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Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. —Anna Lappé

Lifestyle

What’s good for the ocean is good for us. Vote for the kind of ocean you want with each sustainable choice you make. Buying Ocean-friendly products or choosing sustainable seafood, all help. We will give you tips on zero-waste, explain the 4 R’s practices, describe how to maintain a low carbon footprint, and many other forms of ocean mindfulness will be featured here.

 

Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

Blue Planet II is the BBC nature series presented and narrated by naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. Each beautiful episode features visuals produced over the course of four years. The footage includes 4000 dives on 125 expeditions shot in over 39 countries. Blue...

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Is this a watershed moment for wetsuits? Traditionally, wetsuits have been made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber first developed in 1930 by DuPont. It’s flexible and in foam form has good insulation qualities, but it’s also very non-biodegradable. Is it good for the...

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

When you throw that plastic water bottle into the recycle bin do you ask the question: where does all that garbage go? Hopefully, not into a landfill, the unfortunate destination of a huge amount of “recycled” trash. Hopefully, it gets sorted for serious recycling,...

Have a Great Time on Blue Monday! I Dare You!

Have a Great Time on Blue Monday! I Dare You!

Blue Monday is considered the most depressing day of the year. And we were in the middle of a snow/sleet/ice storm with temperatures down around -5°F and we could not be more depressed. So we could barely bring ourselves to get out of bed for coffee much less write a...

Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Two Major Food companies have announced that they are going plastic free! Iceland Foods and McDonald's Corporation take historic steps towards sustainability. Our recent post Tell McDonald’s No to Plastic Straws, documented the sustainability issues of the world’s...

Big News from the Big Apple

Big News from the Big Apple

They turned the Empire State building green after the city made two major announcements last month. The first was that New York would divest its pension funds from investments in fossil fuel companies. The second and related announcement was that the Big Apple had...

Bomb Cyclone and Broiling Bats! A Forecast of 2018 Weather?

Bomb Cyclone and Broiling Bats! A Forecast of 2018 Weather?

The disastrous weather events of 2017 are estimated to have cost the U.S. over $300 billion. This figure does not even include the damage done to islands in the Caribbean. We have already suffered through a Bomb Cyclone, broiling bats, and California mudslides. Is...

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