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3 Things I Learned From Kiss The Ground // Ft. Me Getting Way Too Excited Because I’ve Kinda Been Planning This For an Entire Year

It’s kind of weird that I didn’t read/watch any climate change-y media for like 500 years and then I watched Kiss The Ground AND finished The Marrow Thieves? I dunno, I do things like that sometimes.

Heya humans and everyone else! ‘Tis yours truly, Naomi Domi (although isn’t it obvious?), and this post marks an amazing accomplishment. I’ve finally watched the movie I’ve been saying I’ll watch since 2021, and I’m finally doing the review I promised 500 million years ago (maybe not to you, but I promised MYSELF and I’m important too, ya know?). So… shall we?

*starts coughing because she gasped too… gaspily*
*waits for the coughing to subside*
*continues like nothing happened*

So if you’re one of those earthlings/aliens who was not around for my entire blogging life, or if you’re one of those earthlings/aliens who does not REMEMBER my entire blogging life, let me explain something to you. A while back, I wrote like 5 posts on cows. And how when cows… fart… they sorta put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere?

I was just a tad bit obsessed. So anyway, when the Kiss the Ground people were like “COWS CAN BE GOOD” I was like “WAIT WHAT MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE I NEED TO TELL PEOPLE RIGHT NOW”. And then of course I stayed silent and kept watching and filed it away in my mental file folders that I can’t keep track of so I could put it in this post later because that’s how the world works, okie?

Okie. So anyway, about this whole good cows thing. Cows can graze on plants and take the place of machines to keep a sustainable farm growing. And a sustainable farm means more carbon in the soil, and less in the atmosphere. So woop-woop!

Ohkie, so maybe the title is a tad… exaggerated? But anywho, here goes the explanation.

So there’s sustainable farming and there’s non-sustainable farming, right? Right. Sustainable farmers actually make more because they have a variety of crops, plus the soil is healthy and therefore stores carbon. Yay, right?

But then you think, well, why in the WORLD are farmers still doing what they do – they can SEE the other human’s farm, right? They can SEE that sustainability is a better option.

There are a bunch of factors that probably go into a farmer not deciding to convert to a sustainable farm, but one of them is that the US government PAYS them for farming things like corn, and not for farming a wide variety of things.

Yes, you read that right, the government pays farmers to keep doing what they’ve always done. To destroy the soil by planting only one or two crops.

I’ve been wanting to watch this movie for forever, so OBVIOUSLY I knew it was an idea. I just didn’t know how… simple it is. Obviously, it’s not like they’ll talk about the cons in this movie, but the pros of sustainable farming? Unless I’m missing something huge, I’m pretty sure they outweigh the cons.

Healthy soil from a sustainable farm means more crops and more profit. Healthy soil from sustainable farms means more carbon in the soil and less carbon in the air. Healthy soil from sustainable farms means healthy food and happier people. Healthy soil from sustainable farms is a win for everyone. Not just the earth.

(And obviously, everything that’s a win for the earth is a win for people too, but I’m just saying.)

And well, that’s that! Go watch Kiss the Ground, people. I’m just going to be off now since outtros are like the hardest thing to write.

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My Climate Change Summer TBR, TBW, and TBL // Phewf That’s a Confusing Title

Who came up with the concept of summer vacation? Like, let’s make kids go to school for 5 days a week for 180 days and burn themselves out by learning so much and getting up early, and then let’s give them a many week break on which they lose about half of the knowledge they gained? It. Makes. Zero. Sense. Zero.

Heya! ‘Tis Naomi, and welcome to the SSCC!

Alright, I need to explain the title, don’t I? Alright, so for those who don’t know, a TBR (To-Be-Read) is a list of books that you want to read. So I was like, I should make a climate change TBR for summer! And then I was like, well, I want to watch and listen to things to. Hence, “TBW” (To-Be-Watched) and “TBL” (To-Be-Listened(-To)). Got it? Ohkay, great. Let’s get into this post!

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

I have this book and really want to read it (especially after Kaashvi reccomended it). It’s a nonfiction book (I’m a fiction person) and not super climate changey, but it’s an environmental book that people say started the environmental movement. Seems like something I should read, right?

Goodreads | Amazon

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The Overstory by Richard Powers

My mom read this book a while back and liked it, but that was when I was younger and not so interested in all this. But then I saw it on a list of “eco-fiction”, and thought that, whoah, it looked really good. Trees, activists, and artists? Say no more. This one is on the top of my list.

