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Chemical Free Air Freshener

It takes a second. Baking powder and essential oils. Stir.

Recycle an old jar or glass container.
Put a lid on it, or foil.
Make it look nice, or hide it somewhere.

I like how laid back the Burlap Bag is about this blog post.  Go check it out!

+ if you make a really unique one, show me!

Source: The Burlap Bag – High Quality Handmade Goods Shop – Austin Texas

Wildlife Entanglement

Marine wildlife death by entanglement is something we should all be aware of. Thousands of miles and literally tons of derelict rope and fishing nets are littered into our water.

I found out that there are 682 beaches out there. We must keep them clean and safe in order to sustain life on this planet. So let’s support a good cause and help clean up fishing nets!

Check out the link below to learn about what is done to prevent marine wildlife entanglement.

Source: Wildlife Entanglement – Planet Love Life

Contamination of Country Food + MEGA DAM

I am in class learning about the current issues connected to Indigenous Enviornmental Studies and I couldn’t help myself from laughing at HEAVY METALS in our soil deposited by MEGA DAMS.
I know… I am awful.

I’ve decided someone needs to start an Eco-Metal band called MEGA DAM.
Start a band with me or steal my idea and show me what you do with it.* This is me being super-serious.

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* better give me cred, yo.

-Question- the West

I know the feels.

I don’t associate myself with much mainstream media anymore because I think it is all a big distraction from the real issues at hand.

“I don’t wanna watch television
I don’t wanna listen to the radio
I don’t wanna drown in American society.”

Problem is, because I choose to entertain myself with different types of movies , radio stations or new sources I’m starting to find it really hard to communicate/relate to most people my age.

Why do you think it is so easy to get sucked into mainstream media? Why is it so believable?

I am reading Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop for English class and it is causing new discussions for what/who determines mainstream reality and ‘news’. It is interesting to reactions when people realize that most of what they know about the current situation of our world has been documented and constructed by people who have under-lying motives at hand.  Industry, Politics, Consumer-culture.

What I mean to say is, QUESTION what information you are given. Don’t be afraid to read CBC or underground news sources like Rabble to get a second or third opinion on a matter. Sometimes newspapers/musicians/filmmakers are muzzled by other powers that do not want the general public to know everything.

So question things, my friend.

& I don’t know about you, but I don’t wanna drown in [Western] society.

Today in 1948: Suffocation by Smog

“Hey kid, want a smog?”
“No thanks, I quit in January. That stuff is bad for your lungs.”

1948 DONORA SMOG:

In Donora, Pennsylvania during the last week of October 1948, a combination of fog and smoke blanketed the town and trapped air.  Days passed. Air pollutants increased and the smog got worse, causing a decrease in visibility…. (more…)

Beading Pains

I stabbed myself while working on this beaded medallion…


PROCRASTI-MOMENT: I tried to use the blood to add color to a drawing I did, but there wasn’t enough. I wish I bled a bit more because I was SO ready to start ‘finger painting’. Curious? Check out this Blood Drawing.

What do you think of my Rosette Medallion? I am in a beading circle with Trent University’s First Peoples House of Learning and I have never done this before. I MADE SOME MISTAKES, I KNOW – but I am not a perfectionist.
Beading is very relaxing and meditative once you get into the groove  + picking beads up with the needle is fun!

Can’t wait to make a turtle :}

CHANGE

If things are hard
it’s temporary.
If things get easier
also temporary.

excerpt © Rosemary Wyman 2010

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Your Voice, Your Vote – Political Debate

Did I just hear Doug Mason (Green Party) suggest anarchism for  First Nations’ communities in their management and access to clean water on reserves?

‘Our goal is to allow communities to resume responsibility of their own economy & services to the community’

☺ Write for A.R.T.T. ☺

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I’m looking for writers/artists/musicians/poets to join the ‪Arisetotrash‬ community

  • Add your perspective/ideas to topics like:
    Sustainability, Social Justice, DIY , Earth, Art, Music, Philosophy and Activism!
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    I value you, your ideas and the inspirations that make you unique. I’m open to anything :]

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Mama Madwoman

She drags you kicking and screaming
to the root of your separateness
until you are forced to expand
the conditions upon which
you allow yourself to be loved.

excerpt ¤ Jennifer Lothrigel 2013

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