This article about making more sustainable clothing choices points out that by wearing a garment twice as many times as the average before discarding it, the environmental impact is lessened by 49%.
It goes on to say that it's hard to get numbers on what average is, but one survey estimates clothes get worn seven times. Looking at all the factors, I understand it. But thinking about how little 14 wears is, 7 hammers home the frantic pace of it all.
I like storms, but the one we had yesterday was frightening. It sounded like our house was being pelted with rocks and our garden was badly damaged. It’s reported four people lost their lives, so I consider us very lucky indeed. What I’m concerned about is this becoming a more frequent occurrence as we rocket upwards towards the 1.5°C threshold.
Really sorry to see Vangelis go. I saw Blade Runner at a young age, and that soundtrack really stuck with me. I'd estimate 50% of the music I enjoy has been touched by that record. Still, 79 is a good innings, and from the outside it looks like he lived life on his own terms. Hard to ask for much more than that.
Hello, I'm John. I'm a lawyer working in Toronto, Canada. I practice criminal law and constitutional law. I really try to keep the law talk to a minimum. I'm here mostly for the art, the science, the music, and the kindness. Looking for/trying my best to give generous engagement only. Optimistic. Circumspect. #introduction
I thought this was wonderful news. On April 30th, California's electricity was (for a time) emissions free.
I’m a big fan of Dean McPhee, an English guitarist who uses loops to create layered compositions in real time. No overdubs. This one is taken from his album “Witch’s Ladder,” released last year.
Hello, @feditips. Is there a way for me to link the various servers I’m on so I’m seeing everything in a single feed? Sorry for the newb question. I researched it and couldn’t find a solid answer. Thank you!
In terms of organizing, here are the states that have trigger laws that will criminalize 1st/2nd trimester abortions once RvW is overturned:
Look for state races to overturn such laws and DEFINITELY look for aid groups providing legal and medical support to women there.
Shouldn't surprise me anymore, but requests for complex, additional legal remedies always arrive right when the pleading is ready to be submitted. Really do wish people would turn their minds to what they want in a timely way. Maybe we all fail in that regard. Maybe that's just a *life* problem. #lawyerproblems
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