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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

A New Exciting Environmental Reality Show...

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Have you heard about "Hot and Toxic?"  It’s a new reality show that follows a lady named Janet who moves into a home with a very gassy companion. The show stars numerous other hot companions that also come along for the romantic ride.   The show sees Janet become acquainted with 21 of THE hottest, MOST toxic housemates you’ve ever seen!  If you have the same gassy companion that Janet has, you may want to check to see if you know any of these associates.  Some of the names of these highly irritating mates include Hyde, Di, and C. Mo.  Sound familiar?!  The show serves as a reminder to unsuspecting folks that you’ve got to be careful who you invite into your personal space ; )  This show is going to be a #1 hit reality show and you will definitely want to know all about these housemates.  The show will be bringing you all of the hot and bothered entertainment and drama.  It's nothing like you've ever seen and we have to thank some very environmentally focused folks for

Purchase Your Carbon Offsets at GLO

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Our Earth releases approximately 27 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day.  Human activity has disrupted the natural balance of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere and it is to blame for the significant inclines in greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.  Human led carbon producing activity involving heat, electricity usage and transportation continue to contribute to earth’s fossil fuel problem.  These fossil fuel based activities are the largest contributors to climate change with as much as 90% deriving from fossil fuel burning. Think about the activities that you utilize in your daily life.  Determine which of these activities utilize transportation, electricity, or heating.  All of these activities are likely utilizing coal, oil or gas sources and they contribute the most to carbon dioxide emissions.  Do you drive to where you have to go?  If so, how many miles are you driving per day?  Cars enable people to get to where they need to go in a time

Octavia Spencer plays Mother Earth in Apple Commercial. Keeping Apple in Check!

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Apple premiered their yearly Apple Event introducing the new Apple Series 9 Apple Watch and the iPhone 15 standard, plus and pro models.  During the event, a commercial was premiered featuring Octavia Spencer, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), Lisa Jackson (VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.  This funny commercial saw Octavia present herself as “Mother Nature,” a stern yet comical corporate responsibility officer.  Before Octavia entered the scene, all the officers and workers at the meeting were shuffling around looking nervous and anxious while drinks shook on the table.   We even saw Tim Cook rehearsing the lines that he would repeat to Mother Nature when she entered.   After Mother Nature arrives, Tim Cook, asks her “how was the weather getting in?” Mother Nature then says, “the weather was however I wanted it to be!”   Mother nature reminds Mr. Cook of his promise in 2020—which is to bring Apple’s carbon footprint to zero by 2030. As the commercial ensued, the viewer learns

The Science is Very Clear On which Diet is Better for the Environment

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There’s no question that the meat production industry has an extremely negative impact on the health of our planet.  Research has proven that one’s carbon footprint can be reduced by as much as 73% (Poore & Nemecek, 2018). Green Lifestyle Organization’s Beef and Meat Free Environmental Initiative was created with this knowledge in mind.  Not only are meat and animal emissions effecting the environment in a harmful way, there are also many health risks associated with excessive meat and animal consumption.   Fad diets such as the keto diet, which incorporate heavy and excessive animal and dairy consumption are not beneficial to environment nor to the body.  Eating a keto diet raises the risk of increased LDL cholesterol levels and artery blockages as proven through research conducted by the American College of Cardiology. More studies have been conducted which have contributed to the body of knowledge concerning the benefits of eating a plant based diet where climate change is a pri

New York is Orange and Canada Is Burning

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Air Quality levels in New York have surpassed hazardous levels this week due to Canadian wildfires.  The levels are considered unhealthy for the general public.  Public health officials have advised the general public to refrain from strenuous activities as thick blankets of orange smoke cover the atmosphere.  Approximately 400 fires were burning in Canada on Tuesday evening many of which are considered out of control The wildfires considered to be out of control began in Quebec where weather conditions are unusually dry and very high in heat temperatures. By Wednesday Morning, the New York skyline was fully embroiled in a stretch of hazy fire colored smoke.  It’s even been described as looking similar to a “post-apocalyptic hellscape.” There was a strong permeating smell of smoke, which increased in concentration by the afternoon.   Wildfires have mostly affected the state of California in recent months.  It could be a shocker to some that the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and

