Clean dog loves clean water.
Let’s talk about clean water. This summer I’ve had the opportunity to see some of our nation‘s most beautiful waters with my friend, Bruno. He’s fallen in love with water this summer. And who can blame him? It’s magical.
But we can’t take these waters for granted. We must preserve and conserve aquatic ecosystems if we want future generations of humans and dogs to enjoy the same scenes we have.
In particular, I’m concerned about the preservation of one area in our new home state of Minnesota: The Boundary Waters.
The Boundary Waters are one of the most gorgeous places on this earth, and it’s truly a national treasure. Yet, this year our nation was willing to put it in danger by rolling back measures designed to protect against over-developing these pristine waters.
If we are going to strike the right balance between industry and conservation, we have to learn to value something that cannot readily be monetized— having the opportunity to experience this terrain.
For more reading, consider visiting https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/opinion/trump-mining-boundary-waters-wilderness.html and http://m.startribune.com/feds-reopen-northern-minnesota-to-mining-exploration/492609551/
This is our entry for the clean v. dirty dog contest hosted by @beingbirch @wanderfulwixom. #SoMuchCleanDog #SoMuchCleanWater
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law - we cannot hope for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed.
High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.
The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
Facts and figures
Every minute, nearly 20 people are displaced as a result of conflict or persecution. At the end of 2016, the total number of forcibly displaced persons was 65.6 million.
There are also 10 million stateless people around the world who have been denied a nationality and related rights.
Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries US$1.26 trillion per year.
603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.
In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 percent of seats in at least one chamber of the national parliament.
1 in 3
UNDP supports one in three parliaments around the world and provides assistance for an election every two weeks.
#goal16 #sdgs #2030 #nomorewar #letpeacereign #preserveourplanet #trash2wealth #undp #safetyfirst #saynotoviolence #economicgrowth
Goal 15: Life on land
Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of our human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and means of development. Forests account for 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, providing vital habitats for millions of species and important sources for clean air and water; as well as being crucial for combating climate change.
Today we are seeing unprecedented land degradation, and the loss of arable land at 30 to 35 times the historical rate. Drought and desertification is also on the rise each year, amounting to the loss of 12 million hectares and affects poor communities globally. Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 percent are extinct and 22 percent are at risk of extinction.
The SDGs aim to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands and mountains by 2020. Halting deforestation is also vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage.
Facts and figures
Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods.
Forests are home to more than 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.
Worldwide, 2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture to earn a living.
Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 percent are extinct and 22 percent are at risk of extinction.
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Up to as 80 percent of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant-based medicines for basic healthcare.
Of the more than 80,000 tree species, less than 1 percent have been studied for potential use.
#goal15 #sdgs #2030 #trash2wealth #landconservation #degradation #preserveourplanet #noplanbforplanetearth #beatplasticpollution #ecosystem #ecofriendly #economicgrowth #lifeonlandmatter
•homemade scratch board (mixed media) •original 9”x6”
A great way to remember your reusables, less spills too! Stay is super light weight but so sturdy. Made in Melbourne and rehoming some of Australia’s redundant waste because it’s made from 100% recycled material #thestaytrayway
l i g h t b u l b moment : double arch
•pen and ink 🖊
•original 5” x 7”
Another one of my favorite spots in arches!
l i g h t b u l b moment : delicate arch
•pen and ink 🖊
•original 5” x 7”
I have a lot of great memories being in Arches National Park - especially at the delicate arch. The first time I went was with my cousins @jennavcarr
we got lost in the dark and had a mountain lion scare (another story for another day haha) We ended up going the next morning and had an awesome time. I’ll never forget seeing this arch in person. It is HUGE - way bigger than you would think. I visited it again this year with @_katlynn.nicole
and felt just as amazed.
l i g h t b u l b moment : zion •pen and ink 🖊
•original 5” x 7”
I have a hard time putting it into words how this place made me feel. @theannamichele
and I went together for this first time a little over a month ago and we were in awe!! The size and beauty of the mountains and landscapes are unreal. I felt such clarity and peace venturing around the park. Nature brings me such inspiration and peace of mind. I love this park and our national parks and I want to try to do what I can to help preserve them 💚
What can I say ? So blessed to be able to witness the absolute magnificence of our beautiful earth ! I named my company Good Earth Baking Company because I adore our planet and seek to not only enjoy its beauty but influence the health and longevity of it and it’s inhabitants ✨#lakelouise #canadiannationalparks #healthyliving #rei #preserveourplanet
and Sarah for the feature in H&G insider. Great looking pic. Be sure to check other scoops, sales and things they love!
