TreeHugger welcomes new slogan contributor Kim Jong-un

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© Getty Images/ Welcome our new dear slogan writer Kim Jong-un

A commenter noted after reading our recent post on edible insects:

Living in tiny houses, eating insects, confiscating a percentage of my sweat equity through carbon taxes… and paying homage to Dear Leader’s image daily. I get it. The future you want, right? That’s why we have to live in little cubes and eat bugs, because there’s nothing left for us. Little worker ants, working for the collective.

And I realized, YES! That’s the future I want. Tiny houses with tiny windows and tiny fridges, or no fridges at all, eating bugs and turnips all winter and reading by the light of pop bottles in our ceilings, drinking out of old mason jars, riding bicycles to our jobs at the recycling center where we make things out of old egg cartons. A TreeHugger life for me!

And I looked up at the banner at the top of TreeHugger that says “10 years of looking forward” and I realized that it is now 10 years and six months and we need something fresh and inspirational.

And I thought of Dear Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea, and the 310 patriotic slogans he released last month. A major portion of them are absolutely perfect for the top of TreeHugger. So we welcome our new slogan writing contributor Kim Jong-Un, whose wise and profound sayings will be rotating through the TreeHugger banner. Here's a sample of things to come, chosen from the 310, addressing organic farming, new manufacturing technology, waste, energy efficiency, modern management practices and good green governance.

Let us make our country overflow with rice by boosting cereals production!/via

Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms by making mushroom cultivation scientific, intensive and industrialised!

Thoroughly get rid of abuse of authority and bureaucratism!

Enrich the life of service personnel by making sustained efforts to develop soy bean farming, fishing and animal husbandry as the main thrusts!

Let us build a fairyland for the people by dint of science!

Accelerate the industrial revolution in the new century by introducing CNC technology into the production lines and achieving their full automation!

Launch more cutting-edge sci-tech satellites and applications satellites of our style!

Raise the level of modernization and scientification in weather survey and forecast!

Build “gold mountains” and “treasure mountains” with brilliant scientific and technological achievements!

To resolve the food problem of the people and improve their dietary life on a higher level with crop cultivation, animal husbandry and fishing as the main thrusts is the most important task facing our Party at present.

Agriculture is the trench on the first line of the forward echelon of the campaign to defend socialism and the main thrust area for the building of an economic giant!

Let us make our country overflow with rice by boosting cereals production!

Actively introduce water-saving farming and other scientific farming methods!

Let us work hard to secure water resources as an all-people campaign!

© Let us encourage organic farming on an extensive scale!

Let us encourage organic farming on an extensive scale!

Establish the food production cycle of crop cultivation and livestock farming, and fruit growing and livestock farming!

Let us beat the world in fruit farming by making it scientific, modern and intensive!

Make fruits cascade down and their sweet aroma fill the air on the sea of apple trees at the foot of Chol Pass!

Grow vegetables extensively in greenhouses!

Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms by making mushroom cultivation scientific, intensive and industrialized!

Let us expedite the construction of the large-scale livestock farming base in the Sepho area!

Produce larger quantities of meat, eggs and milk holding high the banner of science-based livestock farming!

Let us expedite the construction of the large-scale livestock farming base in the Sepho area!

Produce larger quantities of meat, eggs and milk holding high the banner of science-based livestock farming!/via

Produce larger quantities of meat, eggs and milk holding high the banner of science-based livestock farming!

Produce larger quantities of high-quality consumer goods which are favoured by the people and have competitive edge on the world market!

Speed up the work to make foodstuff factories fully automated, germ- and dust-free!

Keep the laughter of the children ring by increasing the production of their foodstuffs!

More stylish school uniforms and quality school things for our dear children!

Electricity is the lifeline of the national economy.

Let the whole Party, the entire army and all the people be enlisted to increase the electric-power generation radically!

Raise the efficiency of the generating equipment to the maximum and prevent the loss of power in transmission!

Let us definitely convert the electricity control system of the country into an electricity-saving one!

Develop and make effective use of wind, tidal, geothermal and solar energy!

Railways are the arteries of the country.

Let the rail transport sector establish rigid discipline as the army does and fully satisfy the demands by the national economy for transport!

Accelerate the work to make the railways heavy-duty, high-speed and IT-based!

Bring to completion the rehabilitation of the northern railways as early as possible!

Let us improve the appearance of the railway stations and the areas adjacent to railways by the concerted efforts of the service personnel and people!

Hold fast to the principle of prioritizing convenience, aesthetic beauty and the outlook on the future in designing and building work!

Develop zero-energy, zero-carbon and green architectural technologies and introduce geothermal cooling-and-heating system!

Ensure on the highest level the combination of designing, building work and building materials, the three elements of construction!

Sustain in construction the features unique to one’s province and region!

Let us cover the whole country with fruit and other trees and flowers!

Introduce scientific, industrial and intensive methods into the production of tree saplings!

Bring tideland under reclamation on a grand scale so as to widen the land of the country!

Turn all the rivers into those that give benefits to the country, are full of treasures and bring happiness to the people!

Work out scrupulous measures to prevent damages from flooding, severe drought, storm and heavy snowfall!

Hasten the work to build up roads for modern, heavy-duty and high-speed purposes!

Let us launch a vigorous society-wide campaign to conserve the environment and nature!

Let us protect and make use of underground, forest and marine resources in order to add glory to our legendary country full of treasures!

Keep streets, villages, mountains and rivers as neat and tidy as one’s own courtyard!

Plant a large number of flowering and cover plants so that no land is left bare!

Hold fast to the principles of scientific accuracy, viability and enlisting in planning work!

Radically improve the quality of products and enhance their competitive edge!

Self-reliance is the only way to survive!

Economize on every watt of electricity, every drop of fuel oil and water, and every gramme of coal and cement to the maximum!

Let us create prototype units in all sectors and effect joint innovations!

Get rid of stereotypes and formulae and create new things constantly!

Cover hundreds of kilometres at a stretch when others are taking tenth or one hundredth step!

Keep your feet firmly planted on this land and look out over the world!

Let us hold dear and add brilliance to our own things!

Do everything in an innovative and scientific way!

Sweep away defeatism, self-preservation, expediency and self-centeredness!

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