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    Due to the reduction in pollution caused my the Covid 19 pandemic; people were able to see the Himalayan peaks for the first time in 30 years.

    I’m focusing on new normals in environments and landscapes in my project. The Covid 19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives which is having an effect on the environment around us.

    I’ve started to experiment using adobe illustrator as it’s something I wouldn’t usually use to create outcomes.

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  • Task Environmental portrait.

    This task is to tell a story through images of someone at work. This is Jennifer, an artisan jeweler based in Largs. Entwined Jewelry in Stanlane Place to be exact.

    These are the pre production unedited images straight from the camera. I’ll say no more and let the photographs do the talking.

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    Many organisms evolved to live in a niche. That is they have adapted to one or more specific characteristic of a habitat. This served them well as it meant there was more resources for them, such as food. However, climate change is changing many aspects of the planet and making many of these niche adaptations obsolete or work against the species they once served.


    Sarker, S., Yadav, A.K., Akter, M., Hossain, M.S., Chowdhury, S.R., Kabir, M.A. and Sharifuzzaman, S.M., 2020. Rising temperature and marine plankton community dynamics: Is warming bad?. Ecological Complexity, 43, p.100857.

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  • MIRROR SHIELD PROJECT (2016)

    El proyecto se inició para y en el campamento de Oceti Sakowin cerca de Standing Rock, Dakota del Norte por la artista Cannupa Hanska Luger. Tras publicar un video tutorial en las redes sociales invitando a la gente a crear escudos de espejo, personas de todo el país se unieron a la causa enviando estos escudos a los protestantes de la tribu sioux de Standing Rock, para detener la construcción de u oleoducto que iba a cruzar tierras ancestrales.

    La fuerza del espejo es su capacidad de reflejar la imagen que tiene delante; mostrandoles a los “antagonistas” de la historia que ellos son los culpables de la destrucción de aquel paraje natural.

    Este hecho se ha convertido uno de los más eficaces, populares y duraderos de toda la historia del activismo indio. La oposición al proyecto Dakota Access ha propiciado un resurgir de la lucha de los sioux, que ha logró unir desde ecologistas y políticos a veteranos de guerra y estrellas de Hollywood.

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  • Whats up ya planet loving fucks, my new job is awful because I am somehow the only environmental engineer in the whole ass environmental department who doesn’t wanna destroy the environment, so today when my boss complained about those “greenies” who “bang their tamborines” to protest “co2 emissions” i lost my shit and went home and died my hair green to let them know where i stand, lets see if i get fired from the environmental department for caring about the environment

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    100 days of productivity, 2/100

    I’ve been having a really terrible week and so haven’t really done anything but today I did, hence the update.

    I began with therapy, where I have taken the first steps to making sure I’ll still have somewhere to live in a few weeks if everything goes wrong (there is a young person housing scheme that works in the same building as my therapy, my person is talking to them for me to find out what I need to do, without a phone call).

    Once I got home, I designed that advert at the top. I am running for Vice President and Sustainability Representative of my college and voting opened last night so I need to spread the word. Its not great but I didn’t think I would be able to do anything today so it’s enough.

    I had classes for the rest of the day, including one on writing personal statements for uni. I don’t want to go to uni. They said that it could apply to anything but they clearly are not setting it up so it’s easy to change who you would be writing to. This frustrates me greatly.

    Anyway, I did some stuff today. It’s not much but I didn’t think I would even get out of bed so Yay me.

    14.10.20

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    This is the heat death of fields and trees. A stream flows under the road. Meanwhile drivers drive to their destinations. They never really get there. They don’t really know where they’re going or why they are going there.

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    Misc art(? This time unrelated to promare

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    Originally posted by leahberman


    Whatever religious or spiritual tradition they identify with, most witches agree that there is something sacred about the natural world. We draw our power from the earth beneath our feet, the sky over our heads, and the air in our lungs.

    And yet, many of us live in societies that are actively contributing to the destruction of the natural world. Most developed nations have a linear economy, which means resources are extracted and then sent on a one-way trip to consumers who will use them and then throw them away. This leads to overflowing landfills, air and water pollution, and quickly disappearing resources. The World Economic Forum predicts that, if our habits don’t change, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. And I dearly hope that by now we’re all familiar with the reality of climate change and its devastating impact on global ecosystems.

    I’m not trying to scare you, but I do want to point out the hypocrisy of drawing power from the Earth in our magic while simultaneously contributing to her destruction. If we truly want to consider ourselves spiritual allies of the planet, we need to make an effort to live our lives — and practice our magic — in ways that are less harmful to her.

    You don’t have to become an environmentalist or switch to a zero waste lifestyle, but we can all make little changes for a more sustainable life. There’s lots of information out there about how to live a more Earth-friendly lifestyle, so in this post I’ll be focusing on how to apply that same philosophy to your witchcraft.

