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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Grove with Me!

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Grove Collaborative Inc is an eco-focused company which partners together with other companies to deliver eco friendly and natural home and personal care items. Grove has sustainability at the heart of their mission and they aim to provide individuals with products that take into account health and the health of our planet. With every order placed at grove, consumers support reforestation efforts as the company plans to plant 1 million trees by the year 2022. The company is also plastic neutral and plans to be completely plastic free by the year 2025. When you maneuver to the www.grove.co site to sign up, you’ll be prompted to begin a 30 day trial. After the trial expires, Grove charges a USD $19.99 annual fee to remain a member. I was especially interested in the bamboo paper towel and toilet paper and thankfully these were already in the cart. After you signup, Grove will pre-fill your cart with eco-friendly household goods. When you place your first order, they’ll also throw in a

FUSION POWER COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

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Researchers at MIT and spinoff company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, are working on a groundbreaking method for mimicking the sun’s energy. This method entails the use of fusion energy to generate electricity. The researchers will be constructing a reactor called SPARC, which, if successfully built, will allow for the powering of a plant that will utilize fusion energy. A successful construction of SPARC will also help to curb climate change in the future. The reactor is only in the earliest stages of development and researchers AT MIT plan to complete it in the next three to four years. Commonwealth Fusion Systems CEO, dr. bob mumgaard, connected with NYT and expressed his goal for the creation of the company. “We’re really focused on how you can get to fusion power as quickly as possible.” It is Dr. Mumgaard’s hope that the company can develop a practical fusion device that will be able to mimick the sun’s energy, with the ultimate result of helping to decrease the global warming c

Apple Removes Accessories from iphone Packaging in Latest Effort to Reduce Footprint

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Chhooooo Choooo…Apple is coming through! Apple is the latest big tech company to hop on the green environmental train. A few days ago, the company announced that their new iphone 12 will not ship with accessories that are usually included. Apple announced that the wall charger and lightening earpods will not be included in any future iphone releases. The move is supposedly an attempt by the company to lessen their environmental impact, who estimates that 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions will be cut as a result. According to Apple, there are 700 million lightening headphones and 200 billion power adapters already owned by individuals. Apple fan girls and boys are not buying it and some have expressed outrage about this decision. Is this move by Apple truly a move to protect the environment or is it simply to widen their profit margins?! Apple should probably keep their focus on what they can do as a company to reduce their operational footprint rather than take away from thei

RHONYC DIVERSIFIES ITS CAST MEMBERS FOR SEASON 13

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Here at Green Lifestyle Organization we’re always hoping to see representation of people of color in all domains and arenas which includes but is not limited to green and environmental, corporate and business, entertainment and show biz, fashion, beauty, and etc. It is one of the reasons GLO was created because there just isn’t enough diversity in the green and environmental domain. As the BLM movement continues to shed light on inequities that black people and other POC are facing and as people become more vocal, changes are starting to materialize. The Real Housewives of New York City will be entering its 13th season very soon. Bravo is shaking up the New York branch of its franchise by diversifying the cast with the introduction of a new black member. Who knew that Bravo was seeking to diversify the lot? Bravo Andy why didn’t you call me? Hhahaahahh…just kidding! Bravo has actually engaged in segregation by keeping the Real Housewives Franchise all black (Potomac and Atlanta) or al

Conscious Travel Series: Garden Car Kensington Market, Toronto

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There’s an outrageously, spray-painted car sitting pretty in Kensington Market, Toronto. It is unlike any other car you’ve ever seen before!! The car is home to trees, shrubbery, plants and flowers which appear to be growing out of it. It’s an eclectic, eye-catching and staple green landmark in the Kensington Market neighborhood of Toronto. Longtime residents have described the Kensington Market area as multicultural, walkable, bohemian and artsy. garden car art is right at home in this vicinity. The idea for Garden Car originated with anti-car advocacy organization, Streets are for People. The first car created under the organization was a part of the Community Vehicular Reclamation Project. The car has since changed bodies and is now a maroon, blue and green vintage sedan which was salvaged from a junk yard. The most unique aspect of the car is the garden growing out of it, which continues to attract tourists looking to get a shot with the green work of art. The city of Toronto v

Prince William Creates £50 million Prize for Green Change Agents and Environmental Workers

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Prince William is spearheading a new earthcentric initiative with his Royal Foundation. He announced a 50 million pound Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded on an annual basis to five different people or organizations whose mission, is focused on protecting the earth. The five objectives central to the Earthshot prize are: protecting and restoring nature, cleaning the air, reviving oceans, building a waste free world and fixing the climate. The earth-shot prize is sort of like a nobel prize for the environment. This is the single largest award for individuals or organizations who are involved in climate and environmental work. Prince William is continuing the work that his father, Prince Charles, has been passionate about by honoring those who are actively creating solutions to solve our planet’s environmental problems. He came up with the idea for a green award during a visit to Africa two years ago. The award ceremony will be held in a different city every year with the premiere c