Animal Rights Gaining Popularity

By | July 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm | No comments

In the U.S. and throughout most of the world, there is increasing concern for the rights of animals. From California’s egg referendum, placed on the ballot in 2008, to Spain’s recent call for rights for non-human primates, people are voting in greater numbers to...

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Heightened Empathy in Vegans and Vegetarians

By | July 13, 2010 at 12:15 am | One comment

Ask any vegetarian or vegan where the desire to eliminate animal products from their diet came from and you are likely to find that they did so for ethical reasons. A lifestyle choice that stems from ethically-driven intentions which are cultivated from empathetic thoughts,...

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Ecolutionize Your Summer

By | June 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm | No comments

Through the briskness of fall, harshness of winter and one of the worst allergies seasons spring has yet to conceive, the warm sun of summer has finally arrived. Convertible tops are pulled back, bathing suits line the windows of chic boutiques, and an aire of exhilaration...

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Freeganism: A Solution for Global Waste

By | May 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm | One comment

Photo by Katakanadian via flickr Digging through a giant, smelly bin of rubbish for something salvageable does not sound like the most appealing endeavor to most people. In fact, it probably sounds revoltingly gross, teetering on the absurd, for any modern-day middle...

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13 Ethical, Green Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

By | May 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm | No comments

Mother's Day is one of the few days out of the year reserved for appreciating the very person who is responsible for our earthly existence. She made you, labored through having you, cared for you, and has mostly likely grown into one of the most important people in your...

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5 Things You Can Do for the Planet, Starting on Earth Day

By | April 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm | No comments

Photo by Insanity's Crescendo via flickr Today is Earth Day, but instead of focusing on what we can do for one day, why don't we look at what can be done indefinitely, starting now. What better day to start than Earth Day, right? Refuse the Use of Plastic Almost 1...

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The Bottled Water Scam

By | April 16, 2010 at 2:27 am | 3 comments

Photo by Kirstea via flickr There is a misconception in society that bottled water is the only “good” water. The reality is that bottled water is often more tainted than tap water and creates large amounts of environmental waste. Industries behind bottled water would...

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Why Eating Organic is So Important

By | April 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments

The Organic Consumers Association recently released, "Shocking Reasons to Go Organic," highlighting key points on how a diet rich in organic foods can not only reduce the levels of atmospheric and digested toxins, but help heal the planet and save lives. Although...

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