Remeadow is a movement born at a time of planetary environmental strife. Remeadow is a way of life, it is a movement towards ownership of our stewardship of the planet. In recognition that current socio economic attitudes and structures are in direct opposition to the healthy functioning of biodiverse ecosystems, Remeadow strives to bring scientific studies to the forefront of social media to support informed decisions by the general public that will help to build a more sustainable future.
Our first goal in addressing the general public is to help support the movement to reimagine lawn care. It has been said that life after the COVID19 Pandemic will not e the same, while that is something to grieve on one level, it also gives us an opportunity to reinvent and reimagine our lifestyle to be more inline with our values. Remeadow is the movement to help facilitate this change.
If we reimagine what constitutes our own living area as a small microcosm of how we relate to the earth rather than its current use as a status marker
Our current hyper pruned lawns which use pesticides and herbicides and nitrogen laden fertilizers, all of which contaminate runoff and adversely affect the environment and its inhabitants, may no longer serve the function of status that they were originally geared towards. (insert article link here on Victorian Lawns and the origin of American Landscaping )
While having money to mow and landscape your yard has been the norm now for over a hundred years in America, perhaps this status symbol no longer suits our current lifestyle. Are we really about showing our neighbors how much grass we can afford to mow? My guess is that, at least for some of the upcoming generation there may something else we wish to express.
At a time when we have to acknowledge that we have driven such a huge proportion of our animals into extinction
USFWS lists over 2,500 threatened or endangered species in the US alone including over 890 plants. Few people are even aware of or care that these species are fighting to survive in the changing landscape of America as our population increases and natural resources are exploited for minerals, financial gain, and urbanization.
Though biodiversity is scientifically known to to be a key to a healthy ecosytem, our current economic and political values stand in direct opposition to the thriving of a healthy planet. Having restrictions on factories and mining companies my not be the solution. Animals and plants have no voices, it is not economically beneficial for anyone to stand up for them. Unless we can incorporate their future into our lifestyle we will, as a species, simply wipe out the majority of life on earth for our own short sighted “gain”. Now more than ever these resources are being wiped out at an exponentially high rate to serve the models of Big agriculture and mass consumption of prepackaged products by major corporations who hold a more than large stake in how our federal government money is spent.
Fortunately we also live at a time of massive communication resources and though 100% of funding for USGS media outreach services for Scientists in the biologics and endangered species area has been cut since the 1980s there is still a way for information to spread, and for scientists to be heard. ( See the how we started section to see why this is important) Our goal at remeadow is to begin to make available some very practical solutions backed by leading science. In other words, funds for endangered species science has been repeatedly cut since the 1980s. At that time there was a bank of people for a science center that worked on writing up the scientists studies and getting the word out to farmers and the general public about what we can each do as individuals, no matter where we live or how much land we are, or are not responsible for. The Remeadow movement is about easy lifestyle changes, backed by current scientific guidance, that, when instituted by a growing population, can have a tremendous positive impact on the future of biodiversity and sustainable habitat for all. I hope you wil join us.
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FWS-Listed U.S. Species by Taxonomic Group
FWS-Listed U.S. Species by Taxonomic Group
Endangered Species Day May 17