Animals, Environment

Your plastic garbage is killing whales

If this article compels you to want to do something to change this problem we face as a world, please consider joining with others in adopting a minimal lifestyle. The less you consume and throw away everyday, the less garbage that goes into our oceans. Not only that, but your example and compassion will help others to make these kinds of choices too.
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Whales are eating plastic trash, dying, and washing ashore. It happened this summer in the Netherlands (technically the whale got stranded and THEN died); it happened this spring in Spain. Here are the guilt-inducing, gory details of the latter:

Most of this plastic consisted of transparent sheeting used to build greenhouses in Almeria and Grenada for the purpose of tomatoes for the European market. The rest was plastic bags, nine meters of rope, two stretches of hosepipe, two small flowerpots, and a plastic spray canister. Cause of death was intestinal blockage.

A WORLD OF UGH. We don’t know the details of what the dead whale in the Netherlands swallowed, but we know there was plastic in there, so you can bet it’s more of the same: stuff we buy and throw away. And it doesn’t even take much — a 20-year-old Cuvier’s beaked whale died in 2006 after eating a…

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Humans Kick Koala to the Curb

Humans kick koala to the curb This image and story is circulating from Huffington Post and going around on Facebook.  The koala wants to go home, but there is no home to go to because it's been destroyed by loggers and deforestation.  If you want to check out this sad story, go to Huffington's article.… Continue reading Humans Kick Koala to the Curb

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Milky Way Meets Indonesian Volcanoes In Stunning Time-Lapse Video – YouTube

A reply to Milky Way Meets Indonesian Volcanoes: A wish for Humanity My heart soars with your beauty, Everyday my eyes astonished. What could create this beauty? It leaves me speechless. Everything connected By the vastness of Love. No person untouched Or forgotten in this world. I reach out to you in words, You to… Continue reading Milky Way Meets Indonesian Volcanoes In Stunning Time-Lapse Video – YouTube

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Living on $4 a Day?

I just watched this video with Marisha Ray from BFD on Take Part TV. Here is the comment I left on her video: The portion sizes American's eat are usually 2-3 times larger than what the body actually needs. Over-eating is not good for your health. Reducing portions and buying organic, as well as purchasing… Continue reading Living on $4 a Day?

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Animals, Environment

TEDxDirigo – Zoe Weil – The World Becomes What You Teach

What are you teaching your children? Love and Peace Related articles The Best Time of Day is Right Now (zoeweil.com) How to Be a Solutionary: Zoe Weil's New TEDx Talk (zoeweil.com) Clear Values ≠ Easy Decisions (zoeweil.com) Zoe Weil, the World Becomes What You Teach, a Ted Talk. (friendnature.wordpress.com)  

Animals, Environment

You Will Not Believe Your Eyes!

On an island in the Pacific, 2000 miles away from any land, is an island of birds. See what is happening to them. Insatiable desires of consumerism are giving us great consequences with our pollution. You can DO something about this by changing your lifestyle. A minimal lifestyle and conscious awareness will bring you happiness, fulfillment… Continue reading You Will Not Believe Your Eyes!

Environment, Minimalism

Waterkeeper Alliance Video – Let’s Clean Up Our Messes Together

You can get involved in any organization through money or volunteering, but what we also need is people willing to help the massive pollution problem by changing their lifestyle. In the beginning of this video, narrator Edward Olmos talks about heroes. We all have this inner want to do something great.  But just like this video… Continue reading Waterkeeper Alliance Video – Let’s Clean Up Our Messes Together