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Monday, November 22, 2010

Break Time!

Times are tough when you can't even take a moment to write a post that you don't have time to write a post.  I have so much work this month that I decided to take the month off from blogging.  But I couldn't let the whole month go by without mentioning two things:

1. Los Angeles County has voted to BAN PLASTIC BAGS!! This may be the happiest day of my life after the birth of my daughter and my wedding day. Plastic bags are one of the greatest contaminants to our wildlife and waterways.  By July 2011 all grocery stores will require you bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for a paper bag.  By 2012 they will be banned in all stores and only legal for restaurant take out.

2. As Thanksgiving comes closer consider buying as much locally as possible.  Hit the Farmer's Markets (Sherman Oaks tomorrow from 4-8!) and if you decided to get a Turkey try to get a hormone-free kindly treated one at Whole Foods or a similar store.  I also just read a very interesting article on food waste.  Every day American's waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl.  The amount of fuel that goes in to producing the amount of food we WASTE is 70 times the amount that was leaked into the Gulf of Mexico this year during the BP spill.  70 TIMES!!!  So make less and eat all of the leftovers!


totally depressing environmental fact:
recently PETA released a video showing the treatment of Turkey's at factory farms.  the videos included farm workers stomping on the animals and twisting their necks.

totally inspiring environmental tip:
the vegan diet is the most energy efficient diet on the planet.  so eating less meat will result in far less greenhouse gases!