In which I open with a call for the need of being a joiner, then share two examples of obstacles to progress regarding ecology; oversold techno fixes and patriarchal attitudes. Then a piece about the different kinds of hope followed by two examples of cities taking (painfully) incremental but worthy actions. I end with a follow up about flying with the agenda of the movement for degrowth of flying, and a case for small farmers to form coops instead of selling by themselves at popup markets; Joining is liberating vs ‘being your own boss’. which is just self harm if you ask me.

Sources and Links

Music Used:

Play Pretend, by Puppet Except from
Hope, by Lewis Black
Epoch, by Salvonic
Solar Roads don’t live up to bullcrap expectations
        https://www.energy-reporters.com/environment/worlds-first-solar-road-fails-to-meet-expectations/
Survey says men don’t recycle if it makes them look gay.
        www.out.com/news/2019/8/05/men-dont-recycle-avoid-looking-gay-new-study-says
The Different types of Hope
         http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/despairing-about-climate-crisis/
Berkley bans gas in new buildingswww.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-becomes-first-U-S-city-to-ban-natural
Minneapolis bans new drivethroughs
         https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/08/09/minneapolis-just-banned-drive-throughs
How to degrow Air Travel from movement leaders.
         https://greenworld.org.uk/article/seven-strategies-degrowth-aviation
Call for Coop Farming with stores over individuals at street markets
        https://medium.com/sylvanaquafarms/small-family-farms-arent-the-answer
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