Today I want to talk about words. How often in your life you had big misunderstandings just because you meant something that was interpreted as something different ? It is more common than you may think .
When navigating through the best way of living in today’s world - we are finding the same issues.
Yes. Are we trying to be sustainable ? Eco conscious ? Environmentally friendly ? Natural ? Earth-conscious?
Today I want to start with a little challenge .
Open the newspaper and see whether you can find some scientific news.
Chances are that yes. you will.
And not just because of Covid or climate change. These issues for sure have bulked it up and have contributed to me finding a lot of issues with this kind of reporting by news outlets. Yes, because willingly or not, I have some knowledge about the latter from my own research and about the former from colleagues and family members..
But it's not just the latest science, no the issue is much more deep rooted...
Today’s post is inspired by an Instagram advertising that I saw last night.
It reads ‘Why gift flowers? Nothing says “I love you” like gifting a forest’.
Oh yes, it’s Valentine’s day weekend..
Today’s post may seem to be disconnected from sustainability, but actually it has everything to do with it. To be sustainable it means to also understand the world around us better, in order to be better inhabitants.
I will keep it short,
Too often people take science as something that produces dogmas. ‘Science said it’ so must be true.
So often, if we read in news articles that some scientist said something, then we believe that it must be true and that it will always be true. And well, even if we imagine that the journalist reported the scientist words truthfully, this is still not a good approach to science understanding
Last year, around this time, I spoke about the importance of wetlands for word wetlands day 2020 ( I recommend you go back to that post to catch up on what wetlands day stands for and the importance of wetlands and why should we do something about it).
A lot has happened in one year, it has been a super eventful (or event-less) one, but somehow we are here again. And this is not just a normal ‘world wetlands day’ but is the first one falling in the UN decade of ecosystem restoration
Time to collect our thoughts, and look at progresses in the 'science of wetlands'…
Today's post is inspired by a conference I attended this week (mostly from my sofa, partly from the office..): Ocean Recovery Conference 2021.
On the first day there was a session entirely dedicated to young speakers . What a refreshing thing!
It's definitely something I'd like to see in more conferences such as this one - where the FUTURE is being discussed, or better what can be done NOW to protect the future.
But the truth is, that - well the system is a bit flawed.
Why I say this?
And so it goes...
Christmas has passed and life is getting back to being stringent, a new wave is here and am losing count. Actually. For the sake of staying sane I am sort of avoiding the news. By now we know what we should and shouldn’t do. And while I am of solitary tendencies, a bit of a lone wolf, I am also like everyone else a bit fed up. Plus you seem to be wanting things more when you can’t have them, so those mountains on the horizons are calling more and more and so is the urge to see far away friends or meeting that new person, that lives just over there, on the other side of ... the municipality border!
So, instead of thinking about negative thoughts, let’s think about really how to make the most of this time.
Travelling feels like something from another world .
When was the last time you care freely decided to take off for a weekend ?
While it is possible to still do it , it has become much harder and there are hurdles after hurdles to jump. A lot of paperwork and getting acquainted with medical systems all over , and it requires to have time because you might have to isolate for a few days or wait for some tests results or have your flight cancelled .
I recently was one of those few who did it. I had some good reasons to leave, I was going somewhere where I wouldn’t encounter many people and I knew i could travel respectfully , and definitely have zero regrets and am happy with my decision to go .
But passing through empty airports, it made me question what would the future of travelling be?
As promised : I am talking about happiness today
After all, isn’t what we all want? To find the secret to happiness?
I have been pondering about it a lot, and some may say I am a very happy person
At least, I feel it. Maybe I forget to smile on the outside, but is the inside that counts.
Hope you are all spending a good Christmas break
While I quite frankly don’t believe in the Christian meaning of Christmas, I do like that there is some holidays in this period, which means taking a break (albeit little as many deadlines come up on January) and making us reflect.
I am realising this is the last post of 2020.
And there are a lot of reflections to be made on this year. Some personal (living those for my paper journal, but I can anticipate that there will be some talk of happiness in 2021), and some more global (one starts with a c...).
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