food + vegetarians + factory farming + environment

Lately there’s been a big hoo-haw about the horrific eating habits of North Americans, particularly children. The lovely Jamie Oliver is on a crusade to change the way food is served in schools so kids can eat better and get smarter since good nutrition leads to better education.
But what about us, I’ve been wondering what can we do that’s valuable and sustainable (becuz it’s not always easy being good and green!) and lo and behold, my Treehugger emails pops up with the solution. It’s called the Weekday Vegetarian, and duh, it means you save your (organic) meat eating for weekends. Cut your carbon footprint and do your body good.
It’s significant (reduces impact by 70%).
It’s not too restrictive.
It’ll save you money.
It’s good for your health.
You can start today.

Environmental Excellence

My new Tweetie gal Desiree O has an AWESOME blog of ideas and links to incredible sites. I’ll probably borrow (ok pilfer!!) a few to post here at a later date, but for now check this grrrl out!

earth hour 2009

I love this! A group of university students from Ohio sent a Tweet to remind me to turn out the lights for one hour at 8:30pm on March 28, 2009. Mark your calendars people, this is a poetic act of solidarity for the planet. And imagine, you might even be able to see the stars + constellations in the city sky! Wow!

Stop Complaining

This awesome and heartbreaking website gives a peek into the lives of people in slums around the world.  When you click on the picturesof the people, they tell the story of their crazy crowded  homes and if you click the images you can see a 360 degree panorama shot.  Remember this next time youre pissed about your skimpy allowance or cuz you can’t have something.

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