How Was Your Week?

Pretty good week here, all things considered. I’m happy that the weather is seasonally cold and even managed to ski and sled a bit this week. Winter sports can really help you get through January and February. A perfect day for me involves some kind of outside, physical activity, followed by resting and relaxing with a yummy dinner and our fireplace. I’m also working on wearing more layers and cozy socks, rather than turning up the heat. Every little bit helps! What else happened in eco news this week? I’m happy to share lots of good news! Let’s take a look.

$14 Billion Raised For Great Green Wall to Continue Planting Trees Across Africa, Keeping Sahara From Destroying Villages. “This financial support will “fast track” the Great Green Wall efforts to restore degraded land, create green jobs, and protect biodiversity in the Sahel and Sahara region, according to the United Nations, which helped organize the Summit.”

I feel this one deeply. Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It. Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too. “As the prevalence of climate anxiety has grown, so has the number of people working to alleviate it, both for themselves and those around them.”

Happened upon this conversation on NHPR the other day. I wasn’t able to listen to all of it, but some good ideas and recipes here. Turns out more and more people are reducing their meat consumption for the Earth’s well being!

Lastly, climate action could save ‘millions of lives’ through clean air, diet and exercise. “Tougher measures to curb emissions would save lives through better, more plant-based diets, more physical activity from active travel such as walking and cycling and cuts to air pollution from burning fewer fossil fuels.”

And now here’s a recap of other topics Hannah and I discussed this week on GreenLifeNH!

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