Truths, Knowledge Keepers, and ways of knowing

This past Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day described as the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. I'll save the story of how particularly localized efforts in the U.S. became representative of a global movement for another day. Looking at the state of the earth, so much and yet... Continue Reading →

Meet your meat: CAFO – The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

The [Confined Feeding Operations] CAFO sector spin machine, including the world’s largest meat and poultry packers, claims that CAFOs are “economically efficient” without mentioning the billions of dollars plucked each year from the public purse or the costs inflicted by pollution on others. The truth is that public funds are handed to CAFOs for building... Continue Reading →

10 DIY Indoor Gardens for the Urban Gardener

This is my first winter on the East Coast and I'm really starting to miss having sunny skies and green plants all around me. I'm going to grow some potted plants indoors using cuttings, found rocks, and tin cans to re-purpose as pots. I have a general idea of what I want, but it never... Continue Reading →

United Nations News Centre – Biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing marine litter, says UN

Widespread adoption of products labelled “biodegradable” will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, accord to a United Nations report released today. Read the full article at: United Nations News Centre - Biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing... Continue Reading →

[Racial Reality] Check Out At a Berkeley Organic Grocery Store…and the Challenge of ‘White’ Apology vs. Engaged Compassion

Another thought-provoking and critical piece by Dr. A. Breeze Harper that challenges the very notion of "healthy eating" in a country dominated by state violence, violence, and the demonization of Black bodies. This quote sums the piece up nicely: I think about all the symbols and suggestions of healing and health in this Berkeley store that I frequent that... Continue Reading →

“Less is best” and the fear of human contagion

Consume less. Live small. Leave no footprint. A lot of people in vegan/natural living circles strive for these things, and find them noble endeavors. Being the contrarian that I am, I want to challenge that. I don't want to consume "less"; I want to consume until I am satisfied. I don't want to live "small";... Continue Reading →

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