Just Stop Oil Sprays Bank of England and Thames Building to Get UK Government's Attention

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Just Stop Oil has been constantly on the go promoting environmental causes in a way that only they can.  Their most recent protests that occurred in London involved a few bottles of spray paint.  The Bank of London, Home Office, MI5 Building were all covered in bright neon orange paint with protesters giving short impassioned speeches providing reasoning for the acts.  Tez Burns, a young bicycle mechanic from Swansea had this to say after spraying the Thames MI5 building: “Our demand is simple. No new fossil fuel licenses—no new fossil fuel licenses and I won’t have to do this anymore! The government has taken our future.  I want our future back.  It’s criminal inaction—criminal inaction on the climate crisis.  The UN say you need to act.   The IPCC say you need to act.   The IMF—the World Bank all say you need to act and yet the government does nothing.  What does it do? It issues new fossil fuel licenses." "It says we need to drain every last drop of oil out of the North Se

10 Days After their Van Gogh protest, Just Stop Oil Targets the King of England

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Just Stop Oil is back at it again and this time the shenanigans included British Royal family members, King Charles, Prince William, Princess Catherine and Camilla Consort.  Yesterday, two members from the organization marched into Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and visited the royal family section.  As the two protesters made their way to the royal wax figures, they began removing their bags and outerwear.  The bold letters of the organization’s name swiftly appeared on their white tees as people quietly walked to and fro past other wax figures.  The activist duo consisted of a woman and man.  The woman grabbed a flat looking cake out of her bag and jammed it right into the face of the figure of King Charles.   Would Prince William be next?  No! Prince William was actually spared of being a cakeface.  Perhaps Just Stop Oil is aware of William’s work with his Earthshot Prize which is an initiative being used to fund environmental solutions.   The question is, “Why Charles?” Why did Just S

Climate Activists Throw Tomato Soup On Van Gogh Painting at London National Gallery

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A duo of climate activists threw tomato soup on Van Gogh’s iconic "Sunflowers” painting at the London National Gallery. The duo hails from the activist group, Just Stop Oil.  Sunflowers by Van Gogh is a still life painting from a series which is revered by art enthusiasts and communities.  Van Gogh created four different versions of “Sunflowers” which were meant to showcase the stages of life—from new to dying. The London National Gallery holds the fourth version, which was created in 1888. The climate activists from Just Stop oil threw two cans of tomato soup at the glass encapsulated painting and then glued themselves to the gallery wall.  Just Stop Oil is no stranger to staging protests in front of acclaimed artworks.  Activists from the organization glued themselves to the frame of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” which is displayed at London’s Royal Academy of Art.  The female protester could be heard on video with a thick British accent saying, “What is worth more? Art or life? 

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

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

Climate Change Clock: The Countdown is ON!

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Climate Week is Here Folks! Yes, yes..Climate Week is herrrrrrrrrre (September 21-27th, 2020) and The theme is “For New York…For the World.” Unfortunately, there will not be a Climate Summit at the UN this year as the headquarters is still currently closed to the public. Climate Week NYC will be virtually broadcast for all to attend. Join with me and G.L.O.W. this week as we engage with others about the most important issue on our earthly agenda. To kick off the most massive week dedicated to climate awareness, a climate clock has been installed in Union Square. "A climate clock?" You ask! Yes! The concept behind the clock was created by artists, Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan. According to Boyd and Golan, there are 7 years, 102 days 12 hours and 6 minutes until the earth’s carbon budget is fully depleted, pushing society into a severe and final stage of the crisis. This number depicts the deadline portion of the clock. The second figure of the clock is in green and it depicts