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In the Netherlands, bicycle use is fervently promoted to local residents. 

This is done through 

  1. visable bicycle infastrucutre e.g seperated bicycle lanes, which are the safest and most convenient
  2. invisable bicycle infastructure e.g designing the city roads to channel different modes of transport via different routes.  

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In the Netherlands, The most common type of bicycle are opafiets. Meaning you sit perpendicular to the road.

This is because they are primarily used for easy, quick transportation as opposed to sport or recreation as in the UK/US.

It is an inefficient position that does not transmit maximum power into the crank shaft.

Instead it is comfortable.

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There's twice more carbon in soil than there is in vegetation and air - hence a very small change in the amount of carbon stored in soil can make a big difference in maintenance of the Earth's atmosphere.

 The main problem is most of our agriculture is designed in a way to extract that carbon. (via deforestation, itensive crop harvesting etc)

 Luckily, one of the best ways to get soil working to stop climate change is to plant trees, reforestation

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Lucy Cooke is a zoologist and founder of Slothville. 

Lucy noted that sloths are evolutionary extraordinary in many ways: they are one of the only inverted quadrupeds, they poop only once a week, they are vegetarians which can digest a variety of plants and they have ridged furs which trap algae to help them camouflage. 

Their evolutionary advantage comes with their lack of speed = they are rarely noticed by predators which spot prey due to their movement.

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Johnny Sun – Illustrator and writer

He wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about an alien left on planet Earth trying to find companionship in a time where he feels completely alone.

Johnny himself struggled with loneliness, comparing the feeling to a void. Like outer space, where no one answers. 

Similarly, the internet can feel like this, but as Johnny explained he used humour and online cartoon strips to articulate his feelings and soon he discovered that it formed a small community of other, lonely people who began to connet.

 He described loneliness as an “intrinsic human state” but that through social connection, one can alleviate these feelings of crushing despair.

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