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URBAN FARMING FOR SUSTAINABLE QUALITY

 

 

As we now have arrived to a point of "no return" when it comes to concider the enviromental factors it is high time to get very open minded.
There might be a lot to learn from different alternative solutions and methods that has been developed through the years. A practise like permaculture, mainly a way to grow food, could acctually contribute a lot when it comes to true sustainability. It is possible to make it a profitable business.
Just imagine sitting in a garden or a greenhouse in your area, enjoying a locally produced, nutrient dinner surrounded by plants. Maybe you can buy some nice vegetables or products to bring home, or say hello to your dear neighbour who runs the business. 
The method is based on getting knowledge about the prerequisites every specific soil has and over time build the soil to become as nutritious as it possibly can, so that the harvest gets healthy and nutritious without using pesticides.

 

One can start to vision that our future cities will be so clean from emissions that there can be vegetable and fruit growing areas in several places, organized by entreprenours, neighbourhoods or community initiatives. Permaculture ought to be the ultimate base to grow healthy food full of nutrients. Particularly when it today is well known how conventional farming with monocultures depletes the soil and drain it from minerals and nutrients. The charm of permaculture is that the nessesity for huge monocultural agriculture decreases when we can spread out to smaller units to support a limited areas with most of what is needed. The multicultur that defines permaculture is therefore perfect for this purpose. Just think alley cropping, local honey or try edible flowers. All kinds of vegetation is also important for the cooling effect in the urban environment.

 

 

It may sound like a hippie dream, but there are many qualities a business with permaculture could provide with. Economically it is more than possible to make it profitable. The bonus is that all vegetation cleans the air and the greenery lowers the temperature. The preservation of biodiversity is another part of which urban cultivation can contribute. The business can also offer inspiring social meeting places and outdoor environments for recreation and recovery. And of course offers education, another income source. 
Permaculture has no general principle and each garden should be treated individually. A careful look at every plot or space to understand the amount of wind, light, and water it receives is the way to start. Working with nature forms the backbone of permaculture.
It started with the creation of food forests in which vegetables and trees grow together. In the forest, everything that was built or planted had three distinct purposes. For instance, cultivation of corn stalk can be beneficial in three ways- it can produce corn, it can feed cattle and it can also help climbing beans to grow. Being a low-impact model, permaculture involves no digging and one can grow one thing after other in an area with no turning of the soil. Weeds can be knocked down and killed by using a layer of natural-fiber carpets, newspapers or cardboard. Apply mulch or compost over the top to provide nutrition and aid growth. Of course no pesticides are used unless it is necessary, but it is not banned like in the biodynamic farming.

 

 


For some reason good ideas are contagious, they can travel through the air between different continents and cultures. Today when internet is available it is easy to acess knowledge about permaculture and we shall not get surprised if permaculture becomes established as very succesful business when it comes to urban farming. There are a lot of competence in teaching the method available. In parts of the world where the climate is beneficial for growing food it is easy to get profit. In colder, it still works well during less cold seasons and there will be solutions to find if we start looking. At the same time this would contribute with beauty from all the green which connects us with our origin in a natural way.

Today some fine dining restaurants in Paris grows their own vegetables in roof gardens with organic growth methods for maximum taste and quality. They show whats possible!
The possibilitys and potential when it comes to how this kind of business could develope and contribute can not even be counted. Everything from educational units cooperating with the farming centers to teach our young generation how to grow food outdoors and in greenhouses, to develope in moore advanced pathways. Bees are ofcourse a natural part of the symphony and will as always when we keep crops free from pesticides do their excellent job to encrease our harvests. Processing the harvests into great products and offer menus from locally grown crops will be luxury. Production of meat will most likely descend therefore the quality can increase and the animals can get better lifes and live healthier all in a sustainable ways.
But can you see the chickens down your alley yet? 

 

 

Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. It offers a win-win concept for both climate and humans. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. There are a lot of good reads available to get inspired and the pot is on the stove, ready to get simmering. Toby Hemenway has a lot of knowledge to share in his book "The permaculture city" .
"The Permaculture City" provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food―connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways―applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs.


