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Check this video and get inspired! A small effort for a sustainable future – join the movement to slow down climate change

First of all, let’s all thank platforms like Facebook for the GOOD stuff – these great motivational videos (posted below; I cried). Thanks Facebook, for spreading the word!

True fact: climate change has always been there, since the beginning of time. Dinosaurs have lived in far worst conditions than us today. The Earth changes dramatically every so often, and so does its climate. But the modern HUMAN is accelerating these changes to a point where the Earth cannot adapt as fast.

People ask: why should kids skip school of Friday, the 15th of March? How does that help climate change?

It helps a lot!

1. Lots of these kids will join protests to send a message to the Government. Their voices will be loud, and they will be heard by some leaders (very few; the majority of countries still shi$ on the common man). Therefore, some Governments will take some action. Some is better than none.

2. Your KID will learn to fight for what he or she believes in. If that is not a lesson for life, I don’t know what is. PLUS, these kids learn that they are never alone in the fight. Your KID will have more balls than you, and that is a great thing to look forward to!

Ok. So the majority of schools around the world won’t close down their activities (let’s be honest). But what could/should they do?

Activities that promote a sustainable future. Kids should learn about recycling, renewable energies and what not.

Fine. The school your kid goes to is not that progressive, so they don’t f°*king care about climate change.

Teach your kid yourself how to BE THE CHANGE on Marth 15th. If every child on the planet would stop active pollution (like throwing garbage in the forest during a trip) we will notice a massive change. Learn together how to make small contributions to the fight against climate change.

You can’t change the Government by sitting at home, but maybe you can help the Earth stay cleaner.

Act sustainable. Your small effort counts. Doing something is still better than doing nothing.

My Christmas this year: no tree, no presents!

1 more week till Christmas!

1 more week till the awesome Christmas Eve dinner and, of course, the opening of the presents!

I am not the first one to say it. Now will I be the last one: Christmas = consumerism, and this phenomenon is distroying the true spirit of this holiday, a lot of our moral values and THE ENVIRONMENT.

I am not proposing to cancel Christmas. Apart from the original spiritual/religious part of this holiday, it is also a reason for families to come together and celebrate in peace and harmony, a reason for people to remember that they have to be good to one another.

However, it is sad that we as humans need such a holiday to be reminded that family is important and that we have to be kind. It is sad that material presents bring us joy. It is sad that we ponder for weeks about the perfect Christmas gift and that we spend loads of money on it. It is sad that we don‘t even think that maybe a THANK YOU or a I LOVE YOU would and should sufice.

I would cancel capitalist Christmas for adults but not for kids. Kids should get their gifts and should experience the magic of this holiday, in all its forms, because I believe it is vital for their psychological development.

That being said, because I do not have children yet, I would cancel:

– the big, fancy, Christmas tree; I bought a 7-dollar little, artificial tree, which I hope will last me a lifetime; no new decorations needed and we are saving a lot of electricity, because we are using only one, 1 meter long Christmas lights;

– the presents! Like, for real? How many of us wait till Christmas to get something they really need? I buy my stuff when I need it/want it/can afford it. If my washing machine breaks down in January, I won‘t wait another year till I get myself a new one; so, what now? Guess you have already seen the video. The husband was not so thrilled about the idea, but in the end he understood what I meant. I shared the thought with many colleagues and they also thought it was brilliant and some will do the same.

What are Christmas presents anyway? Stuff we need or stuff we think we need but then never end up using and thus end up in the trash? I don‘t need this holiday to get a romantic expensive gift from my husband. A nice candle light dinner and a Netflix or Amazon movie is all I need.

 

What are you doing this Christmas? Let‘s chat throught the comments!

 

Have a nice and relaxing holiday!

 

L.