Inclusion, democracy and the plant-based diet

In an era of resource depletion, climate change and political instability, now more than ever is the time for us to rethink our relationship with animals. ____ Bobby Flay is on the NFL Live TV show on ESPN right now. He is standing with the hosts in front of a grill...

Talk about the environment every day

It takes a bit of courage to speak up and and ask for options that are kinder to our planet, but it’s worth it. — Today we live in a disposable world, but it wasn’t always like that. There was a time in our not too distant past where we only used what we needed and...

Six months without meat

Today marks my six month anniversary as a vegan. Yes, six months! Can you believe it? I hardly can. It is amazing how quickly time flies. Right about the time I became vegan, I remember having a conversation with a hardcore PETA vegan about the possibility of...

Your clothes dryer is a huge waste of energy

So what’s the alternative? –––  In October 2012 I found myself on a three month European vacation. First stop was a hostel in Lisbon, Portugal. It was my first time traveling alone and my first time staying in a hostel as an adult. Looking back, it’s not clear to me...

REFUSE: The First Step to Zero Waste

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. When it comes to zero waste, the first step is to refuse all things that are not needed. — I say no way more than I say yes. It is something I have always had a sense for and was reinforced by zero waste pioneer Bea Johnson in her book Zero...