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I just found out that the president doesn’t live in Washington the state. by jwinter2 in CasualConversation

[–]Mirrorflute88 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This one time I mentioned off hand to a classmate that I'm from Ecuador and he asked "Wait. If you're from africa why aren't you black?"

I just found out that the president doesn’t live in Washington the state. by jwinter2 in CasualConversation

[–]Mirrorflute88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shit man, what kind of high school are you going to? Don't worry, geography education is pretty easy these days on the internet. Just think about a country you don't know anything about, for example Uzbekistan. Find it on a map to see what it borders and read a travel guide about it to get the gist of the culture and major cities. Then repeat that for other countries and states.

If you're actually interested in Uzbekistan there's a travel guide here

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They were suggestions. You seem to care about the environment, so these are some communities and ideas you may be interested in.

/r/zerowaste is all about reducing plastic waste. A lot of plastic things can be replaces with reusable alternatives (e.g. disposable razors to safety razors, bringing reusable utensils to avoid using disposable plastic for fast food.)

/r/anticonsumption focuses on buying less. If you buy less stuff, you save the environmental effects of resource extraction, manufacturing, and shipping.

/r/vegan is included in this list because animal agriculture uses much more land and water and has a higher carbon footprint than a plant based diet.

Metal Soap Tins by anarchoponder in ZeroWaste

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look on etsy, there's some wood ones.

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Perfection is the enemy of progress. We should all be trying to reduce our plastic consumption where possible. Yes there's plastic in every computer, but that doesn't mean you can't stop using disposable plastic straws, cups, bottles, utensils, and bags.

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Some fish" are extremely important to global ecosystems and we need them

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The state of Louisiana is having residents move inland because of rising sea levels. Its already affecting the US.

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well he is stripping down the EPA's regulations which 100% has a big environmental impact

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Then you should adopt or foster. Raise them as environmentalists.

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're the same thing, just in different forms

/r/zerowaste if you're interested in reducing you plastic consumption

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris by Larryindsey in worldnews

[–]Mirrorflute88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

/r/ZeroWaste

Please visit, we're a community of people interested in reducing our plastic consumption by finding reusable alternatives.

Having trouble eating enough calories/nutrients? by hystericaal_ in vegan

[–]Mirrorflute88 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Rice and lentils is my go to. Its easy to make in large batches so you can make several meals at once

US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees by basketofnarwhals in environment

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awful. f you want to vandalize something it might as well be an abandoned building, not a species vital to humanity's survival

What are you reading at the moment? by BonzuPippinpaddleops in CasualConversation

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spillover by David Quammen

Its nonfiction, but its all about zoonotic spillover events and Quammen's adventures in finding this information including trekking through bogs in the Congo to report on the gorilla die offs from Ebola.

does anyone feel our prison is too inhumane? by gamerquest12 in CasualConversation

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The American prison system is horrific, especially for women. There's been lots of human rights debate over keeping women handcuffed to the gurney and hospital bed while giving birth and only letting them hold their newborn with one hand because the other is in cuffs. There's also inconsistent access to pads and tampons, which can lead to a slew of health problems.

My travel map 🤓 It’s definitely not minimalist, but I like this page so much. Who else keep track of where you’ve been on a map? by bujoistjane in bulletjournal

[–]Mirrorflute88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love maps. I have one of those scratch off maps, but I feel really guilty because I scratched off all of Russia even though its huge and I only went to St. Petersburg. Now I feel like I have to ride the trans-siberian railway to rectify that guilt, but I'm not complaining ;)

What is a hobby you can get into for almost no money? by amy_007 in AskReddit

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thrift fashion. I found a cool corduroy jacket the other day, that was nice.

What is a hobby you can get into for almost no money? by amy_007 in AskReddit

[–]Mirrorflute88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cheaper than applying to college. Each college application is like $90, $14 for each test score you send, $60 to take each test, and then school fees to send transcripts.

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling by nuotnik in Anticonsumption

[–]Mirrorflute88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good, we should build more recycling centers here or just DON'T PRODUCE SO MUCH TRASH