The constructive possibilities waiting for us to cocreate a sustainable future is right here. Permaculture is absolutely one great gallant to make our world a better place.
It could be wonderful to spend time in metropoles when it´s thriving of lively greenery and beauty in the future.

 

SOURCE: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

 

The art of cultivating kindness and sanity in a time of climate crisis.

 

There is a new era coming, a paradigm shift into new ways. Nobody doubts that anymore. This period in time is probably the most confusing for decades. We constantly get reminded by teenagers, scientists and activists, that there is crisis increasing right now. Demostrations and different kinds of manifestations all over the world is almost on a daily basis. There is no mercy, no place to hide. No chance to dismis the call. For many of us the power and engagement is beyond beautiful to witness. Right here lies the true power of people coming together, for the good of all! For the sake of life!



So what is it then the kind, sober and sane response? To check all facts is excessive to mention. No matter if you are a climate denier or if you got totally absorbed by the movement, nobody walks through this time unaffected. And the simmering activity gets most people in a mood for doing something, either it is from reason or from pure passion. Maybe it is hard to stay sane all through. We do react. All of us.

During the transition we get triggered and our personal preferences get challenged aswell as our habits. Everything we have trusted changes. And so it is. Now we need to trust that the process will take us home, even if home will be a bit different. Aswell as understanding our reactions on a human level. We are programmed to resist changes. It is like instinctive reactions. Very few people feel safe when nothing can be taken for granted. Except for the ones whom clearly sees the necessity. Many of them young. So we need to be bold, talk to eachother and get prepared. See our resistans for what it is and get tools to comfort our fears the best way we can.

Because change is coming.

 

 

 

This could be the biggest obstacle to get over for the conversion to a sustainable world. Our fears of the unknown. Our fears is to be recognized and understood, but that does not mean that it can be allowed to guide the process. We just need to acnowledge and admit that it simply is a part of the journey. And get going despite that fact. The focus must be to get sustainable, with kindness and courage as tools. 

If you are a person who lives a life with a lot more to wish for, of course you are scared that things will get worse. If you are happy and content in your life, you might be afraid to loose the comfort and the privileges you have. No matter the situation, we are all more or less afraid of the unknown.
We are human.
As simple as that.

Maybe we can vision a world where there is a balance between human and nature. Where our foundation for acting comes from the idea that we are a part of nature. For too long we have been playing a role as masters of our universe. We have acctually changed the climate.
Just imagine what we can achive.

What maybe needs to be seen in the process is that the whole western culture gets questioned. The materialistic values from which our development grows from becomes questionable from the perspective, if this makes us happy. The whole community experiences a sinking level of wellbeing and a deepening feeling of confusion as we loose contact with nature to which we belong. The citylife of many people does not provide enough contentment, especially when lot of peole seldom or never spends time in nature.
Maybe time to reconnect and reclaim our own nature.

 

 

 

We need to show compassion for the reactions shown by the adult people that critizises Greta Thunberg and all the young people around her. The critics fight a hard battle on fear and shame. The frustration we express about the climate crisis illustrate very well the mindset that is a part of the rootcause of the problem. The lack of perspective for generational wellbeing. Hardly no wisdom in the understanding of what is sustainable. How sad is to read and listen to words full of disdain for a teenager raising her voice to speak her heart, not just for her own sake, but for a whole generation. Or acctually a whole world. It is heartbreaking to see the condemnation and contempt aswell as parts of the establishment tries to shoot the messengers. Constructivity is required. Patience and compassion about the underlying issues those people deal with is essential.

The critic should be on matter never ever on a personal level,
especially not towards someone young. 

Please question the scientists instead.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Source: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

 

 

A second wave of global school strikes is carried out today and several media reports live - starting in New Zealand

 


For anyone under the age of 20 or, in other words, anyone who have lived their lives during this century, climate change is a concrete fact that has quickly become an acute issue involving all generations.

School pupils in New Zealand are the first ones out on today’s demonstrations for the climate that’s happening worldwide, according to several sources. According to the organizers, 170,000 people will participate in climate strikes in different parts of the country, which corresponds to 3.5 percent of the country's population. More and more people are getting involved and agree on the climate threat.

