" with a new meaning!
@Regrann from @climatevegan - #Repost @jess__babie
Making my first beeswax wraps!
I can't tell you enough how easy this is. Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to using plastic wrap!
Get yourself some beeswax, cotton material, baking paper and an iron. Cut the material into the size you want, grate the beeswax and place the material and beeswax in between two pieces of baking paper and iron! It's as simple as that!
Egg Mother - Day 78
"Egg Mother" is my performance art piece symbolizing the amount of abuse and suffering experienced by female chickens in the egg industry.
For the entire lifespan of a chicken, I will take time to create an egg out of clay every day, no matter the day, to mourn the female chickens who are unnaturally forced to lay one egg a day, putting a tremendous amount of strain on their bodies.
For a female chicken, the average number of eggs laid (naturally) would be about 15 per year, and she would live to be about 8-10 years old. In the egg industry, female chickens are forced to lay an egg every day until their bodies give out from the exhaustion at 1-2 years, when they are then taken to slaughter for meat. By taking away the egg from underneath a chicken, she instinctually must produce another one, which becomes very hard on her body.
The conditions egg-laying chickens live in are some of the most cruel in animal agriculture. The typical cage is so small that they don't have room to stand up, turn around, or groom themselves, which becomes very frustrating as they go against their natural instincts. The cages are stacked on top of each other so that the chickens relieve themselves onto each other, while still being unable to clean themselves. The eggs fall through the bars of the cages to be collected. Free-range and cage-free are no better because they are grouped in larger spaces with more chickens, where they must climb on top of each other with no real room to move.
Some people believe that buying local or organic eggs from smaller farms or backyard chickens is humane, however the chicken is still being forced to produce an extreme and unnatural amount of eggs, thus putting unnecessary abuse on her body and shortening her life.
Although this piece focuses on the life of female chickens, it should be noted that a frequent practice in the industry is the grinding up of male chicks alive in machines similar to wood chippers after they hatch. Because they don't lay eggs, it doesn't make much economical sense to keep the male chicks alive.
Eggs (as well as all animal products) are unnecessary, unhealthy, replaceable, and never humane.
In the summer, the Walking Dunes are a very lush, productive habitat where many animals can hide. In the fall, many of the plants have died or lost their leaves. This allows us to see much further into the forested areas to look for birds, animal signs, and last season’s bird nests. Join us Saturday at 10:30 AM to discover birds, learn to read the tracks left by animals, make leaf rubbings in a journal to take home, discover hidden worlds with magnifiers, practice using a compass and map, and end with a shelling walk along the bay beach! Get more information at the link in our bio.
💔🌍🇺🇸Hardly ever get political. Politics brings me down because all the fighting. Sorry. I hate, l never like to not support a president of our great country, but I just can’t. C’mon President Trump, republicans, finally do something right, kind, intelligent & beneficial for our country & planet. Make us look good in the eyes of the world, not the ignorant, greedy, heartless, self-serving bully. At the very least, keep us from a nuclear attack or save our environment starting with🇺🇸& extending to the entire planet. #repost from @thelumineers @theellenshow #bekindtoelephants photo by: #björnalicke#pleaforpeace#nonuclearwar#savetheenvironment#savetheearth#peaceloveandunderstanding