Hello Lovely, here is a crazy fact! Three stories up from the streets of Santiago, I am writing this article while my floor is shaking. If you thought earthquake, Yes! It was an earthquake! I imagine you may be concerned, so thank you, and I am doing great! All my Chilean friends are particically unphased. Quakes … Continue reading Fruit for Thought: Simple tips to Reduce Plastic Waste.
"La guerra al aceite de palma está declarada". -ABC Sociedad. On April 5th J. G. Stegmann journalist for ABC in Madrid, declared war on palm oil and I agree! Industry says " En muchos casos no se puede sustituir (translation: in most cases it cannot be replaced)" but scientists disagree. Read the full article Estas son … Continue reading Week 1 – Say No to Palm Oil
April 23, 2017: (Appropriately. The day after Earth Day and the March for Science) I am embarking on a journey to remove palm oil from all aspects of life: my pantry, my fridge, my shower, and my washing machine. I plan to journal my experience and to periodically post my challenges here on EcoMouthpiece as a source … Continue reading Taking the Challenge! Say No to Palm Oil
Our cosmetics, detergents, biofuels and snacks are all filled with a bloodstained oil. The Palm Oil Industry has caused inumerous travesties including: near eradication of orangutans and countless other species; toxic air-quality from flash burns of precious rainforest; displacement of thousands of local villages from stolen and destroyed homes; and poorly compensated labor from smallhold … Continue reading There is Blood in our Cosmetics: Take Initiative against Palm Oil
Ice dissipation is only invisible in denial . If we expect that we are small, just one in the 7 billion humans, then it comes naturally to believe that our individual impact on the earth is miniscule. Denial comes easy, that we are just one person and that in changing our habits nothing will change in … Continue reading In Denial “we see what we expect”
We, humans, are the experts when it comes to eradicating bugs; unfortunately, this extends to the butterflies, the dragonflies, and the ladybugs too. While the issues of extermination reach far beyond this post, here, I focus solely on one very important class of pollinators, the Busy Bees. The first time I heard about the bee … Continue reading Save Our Busy Bees?!
While I believe in the importance of positivity, in some topics it is hard to see anything but devastation. This is one of those topics. If you could name a single thing found in almost every commercial product on the shelf (cereal to shampoo), what would it be? For once, I am not talking about … Continue reading The Devastation that is the Palm Oil Industry