Today it’s time for all of us to work together with politicians, business leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs and these young people to develop and implement solutions that create sustainable conditions for future generations to experience life on earth.

In New Zealand's capital Wellington, around 40,000 people are said to be protesting outside their Parliament. The protesters are demanding that the government issue a climate emergency, reports the New Zealand Herald.

In Sweden, demonstrations are planned in over 100 locations today, according to TV4 News.

Greta Thunberg is expected to take part in a school strike in Montreal today. Her plea for action has had a global effect because it is reinforced by what people already see happening around them. In Canada, for instance, this includes heat waves, severe floods and widespread smoke from forest fires, all of which can be connected to climate change.

 

 

 

Each year, scientists gather more information about the planet's response to ever-increasing concentrations of fossil-fueled heat trapping gases. This data, together with models that project a future development, slowly but surely create an insight into the scale of the climate threat. They also show that human influence is easier to distinguish from the natural variation of the climate.

 

Adam Fenech, director of the University of Prince Edward Island's climate research lab, says that trends he and his colleagues once imagined decades ago, such as a rapid ice meltdown in Antarctica and category-five hurricanes landing in North America, are already a reality.

"We have always said that this is in the direction that development would go, but now the reality has occurred," says Dr. Fenech.

"That means we have a choice to make," said Xeuben Zheng, senior researcher on environmental and climate change in Canada, and one of the lead authors of a federal report released last spring on the expected effects of climate change across the country.

A choice -”, says Dr. Zheng, “is making short-term changes to mitigate some of the more serious effects that will come later in this century. The other is to face the cost and upheaval of adapting to a very different world, one way or another”.

 

Mankind, as I said, faces a whole new paradigm in climate and social development, which requires a change in our thinking patterns and behaviors, faster than we currently perceive. Over the past centuries, we have slowly evolved from living in the agricultural community to the industrial community. A journey of good and evil. Industrialism and growth have, on the one hand, contributed to the economic and social improvement of the lives of a large part of humanity, not least the late Hans Rosling reported on. The other side of industrialism has led to an extensive climate impact combined with our current way of life. Mankind is now on the threshold of the new global and digital society with, according to science, a comprehensive and rapidly ongoing climate challenge to deal with.

 

Today, school students all over the world, starting in New Zealand, choose to go out into society and show courage and action to enable a life on our planet for generations to come. Instead, they should be at school and gather knowledge, which is the primary purpose of the school, but as long as we adults do not show that we listen, realize and are prepared to think and act differently, these school strikes are most likely to return and grow in scope. Because once the change movement starts, it becomes difficult to ignore the continuation that follows.

 

Source: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

RIGHT NOW - Glaciers are melting, areas with permafrost are falling and sea levels are rising.

The research report published by the UN panel IPCC yesterday shows an alarming future scenario, where the ongoing climate crisis includes a sea crisis. The risk is directly imminent for negative and unprecedented effects when the Arctic ice melts and the water level is raised.The most alarming thing about IPPC's sea report is how fast everything happens - but it's not too late to stop the development.

A positive factor is the reports showing that the young generation is creative and driven by increased entrepreneurship. It is important that this commitment is supported and spread across the generational boundaries.


The report from the IPCC was released two days after the extra-ordinary climate meeting in New York in which Greta Thunberg, together with some of the world's leaders, participated. What's new in the report is that it also shows the severe consequences that climate change will have on marine life. We have previously read about melted ice and elevated sea levels, but not what effect it has on marine ecosystems.


Naturally, we humans have different perceptions of our impact on the climate based on the knowledge and insight we have with us in life. The experience varies across the generational boundaries and also the incentive to change the development that is now described by the researchers' work and reports.
In all its clarity and simplicity in front of Greta Thunberg and many other people the message in different contexts that we must act now - because it is at this very moment that we have the opportunity to influence the future for ourselves, but especially for future generations.

We only get a chance to listen to the researchers, try to understand, communicate and act together. Or can we afford to relinquish and chance?


