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
Two weeks ago, in the driest desert in the world, I admired a beautiful and perfectly biological demonstration of life, reproduction, and fertility. In nature, what is the most beautiful and earthly recognized symbol of fertility and sex?... Flowers. Flowers are a biological mecahnism of sexual reproduction. Flowering plants primarily rely on beautiful pollinators like … Continue reading Sex Symbols of Climate Change: The Atacama Carpet of Flowers.
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!!
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.
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!
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