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I promised my children to do everything I could to make this world a good place for them. I sold my cars, I reduce my carbon output as much as possible - what else can we do?

@jwildeboer
Being conscious of your own impact on the world, through every act you take (and don't take) and passing that on to others? Living a meaningful life? Finding a balance between caring for the world (altruism) and enjoying life yourself, so that your rational ambitions don't get in the way of your emotional wellbeing?

This is a conversation I would love to have in person. Thanks for making me think about it. I will also bring this up with friends and in the local S4F community :)

@jwildeboer

What a great aim.

Some good answers already

Small scale regenerative agriculture?

Don't just reduce pollution, increase the plant population

@jwildeboer

people want to fulfill their fantasies
humanity is saved by saying yes not by saying no
if fossil fuels cause a problem the solution is not to deny people the cars they like but to find a way they can have the cars with a new kind of energy
or to replace the fun they have with the cars with something else

@jwildeboer
nicely done! Every step count's this way we can do it together. Reducing (plastic) waste and going vegan are also a huge improvements.

@jwildeboer I'm aware that this is probably a rather unpopular suggestion, but you might want to consider becoming politically active (again 😉 ). Maybe in your local community, on a voluntary level for a start?

As #Bernie #Sanders concluded in Our Revolution:

"We will not be able to accomplish those goals if we look at democracy as a spectator sport, assuming others will do it for us. They won't. The future is in *your* hands. Let's get to work."

#feelthebern

@jack oh, I am quite active with that. Just not online. I prefer the local, Face 2 face way.

@jwildeboer Check your consumer electronics. Avoid hardware that's hard to repair (possibly by deliberate design) and software that requires special hardware-backed "security". The existence of HDCP alone (demanded by Netflix, PlayStation and others) wastes tons of rare minerals.

@mmizore I have hardware that is hard to repair (my Philips hue lights) but they are serving me well since 8 years now. So from an environmental perspective they work.

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