It’s been a while I wanted to talk about this guys! Have you ever seen them rolled like a ball? 😆😊I find them soooo cute!! Ahah 💕If you find them in the garden, please do not kill them (or any other insect or animal by the way! 🕷🦕🦋🐜🦔your garden benefits from their presence. Woodlice play a crucial role in soil ecosystems and they are harmless to humans.
A woodlouse is a crustacean from the monophyletic suborder Oniscidea within the isopods!!! Can you imagine! They come a long way!! 🦖🦕The first woodlice were marine isopods which are presumed to have colonised land in the Carboniferous.
Woodlice are essential in breaking down the wooded and carbon-rich material within the compost bin. Woodlice tend to only eat dead wood in the compost heap.
There are many natural predators of woodlice. These include shrews, toads, centipedes, some spiders, ground beetles and parasitic flies. A healthy garden will have a balance of predators and prey, so there is no need to kill any woodlice outdoors yourself. Woodlice help to recycle dead plant and vegetable matter.
If you have them in the house it's a Early Warning of Damp Problems in your house, where they won’t survive long if there is not a significant dampness levels. 💦 In the second picture you can see them in my compost doing a great job! ⭐️🌻🌳
By the way, did you start a compost yet? It’s the best time now as the weather is cooling and there it’s more damp out there, even if we are still waiting for the rain... 🌧 The hardest is to get the motivation to get started but once it’s in place you learn a lot and it’s fun! 🌎
Sources: Wikipedia & dengarden.com
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we can’t wait to tell you all about our refill model!! Less packaging! One more item in your life to be #singleuseplasticfree
question! What’s one of the challenging plastic items in your life that’s tough to replace with something more sustainable? ☀️💛 #goodthingsarehappening#cleancult
• show + tell | table linens •
putting these to use again this year at the thanksgiving table! reusable cloth napkins are so much better than tearing off a paper towel or buying synthetically dyed paper napkins. the feel of them, they collect stains which are stories of their past uses, you aren’t filling landfills with frivolous waste - the list goes on. made from thrifted fabric dyed with onion skins (still my fav). swipe to see a process shot of the fabric drying before it was cut into lap-sized pieces. NFS 🍽
The very satisfying CoreKup! Nothing but recycled clay, natural cork and a whole lotta love. Naturally #bpafree#siliconfree more insulating then glass or plastic keeping your beverage hotter for longer and looking damn fine while doing it!
Recycling my soft plastic at #coles#redcycle I must commend the supermarket giant for doing this. However the real solution is.
1. Not to have soft plastic at all. Goto farmers market, bulk goods store.
2. Transition into non plastic and compostable solutions. Like metal, glass, bamboo and paper.
3. Grow your own/make your owns things so there's no packaging.
Why? Because plastics can only be downcycled, meaning soft plastic are not recycled into new plastic bags, but made into things like street furniture, which means the recycling loop isn't closed.
I'm such a losser...I totally forgot to post yesterday, I've pretty much forgot for the past week. Not really forgot more like trying to stay in the now or phone free. I enjoyed the local community Remembrance Day celebration I'm hoping ya'll had a wonderful day spent with family and friends remembering 100 years of freedom.
The unassuming radical: going about their lives, doing their thing, making a difference in their own special way. They could be your neighbour, your co-worker, or a relative. They could even be YOU! (Queue dramatic music)
In the first picture, there is an example of a well organized, systematic landfill (“A Landfill Cell Is a Complex System”). This system is used to help prevent leakages into the land and provide a better landfill. Although the landfill I visited does not allow toxic, dangerous chemicals or materials, many other landfills are careless and do not think about the repercussions it can have on the environment. For instance, an interesting statistic that I encountered was “Americans generated 262.5 million tons of municipal solid waste in 2015, with more than half going to land fills and about one-third being composted or recycled” (“Pollution”). Evidently, disposal systems need to be improved to help the environment. Moreover, another factor contributing to land pollution is humans because many “households generate hazardous waste as well including paints and solvents, motor oil, fluorescent lights, aerosol cans, and ammunition” (Bradford). These harmful chemicals can penetrate soils and spread to other places. In addition, I tried setting different focus points in some of the pictures( the ones that are a little whiter) due to the fact that I had it on manual mode; the pictures were decent but need improvement (The Beginner’s 90). All in all, there needs to be an improvement in landfills, disposal systems, and our actions to help improve our current environment status. •
#69 Re-Grow Something
My leeks after a few days. It continues to amaze me how things grow in so many different environments. These leeks starting sprouting in just water and a few days in soil and some compost, the leaves are already big.
Regrowing leeks or lettuce or onions may not save a whole lot of money, but it helps keep a few items out of the landfill and more importantly shows you how much resources it takes for things to be grown and perhaps will make you think twice about throwing out uneaten vegetables and fruits.