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KurtisM posted a topic in Ethical & Environmental Action & ResourcesI've been wanting to make this post for a while, but a mix of dread, anxiety, depression and procrastination dragged me down in getting there. No matter, I won't put it off any longer. I will post it now. The recent Russian Invasion of Ukraine made me incredibly pissed and disoriented. My body took it badly. The best I can do is try to create stuff that provides a healthy dose of optimism. I have no desire for whatever dumb authoritarian or apathetic future people think we will have, so I'd rather we change that. Hence, why not create an awesome resource and discussion board for Climate Action? Climate Action is a big topic in and of itself, but it is a necessary one, and if we want a brighter future, we all have to participate in climate action. It's inconvenient, but it's a reward in and of itself, not only for us, but for the animals and our Earth. I'm not exactly sure how to organize all the stuff I've compiled in an aesthetic and simple way that does not overwhelm, but I have done my best to do so within the constraints of a TLE Forum. I invite anyone to share articles, videos, films they have found here, and discuss their perspectives and personal choices/changes to make our world a better, brighter place. I have organized everything I've found into 6 Categories for now. They are color coded, though I understand color blind people may not find that useful, I still enjoy the colours breaking everything up into chunks. The articles and videos I share below don't necessarily mean I 100% agree with them, or that you have to. They are merely for the sake of sharing information and building plans and knowledge. --- VEGANISM From, The Vegan Society: "Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals." VEGAN VIDEOS Veganism could save the planet. Here's why. Youtube video by activist Earthling Ed, presented as an animated infographic. The Truth About Plant Milks: Displacement of Indigenous People, Destruction & Deforestation. Youtube video by Earthling Ed. Feeding Bill Gates a Fake Burger (to save the world). A 2020 video by Youtube Celebrity Mark Rober (he is not vegan just experimental). Here's why we need to rethink veganism. A video by Our Changing Climate. VEGAN ARTICLES Going Vegan and How it Helps the Environment. An article by Happy Cow. Removing the Meat Subsidy: Our Cognitive Dissonance around Animal Agriculture. An article by Colombia Journal. The Causal Relationship between Eating Animals and Viral Epidemics. This is a scientific article relevant to our Pandemic. "The Most Dangerous Single Source of Ocean Plastic No One Wants to Talk About" by Sea Shepherd. Describes fishing and its contribution to plastic waste. VEGAN FILMS Cowspiracy facts and sources. (There are A LOT of sources, but many are very important. I recommend everyone watch the film Cowspiracy on Netflix or Youtube.) Seaspiracy facts and sources. (Seaspiracy was made by the same producers as Cowspiracy.) What is Carnism? with Dr Melanie Joy - This is an Interview, but it's as long as a film so I'm including it here. From a Reddit Poster. --- MOVEMENTS The Venus Project. Our good ol' friend the Resource-based Economy. Prevent Year ZERO. A Manifesto for creating a Vegan World by 2026. --- Another page for Vegan World 2026! 2022 needs to be about Climate Action. An article by Livekindly. Scholars Strategy Network for connecting with Top Researchers in America. They have various articles on Climate Change, Pandemic Response, Environmental Protection etc. SOCIAL & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION How to contact your Elected Representatives (US Focused). Another one for Canadians. - I invite others to share some guides for their own countries! Halla Tomasdottir's TedX Speech on using our Voice, Vote and Wallet for change. How To Turn Climate Anxiety Into Action. A Youtube video by Our Changing Climate and Ankur Shah. SOLARPUNK What is Solarpunk? TV Tropes page. How we can make Solarpunk a reality. A Youtube Video by Saint Andrewism and Our Changing Climate. The Fifth Sacred Thing by Jessica Perlstein www.jessicaperlstein.com --- PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION Designing streets for Everyone. An exploration of Universal Design in City Planning. Planned Obsolescence and why it still exists. A Youtube video by Our Changing Climate. HOUSING Mixed-use Zoning. Why Sustainable Housing Matters. A video by Our Changing Climate and Aime Maggie. BUILDINGS Timber Buildings by Tomorrow's Build. - Similar Video: Wooden Skyscrapers: Sustainable? by Cambridge University. The new and upcoming Graphene Revolution by Tomorrow's Build. The Race to 3D-Print Our World by Tomorrow's Build. Talks about the challenges and promise of 3D printing. No Waste 3D Printed Housing. TRANSPORTATION Electric Cars are Not Sustainable and they're Terrible. Video by Alan Fisher. Why are US Cities car-based? by Alan Fisher. HEMP Why This Plant Could Save the World. A Youtube video by Our Changing Climate discussing the wonders of Hemp. --- VIRTUAL REALITY CBC article on how we can use Virtual Reality for building Climate Awareness and Action. Using Virtual Reality to drive Social Change. - A similar article by Andrea Bomo on Linkedin. Virtual Reality in Healthcare. --- FROM MICHAEL Closing the Gap to Our Sustainable Future and Common Sense. Climate Change Solutions, Vegan lifestyle, Oppression, Revolution. Post by AnnaD. RELEVANT PARALLEL REALITIES Non-merging Parallels (2013) and Sessions on Bundles & Non-Merging Parallels (2021). These links discuss parallels from 1839 where everyone uses AR & VR that we are close to merging into. The Great Depression and a World of Abundance. This discusses parallels from 1930 where the Great Depression was averted, that have experienced great overhaul towards global prosperity. The Cost of Inequality & Need for Environmental Sustainability. This discusses parallels from 1980 where Reagan wasn't elected and focus turned to Environmental Security, which we are close to merging into. --- MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION On Mexico City's sucky Geography. On Japan's Geography. Singapore’s Bold Plan to Build the Farms of the Future by Tomorrow's Build. The time America almost stopped Climate Change by Climate Town. Industry 4.0 and Sustainability. Talks about the Internet of Things, Smart Homes etc. Radical vs Incremental Change. An article by Jenna Schroedel on Citizen lab. To close this post I'll add a bittersweet song by Nikkialiah about Humanity's addiction to violence and apathy. I really like it.