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Chipotle Chooses Tofu!

(VEGAN) Tofu is taking over! On June 3, 2013, Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its newest vegetarian option called "Sofritas" throughout Southern California, making the item available in all California restaurants. Continue reading for more on Chipotle and the company's new organic tofu menu item. — Global Animal

San Diego Schools Support Meatless Monday

(GREEN) Just a few months after the Los Angeles School District adopted a Meatless Monday program, the San Diego school board has decided to implement a similar program for their elementary schools. San Diego’s public health data maintains 28 percent of the city’s children can be described as overweight or obese. Although the decision has its share of opponents, the school board is holding firmly to their position. Continue reading to find out how the Meatless Monday program seeks to benefit students’ health as well as the challenges the board faces ahead. — Global Animal

Can Eating Meat Lead To Climate Change?

(VEGAN) As the global population increases, so does the demand for meat—a rather bad combination for the planet. The worldwide rise in meat consumption is negatively affecting the global environment, and now scientists claim that reducing or removing meat from one's diet can help decrease the effects of climate change. By the middle of the century, it is almost certain the population will have increased to around nine-and-a-half-billion people, and many of those are, and will be meat-eaters. Continue reading for more on this ecological disaster involving meat consumption and climate change. — Global Animal

World Environment Day Makes A World Of Difference

(ACTIVISM) Happy World Environment Day! This annual event is held on June 5th to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference. It has also become the main channel through which the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stimulates global awareness of the environment while encouraging political action. Continue reading for more on World Environment Day and this year's theme for the celebration. — Global Animal

 

Will Pig Poo Power China?

(GREEN) Is pig excrement China’s next big energy source? This may be so, as Australian researchers have invented a bioreactor trademarked as “pooCARE,” which is able to convert solid waste into biofuel. China has one of the world’s highest concentrations of pig farms, with an estimated 700 million pigs spread across the country. According to some estimates, this means that there could be 1.4 million metric tons of pig feces produced each year. Read on for more information regarding this award-winning project and how its outcome could potentially solve one of China's biggest contamination issues. — Global Animal

Hilarious Vegetarian/ Vegan Memes (GALLERY)

(PHOTO GALLERY) Vegetarian and vegans know that our food choices come with biting stereotypes. You don't get enough protein, you only eat green things, you must be crazy—just to name a few. We constantly get laughed at for being "bleeding hearts" and "hippies." Well, for those of you who are fed up, here is a hilarious gallery of vegetarian/vegan memes that will help you keep your cool the next time someone professes their worries about your protein intake. — Global Animal

The Met Gala Goes Green

(GREEN LIVING) This year's Met Gala had a very edgy "Punk: Chaos to Couture" theme, and the stars appropriately donned their studs, black leather, and mohawks for the occasion. Yet, one famous couple decided to make a stand for Mother Nature and themed their evening eco-friendly chic. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt went green for the Gala and definitely made a fashion statement. Krasinski wore a sustainable tuxedo, and Blunt wore a black eco-friendly gown made from recycled fabrics. Read on to find out who designed their environmentally-conscious looks and what Blunt had to say about her designer gown. — Global Animal

One Student’s Plan To Take Out The Trash

(ACTIVISM) The world’s oceans may have just found their savior in the form of a 19 year-old Dutch student, Boyan Slat. At this moment, our oceans are filled with millions of tons of plastic waste. The waste from the oceans washes up on beaches all over the world, threatening countless marine species. Slat’s plan takes advantage of the ocean’s currents, collecting the debris at platforms, which then can be separated and recycled. Continue reading for more of the details on Slat’s plan and how his idea may save Earth’s precious marine life. — Global Animal

Green Your Pet: An Organic Buyer’s Guide For Pets

(PET CARE) Earth Week has arrived, and in the spirit of the most compassionate time of the year, why not choose eco-friendly products for your beloved pet? Not only does this benevolent decision reduce one's overall impact on the environment, but it also provides a number of significant benefits for you and your pet. Read the article below for tips on green products you can choose for your pet. — 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

Game Of Thrones Star Says No To Animal Testing

(CELEBRITY ACTIVISTS) Peter Dinklage, known for his show-stealing role as Tyrion Lannister in the popular HBO drama Game of Thrones, has become an ambassador for Cruelty Free International to call for an end to cosmetics tests on animals in the USA, as part of the non-profit’s mission to end product testing on animals worldwide. Following Europe’s cosmetics animal test ban in March, Dinklage is working to check the U.S. off the global list of countries that still allow animals to be used in painful and fatal test to develop beauty products. Read on for more information about Dinklage's efforts to help animals on a worldwide scale. — Global Animal

Remembering Film Critic Roger Ebert

(CELEBRITY NEWS) After announcing that cancer had returned to his body earlier this week, legendary film critic Rogert Ebert has sadly lost the uphill battle at 70 years old. As the world mourns his loss, we recall Ebert's words of wisdom from his amazing collection of writing. As the man who once said: “I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals," Ebert was not only an animal lover, but also a supporter of vegan/vegetarian lifestyles. Read on to learn more about the well-respected man's views from his critique of the 2011 documentary “Forks Over Knives.” Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert. You will be missed. — Global Animal

Leona Lewis’ New Cruelty-Free Makeup Line (VIDEO)

(CELEBRITY NEWS) Leona Lewis, winner of the 3rd season of The X Factor (UK), is launching her new limited edition cruelty-free makeup and fragrance collection. The longtime vegetarian has joined forces with The Body Shop to raise awareness about cruelty-free beauty with the debut of this inspiring new line. Lewis, who just released her 3rd studio album, Glassheart, is passionate about animal rights as well as beauty and is very excited to be The Body Shop's newest brand activist. Read on for the complete interview with Leona Lewis, and check out the video of the compassionate singer talking about her new role with The Body Shop. — Global Animal

Bill Gates Troubleshoots “The Future Of Food”

(VEGETARIAN) Bill Gates is no stranger to troubleshooting, innovation, and thinking toward the future. And what this entrepreneur/humanitarian sees is a future marked not by the consumption of animal products, but by a gradual turn to a plant-based lifestyle. Gates recently posted a slideshow to his personal blog titled "The Future of Food" in which he made a case for the urgent environmental need to move away from animal products. Read on to for more information regarding Bill Gates, vegetarianism, and his solution for solving this ever-growing problem of overconsumption. — Global Animal

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