    Steps to a more Earth-Friendly Practice:

    • Limiting your consumption will automatically lower your negative impact on the planet. Follow my previous guidelines for avoiding consumerism to start shrinking your carbon footprint.
    • Avoid plastic as much as possible. According to the WEF, 70% of our plastic ends up in a landfill or in the world’s waterways, and according to Julia Watkins, author of Simply Living Well, only 9% of household plastics get recycled. Plastic (unlike glass and metal) cannot be recycled indefinitely — it can only be recycled a handful of times before it becomes too degraded to be repurposed any further. There really is no way to make plastic safer for the planet, so it’s best to just avoid it altogether. Look for tools made of metal, wood, or glass instead of plastics, and try to order things shipped in paper and cardboard when possible.
    • Create spells that won’t leave leftovers. One of the big contributing factors to our current environmental crisis is that we just produce too much waste. You can avoid this in your magical practice by crafting spells that won’t leave you throwing away a big ball of candle wax, herbs, and paper. Kitchen magic is a no-brainer for this, since kitchen spells are meant to be eaten. If you want to do a candle spell, use small candles that will burn up completely — I find larger candles are more likely to leave leftover wax. Making magical bath salts is another great option for leftover-free spells — just make sure everything you include is safe to go down the drain and won’t contribute to water pollution!
    • Forage for your own spell materials. One of the best ways to avoid plastic packaging and cut down on emissions from shipping is to use materials from your backyard! Learn about the plants, animals, and minerals native to your area, and take regular nature walks where you can gather what you need. Remember to only take as much as you need and to be careful never to damage the plants you harvest from. Make sure to carefully disinfect any animals bits you pick up — you can do this by burying them in salt for a full moon cycle and/or setting them in the sun/under a UV light for several days. If you find a dead animal and want to strip and clean its bones for use in ritual, this is a much more involved process and will require special research, equipment, and lots of time. And, of course, never eat anything you have foraged unless you happen to have an advanced degree in botany.
    • Keep a magical garden. Another great way to connect with the planet and shrink your carbon footprint is to grow your own herbs, vegetables, and fruits. You can, of course, grow food for your kitchen if you have space, but even if you live in a tiny apartment you can grow a handful of magical herbs in pots. For a list of common houseplants and their magical associations, check out this post.
    • Shop for spell materials at a local farmer’s market. Buying local is a great way to avoid the environmental impact of shipping produce, and it allows you to support small farms. Farmer’s markets also typically carry seasonal produce, which can help you align your magical practice with the cycles of nature. Farmer’s markets are a great way to find seasonal fruits and vegetables for kitchen magic, but you can use the produce you find there for other types of spells as well.
    • Trade paraffin wax candles for beeswax or soy wax. Paraffin, the material used for most cheap candles, is a by-product of crude oil, which is not only highly unsustainable but contains carcinogens (chemicals that may cause cancer). Beeswax is a sustainable alternative, and beeswax candles produce a “clean” burn, meaning it does not negatively affect air quality. Soy wax is a slightly pricier, vegan-friendly sustainable option that also produces a clean burn.
    • Use undyed, unbleached paper for your written spells. The bleaches and dyes used in most commercially available paper have a toxic effect on the environment. Colored paper cannot be recycled or composted because it will contaminate everything it touches. Use plain, unbleached paper for your written spells, especially if you plan to bury them in the ground or dispose of them outside.
    • Make sure your essential oils are ethically harvested. Essential oils are tricky — although they are marketed as natural, many of them are produced through unsustainable methods. Because essential oils are concentrated, it may take thousands of pounds of plants to produce a single pound of oil. This can have a devastating impact, especially for endangered plants like white sage or palo santo. Look for ethically-sourced, wild-harvested essential oils — these are oils that are gathered from the wild in ways that don’t hurt the local ecosystem. Mountain Rose Herbs and Eden’s Garden are two brands that are committed to sustainable essential oil production.
    • Instead of burying a spell in a jar, bury it in a hollowed-out fruit or vegetable. Many traditions call for spells to be buried in the ground. Items like jar spells and witch bottles are traditionally buried on the witch’s property. The problem with this is that plastic and glass bottles do not biodegrade, and will remain in the ground for years. Instead of putting these materials in the ground, bury your spells in a hollowed-out fruit or vegetable. As a bonus, you can choose this item to support your intention. For example, you might use an apple for a love spell or a spicy pepper for protection. Just make sure everything inside the spell is also biodegradable!
    • Keep a compost pile as an offering to your local land spirits. Compost is an easy way to reduce food waste, and it gives your garden a boost! Even if you don’t have your own garden, you can give your compost to a fiend who does or look into donating it to a community garden. When composting, it’s important to maintain a balance between carbon-rich “brown” ingredients (leaves, undyed paper, cardboard, etc.) and nitrogen-rich “greens” (fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc.) — you want about four times as much brown as green in your compost. Start your compost with a layer of brown — preferably twigs or straw to allow good airflow. Alternate layers of green and brown materials as you add to the pile. Every time you add to your compost, verbally express your gratitude to the land spirits. Your compost should be moist, but not soggy — you’ll know it’s ready when it’s dark and crumbly and smells like soil.
    • Make your own tea blends with loose herbs and a reusable tea strainer instead of buying teabags. Witches and tea go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but the individual wrappers on teabags create a lot of waste. On top of that, since many of these wrappers are dyed, they may not even be recyclable. Keep your teas earth-friendly by buying dried herbs in bulk and blending your own teas. Making your own blends is not only better for the planet, but also allows you to choose each ingredient for a specific magical intention.
    • Find ways to use your trash in your craft. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Instead of throwing things away, find ways to use them in your magic! Use food scraps from cooking, like carrot greens and potato peels, in spells. Turn an old shoe box into a travel altar. Add your coffee grounds to spells to ground them and manifest results in the physical world. You get the idea. Be creative!
    • Research different models for Earth-friendly living, like the zero waste/low waste lifestyle, sustainability, and the solarpunk movement. This will give you more ideas for a sustainable lifestyle, as well as a sustainable magical practice.

