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Outspending the Earth – and what we can do about it

Planet Earth crossed into the ecological red last Friday. Thursday August 13 marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day when the world’s population officially exhausts all the natural resources the Earth can generate in a single year, as defined by the sustainability think tank, Global Footprint Network. In daily life when we overspend our income we … Continue reading

Feds say Veg Diets Most Sustainable

The Feds have finally admitted that veg diets are better for the environment. The USDA Advisory Committee tried to slip it into their 571 page recommendation: “The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts,and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based … Continue reading

Thirsty in California

Since we last reported on the drought in California and how a vegetarian diet could help, the drought has only gotten worse. As Californians cut residential water use by 25 percent under Governor Jerry Brown’s unprecedented mandatory restrictions, pressure on the drought-stricken state’s water resources continues to come from its robust agriculture industry, which accounts … Continue reading

Vegetarian diet: cool in more ways than one!

Vegetarians may be cooler than ever, in light of another record-breaking year for global warming. With 2014 now on the books, it’s officially taken the title of hottest year on record. That ranking comes courtesy of data released Monday by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the first of four major global temperature record-keepers to release their … Continue reading

We’re Eating Too Much Meat!

The world is eating too much meat, and that’s bad news for the earth’s forests, arable land, and scarce water. That’s the conclusion of a report released this week by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute. Global production of meat hit a new high of 308.5 million tons last year, up 1.4 percent, according to the United … Continue reading

Soil Erosion – the Quiet Crisis

There is a quiet environmental crisis brewing and it’s very serious. It’s so widespread that it affects the entire world. It’s so dangerous that the great humanitarian, the Dalai Lama, considers it a greater threat than nuclear weapons. It’s sneaking up on us, it could easily hurt more people and cause more disruption than global … Continue reading

Save Water – Go Vegetarian!

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry” – English Proverb Severe droughts have recently made water scarce in several regions of the country. Parts of California, the Southwest, and the Great Plains have suffered from three consecutive years of drought, according to Brad Rippey, meteorologist for the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Going Veg is a Climate Must!

The latest global warming research makes clearer than ever that there’s no fixing, or even mitigating, a climate change catastrophe without a worldwide switch to a vegetarian diet. Don’t look for alternatives to save us, such as grass-fed beef which is actually worse.  Nothing else can be substituted for going veg, and even the most optimistic … Continue reading

Al Gore Goes Vegan

Al Gore has finally gone vegan. People were beginning to wonder, since he had been ordering only vegan food at events. He had also spoken about reducing his meat consumption in light of livestock’s impact on global warming several years ago, giving us a glimmer of hope. At that time he admitted, “It’s absolutely correct … Continue reading

Meatless Meals for the Norwegian Military

Are vegetarian meals available at the North Pole? Well not quite…yet. Almost at the North Pole, Norway has just instituted meatless meals once a week for their entire military, in order to do their part in the struggle against global warming. According to spokesman Eystein Kvarving “It’s a step to protect our climate. The idea … Continue reading

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