Goodreads | Amazon

Be More Vegan by Niki Webster

OrdinaryFabGirl recommended this one to me (I asked for book / movie / show / podcast recs in one of my last posts), and it looks so amazing! If anyone feels like getting me a gift for no reason, this is what you should get. Recipes AND information about how eating less meat helps the environment? I need this book!

Goodreads | Amazon

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Kiss the Ground (Netflix, Vimeo)

This is kinda how I got my mom to get Netflix, and we still haven’t watched it. But it’s fine. I’m sure it’s fine. We’ll get to it, and hopefully we’ll get to it this summer. Oh, I’m supposed to be talking about the movie? Well, in a sentence, it’s apparently a very hopeful climate change documentary and I’ve heard tons of good things about it, so there’s that.

Trailer | Website

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Chasing Coral (Netflix)

I found this one in my list of movie reccomendations from Animation Day, and thought it looked amazing! This one is more ocean-y, centering around coral bleaching (which is when coral basically dies because of the rising temperature of the water).

Trailer | Website

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How To Save A Planet (Gimlet)

The TBL is a little different since most of these podcasts are ones I’ve LISTENED to before, but just wanna listen to more. How To Save A Planet is an awesome podcast about… well… how to save a planet, and I really need to listen to more episodes!

Trailer | Website | Spotify

Iowa Chapman and The Last Dog (Gen-Z Media)

I’m relistening to a bunch of Gen-Z Media podcasts right now because I binged through literally all of them and now I only get around 90 minutes of new podcasts each week, which isn’t enough. I really wanna relisten to this movie-length audio drama about a girl and a dog in a climate-change-ruined world.

Trailer | Website | Spotify

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And that’s that! This post was a bit lengthy, but whatevs. See ya Monday!

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Say Hello to Earthy Diaries! // I Am So Excited!

Heya! ‘Tis Naomi, and today I have an announcement to make – I am part of a new collab blog that just launched. I haven’t done like… anything to make it happen, but hopefully, I’ll do more in the future! Anyhow, I’d like to share our first post with you. Enjoy and please do go check it out!

Hello fellow earth dwellers!!

Welcome to Earthy Diaries! And this is out very first post! probably guessed that, right?

This is a collab blog consisting of Anoushka Naomi GelinaDevangiSuhaniBetty and Dhriti!

Know more about these members right…here!

Continue reading on Earthy Diaries
Posted in Books, Media

Hogwarts Houses + Cli-Fi Books! // This is Bound to Be Interesting…

I know bookish posts aren’t everyone’s favorite posts, but like, erm. I really wanted to do this post, so deal with it. Please? *tries to smile sweetly but probably ends up looking like a maniac but whatever that’s fine*

Heya people! ‘Tis me (aka Naomi), and today I’m popping into your reader or email or… whatever you’re reading this on with a post about… well… exactly what the title says. I’ll be “sorting” cli-fi books into Hogwarts Houses!

And welp, that’s it for my intro. Here we go!

I’ve always wondered why Ravenclaw isn’t called, like, Eagleclaw or something… anyone have an explanation?

Can I just say that ALL books are for Ravenclaws? No? Ok, ok, I’m THINKING.

Am I putting my favorite book in my house? Uh, maybe. Seriously though, this is such a good book! The writing might not be for everyone, but it was so poetic and descriptive and the whole mystery of this book required me to use my brain power so much and OMG IT WAS JUST SO GOOOD!

The whole world (a climate change destroyed world with houses in the sky) was just so creative, so Ravenclaw.

My review || Goodreads

I actually have a good book to put in this one! Here we go!

Ah this book was so good. Yeah, yeah, it’s kind of a middle grade book and for younger people, but I think it’s (one of) the most climate change-ey cli-fi books I’ve come across! It’s got really good themes, and… just read it.

But anywho, I’m putting it on the list as a Hufflepuff-y book because, like, ANIMALS AND KINDNESS and just so many Hufflepuff vibes.


Yeeeah I know I’m kind of stretching on this one. I’m in the middle of The Marrow Thieves, but so far I’d say it’s giving me some brave people vibes. I mean, seriously. The main character’s brother literally gives up his life so that the main character can survive. I think that’s brave in a way. So. There. Totally good reasoning.

Anyhow, this book took me forever to decide to read, but I finally have and I’m liking it so far!


Oh Slytherin. Let’s see…

I dub this one Slytherin because, well, vibes. But also, well, I’m trying to keep this spoiler-free, but like there’s a lot of Slytherins in this book, ok? I think you pretty much HAVE to be Slytherin to survive in a world where everyone is sick. Ya know?

I have no idea whatsoever how I feel about this book, but you should give it a try if you think it might be a good book!


All done! I’ve been wanting to write this post for forever, so thanks for humoring me. Welp, I’ll see you Monday!

