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!
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