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My Vegan Journey

By Glen Merzer
January 15, 2015
File under: Climate Change, Environmental Impact, Vegan

Glen Merzer, vegan author

I began thinking about becoming vegetarian when I was 16. Two of my mother’s brothers died as a result of  heart attacks – one in his fifties and the other in his forties.

Most of my father’s male relatives died in their fifties and my grandparents were dead before I was born.

So the first day of summer vacation before my senior year of high school, I decided to take the plunge. I got up in the morning and had an English muffin with jam for breakfast. The phone rang; it was my buddy Dave.

I said, “Congratulate me, Dave, I’ve become a vegetarian.”  He said, “Hey, that’s great, since when?”  I said, “Well, you know … since breakfast.”  He laughed at me.  Which may be a good thing because it’s now been 41 years of eating animal-free meals since that English muffin. …read more of My Vegan Journey here

 
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Thanksliving ~ For the Turkeys

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
November 15, 2014
File under: Climate Change, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Photos by George Brooks

Ironically, every Thanksgiving, 46 million turkeys are consumed by Americans on a day that was established to celebrate the harvest.

Turkeys are the ‘centerpiece’ of the meal even though there is overwhelming evidence that people who consume a plant-based diet are far healthier than those who eat animal products.

Turkeys can be quite intelligent and as loyal as dogs. Timmy, the turkey who died of old age earlier this year is still mourned by the employees of the sanctuary in Woodstock, NY and the guests he followed around, waited for and fussed over.

Turkeys and dogs, pigs and cats, lambs and parrots, cows, rabbits, chickens, ducks and goats are all sentient. They are aware of their surroundings and want to live.

Even though turkeys can live up to twelve years, turkeys bred for food consumption have a short, painful life of not more than six months.  …read more of Thanksliving ~ For the Turkeys here

 
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Typhoon Haiyan, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
November 19, 2013
File under: Climate Change, Vegan

On November eighth when the category-5 super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, its devastating power and the sheer force of winds near 195 mph left incalculable loss, heartbreak and total devastation in its wake.

With thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, Typhoon Haiyan has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land.

The devastation is immense. The death toll is nearing 4,000 and number of injured has reached almost 13,000. Entire communities have been flattened and nearly 2 million people displaced.

We desperately want to help. Countries around the world have pledged relief aid for those affected by the typhoon. If you are like me, you may have noticed that the frequency and ferocity of catastrophic weather seems to be on the rise …read more of Typhoon Haiyan, Extreme Weather and Climate Change here

 
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10 things You Can Do Right Now to Help Avert the Climate Crisis

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
July 5, 2011
File under: Climate Change, Environmental Impact

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It seems as though the threat of global warming is becoming a reality that we just can’t ignore and the consequences may well be impacting our planet already.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D- RI) recently spoke on the floor of the senate, referencing a 2007 report by the National Academy of Sciences, which warned that the reality of global warming is being ignored at our peril.

Senator Whitehouse, “The report is an urgent call to action by a widespread group of our most responsible scientists, peer reviewed by our most responsible universities.”

While it would have been prudent to act sooner, it is still possible to make adjustments in our own lives that can make a difference. It just takes individual effort. …read more of 10 things You Can Do Right Now to Help Avert the Climate Crisis here

 
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