QOTD (question of the day): Have you read Harry Potter? If so, what’s your house?

AOTD (action of the day): Read one of these books and share it with a friend!

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Happy Animation Day! // A couple cool climate change movies

Hi there! It’s Naomi, back from a parade with– (And I stopped in the middle of a sentence. Not sure why I committed that CRIME, because why would you STOP in the middle of a SENTENCE?! *ahem* Anyway, hi again! It’s Naomi, back from sleeping….) a new post on the SSCC!

So so so, I looked at National Today today because I needed post inspiration, and guess what I found out? Today is International Animation Day! So uh, well, most climate change movies are not animated, soooo we’re just doing a movies post because that’s where my brain decided to go!

I uh – well ok, I haven’t really watched any of these movies, but I will… someday… and I’m excited to!

But before that, what my English Teacher calls “housekeeping” (basically things that are not part of his lesson but are part of… English, like “WHY ARE YOU NOT TURNING IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT PEOPLE” {and then I’m like “but-but- but- I did, why do you have to yell at- You know what nevermind. This is way off topic})

First thing, I’m sorry I haven’t been as active here lately, life was getting itself very worked up. I’ll be back on schedule maybe in November, but for now, I might not be posting as often.

Aaaaaand now that that awkwardness is out of the way… There are 2 days left to submit something for the costume contest! The submissions I currently have are all amazing, and I’m sure yours will be too if you decide to submit something!

That was such a long intro. Among friends though, I am kinda known for long intros, soooo…..

EEGEEEEEE I really want to watch this movie I really really really do! REALLY REALLY PLEASE

We don’t actually have any of the platforms it’s available on here in the US, so we’ll probably end up having to pay for it one way or another, but listen this movie seems so amaaaazing! It’s what the creator calls “fact-based dreaming”, and it’s a hopeful climate movie that talks about ways to help our planet that we could actually do. It- it – I want to watch it. Really bad.

Visit their website here

Since we all love self-promotion (🙂 {the emoji people should rename this emoji to “sarcastic smile”}), remember that post I did a while back on soil? Find it here

And anyway, Kiss The Ground is all about how soil could be a solution to climate change, and I very much want to watch that too, but uh- well- NETFLIX (See, there are so many shows on Netflix that I’ve been told to watch, and I’m like- but- I don’t- have it).

Visit their website here

I- Netflix. It’s on Netflix again.

But anyway, Chasing Coral is an amazing looking documentary about the bleaching of the coral reefs (oooh, more self promotion, Rowan and I did a collab about this a bit ago – find it here). It’s about teams of researchers or divers or PEOPLE (I’m not sure, you can only learn so much from a trailer and website, ok?) who are filming these coral reefs that are bleaching. It looks so gooood. If you’re interested in this ocean-y stuff, do be sure to check at Rowan’s website, Ocean Heroes!

So, well, see your words soooon!

QOTD: Have you watched any climate change movies, if so, which? And if not, which of these 3 do you think you most want to watch?

Bye for noooow!

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Media: The Sites I Use For Post Research!

Hi there! It’s Naomi I’m pretty excited for this post!

So, there’s a lot of mis- and dis- information out there (basically wrong information) about climate change, and so you can’t just search google and find information, but there are a couple sites that are trustworthy, plus have a lot of good information! So, in today’s post, I thought I’d share a few with you!

So, without further ado, let’s get into this post!

Oh, by the way, I’ve linked the headers to the websites, if you want to check them out!

That was so totally further ado.

Well THIS is also further ado!

Ok then… fine. Without further ado (for real this time)… I present to you… the post!

Any .gov site is usually a pretty good site, but NASA is especially! For those of you who don’t know, NASA is the United State’s space organization, and it stands for…

*searches google*

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This is the site that I use for the science side of things, usually, and things like melting ice sheets or permafrost! I trust them because, for one, they’re a trusted government agency. And for TWO, they’re SCIENTISTS, who of course I believe about climate change! They’re a REALLY great source, and have tons of great articles, so maybe take a look at them?

TED Talks and TED Ed are wonderful videos that I get quite a lot of information and post ideas from! They are well-established and SUPER informative, although I usually have to do a bit more research… They are amazing, and I love watching their vidoes… so, please, go check them out!

This is the National Park Service website! You may have heard me talking about national parks, an amazing network of preserved lands that you can visit! They have a lot of different posts about climate change and I use them to see essentially how the natural world is being effected by climate change!

National Geographic is a well-known and VERY informative site! My only problem with them is that you can only view a few articles for free… which is why I don’t use their articles as much as I would like to, but they have AMAZING articles that always explain things in a really nice way!

