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Welcome to my zen mode. I am a sustainability advocate, utopian dreamer, creative writer, and words lover. I write for you.
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I have been trying to keep myself busy all the past year and have planned a rigid google calendar to follow every day. Workout, read, write, dutch, lunch, class, chill. Most of my days looked like this to make sure I had a full schedule and did not think about the outer world and our current crisis. I have avoided falling under the student population who are currently feeling unmotivated, bored, or lonely. I managed to make it work for a year. I really wanted to prove myself wrong. I wanted to do as much as I could with my…


A poem to our wild wolf

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The wild woman has been kept inside of us

we are born to run with wolves

to touch the skies

to aim for more

the wild woman is unstoppable

unforgettable

undefiable

To be a wild woman is to embrace our female ancestors

those who survived the largest predators on earth

those who through fire at night found the future

The wild woman is one who embraces herself

who dresses up as she like

and talks as she pleases

but let's not forget

the wild woman is that one too,

who walks 20 kilometers every…


Polar bears will disappear and the Amazon is burning. What about actual humans being displaced or dying due to climate change?

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There is no doubt that global warming is affecting millions of people, particularly those who live near the sea or desert. Despite this, the discourse we usually hear on the climate crisis is about the polar bears dying and the ecosystem destruction. This is important, I know. But this discourse is also dangerous as it excludes millions of humans being affected by the crisis; we do not see this in the news, politics, or our day-to-day conversations. …


Graphic design from https://www.fashionrevolution.org/resources/free-downloads/, 2020

At this point, there´s no need to explain all the flaws in the fashion industry. From the cheap labor force in Asia to the disposable culture of over-consumption, the fashion industry today is the second-largest polluter in the world. Yes, you read that right. By 2025, it is expected for the textile industry to account for 25% of the global carbon budget due to the way of production and our lack of awareness. There are three main issues with our fashion industry: its lack of social responsibility, its failure to produce within the boundaries of the planet, and the lack…


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So, it was not enough for humanity to rule the world; now, we also want to modify its natural state through technology. This is known as geoengineering. This recent scheme can do two different things: either suck up the CO2 out of the sky to reduce the heat trapped in the atmosphere or reflect more sunlight away from Earth to absorb less heat.

Yes, I know, sucking up CO2 with technology? Is this science fiction 101? cause it very much looks like it. But don’t forget, every science fiction movie has its dystopic feature. …


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What if

We eliminated what we call home

Our country

Our nation

The wall creating so many dilemmas;

discrimination

racism

sexism

stereotypes

What if

the walls were torn down

with waves crushing hard towards them

while they pray to stay up and strong

What if

there was no concept of country

of nation

of I am from here

and you? are from there

What if we were all humans

all part of the earth

What if we were all

brothers and sisters

coming from the same place,

the same planet,

the same soil

What if

we were no one

and…


Capitalism tells us to buy now and create now. And perhaps, this is useful for certain occasions. To solve the climate crisis? Not really.

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“If alien scientists wanted to destroy our species, they would invent something like global warming, which would slip under the radar of the human brain because we simply aren’t very good at acting on long-term threats. ” — Daniel Gilbert

Roman Krznaric, in his book The Good Ancestor, quotes Gilbert’s take on human-induced global warming and psychology. We do not have the capability of thinking ahead. Gilbert explains how aliens’ best way to take over would be by waiting patiently for the climate crisis to destroy our species. As we fail to think in the long-term, they would be sitting…


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Yes, you heard it well. The climate crisis is a justice crisis. We have been thinking wrong, this is not only an environmental crisis, but it’s also a social one which makes the whole situation much more complicated.

We are not just fighting for our future and one of the next generations anymore. We are not only combating re-wilding and reforestation to decrease CO2 levels. We are not just fighting to keep temperatures below 2.5 degrees at a pre-industrial level.

We are also fighting for human rights linked with the climate crisis, for those in sub-Saharan Africa who do not…


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Welcome readers, to the locker metaphor. Let me introduce it to you. In school, Gen X & Millennials grew up in a world where learning physics, biology, history, and math were the centre of the world. We would spend our days from class to class, learning about our current world, and giving too much importance to knowledge which has been written in books since a century or more ago. As we grew, we saw this as the most important content, learned it by heart for our exams, passed our final essays, and received our high school diploma. We were slowly…

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