Archive for October, 2010

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Whether or not the mythical garbage island really does exist or not really isn’t the point. What happens to garbage once we dump it? One of the biggest misconceptions we as a society have is that as long as we recycle or use our green bin we don’t have to worry about anything because it all gets reused. The recycling companies will pick and choose what they can reuse easily and the rest end up in landfills.

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To drive, or not to drive…

Owning a car brings up various emotions in different people. Some people are obsessive about their vehicles, others see it as a means of getting from point A to point B and others see no need for one. It really all depends on where you live and what kind of lifestyle you have. Can one truly be eco conscious while they own a car?

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Gluten Free and Vegan doesn’t have to be scary

Not only am I gluten free but I’m also vegan. Some people look at me with that crazy look and as predicted the first thing out of their mouthes is “What do you eat?!”. I truly hate this question. As if the only foods in the world are meat and wheat. I’m not saying it’s easy to be both, it definitely has it’s moments where you wonder why you’re doing this to yourself. I can’t say I’ve ever had a craving or missed meat in any way since I quit eating it for the last time ever 8 years ago. I’ve flirted with vegetarianism since the age of 16, going through stages where I’d alternate between being and not being vegetarian. I don’t know why I did this, because I’ve never liked meat, not even as a child. I guess it was more to do with the feeling of “normality”.

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