And that’s it for this post! I do use a couple other sources as well, check the sources in my posts if you REALLY want to know those, but these are my favorite, and I would recommend them HIGHLY! Of course, I’ll always be here to get you information…. but if you want a bit of variety in your climate change sources, you can check these sites out!

Alrighty roo, (that’s kind of weird to type, but oh well) the question of the day is: Which of these sites was your favorite?

Well, thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the comments (well, see your… letters…. your… typing… your… yeah, ya know)!


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Media: Sustainable Posts!

Hi there! It’s Naomi, and I’m here with another post (obviously. I mean, there’s hardly a way you could have missed that this was a post, but that’s what I’m going to say, so… I guess too bad? It sounds good anyways). I’ve been wanting to do this post for a VEEERY L O N G TIME (aka about 2 days), and am super excited!

The title of today’s post might actually not totally explain what we’re doing in this post… so, *ahem*, I shall explain! Today, I’m going to be sharing some sustainable posts- the kind a lifestyle blogger or youtuber might post! If you’re a blogger, you can use this post as a post ideas post, and if you’re not, hopefully you’ll enjoy the posts and videos I’ve shared! You know, I don’t think this explanation is working well… let’s just do the post, and you’ll figure it out, right?

*ignores the weird looks she’s getting*

*continues on with the post*

A shopping haul is just a post or video in which the blogger/youtuber/whatever-er essentially buys and reviews products from a specific place… it makes for a great post, but it supports consumerism and is bad for the environment! If you’ve done a shopping haul, I have nothing against you… just saying…

But! If you want to do a shopping haul, a fun way to do this in a more sustainable fashion is having it be sustainable! You could visit a thrift store or charity store, and do a shopping haul post from there, or you can do a shopping haul from an environmental shop! (This isn’t the most sustainable one on here, but I thought I’d throw it out there!)

Posts/Videos That Fall Into This Category: Charity Shop Haul from Ordinary Fab Girl (isn’t it a good post though?), Sustainable Shopping Haul (Not my favorite on here, but it’s a good example!)

Maybe, go to a national park and talk about what you did there! Or, plant a tree and talk about planting it? Participate in a march? LOTS of different things you could do here! You can talk about what you did, if it was enjoyable, what you learned… and just share it with us! I would personally love to see a post like this, even if the eco-friendly aspect wasn’t mentioned!

This is certainly a very sustainable post, and it’s a fun one to do as well!

Posts/Videos That Fall Into This Category: Cari’s post celebrating her blogiversary and reviewing a state park (Cari is such an amazing blogger in the first place, and this post is just wonderful!), Planting 20,000,000 Trees (I don’t watch a lot of youtube, my dad showed this to me a bit ago… thought it fit the criteria. Just to tell you, my blog post recommendations are far better than my youtube ones hehe)

This is one for those of you out there who blog about books…

You could read a cli-fi book (a fictional book that touches on climate change), you could read a book about trees or about climate change in general, and review it! While this isn’t exactly a SUSTAINABLE post, it is one that’s really cool, environmental, and related to climate change!

Posts/Videos That Fall Into This Category: Arnav’s review of The Secret Life Of Plants In The Environment (a book about trees, so that’s cool!), Rowan’s review of Flush (I know, I know, Flush doesn’t have anything to do with climate change… but I’d like to recommend it anyhow!)

Thanks so much for reading! By the way, I’m actually away at the beach today through Saturday, so I’ll be replying to comments then…

Question Of The Day: Which of these kinds of posts is your favorite?

So, I’ll see you Saturday (I know, I know, I won’t actually SEE you, but I THINK I said before, I’ll just say see because it sounds loads better than anything else…)!

Ya think this signature is getting old? I kind of do. I miiight change it sometime soon…

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Media: 2 Gen-Z Media Podcast Reviews!

Hi there! I’m Naomi, and welcome, if you’re new, to this blog, the SSCC! If you’re not, welcome back! Anyways, today I have 2 Gen-Z Media Podcast reviews to share with you! If you weren’t aware, Gen-Z Media is a company that makes.. well… podcasts. They’re mainly geared at the audience of Generation Z (most of the podcasts are geared toward kids ages 8-12). I’m obsessed with I really like most of the Gen-Z Media shows! I haven’t listened to all of them {not the ones geared toward ‘younger listeners’, and a few of the normal ones I haven’t gotten to yet}, but I’ve listened to quite a few, and one thing that I appreciate is the mentions of climate change that I’ve seen in their newer shows!

