Simon Leufstedt

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About Simon Leufstedt

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  • Birthday 08/29/1987

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  • Location Sweden
  • Political views Environmentalist
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  1. Check out this new online community for leftists! https://redly.social

  2. Hello from London!

    Hello and welcome to the forums Rebecca!
  3. The state of the Great Barrier reef.

    It's probably too late to save the great barrier reef, it's most likely already doomed. It's sad to see such a great natural wonder like the great barrier reef destroyed. But that doesn't mean we should stop trying to save it. We must continue to pressure our governments to actually act on climate change. And in this case the Australian government must stop its addiction to coal that is killing the great barrier reef.
  4. Hi from Toronto

    Hello greenfogg and welcome to the forums!
  5. A new scientific study shows that Monsanto's highly popular weed-killer Roundup cause severe liver damage. It will also increase the risk of other illnesses including diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. AJE reports: Study linking Roundup to serious disease fuels debate While Monsanto continue to claim the product is safe for humans, this new research will surely spark further debate over the potential dangers and health hazards to people and animals from exposure to Roundup, as well as other weed-killers. What do you think?
  6. Thoughts on 2016 being the hottest year on record?

    There is not much to say really, it's all so depressing. There is no way we can stop climate change from wrecking havoc on our little blue planet. Hopefully we'll be able to mitigate the worst effects (natural and man-made/political) before our civilization crumbles into barbarism.
  7. This is just horrible. An environmental activist who had been marching across the US barefoot to raise awareness about climate change was apparently killed by an SUV this past weekend. NBC News reports: Hopefully this can help increase awareness for his cause so his death won't go to waste. You can check out his donation page where he was raising money against natural gas, and if you feel so inclined, please donate.
  8. The Dakota Access Pipeline must be stopped. It is immoral and unethical. I stand with Standing Rock.

  9. Hello from London!

    Hello and welcome to the forums Harry!
  10. I'm on the hunt for spammers. If you see any, please report them. :ph34r:

  11. petition Help save Norway's wolves!

    We need your help to save Norway's wolves! Already two wolves have been killed and Norway still plans to kill 41 more of the 68 remaining wolves in the country. Learn more here and be sure to sign the petition demanding an end to the hunt. Sign the petition here!
  12. Help save Norway's wolves! Already two wolves have been killed and Norway still plans to kill 41 more of the 68 remaining wolves in the country. Learn more here and sign the petition to stop the hunt!

  13. what is the most difficult sustainable act for you?

    This might sound silly because it's such an easy thing to do. I live in a household where composting is possible, but often I am too lazy to sort and compost my garbage. I know I know, it's really bad because it's such an easy thing to do right. But I am planning on doing a bigger overhaul, like buying some new waste sorting bins, maybe even one of those waste sorting systems from IKEA. Hopefully that will make it easier to sort my garbage.
  14. Green Web Hosting

    Green web hosts are companies that power their servers with renewable energy such as wind and solar power. Some of these green web hosts generate their own energy from various renewable energy sources. Others only offer "green web hosting" from carbon offsetting.
  15. How I got my husband to eat at least less meat

    Thank you for sharing your story. This is 100% true. I'm a vegetarian and have been happily for 6+ years now and when I began I didn't stop eating meat altogether at once. That's not possible and will only make it harder for you - and your husband - to become vegetarians. Changing diet is a long process that never really ends. In the beginning you will have temporary setbacks where you go back to eating meat again. This is especially true if you immediately try to eliminate meat from your life. Because no matter how strong your willpower is, and lets be honest here, it's really easy to fall back into bad habits (eating meat) on a day when you're tired and doesn't feel like coming up with a "complicated" vegetarian dish. We are all lazy, and it's okay. A better way is to slowly cut meat from your diet. I first started with only buying organic and/or locally produced meat. Such products tend to be more expensive than non-organic meat so you basically end up buying and eating less meat. After that, I completely eliminated beef from my diet. Why? Because beef is the one meat that has the biggest negative effect on our environment and climate. So cutting down on beef will make a huge impact on your climate footprint. Slowly after that I also cut meat from pigs from my menu (after beef, meat from pigs have the biggest impact on our climate). At this time the only meat I ate was fish and chicken - all organic and/or locally produced, of course. This was a process that for each step took several months. Finally, I also stopped buying and eating meat from chicken and other birds. Fish was also eliminated from the menu shortly after. Because I slowly started to change my diet I had started to grow accustomed to vegetarian dishes and I knew a bunch of tasty and easy-to-make recipes. This made the last steps, cutting chicken and fish from my diet, so much easier and faster than it took me to eliminate beef and pig from my menu. Now I don't have any urges for meat and I no longer think that meat taste or smell good. Another good way to make sure you don't have any setbacks is to educate yourself and your family. You can easily do this by sharing news articles, documentaries and other stories on the hugely negative effect the meat industry has on our climate and environment. Another point to bring up here is how much the animals in the meat industry suffer. Eating meat is not a crime - but people who do should the very least have a bad conscience for doing it. Again, thanks for sharing your story - and good luck!