15 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Go Vegetarian

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So you think you want to be a vegetarian? Thank you for  considering it! Based on my experiences and the experiences of others every item on this list is definitely true.

Also, in the past we’ve used The Simpsons to help illustrate our points. This time we’re going with Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks animated series instead. We did our best to stay away from season 4 out of solidarity. Here we go! Continue reading

The Story of Microfibers Will Make You Look At Your Laundry Differently

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The makers of the landmark short film Story of Stuff now bring us The Story of Microfibers. This film takes a look at the lifecycle of synthetic fabrics like polyester.

“Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.”

Check out The Story of Microfibers and take action by signing this Stop Microfiber Plastic Pollution petition!

When A Trip To The Bronx Zoo Takes An Unusual Turn

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Years ago my older sister Natalie thought it would be a good idea to take a young relative to The Bronx Zoo. It’s the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. and among the largest in the world. We met up with our cousin’s then-fiancee, Kim, and took a very long bus ride from the edge of Queens, NY all the way up to The Bronx.
 
We had snacks and games but the little boy, who may be on the autism spectrum, got irritable on the long bus ride. When we finally arrived at the zoo of all zoos as promised we thought he would calm down. And he did. He was so calm he was bored.

GZA Discusses Being A Vegetarian

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As if you needed more reasons to like Wu Tang Clan’s GZA here’s a video where he talks about being a vegetarian. Adding even more cool points he gives an extended quote from the lyrics of Boogie Down Production’s “Beef”. If you don’t know “Beef” is a classic that we posted the lyrics to here.

Photo Credit: By Mika-photography via Wikimedia Commons