Green Living

Combat Global Warming – Eat Vegan

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the US blogged about “Your Plate, Your Planet” (in other words, what you eat affects the environment) tonight.  It’s something I ranted about a few times over the summer. Eating lower on the food chain […]

Buyer Beware

Everywhere you look, products are labeled “green.”  Most of the people Jane and I are friendly with seek to leverage their spending as part of a commitment to improving the environment (or at least, helping to stave off disaster). We jokingly refer to this as […]

Vegan Insect Repellant

Jane and I live in Southern California, but we’re both originally from New York.  So when we moved here we were both thrilled with the winter climate, but we do pay a price.  Once it gets brutally hot outside (usually in August), we seem to […]

Climate Change and Meat Consumption — Eat Vegan

The UN’s top climate scientist, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, is suggesting that people should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming. The IPCC collates and evaluates climate data for the world’s governments. UN […]

Eat Green, Eat Vegan!

I keep complaining that the news media isn’t promoting vegetarianism as a viable “green” behavior. It’s really frustrating to me when I read an article or watch a program which talks about the things we can do to save the environment and no one mentions […]

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Jane and I are sitting here watching television. We’re both actually glued to the television, and I find myself writing this post during commercial breaks. What has us so captivated? We’re watching National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World, it’s a program devoted to […]

Food Shortages and Vegan Eating

There have been a number of things written recently about the impending global food shortage. According to Time Magazine: The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor […]

Vegan Coffee?

Neither Jane nor I drink coffee, so we never considered this issue. But are you a vegan if you drink coffee? Technically, the answer is yes, there are no animal products involved in the growth or production of coffee, it comes from a bean… However, […]

More Reasons Not To Eat Pork

I used to be an avid fan of The Simpsons. I still like the show, and watch the reruns often, but I don’t watch it nearly as much as I used to. That doesn’t stop me from quoting the show however. One of my favorite […]

More On Tomatoes and Salmonella

Over the last few weeks we’ve been hearing about salmonella in our tomatoes. Here’s some more news that’s disconcerting. Apparently washing produce doesn’t necessarily remove salmonella. According to Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, if a tomato is warm and the water rolling over its surface […]

Why We’ve Got Salmonella In Our Tomatoes

Why We’ve Got Salmonella In Our Tomatoes

After feeling all smug and superior about eating vegan these last few months (meat recall here, meat recall there), wham! tomatoes are infected with Salmonella. I wasn’t planning on writing a post on this topic because it’s all over the place, but today, instead of […]

More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

So, tonight on our local news program, they did a short blurb on eating locally to save the environment. In itself, this really shouldn’t bother me. However, I find myself wondering, why, if the local news is so interested in saving the planet (yes, I’m […]

How To Find Your Local Farmers Market

We received an email message from one of our readers in Sparks, Nevada last night. She asked us if we could help her find a farmers market in her neighborhood. It occurred to us, that as spoiled Californians we take the farmers market for granted. […]

Japanese Dolphin Massacre

Just to prove I’m specifically picking on Canada… Here’s a link to a story about the annual Japanese Dolphin Hunt. The dolphin hunt runs from September through April and results in the slaughter of thousands of dolphins annually. Thirteen fishing boats force the dolphins into […]

Vegan Eating Trumps Eating Locally

Vegan Eating Trumps Eating Locally

Happy Earth Day, a tiny bit early. In the interests of promoting green, I thought I ‘d share with you this study I found. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University did a comprehensive study of the carbon footprint of food. Apparently the push to “eat local” […]