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Jess Parsons

The Moneyless (Vegan) Man - Review

Jess Parsons | March 4, 2014 | Green

Read More: activism, compost, consumer, free, garden, health, home, money, recycling, reusing, vegan, waste, water

You may already have heard of vegan Mark Boyle, the former businessman who vowed publicly to live totally without money for an entire year. With my interests, this was a book I had to grab from the Librarian Recommended...

J Morris Hicks

"Living in Harmony with Nature" by Ted Turner

J Morris Hicks | March 2, 2014 | Green

With courage, conviction, humility, Shakespeare and Captain Planet Everyone has heard of Ted Turner, but few really know the man. Among those who know him a lot better are those who've taken the time to read his amazing story in...

J Morris Hicks

NOTHING is more important than SUSTAINABILITY!

J Morris Hicks | February 6, 2014 | Green

Read More: climate change, global warming, sustainability

Things that we value most like family, health, freedom, wealth and happiness---do not exist without sustainability. In other words, if we don't learn how to live sustainably, life will be nothing more than a hell on Earth for those...

Jess Parsons

Why we plant grass, kill dandelions and buy kale

Jess Parsons | January 22, 2014 | Green

Read More: dandelion greens, edible, gardening, grass, greens, health, Home, kale, nutrition, organic greens, weed vegetables, weeds

I return from our summer travels to a garden invaded by tough shoots of invasive grass as the surrounding lawn tries to take over. I walk down a street with sweeping square metres of berms planted with grass. Many animals...

J Morris Hicks

Eating for health or sustainability? Why not BOTH?

J Morris Hicks | January 4, 2014 | Green

Most people don't think about either one when making their food choices. They simply eat what tastes good. With so much confusion around what we should be eating, they figure that they'll just eat what they want---and enjoy it. I...

J Morris Hicks

"Humans: the real threat to life on Earth."

J Morris Hicks | October 1, 2013 | Green

Words of wisdom from Microsoft's Stephen Emmott, PhD Microsoft's head of Computational Science (based in Cambridge, UK), Dr. Emmott recently presented the world with a terrifying wake-up call. And, in so doing, he inspired me to conceptualize a possible...

J Morris Hicks

The TERRIFYING repercussions of our DEMAND for meat

J Morris Hicks | September 3, 2013 | Green

Read More: environmental effects of diet, richard oppenlander

From the well-researched point of view of another "big picture" guy When I first began learning about the many repercussions of our food choices in 2002, I immediately wanted to understand the "big picture." After more than ten years...

J Morris Hicks

Are humans the "infestation" of planet Earth?

J Morris Hicks | August 5, 2013 | Green

I say YES! And a prominent Microsoft scientist agrees. Although he didn't actually refer to infestation specifically, his 3600-word article left no doubt. The title itself speaks volumes: "Humans: the real threat to life on Earth." Microsoft's head of Computational Science (based...

J Morris Hicks

Are you ready for a $35 burger?

J Morris Hicks | July 16, 2013 | Green

Read More: cap and trade water, water for sale

And much higher than that if the beef industry had to pay for water.                Water excerpt from Lester Brown's book Although many analysts are concerned about the depletion of oil resources, the...

J Morris Hicks

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 2013 | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...

Chef AJ

Thanksgiving Recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian

Chef AJ | November 8, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef AJ, lentils, raw, vegan, vegan holiday recipes, vegetarian recipes

Here are 8 easy, delcious and nutritious recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian.  If you have any questions about the recipes we are doing a live tweet chat on Wednesday, November 14th. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  ...

Jess Parsons

Biodegradable "Plastic" Wrap from FriendlyPak

Jess Parsons | October 12, 2012 | Green

Read More: animal abuse, compost, environmental plant-based, packaging, plastic, pollution, storage, vegan, waste

I got really excited when FriendlyPak first gave away a roll of BioBag - a biodegradable "plastic" wrap. I didn't win, but I still wanted it. We were almost at the end of our roll of supermarket plastic wrap....

John Davis

Neer cast a clout 'til May be out - Veg*ism, Wildlife and the Environment

John Davis | August 29, 2012 | Green

The title is an old English proverb, subject to endless debates about what any of it means (try googling it). I wrote some of this at the end of May 2010 – and as the May blossom and the month...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Get Animals Out of Our Vegetables

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 8, 2012 | Green

Read More: veganic gardening, whole foods plant-based diet

Davie Maxwell Pioneers Compassionate Farming for Delicious Leafy Greens Whole food, plant-based diets and veganic farming are natural partners. Veganic gardeners grow crops without manure, bone or blood meal, or other animal products. While plant-based nutrition is a blossoming trend,...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

INTRODUCING HOMEMADE PALM OIL-FREE VEGAN BUTTERY SPREAD--BUTTAH!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | April 2, 2012 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Buttah, cocoa butter, fair trade cocoa butter, high heat oils, vegan butter

Photo by Christina Hoheisel  (PS: Christina not only did a fantastic job photographing the Buttah, but went out and found the ingredients, ordered the molds and tackled the recipe, mastering it on the first try!  Thank you so much, Christina!)  ...

J Morris Hicks

From Bison Burgers to Saving the Planet

J Morris Hicks | March 22, 2012 | Celebrities, Green

Read More: global warming, water pollution, water shortage

  Trailing in the bottom of the 7th inning---with Ted Turner Entering Atlanta's mega-airport yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m., I noticed a large poster image of Ted Turner gesturing with one hand and saying, "We're this close to ending polio." Then, while...

Jess Parsons

Six Clean Energy Sources Need More Power - Mad Like Tesla Book Review

Jess Parsons | March 19, 2012 | Green

Read More: consumption, energy, environment, nuclear, solar, space, technology, wasteful

2012 is the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.  Mad Like Tesla, by Tyler Hamilton, salutes people dedicated to finding cleaner alternative energy sources.Nikola Tesla was an extremely quirky inventor full of mad ideas about the world -...

Jess Parsons

Eco-friendly packaging - an investment in our future

Jess Parsons | March 12, 2012 | Green

Read More: environment, fast food, green, packaging, reusing, waste

The winner! Last year I was lucky enough to win a beautiful set of eco-friendly bamboo party ware from Friendlypak in New Zealand.  This substantial set arrived packed in their own compostable product - popstarch.  By the faint fragrance,...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas

Gail Davis | February 5, 2012 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, cookbook, Gail Davis, Nava Atlas, Susan Voisin, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, vegan recipes

I have an addiction—an insatiable appetite and one true weakness. I admit it. I am obsessed with vegan recipe books. Maybe it's because when I first became vegan there were so few really great vegan cookbooks available. I was...

Jess Parsons

Christmas wrapup - frugal and ecofriendly

Jess Parsons | December 17, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, frugal, holiday, kids, money, waste

My three (almost four) year old daughter loves to paint.  She brings her paintings home for me and tells me all about them. You get the picture.  She can draw people and things, but she's still a creative abstract...