According to Ulf Molau, professor of ecology at the University of Gothenburg and one of 106 co-authors of the IPCC report, the fact is that things are now progressing faster.
“- I have been involved in the UN climate work for 20 years, and the sea level is rising faster than we previously thought. It is alarming ”.


The fact that the sea level is rising faster than the researchers have previously seen is due to two factors, hot water taking up more space and the glaciers melting at a previously unforeseen rate.


- The glaciers melt faster because the average temperature is higher.
It's very simple, according to Ulf Molau.

 

 


The melting ice and glaciers, as well as the elevated water level and temperature, can have highly negative consequences for communities and ecosystems at high altitudes and for water-borne cities and regions. Around 680 million people, ten percent of the world's population, live in such areas today.
According to the report, the average seawater level can be increased by 15 millimeters per year if global warming is not stopped and if emissions continue at the same rate as today, it may be even faster. The risk of forest fires in tundra areas will also increase as a result of the increased global mean temperature.
The effect of global warming on the permafrost is clear. For example, the "seed vault" is no longer protected by the permafrost at the same time as rainwater is entering the building.
The global seed vault in Svalbard has been compared to Fort Knox more than once. The seed vault is 130 miles from the North Pole, guarding a content more valuable to humanity than any gold reserve.
- Here lies the key to our ability to ensure in the future that the world's growing population has food to eat, says Lise Lykke Steffensen, Director, NordGen.


Today, Swedish news reports that a work to restore permafrost around the Seed vault will begin. With the help of electricity, an artificial permafrost is created. Local permafrost can be recreated but not glaciers, because we would need a new ice age.
While the scientists have now given us a clear message that our human civilization is in danger of collapse if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, there are signals that today's generation of young people increasingly see a future as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.


Combined with a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, replanting of trees in the forest that is currently being decomposed and burned, development can be affected. The positive is that it is not too late yet but we need more inspired people who dare to stand up and show the way. We need more entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs around the world who are involved in building for future generations.


The time has come for a global climate dialogue across national and generational boundaries based on new thinking - a paradigm for the future based on sustainability perspectives and entrepreneurship.


Source: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

IS CAPITALISM A WOLF TO FEED WITH SUSTAINABLE VALUES

 

 

Can the whole message capitalism communicates come from a profound misconception of us as a species? Are we really evolutionary developed to be selfish because as that, would we survive this far? Do we not seem to be programmed to be in a WE, to be "a part of", not "me first".
As humans we´re originally born to fit into a community containing a compexity of different individuals, and all together, as a collective we contain all human capital the group needs to survive and thrive?

It was never intended that only a few individual in the tribe should retain all the prey or food we cultivated. Nor the treasures we found. We are simply programmed to share and to care for each other.
Maybe therefore the greatest contentment we can feel as humans arises from good sharing. It always increases the pleasure. So even our emotions are shaped to benefit the community.
Some of us are skilled hunters, others wonderful caregivers, we have the alphas.. and on it goes. 

This ofcourse does not mean that the personal satisfaction is less important, it just needs to be seen in a different perspective. More as a part of the complexity a community is build upon. It is like a garden where everything we need grows. And like a garden we need to take care of the community and see that specific qualitys is represented. We all have a function and gifts to share. 
Otherwise we end up in a monoculture, and that we would never ever want.
The whole point with differences is to complete eachother so that together we have everything.

The last decades has been influenced by psycologists like Sigmund Freud and economic theorists like Adam Smith and their analysis has been very unbalanced in the sense of whom we really are as humans.
They just show us one side of the coin.
When we meet someone radiating of good energy it makes a difference in us.
We get affected, because good stuff is contagious.
And if what we focus on grows; it is hight time to flip the coin.
We are far from bad.

The whole last century almost convinced us that the human nature is very dark and egoistic.
These theories have had a great impact, more deeply than we might understand. Together with misconceptions about human nature provided by the christian culture we got very susceptible for such a ajustable system as that provided by Smith´s free market economic theory.
It turned out to be very misused.

