The U.S. needs to join the responsible human race and sign the United Nations nuclear ban treaty. For information, check out The nuclear ban treaty: a missed US opportunity that can be redeemed in September, by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2017/07/the-nuclear-ban-treaty-a-missed-us-opportunity-that-can-be-redeemed-in-september/
We need our forests to breathe. According to American Forests, two mature trees provide enough oxygen for one person to breathe over the course of a year. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Oh, wait. Forests also improve our health by removing dust, ash, pollen, and smoke. Check out other forest facts and spread the word. As we work to protect our forests, we also need to pay attention to the safety conditions of our forest workers who suffer nine times the fatalities of the general US work population. For more information on forest worker safety check out http://lohp.org/forestry-workers/
Imagine being 7 or 12 or 15 and being afraid to leave your house for school, play, errands, life. Imagine your parents equally frightened, desperate, being forced to leave you or send you away in a scramble to help you survive. No parent, no child would undertake the very dangerous journey across borders to an unknown, hazardly mounting a train called la bestia — the beast. Economic, political injustice pushes children out. Injustice sends them back.
Walking. It’s supposed to be good for us, if we are able. Supposedly, doctors recommend 10,000 steps a day. Let’s think about this. If you take 10,000 steps and multiple it by the number of people on the planet, even factoring differences in the walking capacities, maybe working in a formula for rolling, that’s a lot of steps. Now, the important question, how many of the sum total of steps taken all around the world would be done in safety? For how many people does walking turn out to be not so good for them because while they were walking they were in the wrong skin, wrong gender, believing the wrong things, loving the wrong people, living in the wrong place?