Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise.
Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit.
- Insect populations worldwide are facing massive declines, which can have a ripple effect across ecosystems. Here’s what you can do to help.
- As we work to help others see how human actions influence climate change, it’s important for us to “walk the walk.”
- Australia marked a major milestone last month: for the first time ever, renewables supply more than half of their energy demands.
- In our efforts to engage in productive dialogue, it’s useful to have a correct understanding of climate change and how our actions have an impact.
- Feeding bread to the ducks at your local park can actually cause significant health issues for them, but there are some safe treats you can give them instead.
- A new study has shown that birds can form complex, multilevel societies just like humans.
- While we don’t agree with many of President Trump’s positions on environmental issues, we do support the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which he signed into law this month. Violating this law can result in fines and up to seven years imprisonment.
- In related news, the debate over animal rights is venturing into uncharted moral territory that could have significant ramifications for future societies.
- Author Richard Louv’s latest book explores the transformative effect animals have on our lives.
- Recent industrial design graduate Lucy Hughes has developed an alternative to plastic made out of fish waste and algae.
What stories have inspired you this week?
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Read past Seed Swap posts here.