Did you know that illegal logging continues to occur in many formally protected forests, especially in tropical countries? We know, and that is why we exclusively make our hangers from sustainable wood plantations. We believe that (clean) supply chains, from raw materials to manufacturing, can lead to massive positive change in our lifetime #preserveyourclothes #preserveourplanet #wowyourwardrobe #madefromgoodwood
When you speak to the elders in Belize they will tell you stories of change throughout the years and the effect that it has on their environment. When people say there is no such thing as global warming they will tell you first hand that they see changes in everything from weather patterns to the tide of the ocean. I loved that we stayed @hamanasi
- an eco resort that is dedicated to preserving the beauty of Belize. It makes you slow down and realize that you are part of a bigger chain & that small life changes can make a huge impact when it comes to preserving our world. #livebetter
Regram from @friendanimalrescue
Every adult, child and animal has the right to live without fear. To feel kindness, excitement, compassion, empathy and love.
Thank goodness for sanctuaries like this and for the important work they do. This cow and his herd were all saved from the meat and dairy industry and get to spend their days doing what cows are supposed to do. They have the freedom to play, be sociable with each other and enjoy a life free of cruelty and abuse.
He and his friends will all live to around 20 years, but some bull calves are sold for veal, reared intensively and slaughtered when they are 20 weeks old. Some are raised for beef in intensive systems and slaughtered when they are just 3 years old. The current estimate is that 100,000-150,000 bull calves are shot within hours of birth in the UK. All this, so we can keep drinking the milk of their mothers.
Getting your calcium from somewhere else is so much easier than you think!
#friendsnotfood #friendanimalsanctuary #crueltyfreefashion #crueltyfree #sustainable #sustainablefashion #veganstyle #veganism #plantbased #lifestyle #bestofvegan #vegansofinstagram #ditchdairy #cows #lovecows #ethicalfashion #saynotoleather #veganleathergoods #vegan #vegano #veganlife
What inspires you to be an environmentalist? What makes you believe in a better tomorrow for our society’s relationship with the environment? And why do you the world as a place to be preserved?
Let me know below!
#preserveourplanet #seashore #mountains #forests
Since I made my "unpaper towels" from some old cotton t-shirts I had, I've used them soo much & realised:
1.How messy/clumsy I am 😬
2. How often I would have to run upstairs to get some tissue to clean up a mess or spill that I couldn't use a teatowel/cleaning cloth for!! 😬
Example: (I am not kidding this actually happened!) On the day I made them, I was chilling on my bed and put on some handcream (will talk about body care stuff soon 😉) I must have left it on the bed somewhere because somehow later on, I managed to stick my foot (complete with sock on) into the now opened (did I close it? Who knows!🤷🏼♀️) tin of handcream and then unknowingly smeared it over my duvet!! You can imagine my surprise when I finally looked down & saw the mess I made!😂👋🏻 I had just changed the sheets, & it was only in a small section so a spot clean was in order!In this situation I wouldn't be wasting a teatowel, or a cleaning cloth for the counter, or a towel that I needed for my shower so it was a perfect opportunity to use my homemade reusable "unpaper towels" with a spot of water and everything was perfect again! (Albeit with a lovely lemongrass scent from the handcream wafting gently in the air 😂) I also spilled juice from red sauerkraut all over the white kitchen floor tiles when I opened it!!What am I like? But what do I have now? Tadaaa!! Unpaper towels! This is a great example of the circular economy at work- reusing what you have,upcycling it into something else so you are: 1.Prolonging the life of the t-shirts (They would not have been bought in a charity shop as were discoloured etc) AND
2. Conserving our already rapidly declining resources!
Ireland now has only 10% of land covered by trees. It's the joint lowest in the EU (Where average is 40%) Less than 2% are old native trees, which are essential for biodiversity, reducing carbon,filtering water,soil fertility etc. This is yet another area where Ireland is failing to ensure a sustainable future 😕 Wood makes single use kitchen paper, so choose re-usables in this case 💚🌳 Who would have thought a pile of pretty frickin cute rags could make me so happy??! But there you go...this is my life now hahaha!💃💃
Sad to believe that global warming is taking away some of our most beautiful natural treasures. Alaskan glaciers, you were a dream and I hope you’ll still be around in years to come ❤️ #PreserveOurPlanet