It is like we expect already in advance that some of us will get abused, as if it is "a part of the human nature" to profit from other peoples suffering. This makes us full of self-contempt and very sad inside.
We incorrectly look at ouselves as bad.
Ofcourse the less flattering sides within the human nature exists, but so does the good ones.
And as the story goes;


The story of the two wolves is common among Native people. It’s the story in which a grandmother conveys to a group of children that there is a continuous battle going on within each of us—the battle between two wolves. One wolf represents love, compassion, and honesty.
The other wolf represents fear, judgment, and dishonesty.
Then one of the children asks, “Grandmother, which wolf wins?”
To which the grandmother answers,
“Which ever one you feed.”

 

 


In this era there is no doubt that we are in the center of the storm just about to take off to the next evolutionary steps as a specie.
We have developed the characteristics of the bad wolf for one whole century and can probobly agree on the less charming result. Not at all what benefits us. Not as individuals nor as a community.
It is about our free will. The choice is ours and today we are rapidly transforming and entering a process of profound change. We all want to be the good wolf, because it gives us joy and pleasant power.
The capitalist system has offered us the greatest challenge of all and tested our free will. We have the opportunity to use it as a tool for exactly the purpose we choose.

The development of the fundaments of capitalism is right by our feet and can still be possible if we act wisely. The circular economy structure can indeed be perfectly fitting and guiding within the capitalistic frame. Constructivity and long term commitments is essential and the normal and well established growth process needs revaluation and refinement.


We can no longer accept less good solutions when there is better ones to choose because of greed spelled quick economic profit. The investment market carries a huge responsibility in choosing sustainable solutions. Also we need patience to wait for companys to find the very best enviromentally friendly products. There is nothing wrong with rejecting what is simply not good enough. We´ll just need to try again.  

 

 

The strategy among investors looking for quick cash could really mature as the care for future generation must have first priority. Wisdom and concern needs to be added as a fundament to decisions. 

When we honestly ask these questions and remain courageous enough to face into the answers, then we will have moved ourselves in the direction of providing more food to the good wolf, and less to the bad wolf, and in so doing, we move ourselves gradually toward a life of greater meaning and purpose.

To see the potential is not hard. Captalism is like an empty form which we can shape and fill according to our needs, and the needs we have now is to meet the youth generation and take their need of safety serious.
We need to show up, throw out all inmature greed with the bathwater and replace it with actions based on reason and concern.


As our young generation so clearly shows us - it is time to wake up.

Choose wisely!

 

Source: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

Circular economy and sustainable energy development

By circular economics, or cyclical economics, is meant an economic model that is based on a cycle rather than a linear process. It is therefore a question of companies, organizations and entire communities designing products, services and business models that are sustainable. This may mean from the outset designing with reuse, degradability and re-creation in mind, using energy from renewable sources and working to waste in one system can be carried to another.


Circular economy is inspired by the cycle of nature. The aim is that waste should not exist but is seen as a raw material. Therefore, the products are designed so that they are easy to recycle. Biological material should be compostable, and other materials designed so that:

-Reuse

-Recykle

-Extract energy

To change from a linear to a circular economy, a company or organization can:

-Remove environmentally hazardous substances.

-Design the products so that they can be separated in their constituent material.

-Use renewable energy for production and transport.

-Return material according to the desirability list above.

-Sharing, renting or leasing production assets rather than owning them themselves, and likewise renting or leasing the products to their customers rather than selling them. This way you sell the "function" rather than the product.

 

 

EU

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures for the circular economy with an action plan for new and revised legislation. The goal is a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way. The measures proposed should contribute to ending the cycle in the product life cycle by increasing material recycling and recycling to optimize the value and use of raw materials, products and waste. In addition, energy savings are promoted and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The proposals cover the entire life cycle of the products: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for raw materials.

 

AFRICA

The African Development Bank's ten-year strategy (2013-2022) seeks to change African economies to include green growth. They help several countries develop green growth strategies that incorporate circular economic principles. It is offering a variety of bespoke financial instruments to develop innovations on the continent including public and private circular finance projects.

Africa has used circular principles for generations and, like parts of Asia, showcases innovative solutions for handling waste. When new business models and technologies emerge, the opportunities for agriculture, manufacturing and waste management can be utilized to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.


