We don’t want to be that stereotypical person who lectures others on the benefits of freeganism so we often make compromises on our desires to be more sustainable. But what if we didn’t have to? What if there were ways to go “gung-ho” green without succumbing to the stereotype or alienating your friends and neighbors?
Serving nearly three million students daily, new city alliance continues to improve quality of school meals
The Urban School Food Alliance (The Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools. The Alliance is taking action to protect the future of students.
Serving nearly 2.9 million students daily, Alliance members procure more than $550 million in food and supplies annually. The coalition aims to use its joint purchasing power and influence to help drive down nationwide costs, while setting higher standards for the quality of food served in its schools. The Alliance seeks to ensure that students receive the highest quality meals and that exceed minimum United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
Donation Part of Dinant's Successful Tapir Breeding Program
Cristina - a Tapir born and raised at Dinant's Center for Wildlife Conservation at Farallones in Honduras – has moved to a new home at Houston Zoo to become a Wildlife Ambassador of Honduras. Part of Corporacion Dinant's highly successful endangered indigenous species breeding program – which includes jaguars, red macaw, white tail deer and green iguana, many of which are released into the wild – Cristina left Honduras last week under the close supervision of Dinant's resident biologist, Olvin Andino, who flew with her from San Pedro Sula to Houston.
Fruit Punch Tea and Berry Tasty Tea are the latest additions to Big Time Tea’s Little Me Tea product line. Each new flavor offers an exciting fresh fruit taste, while keeping the same healthy tea + fruits + veggies formula. Fruit Punch Tea includes healthy organic cherry juice and is a fruity punch of flavor. Berry Tasty Tea adds super-fruit blueberry juice and the addition of a third vegetable, beet juice, for a super burst of berry goodness. “Little Me Tea’s acceptance in the marketplace has been phenomenal. Parents love the healthfulness of this product and kids love the taste. With the addition of Fruit Punch Tea and Berry Tasty Tea, we’re adding two more great-tasting, low sugar teas to our line and giving kids more options to get healthy,” stated founder, Melinda Hicks.
Eco-tourism is recently becoming popular as a new way of experiencing the world on vacation. It promotes both sustainable as well as responsible travel where one is constantly aware of the impact that his/her lifestyle is having on the world around them. On an eco-friendly vacation, one would visit an area where there is a pronounced influence of the locals, like traveling in Indian jungle.
Eco-tourism has many advantages, not just for the person who is traveling but the environment and the planet too. Here is how everybody wins through eco-tourism.