Updating a little less because I haven’t felt like it for some reason, idk.
Started my research project about urban agriculture for the summer. Compost sounds boring, but it’s really exciting to me. Also, it’s really exciting to think about all the things you can be doing to help the earth but depressing to think about all the things we aren’t doing even though they are pretty easy. Not that I am a model citizen or anything but there’s a lot. I want to educate everyone but when you start doing that in your everyday life you sound preachy.
Anyway, I wanna let all my friends know something we should all be conscious about that you might never have thought of - palm oil. Palm oil is found in a lot of things, like ice cream or cool whip or lotion or shampoo or mascara. Rainforests in Indonesia are being clear cut and burned in order to make room for palm plantations so the industry can keep up with the world’s demand. But this destroys habitats for rainforest animals (like orangutans) and starves their populations, and since there are no more trees the land holds a lot less moisture in the air and changes the climate there. It’s pretty sad. So avoid products with palm oil or palm derivatives and look at the ingredients and stuff, or you can buy from companies that are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Chemicals you can’t pronounce but are derived from palm will have “palm” in the name of said chemical.
Really weird to be working and have a bunch of money but no bills from drum corps. I feel (almost) like an adult. Too bad it’s already summer so I can’t really sponsor anyone right now. Next year I guess.
I keep getting music ideas in my head when I’m nowhere near my computer and then when I get home they’re gone. #techproblems for sure