On July 12th an iceberg weighing more than 1.1 trillion tons broke off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Antártica. In Denial “we see what we expect”. Whether this is a sign of global warming or not, there is no denial that the climate of the earth is changing. For more on the events here is an article by the guardian with excerpts from several scientists that have been observing the ice shelfs in Antarctica.
The solution to world hunger is rotting in our trash bin...
I have a simple question to get your fruit juices flowing: Would you trash food during a famine? NO! Of course not... Today I want to focus on one consumer problem -and one of my biggest petpeeves- food waste. World Hunger: Imagine you just ordered a delicious chocolate orange torta (insert your favorite sweet treat). … Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not. Eat The LeftOvers!!
We can throw our waste in bottomless bins... We can turn our rosy cheeks... But our bottomless bins are spilling over... Band-aids cant patch a gushing artery... SO political masquerade wont collage growing mounds of trash. Did you step over trash at least once today? Growing up in my household, sweet treats were earned with … Continue reading Say Doei Doei to Rubbage Go ZeroWaste!
Litter does not belong on the beaches we lay on, the sand our children play in, and the oceans that purify our air. Today at the beach, my hands reeked of burnt cigarette. I lifted hundreds, maybe thousands, of butts from the sand. Enough to fill an entire grocery bag. Cigarettes are litter just like every grocery bag and bottle.
Searching through the ingredient list should not feel like a riddle. Before removing nearly all processed foods, I spent too-much priceless time trying to decipher the legible, and yet completely incomprehensible, ingredients in my shopping basket.
Here in it's finality, the palm oil challenge was possible with a little love, a little coconut oil, and a lot of yoga!... Yoga does wonders for my thinker 💡 This weeks palm oil post was difficult to write. Not because I didn't have something to say... rather, I had too much to say and my … Continue reading Week 3 & 4: The Oil In Our Suds
Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” - Charles M. Schultz My mother regularly exercises her gears. The six years before she became a mother, she biked to work. After a brief break to care for my sibilings and I, my mother returned to her wheels and has … Continue reading To The First Cyclist in My Life: My Mother
Ditch Starbucks questionable ethics for the artful, quarky, and local Baristas! It is old news that supporting your local businesses, rather than corporate and chain, supports the economy. BUT... The benefits of supporting local shops are not simply economic they are ethical!
Today influenced by a deeply-pitiful fever, I am sympathizing with the earth in the most humanly possible way. I sit here somewhat helpless as a greater organism, completely at the mercy of my tissue, cell, and organelle. Yesterday, my upper respiratory infection turned into Laryngitis. While no doctor has confirmed, the sheer inability to part my lips … Continue reading Go Home Earth– You’re Under the Weather!