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SoFreshAndSoGreen Will Be On Hiatus For Now

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Hello friends,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I am sorry about that but I think it’s something that needed to happen. Since my father died last year it has become a priority for me to practice some self-care. I admit that’s not my strong point. Rushing around to be on time for appointments, taking care of others and things more than I take care of myself, and dealing with the weight of my new reality have led me to injury.

I sprained my ankle and injured the other in a bad fall a week ago. Pushing myself has made things worse and I’m now forced to, not just slow down, but stop completely in many ways.

Suddenly I need to reassess my surroundings more. I’m having to ask myself questions like if I can’t walk are the things around me the things I actually need the most? If not why the hell do I have all this other stuff instead? How could I have put off so many things that I now need done and cannot do? What is the balance I need to it that this never happens again? Have I cultivated relationships that include and allow people that will literally help me when I have fallen?

These are questions of environment on a more personal level that also include myself and my own inner world. I’m going to need more time than I knew to get things in order to run this site the way it needs to be run so it can be the true asset to you and I that I know it can be.

So SoFreshAndSoGreen.com will be on hiatus for the time being. Sure, I may pop up for Earth Day to tell you how silly its typical rituals have become in the face of the catastrophe that is potential drought in 36 states in the U.S. this year, a revolting president who played golf with Tiger Woods during one of the largest environmental protests, and the disaster that is Canada’s tar sands Keystone XL pipeline. But I don’t know that I will be able to do this consistently for a while.

I’ll still be around on the SFSG Facebook Page for now even though pay to promote is abhorrent. And SoFresh will get our Tumblr and our Pinterest up and running at some point. Getting information that empowers you to be more green out to you is still important to me, but for now, on this, World Water Day, SoFresh is on officially hiatus.

Love Always,
Madam Toussaint

Welcome Back To So Fresh and So Green!

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Hey everybody, Happy New Year, welcome back to the new So Fresh And So Green, and shoutout to the late Ron Palillo. Last year was a year of challenges for me and I’d like to thank everybody who helped me out and sent their kind wishes after my father died last year. I struggled with coming back to So Fresh and So Green. I needed time. My father and I were very close and after he died not only did I have a lot of work to do but I had to adjust to the fact that my world and my worldview had changed. My voice changed. Continue reading

VIDEO: Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Spill And The Destruction It Caused

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While politicians are looking to support the Keystone XL pipeline and regular people seem indifferent or excited about jobs, the Kalamazoo River in Michigan is still undergoing a tar sands pipeline spill cleanup from 2010. The people who live near the river tells their stories about young children vomiting black substances, business still not recovering from having to shut down for 3 months, and job creation only for those who have to clean up the spill after the pipeline burst devastated their communities.

They ask you to remember it’s not a question of will the pipeline burst but when.


Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane, Gulf of Mexico

Is The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Dead Or Alive?

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Nearly two weeks ago, the Obama administration denied a permit to TransCanada for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas. The outcome could not have been better for the environmental community, as Bill McKibben– mastermind behind the long string of protests in Washington– praised Obama for his decision. Everything seemed to be going well, until the Senate GOP gave it another crack. Continue reading

VIDEO: 350.org Director Bill McKibben Does The Colbert Report

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“You’re looking at the glass as half empty. I’m saying the glass is half full…of carbon.” -Stephen Colbert

Description: Co-founder and director of 350.org Bill McKibben explains why the Keystone XL pipeline will mean “game over” for the climate. I’m glad Colbert pressed him on being a hypocrite for driving or riding in planes to get to the show. It’s something environmentalists have to address…and McKibben did. Continue reading