In this reel, we're traveling to unfamiliar places. We visit the most crowded island on earth, see how the Aussies live underground and visit a zero-waste town in Japan.
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"Burning garbage created carbon dioxide emissions that became dangerous".
This is total BS.
All that vegetation decays every year and produces millions of times more CO2 than that one little village could.
Sure it's a good thing to recycle waste but let's keep it honest shall we?
the first island is about the culture they'll remain or not, the second is about life is difficult, the third is about how people live with the natural environment, the forth is about industry abandon, the last one, small city? town?
Honestly, I’m envious that some culture last so long. One of my own culture basically became erased because modern times was simply too widespread. Even now, I find it difficult to find people that remember and can share their stories with me. The young don’t even want to listen to a story anymore.
To those who are keeping their culture alive, you’re doing great. It’s tough, but keep doing it. My heart aches for my culture, but one day, a new culture will be created from this time, even if it’s very different, and years from now that will become culture and I hope the young grow up to at least appreciate a little.
Really? They live underground because it's 50C above? In Hermosillo We live with temps 45C in the shadow, 50C in the sun and we don't live underground. And next summer it might get worse because they are cutting too many trees without a real reason... I dunno but I feel that they aren't really hardy...
I spent my first 17 years of life in a small village until moved out for undergrad school. Now I live in a big city surrounded by all gadgets. The village life is still vivid memory of innocence and simplicity!! Lot of love and stress free life.
That Japanese town of Kamikatsu is certainly amazing. I always knew zero waste was possible if only people’s mindsets would change. Seeing it actually being done on a municipal level gives me hope that ppl can change & not continue to live ignorantly about what actually happens to their garbage.
awesome i want to go to everyone of these places! I really love the recycle town and the underground one which i knew about from opals! we live in wonderful world i wish we could all learn to help each other stop the hate and just realize we ARE different. I wish there was a world peace day where no violence happened.
"when the zero waste program started, we all had to go out and buy big pickup trucks so we could transport our waste to the recycling centre. it was a shame, as i used to cycle everywhere" already an example how sometimes trying to save the environment, can tip the balance the other way.
The Japanese no-waste village is absolutely impressive!! Coober Pedy is amazing, as well! Actually, it’s easy to see why all five villages qualified... well, maybe not so much the Nebraskan town, but, definitely, the rest.
CO2 emissions are not dangerous to plant life, quit the fear tactics, and the effects of change may prove quite beneficial. What is important is that everyone of us clean up our act i.e. pollute less, recycle, reuse water, home garden, downsize, solar power, pick garbage up!! ack!
I just saw on another of these videos of strangest, or most fascinating... maybe it was 60 Minutes, a woman in Australia who one day developed what is called “foreign accent syndrome” which only means they can see what it looks like, hear what it sounds like, but can’t explain why.. and she sounds like one of the women from this Estonian Island. She often feels very distressed over losing a big part of who she was, but maybe if she visits thia place, she will feel right at home!
The zero waste town.. You cant recycle plastic.. Plastic makes life alot easier. just because you sort trash out in different categories, and it been sent away to a power plant, doesnt mean it doesnt get burnt in the end for heat anyway. So whats the point? Mother nature will suffer anyway.
Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.