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  • 7 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Alternatives

    Do you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches too much? Think you need a break from them or need to change it up a bit? Here are 7 (tested) alternatives to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you can try out. 1. Tahini instead of Peanut Butter This is one of my favorites. Instead of […] More

  • Environmental Impact of Eating Meat

    New United Nation Food and Agriculture report tells us again that eating meat has perhaps the largest negative environmental impact of any human action. And more than half of the world’s crops are fed to animals. I’ve written on the relationship between eating meat (or being vegetarian) and the environment extensively before. However, there is […] More

  • Most Dangerous Uses and Biggest Misuse of Water

    Robert Glennon is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It. I’m sure the whole book is a good read, but for a snapshot of some of the biggest water issues we face today, here are some of Glennon’s thoughts supplemented with a little additional research of my own. What […] More

  • Some More Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for a Barbecue or Picnic

    Here are two more vegetarian or vegan dishes and a drink you can bring to a barbecue to go with the homemade vegan black bean burgers and herbal butter we wrote about yesterday. Especially if you are an apple or mushroom lover, these dishes might strike your fancy. Apple Chutney As you probably already know, I […] More

  • Is RoundUp Killing the Soil?

    There is still a great debate on whether or not Monsanto’s genetically modified crops and heavily used pesticides are safe. But has it already been proven that the company is severely damaging our soils? Monsanto is an $11.8 billion/year industrial agriculture behemoth. Aside from numerous environmental and health concerns regarding its pesticides, genetically modified seeds […] More

  • How Much Clean Water is Available for Human Use?

    We know that the world is covered in water. Continents are like large islands in the planet’s much more expansive oceans. 75% of the Earth is covered in water. Yet access to clean, fresh drinking water is a major world concern. An infograph I ran across on world water day helps to show, in a […] More

  • Personal Happiness and the Economy: A Sustainability Link

    In my previous post, I brought up the sustainability prism and the link between personal happiness or peace and the other three, traditional components of sustainability theory — economy, equity, and ecology. In this article, I explore the link between personal happiness and the economy in greater depth. Of course, this is just a taste […] More