While this year, is far from over, 2017 has marked the most influential year of my life. So I am going to take sometime to reflect on this year. This year, more than any other, I have so much to be grateful for. I want to take a few minutes to celebrate the struggles and … Continue reading My Life Chronicles: A 2017 Update
What is the environmental impact of the average fish n' chips or sushi meal?? the answer may have you ordering the vegetarian roll... More than 100 million metric tonnes of fish are consumed annually. In 2014, the United Nations reported 17% of consumed protein was fish. But literally, an ocean of fish is not enough … Continue reading Catch of the Day: The Fishing Industry Battered & Fried
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!!
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.
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!
"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
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?!