Category: Environmental Awareness

Why I ran a 16K for the first time in my life…

Hello and Namaste! Welcome to Gr(AteFull) Eats. Today I want to talk about chimps… more specifically Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida, and their 16K Chimpathon.  There are many chimpanzees in the world today being treated like they are not sentient beings. Many chimps are living in constant fear in research facilities that test on animals; being forced to perform in entertainment, and being subjected to the harsh environment of the pet trade. Save the Chimps is a non-profit organization that rescues and permanently houses chimpanzees in safe, loving environments where they can thrive. About Save The Chimps…

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History of the Toothbrush and Making The Switch to Bamboo Toothbrushes

“The earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth.” – Chief Seattle A few days ago I posted on GrateFull Eats and discussed my new bamboo straws, today I’m talking about bamboo toothbrushes! If you haven’t read my post on straws yet, you should go here: Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws This post will discuss how the modern toothbrush came into existence and the basics of a bamboo handle toothbrush. Before I get into the history of toothbrushes, I want to share that in 2003, a survey conducted by MIT showed participants ranking the…

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Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws

Ever thought about what happens to disposable plastic straws when they’re no longer useful? I have and what I found was not heart-happy information. I found out most straws end up in the ocean to be broken down and eaten by sea creatures. Finding this information sparked an interest in me to look for more ecological options. I found that the company I’ve been buying bamboo toothbrushes from also sells bamboo straws! What an exciting concept. Natural and biodegradable straws are not new ideas though. History of the Drinking Straw Straws made of rye were utilized in history by beer drinkers to filter out fermented particles.…

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15 ways you can lessen your environmental impact without changing your diet

Greetings and namaste, Today I am sharing my favorite 15 ways you can reduce your impact on the environment without changing your diet, since I already talked about that in a different post. We, as humans, are accountable for our own actions and how we live on this planet. We need to, as a species, live more responsibly. Some of these actions may seem small but if we all do what we can, little by little we WILL make a difference. Plus, my heart has been happier and lighter since I’ve made these changes and I think yours will too.  ‘If you think…

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What is Plant Based, Vegan living?

Namaste, from my compassionate heart to yours, Plant based living can be confusing and difficult. Especially when first starting out with a new lifestyle diet. I say lifestyle diet because many people who choose to eat more plant based, or go vegetarian, or vegan do not choose to go back to eating the way they did before thus becoming a lifestyle diet. I am here to talk about my personal journey and what has worked for me and why I continue on this sometimes difficult but incredibly rewarding journey. Now, while I identify with being Vegan and sharing Vegan views,…

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Going Vegan is the best thing we can do for our Earth

Environmental Benefits of a Vegetarian and Vegan lifestyle: *Links to original sources below or in highlighted blue* Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions and slow the pace of Climate Change The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in 2006 that 18 percent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions are caused by livestock/livestock agriculture, according to “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” In 2013 the FAO changed the number to 14.5 percent. Since then, this number has been assessed to be vastly larger when environmental specialists employed by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation of UN specialized agencies have developed a widely-cited…

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Music for a Cause

Check out good music for a good cause. All money goes towards life giving water. Fundraiser for standing rock water protectors. I donated $10 Water is life, every bit helps http://desertdwellersmusic.bandcamp.com/album/bless-the-waters-fundraiser Namaste, from my heart to yours Jessa Please follow and like us:

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6 (Why you should ‘Scoop the Poop’)

Hello! Today I want to talk about a not fun topic… the environmental benefits to scooping dogs poop when walking them or taking them outside. Now scooping poop is not my favorite thing to do when walking my dog, but it is a necessary and integral part of taking walks. Taking walks every day impacts my health and my dogs health in a positive way. It is a step towards healthy living I can make every day that requires little effort. The hardest part, honestly, is always leaving my house. As long as I pick a prime time to walk where its…

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