I’m in the middle of listening to a dystopian feature-length podcast (essentially, this means that it’s one 3 hour episode) by them, but I haven’t finished it yet… so, there might be a review coming of that as well! But in any case, today I have reviews of 2 different podcasts from Gen-Z Media: The Natureverse series (what’s out of it, anyway) and The Big Melt! They both have to do with climate change, and I thought they would be a fun thing to review for our media-themed month!

GOSH, was that a long intro! Anyway, without any further ado, let’s get into these reviews!

The first podcast in the natureverse series is Becoming Mother Nature. This one is about the 12-year-old girl Chloe Lovejoy, who finds out that her grandmother was mother nature before her, and that now she will be assuming that position.
The second podcast in the natureverse series is Cupid And The Reaper. This follows Mondo, a 13-year-old boy who accidentally kills the grim reaper, and now assumes the role of the grim reaper. It also follows 13-year-old Marcus, a boy who actually made a deal with the previous cupid, and got him to pass the role down to Marcus.
These 3 are all living in the same world, and eventually meet up in Cupid And The Reaper.

The Natureverse series doesn’t have THAT much to do with climate change, but I appreciated the mention in it, and I generally love this series so much… anyway!

Chloe is Mother Nature, so naturally, she has to deal with… well… climate change. It doesn’t really seem to be happening in Becoming Mother Nature (there are other things for Chloe to deal with… and she’s new to the job, so recognizing and responding to climate change might be difficult), but in Cupid And The Reaper, it’s certainly touched on! Chloe is stressed out, in part because of climate change. She describes it as something she can’t do anything about, and everyone is working against her. I think it’s kind of a good summary of what we’re doing to our earth!

In GENERAL, the Natureverse is an AWESOME series of podcasts, and I think you should take a listen!

The Big Melt is a MUCH more climate-change centered podcast because…. well…. it’s a nonfiction podcast about climate change! For kids!
The host is Sarah, a teenage girl, who interviews people working to help the climate crisis, and informs us about climate change.

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably heard me talking about it, as I get quite a few post ideas from it! The Big Melt is geared towards kids, so it’s a pretty fun listen, but it’s also very informational!

I enjoy listening, and Sarah is quite optimistic about the climate crisis (as optimistic as one can be, hehe), so it’s a really good podcast! It’s done well, and it’s super fun to hear interviews of people who fight the climate crisis.

If you enjoy listening to podcasts, I totally encourage you to check out The Big Melt!

Well, thanks for reading! I hope you go check out these podcasts, and you enjoyed this post!

My question of the day for today will be: If you were to create a podcast that was about climate change in some way, what would it be? What would it be called?

Let’s chat in the comments!

Well…. I don’t believe I have anything else to say! So… see you!

Or uh, not see you. What do I say here? Cause I mean, I’ll see your words, and you’ll see mine. So…. see your words! That sounds wrong. But I’ll go with it…

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Media: All About Cli-Fi!

Hi there! It’s Naomi, and I’m PRETTY excited for today’s post! I’ve wanted to talk about cli-fi (climate fiction) a bit more before, and since this month’s theme is media, I decided it would fit right in! So, enjoy the pooost!

Why do I always talk like the post starts AFTER the intro? Because the intro is part of the post. Right?

Cli-fi stands for climate fiction. This essentially means that cli-fi is a fictional work that has something to do with climate change. It could be about someone who does, say, a project on climate change. It could be about someone living in a climate-change-ravaged future… it essentially just has to be a work of fiction that involves climate change!

Cli fi is helpful for a lot of reasons. For one, some cli-fi novels or movies are about a HOPEFUL future for climate change, depicting a world in which we’ve found a way to cope with climate change, or characters who help fix it. Movies like 2050 (not exactly fiction, but what the author calls ‘fact-based dreaming’, an imagination of what 2050 could look like- if we use our resources) can help us stay hopeful!

Other books depicting a dystopian kind of future, can help us to be motivated into a kind of action, and can help raise awareness for climate change in a more understandable way that nonfiction works may not be able to.

Maeve wrote an AMAZING post recommending some cli-fi book for teens and tweens- take a look at that here! I also sometimes write short stories (and I… want to write more, but for some reason I’m experiencing a bit of writer’s block in that area… bear with me), and you can read those here if you want! Additional cli-fi books would be Midnight At The Electric (my review found here), or The Parable Of The Sower!

Gosh there are gonna be so many pingbacks

And that’s the post! I really hope you enjoyed, and that you decide to read or watch something cli-fi!

Question of the day: What’s one cli-fi piece you want to read/watch, or that you have read/watched and would recommend?

Thanks so much for reading! I’ll see you in the comments…