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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

Happy Earth Day! Say Hi to Bruce...

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My new plant could not have come on a better day! Happy Earth Day folks!!!  Say hello to Bruce, the newest plant baby in my green scene.  Bruce is a Pachira Aquatica (Guiana Chestnut) plant in the Malvaceae family.  This Pachira Aquatica is in perfect health and is so tall (over three feet). I did not think that it was going to be this big and I’m so ecstatic to see it.  The number one aspect that I love about Pachira Aquatica is its braided trunk because well—it reminds me of hair! It’s pretty cool to see a braid in plant form.  Not only that, I love the idea of growing mini tree indoors.  Pachira Aquatica is native to the tropical wetlands of South and Central America.  I’ve already been eyeing a sister for Bruce that will grow well with it. It is the Dracaena Sanderiana which is native to the Asparagaceae family. Pachira Aquatica Needs If you’re on the fence about purchasing a Pachira Aquatica plant, just go for it. It requires positioning in indirect lighting for 5-6 hours per day

Nicki Minaj to Release Eco Conscious Sneaker Collection

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Nicki Minaj has partnered with green sneaker brand, LØCI to produce a collection consisting of 11 different pairs of sneakers.  LØCI is a black owned sneaker brand who is committed to crafting products made of sustainable materials such as Bio leather made from food grade corn and natural cork insoles. The  sneakers also consist of materials made from recycled rubber, foam, bamboo and ocean plastic from the Mediterranean Sea.  The vegan eco-luxe company strives to remain environmentally conscious throughout the various phases of production and manufacturing.  Each pair of sneakers are made with 20 recycled bottles sourced from the Mediterranean Sea. Nicki Minaj gloated about the release of her new environmentally conscious sneaker collection in a surprise Instagram post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj)      LØCI’s materials are sourced from responsible suppliers all around the world.  Ten percent of LØCI’s profits are donated to bi

What's in Green Lifestyle Organization's 2021 End of Year Blessing Bag?

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One of the main initiatives of The Green Lifestyle Organization is the Blessing Bag, a small-medium sized bag which is given out to homeless citizens and shelters in the New York Tri State area.   Sooner than later, we'll soon be launching Blessing Bags across the United States to areas that need them the most.  Too often, homeless citizens are almost always given low quality items or ingredients.  Of course, those experiencing situations where they are in lack are grateful to have whatever they can get.  The mission of GLO's Blessing Bag initiative is to provide food and personal care items that are certified organic, non GMO and free of unsafe and toxic ingredients.   Here are some of the items that will be featured in GLO's 2021 end of year Blessing Bag: 1.) Made Good Dried Crispy Squares  2.) Nature's Path Flavored Cinnamon Flax Oatmeal 3.) Yoogi Tea 4.) Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame 5.) Twinings Tea 6.) Uncle Bud's Hemp Hand Sanitizer 7.) Dr. Bronner's

Is Summer Walker Wrong for Feeding Her Baby Vegan Milk made with Hemp and Honey?

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Summer Walker recently came under fire when she posted a photo of her and her baby as well as a photo of products that she was feeding her baby.  The photo showed a picture of hemp seeds, raw honey, and mushroom powder.  It’s clear she was prepping the drink for her baby as there was a bottle next to the items.  Summer Walker innocently shared a photo of plant based nutrients seemingly wanting to show others that she is a health conscious mother who cares about the foods that she’s feeding her baby and I’m sure she was expecting a positive response from others but the opposite came running. A whole host of ignorant comments were suddenly then spewed towards Summer after she made her posts. One person criticized her in a tweet saying, “I just know Summer Walker not really feeding her baby seeds honey & shrooms. CPS go get that baby before I do it.”  Another ignorant comment stated: “Not y’all acting like people need to have kids to know it’s wrong for summer walker to feed her child

Daily Harvest: My Experience

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You’ve probably seen an ad for Daily Harvest on social media or came across one of their promotions in some type form.  The first ad that I ever saw from Daily Harvest featured a very creamy dessert. I believed then that it was the flavor, cookies and cream but I was oh so wrong!  It was a thick mound of white cream on top of a cone that was laced with eye catching black swirls.  When I saw it, I thought to myself, “wow, who made that?!” And from then on, I made a mental note of the company but hadn’t actually ventured out to try them. A zillion more ads and a couple of years later, I’ve mustered up the courage to see what the hype’s about.   Daily Harvest is a weekly vegan meal plan with typical food entrees such as flatbreads, harvest bowls, oatmeal and chia bowls, smoothies and even vegan snacks.  The meals contain simple, fresh non-processed ingredients made with various fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.  I’m talking eight or less ingredients which are all whole foods-- no chemic

I finally tried Quorn and the truth is...

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I finally got around to trying brand Quorn. I had known about Quorn since about 2011-2012 and I was a bit hesitant to try their alternative meat substitutes. Perhaps that is because I’ve become acquainted with others that are pretty satisfying. Quorn uses mycoprotein to create their alternative meat products. Mycoprotein is made from fermented fungi spores and other nutrients. This protein is very low in saturated fat, high in fiber and amino acids. I tried the pesto mozzarella chik’n breast and let me just say that yummy is not even the word! It was fantastic and packed with flavor. The distinctive pesto meshed with the texture of the breaded quorn cutlet was a great pairing. You wouldn’t miss chicken if you tried it. Vegans and vegetarians have a world of options as far as protein substituting goes. They don’t just consume bowls of vegetables all day. That is the most common misconception of those outside the world of vegans and vegetarians. As you might know from our BAMFEI initiat

GREEN NEWS GUIDE HITS 100 POSTS

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We're engaging in celebrations this week and the foremost one is Green News Guide hitting 100 articles! Hooray Hooray!! Thank you to those of you who have been supporters since it's creation in 2014 and thanks also to our new readers. If you would like to donate to support the mission of G.L.O.W. which is the home which houses the Green News Guide, please make your donation here: KEEP THE GREEN NEWS GUIDE GOING For our 100th post celebration, I'd like to share with you a very visually appealing live green scene that I came across on Reddit (Yeah..sigh..a reddit junkie too and no, I'm not sharing my username with you!) Hahaha! South Korea has created solar panels in the middle of a highway which possesses a bike path beneath it. Bicycle riders receive protection from the sun and are isolated from the environmental pollutants that cars create. The solar panels also help the country to produce clean energy. Cyclists in South Korea are receiving superior treatment. C

California Lays Down the Law and Bans 24 Hazardous Ingredients found in Cosmetics

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The beauty and personal care industry may be a tad bit shook after the state of California laid their bricks and made them straight about harmful substances in cosmetics! California is the leading state in regulations of safe and harmful ingredients in products. Governor Gavin Newsome announced that the Golden state would be banning these 24 toxic ingredients from personal care products and cosmetics, beginning in January of 2021. it is called the "toxic free cosmetics act." The list of banned ingredients are as follows: 1.) Dibutyl phthalate 2.) Diethylhexyl phthalate 3.) Formaldehyde 4.) Paraformaldehyde 5.) Methylene glycol 6.) Q-15 or Quaternium-15 7.) Mercury 8.) Isobutylparaben 9.) Isopropylparaben 10.) o-Phenylenediamine and its salts 11.) m-Phenylenediamine and its salts 12.) 13 various types of PFAS (Per and Poly fluoroalkyl substances) What does this mean for the Cosmetic Industry? Though California is the only state who is making sweeping changes in banni