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Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 28, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Baby Spinach and Sweet Potato Yams

According to “Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017,” a report compiled by the research firm Global Data, one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world, the number of vegans in America has increased 600 percent!

Consumers who identify as vegan has jumped from just one percent in 2014 to six percent of the population in three short years.

The report noted a gradual shift occurring in response to health trends and that consumers perceive an ethical and sustainable lifestyle to be an important part of their wellbeing and wellness. …read more of Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent! here

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Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
October 17, 2013
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Sustainability

There’s a new kind of deep cleansing facial sponge on the North American market that is extremely gentle, plant-based, biodegradable and compostable.

Dew PuffTM face and body cleansing sponges exfoliate and refresh with pure, naturally alkaline plant fibers that create a perfect pH balance in the skin and leave the skin smoother, softer and brighter.

Dew PuffTM have one ingredient, a potato-like root from Asia called konjac, which is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes.

While new to North America, konjac has been regarded for its health and medicinal properties for thousands of years in the East, where it is considered a health food.

The Japanese have used the konjac root for beautiful skin for hundreds of years. Originally introduced to Japan for medicinal use in the sixth century, konjac makes a perfect natural sponge and cleansing agent that biologically balances the skin’s impurities and acidity. …read more of Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin! here

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Modern Tibet, Ancient Culture in Transition

By Sherry Brooks
July 5, 2012
File under: Spirituality, Sustainability, Travel

Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind outside the 7th Century Potala Palace.

Hardy Tibetans have lived a simple, cost-effective and sustainable lifestyle for centuries. Sadly, this peaceful, planet-friendly way of life is giving way to the occupation of a modern and militaristic China.

This growing world power has a strong need for Tibet’s timber, coal, sparsely populated large land mass and jobs that pay three times the wages that the Chinese can earn in China. …read more of Modern Tibet, Ancient Culture in Transition here

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Five Tips for a Green Halloween

By Anna Clark
October 18, 2011
File under: Green Holliday, Sustainability

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to prepare for the inevitable rush of trick-or-treaters by stocking up on chocolate, adding devilish decorations to your home and selecting a creepy costume.

To help you enjoy a sustainable and spooky holiday, the Rainforest Alliance has come up with five tips for a Green Halloween. …read more of Five Tips for a Green Halloween here

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Refreshing Ideas for a Sustainable Summer!

By Anna Clark
July 15, 2011
File under: Alternative Therapies, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan


To help keep cool in the heat of summer, the Rainforest Alliance has come up with three refreshing ideas for having fun while keeping sustainability in mind.

Look for the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM or Verified Green Frog Seal on products and services to be sure that you are doing your part conserving the environment, protecting wildlife and supporting communities across the globe.

Refresh under the cool shade of a tree:
Cool off by relaxing under the shade of a tree. If the shade in your backyard is sparse, why not plant a few more trees. It is a wonderful experience to watch trees grow over the years and once they are mature, you can enjoy the shade that they provide. …read more of Refreshing Ideas for a Sustainable Summer! here

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