Veganism and Vegetarians – Let Your Conscience Be Your Food Guide

Conscience Food Choices - The Case for Veganism “I tried to amend my carnivorous habits.” - Jimmy Buffett We are not vegans, but we have been eating a plant-based diet for nearly twenty years. Our reasons for this have been based on health and moral concerns. Study after study show that meat consumption leads to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity, among other diseases. And, the horrible treatment of animals in the mass production of meat products is well documented. Thirty years ago, those who cared [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:04:28-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rethinking Plastic – Life In The Polymer Age

Plastic Pollution - Life In A Polymer World “I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.” - Pete Townshend Plastic Pollution Plaguing the Planet We wouldn’t get far in our day without it. Although it has only been around for less than a hundred years, its ubiquity compels our dependency on it. The vast majority of products manufactured today include it in some form or another, if they aren’t made out of it entirely. It is lightweight, durable, versatile, convenient and cheap. Human civilization has moved from the Stone [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:31:01-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Environmental Travel – 5 Ways To Leave A Smaller Footprint

Environmental Travel - 5 Ways To Leave A Smaller Footprint “Give a hoot - don't pollute! Lend a hand - care for the land!"” - Woodsy Owl Environmental Travel Environmental degradation is a serious global problem that cannot be ignored, especially when we travel. Although basic environmental awareness and protection may seem like afterthoughts in a western economy, they are enlightened by developing-world standards. Below are some socially conscious travel tips to help lighten your environmental footprint wherever you may be. Despite the tent card, straws are [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:35:02-07:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? – Slow Travel With No Time To Lose

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? - Slow Travel With No Time To Lose “We will leave this place an empty stone Or shining ball of blue we can call our home.” - Grateful Dead The Future’s Here, We Are It, We Are On Our Own We have been put on notice – and it isn’t the first time. In 1992, The Union of Concerned Scientists – a collection of 1700 scientists from 71 countries, including the majority of Nobel Laureates – issued its first warning. It cautioned [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:43:58-07:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Conservation, Feature|Tags: , |0 Comments