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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>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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<p>A seagull doing its part. Photo Credit: Sister72, Flickr</p>

6 Animals Who Love To Recycle

(GREEN/WILDLIFE) Animals are chipping in and doing their part when it comes to recycling. Yes, our animal friends are going green and need us to get with the program. Read on about six animals who truly know what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. — Global Animal

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The AHA has proven that pets, especially dogs, are good for your health.

5 Ways To Be A Green Pet Parent

(PETS/GO GREEN) With so many various choices of food, toys, and accessories available for your pets, it can sometimes be difficult to know the difference between an eco-friendly option and one that could inflict serious environmental damage. By being a green pet parent, you can feel good about reducing your environmental impact and more importantly, […]

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<p>Lots of celebrities have gone vegetarian. Photo Credit: The Daily Beast</p>

Steaming Hot Veggies! Celebs Say No To Meat (GALLERY)

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/CELEBRITY ACTIVISTS) Vegetarianism has hit Hollywood in a big way, and some of the biggest stars in tinseltown are not afraid to talk about their health-conscious habits. Check out the gallery below of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity veggies, who say no to meat, and hello to beets! — Global Animal

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<p>Try these six vegan foods loaded with calcium. Photo Credit: Ecorazzi, Shutterstock</p>

6 Calcium-Rich Vegan Foods (GALLERY)

(VEGAN/GO GREEN) Since they do not eat or drink milk products, vegans are frequently asked where they get their calcium. Well, here’s the answer! Certain vegetables and seeds are loaded with calcium and packed with nutrition. Read more about these six calcium-rich vegan foods, and give ’em a try! — Global Animal

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A seal trapped in plastic. Photo Credit: Nels Israelson

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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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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<p>Massive migrations of monarch butterflies along the California-Mexico coast can take these airborne insects over 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers).  Photograph by Hope Ryden</p>

Migrating Monarchs Mourn Loss Of Habitat

(SKIES/WILDLIFE) A recent study on the Monarch butterflies’ winter habitat in central Mexico claims logging may be seriously threatening the winged creatures’ migration pattern. At its peak in 2005, logging destroyed as many as 1,140 acres per year throughout the region. A report in March said the number of butterflies arriving to Mexico this past […]

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Kauai residents are concerned over the use of toxic pesticides on local lands. Photo Credit: Hawaiiseed.org

Are GMO Pesticides Poisoning Kauai?

(ENVIRONMENT/ANIMAL CONSERVATION) Debate has sparked in Kauai, Hawaii surrounding the use of local lands for GMOs. Companies in the area are using the land for seed research and development and residents are calling for an end to the experimentation. A petition at MoveOn.org demands a halt to the lease of state lands to corporations involved in GMO production and […]

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The survival of orangutans is being increasingly threatened by society's growing rate of palm oil consumption. Photo Credit: WWF

An Everyday Ingredient That’s Killing Orangutans

(WILDLIFE/CONSERVATION) Palm oil is now present in more than half of consumer packaged goods found in grocery stores across the U.S., including chips, cookies, cake mix, canned soup, baby formula, and more. The market’s increasing demand for palm oil has threatened the existence of rainforests around the world, specifically those located in Southeast Asia. Destruction of […]

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