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14 Ways To Go Green With Your Dog This Earth Day

(DOGS/GO GREEN) Ever wonder how you can help reduce your dog's carbon paw-print? Going green with your dog is actually really easy. Not only will you feel good about reducing your environmental impact, but it will make your dog healthier and happier while saving a ton of money in the process. Just in time for Earth Day, take a look at these 14 ways dog parents can "go green" with their dogs, courtesy of Ultimate Home Life. From buying organic dog food to choosing to adopt, and not shop, there are so many ways you can become a green pet parent.

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, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story behind Earth Day, and see what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Earth Day Edition

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In honor of Earth Day, Chef Merida Anderson, longtime vegan and chef of Vegan Secret Supper events in New York and Montreal, shares her story about becoming a vegan and her early attempts at vegan cooking. The progressive chef also discusses what ingredients every vegan should have in his/her pantry and provides the perfect vegan Earth Day recipe. A delicious serving of Chef Anderson's pipián pesto tortellini with seared asparagus and roasted tomatillo sauce will have you recycling this recipe over and over again. Read on for Chef Anderson's story and her scrumptious Earth Day tortellini recipe. — Global Animal
The concert will feature performers Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts among others. (CELEBRITIES/WHALES)

Celebrate Earth Day With Orca Concert’s Killer Lineup

  (CELEBRITY ACTIVISM/OCEAN CONSERVATION) This Earth Day, why not celebrate with famous artists at the Kiss the Sky! Orca Freedom Concert?The concert will feature musical guests Heart, Graham Nash and Jami Sieber, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Arielle, Country Joe McDonald, and Andrew Morse. The event will also be emceed by Norman B. — Global Animal  

Veganism: The New Green For Earth Day

(VEGANISM) Earth Day is finally here! And with the compassionate holiday falling on a Meatless Monday this year, people have even more reason to go vegan! Going vegan has a significant impact on the planet, as meat and dairy products require more resources and generate more greenhouse gasses than do plant-based foods, according to the United Nations. Fortunately, U.S. meat consumption has been on a steady decline for four straight years now. Read on to learn why you should go vegan and check out these top reasons to go veg. — Global Animal

100,000 Endangered Species Condoms, Free on Earth Day

(ENDANGERED SPECIES) The Center for Biological Diversity is taking a creative approach to the issue of extinction this Earth Day. On April 22, they will give out 100,000 condoms across the United States with pictures of endangered species on them. The goal is to highlight the connection between human overpopulation and dwindling resources for wildlife. According to the center, 90 species of animals go extinct every day due to the unsustainable growth of the human population. Read more on this new approach. — Global Animal

 

Dog’s Last Day On Earth Will Bring You To Tears (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Roberts family knew it was time to put down their beloved black lab named Duke after cancer began to take over his body. But first, they gave him the best last day on Earth a dog could ask for. The day was filled with love, family, friends and all of Duke's favorite activities. Relive Duke's last day in the moving photographs below. Tissue alert! — Global Animal

World Environment Day: How You Can Help Make Earth A Greener Place

(ENVIRONMENT/GO GREEN) June 5 is World Environment Day, a day dedicated to making our Earth a greener place. Much like Earth Day, each year World Environment Day celebrates a different theme aimed at environmental betterment. This year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature,' which focuses on raising awareness among people about nature and the importance of protecting it. Continue reading below to learn more about World Environment Day and this year's theme, and see how you can get involved. Whether you're taking a hike, planting a tree, or donating to your favorite environmental non-profit group, there are a number of ways to show Mother Earth you care--not just today, but all year long. -- Global Animal

World Environment Day 2020: Overpopulation & Humanity’s Toll On Nature

(ENVIRONMENT/GO GREEN) Today, June 5 marks World Environment Day, which has focused on pressing environmental issues since 1974. While this year's theme focuses on 'Biodiversity,' there's no doubt that humanity's unhealthy relationship with nature holds the largest impact on climate change and habitat disruption. Overpopulation not only pollutes the Earth and consumes its natural resources, but it's also the driving cause of global warming, pollution, habitat loss, and mass extinction. The damage our species has caused to the Earth seems insurmountable at times, and considering the current state of the world, it's clear our prevailing systems failed to consider a variety of factors. One organization, Having Kids, is proactively addressing issues surrounding overpopulation and aims to shift the world towards a sustainable family planning system based on what future generations of children will objectively need. Continue reading below for more behind the group's mission as they call on 100 key world environmental influencers to adopt a "child-first" family planning model. — Global Animal

11 Ways To Make Your Holiday Dinner Cruelty-Free

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) With the holidays in full swing, why not consider animal-friendly food options? Not only is it a great way to spread Christmas compassion to animals, but all of your guests will benefit from a healthy feast. See below for 11 ways to help you cook up a cruelty-free dinner the animals will be grateful for. — Global Animal

Celebrating World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

(OCEANS) Happy World Oceans Day! Originally created by The Ocean Project in 2002, World Oceans Day became nationally recognized as June 8 in 2008. Since then, the project has reached millions worldwide in advocating for healthier oceans and a healthier planet. There's no doubt that factors like climate change and pollution are threatening our Earth's oceans, but it's never too late to save them. Read on for ways to help save the oceans and reduce plastic pollution. -- Global Animal
If you already have a pet, make sure to adopt a dog that will get along well with other furry animals. Photo Credit: istockphoto

Raise Your Paws For National Pet Day!

(PETS/NATIONAL PET DAY) Today is National Pet Day, and it's the purr-fect time to show your pets some extra love. Established in 2006 by pet and home lifestyle expert-animal advocate Colleen Paige--who also founded National Dog Day and Cat Day, as well as National Puppy Day and Kitten Day--this national paw-liday celebrates the joy pets bring to our lives while spreading awareness about the plight of shelter pets awaiting adoption all over the world. In honor of National Pet Day, here are some fun ways to celebrate and great quotes that will make you love your pet even more! Don’t have a four-legged friend? Check out our Pet Adoption database! -- Global Animal
The International Whaling Commission banned the hunting of blue whales in 1966. Photo credit: Wall Street OTC

A Whale Of A Day: 6 Fun Facts For World Whale Day

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/WHALES) Every year on February 16, conservationists and animal lovers alike come together to celebrate World Whale Day. Founded in 1980, this international day of observance serves to raise awareness about the ongoing need to protect our world's whale populations. Whales are so incredibly important to our Earth's ecosystems as they play an integral role in balancing the food chain and ensuring certain species do not overpopulate the world's oceans. However, these animals are threatened by a number of human-related activities like pollution, ship collisions, and even hunting. Despite a ban on commercial whaling in 1986, whales still face slaughter--most notably off the coasts of Japan. Celebrate World Whale Day and learn more about the oceans' most iconic mammals with these important facts below, and see how you can take action to help marine life. -- Global Animal

Save The Eagles Day: Best Places To See The World’s Most Iconic Birds

(BIRDS/SPECIES CONSERVATION) Observed every year on January 10th, today is National Save The Eagles Day. The national 'holiday' serves to promote efforts to save America’s national symbol, the bald eagle. Fortunately, these conservation efforts have proven effective as the bald eagle was officially removed from the Endangered Species List in 2007. But did you know there are upwards of 70 different species of eagles worldwide? Several of them remain critically endangered, threatened by poaching, pesticides, and other factors. Read on to learn more about the world's eagles and where you can see them in the wild. -- Global Animal

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