I want to provoke a social-wide reflection on our purchase habits and flash a light on the shortcomings of industrial companies that undermine well-intentioned consumers like us. At face value, programs like Made to Matter are deceiving because the "M to M" iniciative accounts for less than 1/70th of Targets sales. In addition, the brands represented under “M to M” only qualify as "partially-conscience" brands by my standards.
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
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
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
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