Blog Post #1 – Introduction

Hello World,

My name is Mirko Lopes, I am a senior at UMass Dartmouth and a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Sociology and Philosophy. I am a local to the area, I’m from New Bedford, MA. I aspire to be a writer/actor and currently train at MCASB (it’s an actor’s studio in Boston), I am pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts because I believe that in order for you to create any art you must be informed on the world, societies, and humanities. As a vegan, I am keenly aware of the effects we have on our environment and how we as humans impact our planets through our consumption of meat, practices of capitalism, and use of plastic products. In my free time, I love to bake and since I’m vegan it’s always fun trying out new alternative recipes, even though most of the time they fail miserably. I’m excited to get going in this class to gain new knowledge of Ecofeminism. Hope everyone has a great and ease-filled semester!

– Mirko Lopes


The Blog that caught my eye, mainly because it is a publication I personally follow is Makers. Makers encompass all things concerning the women’s movement, through shared stories about exceptional everyday people, profiles on celebrity activist, and the historical figure who defined what it is to be a Maker. The website and publication use the outlets of blogging and social media to spread awareness on social issues, educate us on the power of women, and inspire new generations to fight for feminism. Blogs on history defining figures like now 100-year-old NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, the philanthropy of national treasure: Oprah Winfrey, and even feminist allies like John Legend, are what separates Makers and makes it fun to learn and read about feminism and the power of women.

An environmental issue that I find important is the endangerment of bees, the pollinators of life. Bees, as well as other pollinators such as, the hawk moth and humming birds, are at risk of endangerment and extinction. The extinction of pollinators would lead to a loss of 1/3 of all food supplies and likely make many of the foods you love go extinct in the process, such as avocados, almonds, watermelon, and obviously HONEY! I’ve personally noticed the lack of pollinators like bees and butterflies in my own area. I live in an urban area but my backyard is large and filled flowers. As a child, I remember being afraid to even leave my house because I am allergic to bee stings and was once stung, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty and I still have PTSD from it. In more recent years (about the past 5 years) I haven’t been able to spot more than maybe 4 bees all summer, this is an incredible decrease from what once seemed like a hot spot for busy bees. However, I am not the only one who is noticing the changes, since they are worldwide. The annual loss of bees has remained at high percentages for a lot of time now. As seen in this USDA chart, the loss of Honey Bees has remained over 25% with some recent reports as high as 50%.


On the local level, many ways we can help these pollinators is by eating foods that aren’t raised with insect-killing pesticides, plant wildflowers, and eat sustainable foods that don’t directly harm pollinators, such as not eating foods that directly contribute to climate change like animal meat. Everyone needs to see the importance of sustainable living that doesn’t cause the mass extinction of honey bees as we’ve been seeing. The principles of Ecofeminism are our best bet when it comes to reversing the negative effects of our capitalistic, carnivoristic, waste-based culture that has found footing all over the world.


Join the Conversation


  1. Dengan memainkan permainan slot gacor situs Rupiah89 tentu bisa membuat anda menikmati waktu luang anda serta menciptakan pendapatan yang lumayan

  2. To enhance the security level of the router’s network you can change the security type from the wireless settings tab. While assigning the network name or changing the wifi password, a user can change the security type. The default security type of the Rockspace router’s network is WPA/WPA2-PSK which can be later configured through the re.rockspace.local interface.

  3. Dlinkrouter.local often include parental control features that enable you to manage and restrict internet access for specific devices or users. This feature allows parents to set up content filters, block certain websites, and schedule internet access times, promoting a safer and more controlled online environment for children. Visit dlinkrouter.local now.

  4. If a user can’t access the web menu Dashboard of a Netgear Orbi using the interface, the first thing you need to check is whether the setup process is done or not. You can also type to access the web interface of a Netgear Orbi. During the setup process, you need to make sure that the client device is connected to the wireless Orbi network, not to any other network.

  5. If a user has forgotten the Wifi password of a Wavlink router, it is highly recommended to cancel the SSID from the network list, refresh the list then re-enter the password to connect. You can forget the Wifi credentials from the Manage Wifi settings page and then click Forget to carry on with the process. Once you have delete the current SSID name, refresh the Wifi list then try to connect to it again by the default settings. If the issue still persists you can visit the wifi.wavlink.cwifi.wavlink.comom interface window to see the password you have set in the first place.

  6. Foam Rolling for Stress Relief: Soothe Body and Mind” – Stress takes a toll on your body and mind. Discover how Foam Rolling can help alleviate stress, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. Explore techniques to unwind and rejuvenate with this self-care practice.

  7. Deep Breathing vs. Stress: A Battle You Can Win” – Discover how Deep Breathing can stand against the relentless tide of stress. Explore a variety of deep breathing techniques and learn when and how to employ them to reclaim a calm and centered state of mind.

  8. Are you sick of posting the details of your personal credit card online? Virtual credit cards from BuyVCC are completely anonymous. With the help of our trustworthy VCCs, you may shop online without worrying about your privacy.

  9. You can simply navigate to the section where it is written: “Download.” When you click on this option, the will get downloaded on your device and then you can simply sync your offline wallet with that of the Ledger Live app.Choose ledger restore from recovery seed phrase In Ledger Live, there should be an option to restore a device. This is where you’ll use your recovery seed phrase.

  10. The growth of corporate account online judi in Myanmar has ayam jago slot steadily increased the number of players over the years, prompting many legal online bookmakers to continue to offer online betting.

  11. مفهوم العمل الحر:
    العمل الحر هو نمط من أنماط العمل يتيح للأفراد تقديم خدماتهم أو منتجاتهم بشكل مستقل دون أن يكونوا مرتبطين بشكل دائم بجهة عمل محددة. إنها حرية لا مثيل لها في تحديد مجال العمل وكيفية تنظيم وقت العمل والعملاء الذين يخدمونهم. يمكن للعمل الحر أن يشمل مجموعة متنوعة من الأنشطة بما في ذلك الكتابة، والتصميم، والبرمجة، والاستشارات، والتصوير الفوتوغرافي، والمزيد.
    ما هو العمل الحر

  12. Monkey Type offers a fun and effective way to improve your typing skills. By regularly practicing with this online typing game, you can increase your typing speed and accuracy while enjoying an engaging gaming experience. Take advantage of Monkey Type’s features, set goals, and focus on accuracy to enhance your typing abilities. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply looking to improve your digital literacy, Monkey Type can be a valuable tool in your journey towards becoming a proficient typist.

  13. Sutom Jeu, il est souvent avantageux de commencer par deviner des mots contenant des voyelles. Les voyelles jouent un rôle crucial dans les mots français et sont fréquemment utilisées. En vous concentrant sur les voyelles, vous augmentez vos chances d’identifier correctement leurs positions dans le mot secret, en vous donnant des informations précieuses pour les suppositions ultérieures.

  14. The Ledger Stax wallet is a hardware wallet designed for the day-to-day use of cryptocurrencies and NFTs.It features a curved E Ink touchscreen that allows for clear transaction signing.
    ledger stax wallet

  15. thanks for sharing this amazing information with us we are greatly influenced with your information also we are from valley trip planner
    a leading travel agency based in srinagar kashmir we are local tour operators from kashmir and we provide all types of tour packages for kashmir like
    kashmir with vaishno Devi tour

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *