I AM SWINGING WITH THE SCYTHE to harvest green plant material for compost and next year's crops. New nutrients and soil are needed to maintain the cultivation beds. They are also easier to maintain if they consist of lighter soil than if you have to struggle with chopping in heavy clay soil.
IN THE YEAR 2004, ANTICIMEX conducted a survey of crawl spaces in Sweden and found moisture and mold problems in every third house. The ensurance company TryggHansa also conducted a survey of croft grounds and came to the conclusion that every third house had serious moisture problems with the house foundation.
WHEN IT COMES TO MUSHROOMS, I have at some point long ago decided to only pick chanterelles as an edible mushroom. Boletusand other mushrooms I leave there. I have bad experience of trying myself out and most of it is either a disgusting texture or bad taste. I tried lemon yellow mucus for a year, I will not do it again, nor will cauliflower mushrooms be more on my dining table, it tastes cozy, as my niece put it.
"There is regrowth in ecosystems, of that regrowth a species or individual can only take out a small part for themselves, the rest and the predominant part must return to the system to build new regrowth."
WHEN WE HEAR a representative of the government in Belarus speak out in the media, he says that Belarus is moving towards better times, that it has a fully developed democracy and a bright future. It's so much of a lie that the rest of the world is just sighing. We have become accustomed to rogue companies and governments lying. It belongs, as it were, to the capitalist spirit of the times. When it is the profit interests that are in focus, you do everything to achieve the profit goals. You run unscrupulous propaganda campaigns based on lies and you have money to do it with (!).
IN THE TRANSITION from fossile fuels to renewable ones, it is, to put it mildly, contradictory that humanity continues to use cement. Cement foundations for houses are almost standard in Sweden today, yet cement is a very energy-intensive product to produce, the cement slab as a house foundation is a fatally failed construction that is neither easy to demolish nor to rebuild. What to do when you want to put new pipes in the plate? It turns out to tear up floors and tiles and mill new grooves and cast in new pipes… Roads and bridges are built of cement. The new route of the E4 past Uppsala is a cement slab. Now it turned out that it did not last for 40 years as it was said and was also a very noisy coating. It only lasted almost 10 years, and now you have had to pave it with asphalt anyway…
IN THE SPING OF 2021, COOP (the swedish cooperative food store chain) replaced its disposable plastic bags in the vegetable department with paper bags. Look how good! it says with COOP's green color on the brown bag. It is enough to read it and you will be happy that someone thinks about the environment and sustainability. Now we are moving forward towards a change!
1) A population of Homo Sapiens that is not larger than what the earth is capable of to maintain at an ecologically sustainable level. A reasonable limit could be 100 million on the planet. Resilience and sustainability increase with declining population. Today we are about 10-100 times too many on this planet. This is the most important condition, without it being fulfilled, all other environmental measures will be ineffective or directly counterproductive.
WE HAVE SEEN how humanity over the past 9000 years has placed increasingly unreasonable demands on our planet's resources and that humanity, instead of evolving towards a more sustainable form of society, is moving at an increasing pace towards a collapse. The effects of our lifestyle are now so great that not only humanity is threatened with its existence, but also many other of the earth's life forms that together constitute the planet's unique eco-existence.
The question is whether there is a form of society for humanity that is sustainable?