    The funny thing about Earth-friendly living is that, the more time you spend taking care of the planet, the more connected you feel to it. I encourage you to try some of the ideas on this list — you’ll be amazed by how quickly you develop a deeper relationship with the Earth and all her creatures.

    Resources:

    • Of Blood and Bones by Kate Freuler
    • Simply Living Well by Julia Watkins
    • “By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says” from The Washington Post
    • A Sustainable Mind podcast
    • Practical(ly) Zero Waste podcast
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  • im watching A life On Earth and idk why but im kinda getting emotional? schools have always taught me that deforestation is horrible, I dont even need to really explain why that is. In my school we havent really touched the environment that much this term. It feels like ive forgotten that this is still a somewhat relevant problem in our day. Can we please stop killing our earth, 

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  • to anyone that cares about the environment, appreciates natural beauty, enjoys breathing, enjoys travel… please vote. vote for this election. please do not let trump continue ruining the natural world like he has been. the us has lost so much already and so many animals on the endangered species list are declining even faster than they already were. species have been taken off the list, have disappeared. please. if you care at all. vote.

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  • Red Tailed Hawks flying over Jersey Island.

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  • The Ultimate Guide To Important Of Forest | Earth-24

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    I feel very lost in life recently, with everything going on politically, environmentally, and racially, it has taken a large impact on my mental.

    I feel very powerless and useless even tho I’m doing more than most by constantly advocating and educating on my social media platform and having those hard conversations with friends and family, it’s just hard.

    I feel stuck and stressed and I know it is just temporary, but I can’t really see the end so it feels like forever.


    P.S. I’m good I’m just goin through it :)

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    Have you ever seen something orange in a stream and wondered what it is? This is a great example of iron bacteria! As groundwater reaches the surface it sometimes brings iron with it. Iron, oxygen, and water combined make the perfect home for these bacteria!

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  • Our Earth:

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    Our primary necessity of life is air. Oxygen. But there is so much junk thrown into the air: chemical, heavily polluted junk, that it becomes logical that you get other connections. Just acid rain, and other polluted stuff in that rain cobines. And like this, poluted rain it ends up on the food that is grown. This also applies to the organic (healthy?) food. And is that still healthy? Even fish are becoming poisonous from everything that is released into the seas.

    Our food supply is therefore under pressure. In Spain nature is being destroyed because a monoculture is created by growing a lot of avocados. A lot of money can be made in it for a few people, so its eminent te got a lot of water for them, therefore it is logical to get even on a illegal scale, that’s water abstraction from nature .., and the land continues is to dry up. Getting turned into a desert. Now even people are being killed there for …? Precisely,…. water!

    Everything that goes into the air also returns, in the groundwater in a cycle of 15 to 20 years. Natural form of karma.

    All pollution threatens our lives through groundwater, and our drinking water is at stake. In these polluted areas and environments, other life forms usually arises, or through mutation or change in DNA. Even harmful forms, such as viruses. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that.

    Look back at Tjernobyl. After years you now see mutated animals that is created by radiation. Or in Japan where of all that rubbish ended up in the seas due to those tsunamis. Fukoshima nuclear power plant that discharged radioactive radiation and radioactive water into the sea.

    In Indonesia too. Entire chemical factories there … have lost their contents and everything that was in houses, by earthquakes, and by floods was swepped into the sea. This is: Chemical pollution on a global scale. Or look in China with its floods and destructiveness. And all our nature that is being destroyed all over the world. How about USA?

    Does it makes sense? That Mother Earth makes herself heard, strikes back? Or that new viruses arise precisely there, and born, in poluted area’s.

    And what do you think of everything that comes from India, 1.3 billion people and what washes into the sea thru the Ganges and Indra into the Indian sea? Countless examples.

    Every man is responsible for his own behavior, and what are you doing about it?


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