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Happy Monday, Shit Givers.

Tell your friends and family that you love them, and then let’s get to the news.

This week:

  • 🪨A new mining era

  • 😷Cholera outbreaks

  • 🍎 New pesticide detectors

  • 💻️Russian disinformation campaigns

  • And more

Have a great week,

— Willow

This is science for people who give a shit.

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All things we cover extensively! It’s a lot, but finding solutions that have a long list of co-benefits is key. For example, solutions like regenerative agriculture can address all four of those issues! Let’s go.

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  • 🌏️ Donate to the World Resources Institute to turn research on climate change, renewable energy, deforestation, ocean health, food systems, sustainable cities, and more into action.

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  • 🌍️ Get educated about sustainable and ethical fashion brands using Good On You.

  • Be heard about women’s health and urge your representative to codify abortion care by supporting the Women’s Health Protection Act .

  • Invest in mutual funds and EFTs that aren’t invested in fossil fuels using Fossil Free Funds.

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Thinking of getting a heat pump?

Do it.

It can be quite a bit of work to prepare your home before you install one, but it’s worth it, both for efficiency and environmental reasons (I don’t know if you’ve heard, but burning fossil fuels is bad for the climate).

We’ve done our best to answer everything you need to know about installing one in our heat pump guide. Go read it 👇️ 

Nature 🤝 Economics

A circular economy applies the principles of nature to economics, where materials are continuously regenerated, reused, and recycled (vs our current linear system where resources are extracted at an unsustainable rate, turned into something impossible to recycle, and then dumped in a landfill and/or the ocean).

Is a circular economy realistic? Read our explainer and decide for yourself

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