Monday, September 7, 2009

An amazing experience

I would just like to share a small story with everyone: this summer I went to
Ecuador. Most of you know, when you travel it is difficult to eat the right foods to keep your body in balance; well being a vegan made this an interesting experience! I was going on a missions trip, so every day I was out on the field being fed by the nationals that were members of the church. After the first day, we made sure they knew I was a vegan and could prepare meals accordingly. I think I ate better there than I do at home! The beautiful people would make foods such as: rice, homemade french fries, broccoli, vegetable salad, Lima beans. I ate more fresh vegetables there than I ever do at home! They were very kind, and were not offended that I would not eat their meat, although they would make some fun of me. Overall it was a beautiful experience in another country. If any of you have the chance, go!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Oh, my am I overdue for a new post. Well lets get to it then!

Today we just got a letter in the mail saying our trash company is going to start recycling! Our recycling bins should be delivered sometime in August. We can recycle paper, plastic, glass and cardboard!

How many of you already have recycling in your neighborhoods? Do you use it? What do you think you could do to improve our recycling habits?

I am very excited to start recycling our family's trash, I think it will have a large impact if our whole neighborhood starts recycling! Can't wait until our tan recycling bin arrives :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Hey everyone, Happy Earth Day!!
Check out the new widget to my right--->
How Green are You? find out with this Co2 calculator!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, what are you doing?
My Biology class is taking e-waste donations to recycle.
Personally - I don't know. Maybe I should lower my carbon footprint, buy more local organic produce, walk or ride more, buy organic clothes, or maybe I should buy a Prius!
No matter what, I have to remember that even the smallest thing could make a big difference in my life and in the life of the planet.

My challenge to all of you: Go Vegetarian for Earth Day!
Research has shown that vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease, and they have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are. (
Going Veg for a day also gives you a great opportunity to open your taste buds to amazing new flavors!

Now it is your turn! What are you doing for Earth Day?