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User Image veganann Posted: Mar 23, 2018 8:02 AM (UTC)

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User Image suxiesansserif Posted: Mar 23, 2018 4:16 AM (UTC)

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User Image uncolonial_history Posted: Mar 23, 2018 12:39 AM (UTC)
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Earlier this week, after being placed under 24 hour armed guard by the Kenyan Government, the last male Northern White Rhino passed away due to an age related illness. This means that in all likelihood, this species will soon become extinct.
However, this isn’t new at all. The history of colonialism has definitely played a huge role in various Native species being rapidly hunted into extinction.
Take the most obvious example: elephants. As European Empires stretched across almost all of Africa during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, European colonists and tourists began slaughtering this species with terrible speed. Prior to European colonization, an estimated 26 million elephants roamed the continent. By 1900, that number was down to about 10 million. In Europe and America, people were willing to pay top dollars for combs, piano keys, and pool table balls made from tusks.
All over the United States, as the US military purposefully wiped out Indigenous food supplies (such as American Bison—who were nearly made extinct), and as settlers over-hunted elk, deer, and moose, wolves were left with none of their natural prey. Out of hunger, these wolves began picking off livestock, but commercial ranchers obviously weren’t happy with that. To protect livestock, ranchers and government agencies began an eradication campaign. As a result, many wolf species became nearly extinct (the same thing actually happened on the British Falkland Islands off the coast of Argentina).
In the Caribbean, sugar plantation owners frequently sent out hunting parties to kill hundreds of the now-extinct Caribbean Monk Seals in order to obtain oil for lubricating plantation machinery. Meanwhile, Dutch settlers in South Africa hunted the Quagga into extinction, particularly because this subspecies of the plains zebra competed with ranchers’ domestic livestock for grazing.
Many people are claiming that the near extinction of so many species is “all humanity’s fault,” but that’s actually not true. In many of these cases, these extinctions are consequences of colonialism, and there is nothing human about that.
User Image thestagepresentsblog Posted: Mar 22, 2018 2:46 PM (UTC)

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It’s World Water Day!! Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. Source:UN #worldwaterday #water #h20 #cleanwater #theenvironment #theimportanceofwater #thestagepresentsblog
User Image reginasather Posted: Mar 20, 2018 11:11 PM (UTC)
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Today’s adventure was all about seeing inside Region 6 of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) - Mister’s work world...
It was so fascinating - the longevity of the average employee, the diversity of the people and what they’ve been hired to do and especially seeing how Mister fits in there.
Working for the EPA, at this office since 1990 has brought him many perks, especially him being blessed to do what he really enjoys (and is very talented at) in his vocation.
I was pleased (not at all surprised) to find that how he is at home is how he is at work and that he is honored and respected as a teammate and person.
So proud of him!
Lunch at The Fairmont wasn’t horrible either...
#lovehim #proudofhim #thatcommutethough #epa #environmentalscientist #theenvironment #smartypants #myhairisdoingitsownthing #goingnatural #bigsmiles #adventureswiththesathers #inhiswheelhouse #loveourlife #simplysather #fairmontdallas #lunchatthepyramid #darttrain #orangeline
User Image enchantedplantsorganic Posted: Mar 21, 2018 10:02 PM (UTC)

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It’s been a good day and night wrapping and boxing, wrapping and boxing! Orders are going all over the world it’s just so exciting! We’re dusting our halos for finding 100% recycled unbleached coffee filters that make the perfect protective pre box wrap for our on a Rope Shower Soaps. 100% recycled box, label and wrap. 👊It helps us feel good about what we’re doing and we hope it makes a more thoughtful product for the future. 🌿🙌 #packaging #recycledpackaging #recycledpaper #ecowrap #ecoconscious #organicsoap #handmade #smallbatch #soaponarope #theenvironment #naturalskincare #greenbeauty #shaftesbury #dorset
User Image mollselbs Posted: Mar 19, 2018 7:31 PM (UTC)

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Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century- and only 50% if our plastic is recycled! Reducing our plastic is essential - I have written a blog about the little things you can do to reduce your plastic and also reduce your impact on the earth! Have a read and see if you can implement some small changes into your daily life! Links in the bio 💖💖💖
User Image iamadvocateandria Posted: Mar 18, 2018 10:03 PM (UTC)

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Tune in to THE ADVOCATE at 6pm on http://ONERADIO.LINK . 📞(876)343-4913 / (239)444-8161 to add your voice to the discourse. #Crime #GoodGoverance #JusticeReform #Socioeconomic #Growth&Development ##TheEnvironment
User Image kylekouri Posted: Mar 18, 2018 5:27 PM (UTC)
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*Huel am I?* Today I started using Huel, a nutritionally complete food which leaves a minimal impact on animals and the environment. It makes me smile, the various ways I come up with to spend my time instead of only drinking. 👍🏼🖤
User Image frankie.phantastic Posted: Mar 17, 2018 2:38 AM (UTC)
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Kyle brought us #orange #cakes from #korea

He is concerned that the individual wrapping is bad for #theenvironment
They are #deliciouscakes
User Image leanne_shan Posted: Mar 16, 2018 3:15 PM (UTC)

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Just over a week before Earthhour, and I'm proud to be showing my support for the Earth!

A lot of people were sharing their farewell with the genius Stephen Hawkings, without truly hearing his warning. He knew we were not protecting our world well enough, and we are happy to ignore this. So now, it's time to listen!

Sign up to Earthhour, one hour where we turn off our lights to show we are listening and caring. While you're there make a promise that you can implement into your lifestyle which will help the environment.

Click the link, and you're there, with the rest of the loving world:

Join me!
📸 taken from Pinterest and screenshots
#wwf #earthhour #savetheplanet #joinme #protectit #savetheanimals #saveourselves #learn #openyoureyes #exploretheworld #change #theanimals #theenvironment #theearth #stopignoringit
Go Green in Style @theecobabe Monica Richards! Monica shows you how to live eco-friendly and healthy every day with innovative tips on beauty, body, baby, and the basics.
User Image rose.angus Posted: Mar 12, 2018 3:48 PM (UTC)

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💙 Wilson 💙 @obsmagazine
🖤🖤 Read Wilson’s feature on our obsession with conventional consumption, the environment, & fashion 🌎☯️ @guardianfashion & look up his book ‘WAIT’ 📙
🙋‍♂️ @wilson_oryema
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#wilsonoryema #wilsonoryema🖤 #thefuture #anticonsumerism #theenvironment #🌎

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