The circular economy is firmly rooted in environmental sustainability and, according to some critics, lacks the social dimension, ie the fulfillment of human needs. The principles are mainly formulated from a business point of view and strive for environmental and economic benefits. Social benefits are meant to be missing. However, it should perhaps be implemented that both economic and environmental economics must be anchored locally as long-term transport is neither environmentally sustainable nor economically sustainable.

It would then involve the development of skilled workforce to meet the need to be able to recycle, repair, etc. Criticism exists which is based on the increase in human work as many of these processes often cannot be standardized. But maybe we can get very far, even if in the short term you can not achieve 100% locally anchored process. The fact that conditions for developing employment opportunities are locally stimulated is fundamental, otherwise the model is not sustainable.

 


A circular economy that is based on environmental sustainability and economic sustainability without having a dimension that is about quality of life for people from a generation's perspective may not be called sustainable in the real sense.


Today's solutions to transport issues are being developed through sustainable energy solutions such as hydrogen-powered engines. When these become economically affordable in the market, transportation of goods that are more complicated to repair or recycle can become fully justifiable as long as the development strives to try to anchor as much as possible otherwise locally.
All exports and imports are given a different environmental and economic condition with good fuel for transport.


The circular economy must therefore be implemented together with the development of sustainable energy solutions in order to be a complete solution for future societies.

 

 

Source: Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

The energy supply of the future - the step from charcoal to renewable electricity

Today, large parts of the earth's population live without access to electricity and in some cases with charcoal as the sole source of energy. At first glance, this may prove to be a major challenge, but in the next moment may actually involve new investments in renewable energy systems without having to take the traditional development steps.

The energy sector accounts for close to two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today, it is estimated that 1.3 billion people live without access to electricity or other clean fuels and 2.8 billion use biomass for cooking. In other words, there is great potential here to create a future sustainable social development.
More and more business leaders around the world today recognize the need to rapidly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the business world and at the same time an opportunity to participate in and contribute to this development. This is in a time of spirit when old "truths" need to be replaced with new innovative solutions based on renewable energy sources for humanity's survival.


New projects are now starting around the world that aim to create an access to renewable electricity for the large proportion of the world's population, which today is without and most of them only have charcoal as an energy source. In these projects, anchoring in the local community is an important social and economic prerequisite for contributing to long-term ecological sustainability.


The sustainability perspective also includes creating new payment platforms based on the digital development that is taking place today in the modern global environment.
This together means that the need for renewable electricity will greatly increase and new solutions are created based on water, wind and solar energy.

Yesterday, some of the world's top leaders gathered at the UN Climate Summit in New York as a step towards COP25, the UN Climate Conference, which will be held in Santiago, Chile in December this year. Following Greta Thunberg's emotional speech during the climate summit followed a speech by Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who focused on the concrete work of making heavy industries more sustainable. "The transition from gray to green in these sectors is a key in the fight against climate change," said Stefan Löfven from the pulpit.


The process is underway and it is now up to the world's leading politicians, business leaders and all of us to seize the opportunity for a global climate change and contribute to a paradigm shift in sustainable development.

 

Source: Sprinkle Daily

THE PURPOSE OF OUR TIME

 

What is happening today is surreal in so many ways. Suddenly nobody can ignore the amazingly powerful movment kickstarted by Swedish amazing Greta Thunberg.
Kids are taking on the responsibility to act about what adults should not have let happened in the first place. It´s confusing and sad. And sparkling of life and power on the other hand.

Yesterday Greta and a group of 15 other children filed a complaint with the United Nations Monday alleging that five of the world's major economies have violated their human rights by not taking adequate action to stop the unfolding climate crisis.
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words — and yet, I'm one of the lucky ones," Thunberg said Monday. "People are suffering, people are dying."
The petition names five countries - Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey, which they say have failed to uphold their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a 30-year-old human rights treaty which is the most widely ratified in history.
They charge that the countries have not used their resources "to prevent the deadly and foreseeable consequences" of the current climate crisis, or cooperated effectively with other nations to address the problem.

The grown up that doe´s not react with profound care and a feeling of just wanting to protect these beautiful young beings from all this mess is most probobly not born.
Or are at least not a parent.
How can you not hear those children and totally love and respect them for their actions?
Are children our times wisdom keepers?

