For my wife and I, an important aspect of taking veganism beyond diet (sort of) has been “veganic” gardening as a way to grow more and more of our own food. With a little mindfulness, anyone can make growing food a practice in compassionate, sustainable vegan living.
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As the holidays approach, so do the family get-togethers, office parties, and dinners. For those of us living a vegan lifestyle, finding something to eat can be challenging, to say the least. The good news, however, is that it is easier now than ever before to choose vegan eating options – even during the holidays. Many holiday favorites can be “veganized” with a little advanced planning.
Tyvek shoes – sounds like something you’d expect to find in a Devo video, and nowhere else – right? Nope: startup shoemaker Unstitched Utilities makes a wide range of casual shoes from the material more commonly associated with envelopes and home wrap. But can you call shoes made from plastic “sustainable?”
Tovar Cerulli is less famous as a former vegan then, say, Natalie Portman, but he is more interesting because now he is a vocal hunter and proponent of ethical hunting. He recounts this personal journey from veganism to hunting and omnivorism in his forthcoming book The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance.
While we all may sing about “peanuts and Cracker Jack” during the seventh inning stretch, when we head to the food vendors at baseball parks, we’re more likely to go for hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, etc. Unless you’re vegetarian, of course… and, in that case, you may just assume you’re going to go hungry during […]
Being careful of our eating habits is perhaps one of the biggest commitments we can make towards caring for our environment, and choosing ethically produced food gives us, as consumers, more control over how our food is grown, harvested, and prepared. Organic food is a rapidly growing market as more and more people are choosing […]
One of the best things about living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, like almost anywhere else in this agricultural state, is a wealth of fruits and vegetables from local growers. And you can see this natural treasure almost any week at one of the Farmers’ Markets in a given city–lots of green, red, yellow, […]
Yep, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a Five for Friday… but not because of a dearth of attention-grabbing posts. There’s always good stuff going on in the green blogosphere… so time to get back to giving that good stuff some love. The BP oil spill, and the politics surrounding it, are keeping […]
Spent a morning off with the horses, so we’ve doing a late edition of Five for Friday this week. Like previous weeks, the oil spill continues to be the big story on the environmental front (and I’m looking forward to a time when I don’t have to write that). Got one post of these week’s […]
As anyone who strives to follow a vegetarian or vegan* lifestyle knows, cutting out animal ingredients to some degree can often be difficult. Even with full ingredient listings and information about country of origin for most products, from foods to clothes*, many veg*n folks still find out–too late, alas–that something they used came from animals. […]
What do you get when you mix the red of Valentine’s Day with some green? Not green as in heaps of cash. Think green as in feel-good, save the planet – with a dash of that other green message the M&M market lustfully embraced this V-Day. Ahem. Red and green blended make brown – think […]
As the human population continues to skyrocket and conditions on planet Earth get (proportionally) more troubled, we have heard about a lot of ways we can change our lifestyles to lessen our impact on the biosphere. Yes, we know that changing our bulbs to CFLs is great; we know that driving hybrids is great; we […]
The Humane Society of the United States just released a new video documenting the horrible truths behind America’s factory farming industry and our incessant hunger for meat (I know, only some of us). The video, narrated by James Cromwell, is certainly an eye-opener. The video begins with some dissonant piano notes backing up images of […]