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Green is the new black, except sexier. Learn how to go green and why it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself, the environment and all fellow animals.

<p>Seal trapped in plastic.<br />
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Plastic Convenience Culture Killing Marine Life

(ENVIRONMENT/GREEN LIVING) From production to consumption, plastic is toxic. Did you know that plastic is made from crude oil? Crude oil is a non-renewable resource. Once it is used, it cannot be replaced. Plastic is not biodegradable and infests the oceans and poison marine life. With current trends, Earth will soon be wrapped in plastic. Read […]

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<p>Earth Day began in 1970, and since then, people all over the world recognize it as a day to promote keeping the environment healthy. Photo Credit: ax2groin via Flickr</p>

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960’s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, […]

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World Vegan Month November

20 Ways To Celebrate World Vegan Month

(VEGAN) November is World Vegan Month and there is no better time to transition to a vegan diet. World Vegan Month celebrates the founding of the world’s first vegan organization. On November 1, 1944, The Vegan Society was founded in England by Donald Watson. He coined the term vegan and used it to refer to […]

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This tasty treat is perfect for halloween parties! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caramel Popcorn

(VEGAN) What is Halloween without some caramel goodness? Vegan caramel can be difficult to find in a store because it’s generally butter- or cream-based, but it is surprisingly effortless to make at home with simple substitutions. This creamy caramel popcorn recipe is easy to make because it doesn’t require a candy thermometer and is sure […]

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Thomas Gafaro and Vini Chitharanjan, both 8-year-old third graders at P.S. 244 in Flushing, say they like the school's vegetarian lunch offerings, such as the veggie quesadillas. Photo credit: NY Daily News, Aaron Showalter

Students Vegging Out In School

(VEGETARIAN/GREEN) Just say no! To sloppy joes and chicken nuggets, that is! This is what students in Queens,New York are doing since their school decided the carnivorous options their city provided weren’t healthy enough. Public School 244 in Flushing is now serving vegetarian-only foods like roasted tofu and braised black beans, and the kids are […]

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Cruelty-Free Competition For Faux Fur Fashion

(FASHION/FUR) The Humane Society of the United States is hosting a design competition this year at Parsons The New School For Design in New York City. The contest will concentrate on faux-fur fashions and will challenge students to develop a design that can be used as their thesis or other major project. It will also educate […]

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Donna Salyers tells her Fabulous-Furs story. Photo Credit: Scootermediaco.com

Fabulous-Furs Founder Talks About Her Faux Fur Success

(VEGAN FASHION/FUR) Fabulous-Furs founder Donna Salyers’ fashion company has become the leader of the faux fur market. In her Q&A with PETA, she ironically confesses how her company was founded as a result of a real-fur shopping trip. While driving to the fur salon to buy her first mink, Salyers heard a terrifying story about […]

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