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Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Highest Poor Incomes in Forest
The World Census studied the spending power of the poorest 10% of citizens in each nation.
As a region, Forest is ranked 3,095th in the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
|1.||The Snow-wreathed Commonwealth of Froenburg||Left-wing Utopia||“Never again! Hopefully!”|
|2.||The United Socialist States of Caracasus||Left-wing Utopia||“Special ability: Tap to trample for 5 damage.”|
|3.||The Colony of Chilledsville||Authoritarian Democracy||“Smile! It's not that bad!”|
|4.||The Ecosocialist Federation of Tauride||Left-wing Utopia||“Fieles a nosotros mismos”|
|5.||The United People's Republic of Bemberna||Corrupt Dictatorship||“People, united as one”|
|6.||The Cosmic Vision of The Grene Knyght||Left-wing Utopia||“Bigog!”|
|7.||The Undead Empire of Woolitania||Left-Leaning College State||“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”|
|8.||The Kingdom of Ventalia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Enfants de la lumière de Vénus”|
|9.||The Serene Highland Bluffs of Dest Oritio||Left-wing Utopia||“Jam heri, Jam cras, et non hodie Jam”|
|10.||The Republic of Mimisbrunnr||Left-wing Utopia||“Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit”|
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Hey we should run our own trivia.
Now, here is the thing. I love such quiz games, but one caveat of organizing such trivia events online is that we have access to internet, and we can easily google the answers to the questions. This spoils all the fun. To prevent this, I think one should ask the questions in such a way that Google cannot promptly give you the answer & there should be a very restricted time window for you to answer, so you can't thoroughly search for it online.
For example, a "bad" question would be something like: "Who was the lead actor in the movie "The Martian?" I mean, even if you don't know about Matt Damon, you could easily find the answer with a Google search.
A better question would be something like: "In how many movies has Matt Damon's character had to be rescued?" :D
To answer this question, you HAVE TO know the movies, so knowledge is needed.
But the question cannot be easily answered via a quick Google search, since it asks a very specific question about the content of the movies.
Shall we organize our own trivia event with these types of questions?
Somewhere in some resignation we decided not to reappoint one; but Montmorencia is still basically continuing the Science Minister tradition with the EGNIF and Greenness dispatches.
Accent on the est, For-EST-ian. It's actually not that hard to say that way. And why would you need to speak it anyway, only type it! :P
Do choose your favorite and use it though. Forestian, Forester, Sylvan Phytophile - it just contributes to the diversity of our region! :D
This would be amazing! I'll try and think of some questions and send them to you if I do.
I'm currently working on a PSA assignment where I have to analyze two PSAs. I'm looking on youtube for them, and I never realized how horrific Canadian PSAs are. I can't actually review any of them, because I'm not allowed do one with offensive or graphic content. For a polite country, we really don't hold back when it comes to public safety...
In order to be able to make environmentally friendly purchases, I've been trying to figure out which countries of manufacture have the highest pollution standards. So far, the best source I've come across is the 2018 Environmental Performance Index by, apparently, Yale and Columbia. Countries are scored on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.
According to the report, "In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity."
Recently I've been noticing more products made in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Interestingly, those countries all rank below China in this report (although China itself, at #120 out of 180, is not exactly covering itself with glory). Taiwan, on the other hand, is #23.
My thinking is that purchasing a product manufactured in one of the top-ranking countries would be more eco-friendly. Of course, I know that even though a finished product might be assembled in one location, its constituent parts may have come from elsewhere...but at least it's a start, right?
I'd be very interested to hear your opinions on this report and get links to any other useful sources.
I don't know what you are looking for specifically, but there is a good chance there is a B-corp that sells it. Basically, a B-corp is a company, usually small and locally owned, that is highly regulated in every step of production. They need to make sure every step, from production all the way to disposal, is eco-friendly. To be a B-corp, you need to pass one of the most rigorous sets of corporal criteria there is, and it's a huge accomplishment to be one. You can find more info on their website.
Don't leave us hanging - we need examples now!
What a great resource. Thank you!
I'm not looking for any one thing right now, but there are various things I really need to buy at some point.
While it's not a B-corp, I did recently buy a mattress from a company called Saatva, and I've been really impressed by their eco-friendliness and the honesty on their website. They're very transparent about, for example, the fact that they don't use 100% organic materials - and they tell you exactly what is in their mattresses. (No wool, which is apparently rare among eco-friendly mattresses). Also, their customer service is great and the mattress is comfy.
Edit: I don't work for them or anything - just trying to save time for any other environmentally-conscious mattress-buyers out there who are prone to over-researching.