 

 

We should all be in deep shame as adults over the previous generations behavior and the abscence of awareness and wisdom that we live from. Greta is right!
The individualistic era rapidly faces it´s funeral, and the time has come to gather for the sake of our future. It is now!
So; as adults and mature, responsible people, what we do?

WE HONOR THOSE YOUNGSTERS OF COURSE!!!
BY LISTENING & RESPONDING!
They children also call out each of the countries for their "inadequate" pledges to reduce greenhouse gases, saying that the cuts they have agreed to will not keep global temperatures from rising less than 2 degrees Celsius, the goal that was set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Scientists have warned that global warming of 2 degrees Celsius will result in more frequent and dangerous heat waves, rising sea levels and declining crop yields around the world.
The children also say that their lives have already been impacted by the climate crisis, and that their future livelihoods will be endangered as the impacts worsen.

We must respond quick and effective on their needs to get safe.
Act to rescue their faith on a future nice life, and to really show them our unconditional love and trust. Those "kids" are not the fools!
They understand and they act, let us do not less!
Let´s do more.

The children do not ask for any monetary compensation. Instead, they ask that the countries immediately adjust their climate goals and work with other nations to address the crisis.

We need to overcome every obsticle and challenge to deserve to get their trust on us back.
Today its a collectiv issue that like if we want our children to have a feeling of faith, we simply must act. We must show them. By making good choises, by sacrificing sometimes, by investing wisely.

The United States - which has contributed more global warming-inducing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than any other country - cannot be held in violation because it has not ratified the part of the treaty that allows children to seek justice for potential violations.
And China, which currently emits more greenhouse gases than any other country, has also not signed onto that portion of the treaty.
The United States and China must therefore show their responsibility as giant nations out of free will and according to a moral standard that accompanies their size.


Source: Sprinkle Daily/CNN

Swedish Greta Thunberg today mobilizes the UN together with a whole world

In just one year, Greta Thunberg has created a daunting insight that we must all now take the threat of the earth's climate seriously and at the same time mobilize an entire world with millions of young people around different countries.

Today, she speaks at the UN's New York climate summit initiated by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, hoping for positive talks and concrete actions. Greta Thunberg should really be honored for her commitment which definitely makes a difference. Her message is simple. We simply have to listen to and accept the science that man's impact on the climate risks humanity's future survival here on earth. A dramatic message but at the same time hopeful, because we can act now and thus prevent a future climate collapse, but this requires, among other things, political leadership and courage. On Friday, Greta Thunberg spoke in Battery Park in central New York in front of 250,000 people who went there to join the Swedish climate activist's school strike.

 

 

Greta Thunberg's school strike has already reached all the continents of the earth and is now conducted in several different languages. She is one of today's most important climate fighters of our time and a source of inspiration for millions of young people and adults around the world. After sitting alone outside the parliament a year ago she has, among other things, spoken to top politicians in the Italian Senate, the British lower house, the French National Assembly and the European Parliament, she criticized business leaders in Davos, met Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pope Francis, she participated in civil disobedience campaigns with the Extinction Rebellion and numerous other marches, protests and demonstrations and was a guest at Skavlan and in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She has been named one of the world's 25 most influential teenagers by Time Magazine and "Game Changer of the Year" by GQ Magazine.

Greta Thunberg has been honored by Amnesty and her honorary doctorate and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. An amazing track record and today she speaks in the UN together with Secretary-General António Guterres. In a short time, Greta Thunberg has inspired millions of young people and set the climate on the agenda in a way no one else has ever succeeded. She acts and makes a difference. Exactly how she has affected politics is of course difficult to determine, but let's illustrate an example from our neighboring Denmark where she spoke to tens of thousands of people at Christiansborg in central Copenhagen, the same day as the European Parliament election. As many as 60 per cent of Danes considered that the climate should be given priority over everything else, a figure previously estimated in January at just over 20 per cent.

