600 YouTubers Pledge To Plant 20 Million Trees Together To Fight Climate Change

As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If you want to see the world change, you have to start with yourself.” And all the while, just as he must have had some small changes that would later catalyze some bigger change, some people just have to go big or go home. YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, more commonly known by his online alias, MrBeast, is certainly not one of the latter. After so many people all over social media urged him to celebrate getting 20 million subscribers on YouTube by planting a symbolic 20 million trees, he couldn’t say no and took up the challenge. After hitting 20 million subs on YouTube, MrBeast was urged by people on various social media platforms to plant …

Time to recognise that western greed is one of the causes of global hunger | Kevin McKenna

World Porridge Day salutes the humble oat. Charities feed it to the starving due to our gluttonous policies The world has recently paid homage to the oat, stalwart comestible of Scotlands larder. For the last decade, 10 October has been deemed World Porridge Day, thus canonising the brawny cereal that kept Scottish armies on their feet and built cities. Sadly, in recent years, this most unostentatious and proletarian of foods has been gentrified and made to dress up gaudily with superfluous additives such as honey, Nutella and cinnamon. In this way, I suppose it is deemed sufficiently respectable to be included among the breakfast choices of the mighty. World Porridge Day shares its holiday with World Mental Health Day. Other …

The selfish case for saving bees: its how to save ourselves | Alison Benjamin

These crucial pollinators keep our world alive. Yes, they are under threat but all is not lost, warns bee expert Alison Benjamin When I see a bee buzzing around my garden or in the park in early spring, I get a real thrill from being able to identify her. If she is black and darting among small, white tubular flowers with her long tongue protruding and her legs tucked under her furry, round body, I know she is a hairy-footed flower bee. A few years ago I wouldnt have noticed her because, like most people, I thought all bees were striped. I also assumed they made honey, stung, and lived in a hive with a queen bee and her workers. …