Taking time to reflect back on the road we’ve taken to get here, and to appreciate every bump for the lessons they teach. Being better than yesterday. Applying lessons in ways that help us push forward, to progress in our goals. Keeping people safe and toxic chemicals out of homes and the environment. Staying humble. We are truly blessed with the most amazing team and clients. A great big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us have another year under our belt. We couldn’t do this without you! Happy 4th TTFC! Cheers to many more!!!
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Protect what you love 💕We hope you love the environment as much as we do. #KoffieStraw is the eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws. This way you can help to keep the planet clean 🌎 (and your teeth clean too 😉) ! 📷: @thesavytraveler
This is BIG! Cargill, the largest privately held food and agriculture company in the world, understands the value of pea protein and has just recently teamed up with plant-based company PURIS. Cargill’s investment will allow PURIS, the largest producer of pea protein in North America, to build a second plant in the U.S. to help meet the ever-increasing global demand for plant-based proteins.
You may be skeptical as to why Cargill, one of the largest meat suppliers in the world is getting involved in pea protein. Indeed, Cargill is a powerful force in the global agro-economy, as one of the U.S.’s four largest beef producers, which collectively controls more than 70 percent of the U.S. beef market – But the company’s interest in plant-based protein doesn’t come as a shock. In May of 2017, Cargill announced they were selling off two of their cattle feedlots in the U.S. to focus on plant-based protein. Just a few months later, in August of 2017, Cargill announced an investment into lab-grown meat technology company, Memphis Meat, marking the first time ever a meat company invested in clean meat.
With the help of companies like Cargill, there is hope in shifting our broken food system away from industrial animal agriculture and towards a more sustainable one centered around plant-based proteins instead.
This week will be full of nice activities, on Thursday you can learn more about rescue and Rehab at @miamiseaquarium_ .
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COMMUNITY LECTURE. Rescue and Rehab at Miami Seaquarium: Manatees and Sea Turtles.
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 At 7:00pm
Key Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way
Lighthouse Room, 2nd Floor
Denise Trejo is a Biologist and Environmental Educator with passion for teaching about our natural environment and wildlife. She has been sharing her passion for the environment across zoos, non-profits, and community projects in different cities including Mexico City, Lima, and London. Currently, Denise is the Education Specialist at Miami Seaquarium where she spends her days teaching children and adults about the amazing marine world and the threats it faces. Throughout its 60-year history in South Florida, the Miami Seaquarium has been devoted to wildlife conservation and education. It offers world class sea life exhibits and wildlife experiences, and also specializes in rehabilitation of sick and injured sea creatures like manatees and sea turtles. *Students are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian*.
The first two photos - credit to Shahana my childhood friend from the same hometown Taiping where we grew up. She shared the photos today.
It broke my heart to see one of our beloved 100+ yrs rain trees uprooted and just as much, I am sure many Taiping folks felt the same.
The few rows of magnificent rain trees still standing beautifully at the Taiping Lake Gardens are not just scenic but they have provided shades and serenity; love and life to many for decades.
As for my family, the 'balik kampung during raya' tradition means an annual family photo shoot at the lakes with amazing natural back drop of greens.
#raintrees#savetheenvironment#climatechange our #environmentmatters#taiping#taipinglakegarden#taipingmali
Lagos State Government at the weekend said it has employed about 8,500 street sweepers under the new Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) to keep the Lagos metropolis clean.
... Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed this while inaugurating new board of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC).
... The Governor said, “Another key aspect of the initiative is that it will create jobs. As we speak to you, we have employed over 8500 new street sweepers that are being deployed across the State and the target is 27,500. So, every part of Lagos will have street sweepers that are unique to them and live in their neighborhood.
... “Once again, I want to reassure the people that we are on top of the issues here; we promise that you will see a marked improvement and we are totally committed to that. God helping us, we will deliver one of the cleanest cities in the world.”
.... Ambode, who was represented at the inauguration by his Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said concerted efforts were ongoing to clear the heaps of refuse across the metropolis, and assured that there would be marked improvement in coming days.
He said, “We are all living witnesses to the restructuring we are trying to do in the environmental sector. That restructuring culminated in the introduction of CLI which is focused at ensuring that the way we clean Lagos is comparable to what is being done in first class cities in the world.
... “As a result, we are changing the way environment in Lagos is being managed and to help us to achieve that, this Sanitation Corp is important. But more importantly now is to speak to the fact that yes, we are having some challenges in the area of waste management in Lagos today. We all live in Lagos but I want to reaffirm that we are doing everything to ensure that this becomes a thing of the past.”
Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the highway in the name of water protection. At just 13 years old, Peltier is now a nominee for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
Peltier has been advocating for clean drinking water since she was 8 years old and is already considered a water protector — just like her aunt Josephine Mandamin, who received the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation in 2016. Launched in 2005, the International Children's Peace Prize is awarded to a child who has worked to improve children’s lives around the world.
“I like to share that water is really sacred. Water is life. Mother Earth doesn't need us, we need her,” Peltier said. Peltier was asked to introduce Justin Trudeau at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly in 2016. She had prepared a speech for him, but was only given a few moments to interact with him.
“I said ‘I'm very unhappy with the choices you’ve made’,” Peltier recalled. “And he said ‘I understand that.’ And then I started crying and then after that, all I got to say is, ‘The pipelines.’” She said that Trudeau responded by promising that he would protect the water. Among her inspirational feats, Autumn launched a national call to action in November last year. She invited everyone to participate in the shutdown of highways across Canada for an hour on Dec. 5 as a way to promote water protection. She stood with her mother on a highway in Espanola, Ont.
“I cry watching video for Standing Rock,” Autumn said in her call to action, “We shouldn’t have to fight for our water, we should just be able to have clean drinking water. You were only given one planet. And we’re destroying it,” she pleaded. (Global Citizen)
Love the thought behind something as simple as these cups at the Shroom Room Cafe👌🌏♻️ If you are interested in why so many people have chosen the vegan and/or zero waste life, head to my blog (link in bio) and to the ‘About’ section. Have a read and make it a meaningful Monday. If you are anything like me, this will be your face after being exposed to some of the truths 🤯
This Saturday, January 27 we have our quarterly #beachcleanup by Sand Island. We’d love to see you there! Boat festivities after! Message or post for more details or check out our FB page with exact details of time. FB: Clean Ocean Club 🐠🐠🐠#CleanOceanClub#makeadifference