Greta Thunberg's most important message is that we should listen to the researchers.
In addition to all human suffering in connection with the number of growing natural disasters around the world, these also affect the global economy. Natural disasters cost 5 to 6 times more in the first ten years of this century than in the 1970s, according to WMO's report, Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from weather, climate and water extremes (1970-2012). The main reason is the increased cost of flooding, which amounted to SEK 7,450 billion ($ 864 billion) during the last decade, which corresponds to almost twice Sweden's annual GDP. Based on this fact, there should be both social and economic sustainability arguments to really listen to the researchers. Today when it is autumn day equaling, the world's leading politicians in the UN can show both courage and leadership.

Let's hope that happens too, but in any case, this is just the beginning of a worldwide process to save the future climate of the earth for generations to come. A process started and inspired by a single young person who wants to make a difference - so let's all join in today and make a difference, day by day. Because even though it gets darker before the light comes back on, we can all, each of us, contribute to a better climate and together show both courage and the ability to act in Greta Thunberg's footsteps towards a worldwide climate change. 

 

 

SOURCE: Sprinkle Daily/WWF

 

 

 

The horizon brightens




When we look around and take part in the flood of news, there are all reason to be seriously worried. The environment needs protection NOW, and we MUST act!

We must act quickly and vigorously and be prepared to sacrifice for the sake of survival. The alarm is loud and clear.
And the best part is - WE`RE DOING IT!
It acctually is happening....

There are a lot of good things happening to cherish though the critics say the process is far to slow, but we have reason to belive that a cumulative effect is right ahead. As with many good trends it starts in a small scale and suddenly it is everywhere....
The care for future generations and our children of today touches everyone of us on a much deeper level than any temporary trend ever can. This is not a trend, it´s about our survival.
It is about the ones we love the most.
About their lifes and their future.
We can not negotiate about their lifes. Ever.
And we know that.


What we can see is that many, if not most modern business of today are about to ajust to the present situation. The climate crisis is the most important factor to concider of all matters.
We must enable future generations need of being able to live on this beautiful planet by redefining the interpretation of sustainability and start taking it seriously.

Develop. Grow. Go green. For real.

The most essential work of every aware management's response is to develop and create a environmentally good process behind every business. All the way without compromises.

Our children and their children will be able to thrive and live loving lifes in harmony with nature if we include the ecological aspekt as a synonymuos to sustainability. So we must.
The financiall steadyness no longer defines sustainability, but the sincere concern of the enviromentally impact that each development contains.
This carries the heaviest weight in the concept of true modern sustainability.

 

 

 

And again; what can a small person do?

A lot!
 Be a picky consumer! :) 

Some serious and some silly suggestions:

- Eat local, and as much as possible vegetarian and organic
- Take the train, do not fly unless you must
- Support good products in general, avoid crap
- Sometimes less is more
- Recykle and compost
- Reject bad products
- Plant trees and grow your own food if you have the possibility
- Repair, make it a habit, learn how
- Take a deep breath right now, and one more, and again, relax
- Become a beekeeper
- Invest in sustainable businesses if you have money to spend
- Contemplate over true luxury and contentment, what is it for you
- Choose wisely when you need something new
- Buy second hand if you can
- Start a farm or urban gardening. Grow anything, everywhere
- Reuse all that is possible, like a plasticbag
- Repair and polish your shoes, don´t throw them away
- Enjoy nature, often
- Make mistakes, try again
- No more wear and tear
- Plant another tree :) 
- Celebrate small steps in the right direction
- Refuse all kind of disposable products
- Relax, smile, inspire
- Try a new vegetarian meal today
- Take care of yourself and your loved ones
- Discover what you truly value
- See beyond the surface
- Find alternative to fabric softener if you must use it
- Leave the car and walk, bicykle, maybe localbus if it works 4 you
- Be kind to yourself and others
- Try meditation, sing out load and dance a lot
- Dry your laundrary outside
- Renovate with recykled stuff, use natural paint
- Cooperate with neighbours
- Stop blame-game
- Give and recieve hope-encourage goodness
- Find new beginnings
- Let go of what no longer serves you
- NEVER GIVE UP-EVER
- Continue the list with your own ideas...
- Let it grow, share it

 

WE WISH YOU A CREATIVE AND LOVELY WEEKEND!

// Sprinkle Daily

 

 

 

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