It's low-key blowing my mind how many cities are independently organizing for the #ClimateStrike in Pakistan (21).
Climate change is not a mainstream issue here. It's barely present in our political discourse. 3 months ago, I was worried we'd even be able to pull off a big enough strike in Karachi, our largest city. This map gives me a lot of hope.
a while ago, i believe i read an article someone shared here about escaping social media, and how mastodon is a kind of black hole, and how citizens of the internet have a sort of responsibility to voice their opinion. 1000 appreciate if somebody has a clue about this article and can give me a link #help
@whtrbt come to think of it, Merveilles to me is like a dream of a circle of friends. I’ve never met anyone here, and never tried pronouncing anyone’s name. But I feel like I belong among you. Pleasantly surreal 😁
I recently learned that New Zealand have expanded the range of indicators for how they measure their country's success. It's not just about the economy any more.
It's about current wellbeing, future wellbeing and their impact on other countries. That covers a huge range of stuff, including biodiversity, life expectancy, literacy, greenhouse gas emissions...everything from fish stocks to child poverty.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Feminists have long said that GDP is a patriarchal measure because it ignores the value of women's unpaid work. It's also useless in so many other ways. Well done to New Zealand for coming up with a better way of measuring how your country is doing.
They're not the only country doing this, but they're one of very few trailblazers.
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