Oat Milk Recipe & the Ever Evolving Adaptable Earth Activist

I became super into making my own nut milks. Soaked almonds and blended them every morning with some cinnamon and dates for smoothies, lattes, porridge, etc.

Then I learned that to grow only ONE almond it takes a whopping 1.1 gallons of water!

California, a state infamous for perpetual drought, produces 82% of the world’s almonds. So, I decided to use less plant milk in my life. When I wanted milk, I would make OAT MILK when in the US and only make almond milk when in Australia, where I could buy local Australian almonds.

Until I learned that Australian almonds are grown in drought-stricken Murray Valley! Damn!

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THE MERCAST to explore solutions to the CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Launching my podcast THE MERCAST to figure out how the hell we get out of this warming planet mess.

…I had already cancelled my mermaid retreats because I don’t yet know how to offset 10+ mermaids flying through the air burning nonrenewable fossil fuels, smashing carbon back into the atmosphere, and melting 32 square feet of arctic ice every 7000 mile flight / 10 hours in the air / roundtrip flight New York to London.

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Climate Panic? Learn 3 Simple Ways to REGENERATE the Planet

I really like Earth, so here’s my understanding of a few climate solutions that lifted my spirit immensely.

Basically the plan to help with the current climate emergency is two-fold. One, stop putting more carbon into the atmosphere by switching over to clean, renewable energy sources. Two, commodotize the carbon in the atmosphere and draw that shit back down to Earth. YES, possible and YES, happening.

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Even Though Recycling is a LIE - Why We Cannot Stop

The coverage of the recycling myth is to bring awareness & put pressure on the governments to clean up their act. We must keep recycling. In fact our recycling must be more pristine than ever, so that when Australia, when the US, when the collective “global north” finally decide to recycle domestically they will have warehouses full of immaculate resources ready to be made into recycled swimwear and running shoes.

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Targeting the Corporations Responsible for the #PlasticMonster

Greenpeace’s #PlasticMonster campaign is targeting multinational corporations because of the immensity of scale & diversity of their plastic packaging. These companies have invested billions in creating a range of packaging--so much of which is plastic--for the SAME products across different economic markets around the world.

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Vocab Lesson : Regerative > Sustainable


Use ‘regenerative’ instead of ‘sustainable’. Why? Sustainable practices, by definition, seek to maintain the same, whereas regenerative practices recognise that natural systems are currently impacted and it applies management techniques to restore the system to improved productivity. Is what we have right now working for humans and the planet? Is it worth sustaining? NO. So we need to redesign systems to be regenerative…

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Environmentalists Are Just Everyone Who Are Not Earth Rapists

How strange when people talk about ‘the environment.’ How odd that something we are so inextricably connected with can be discussed as separate from us. As if we do not breathe the atmosphere. Inhale and exhale like all the plants and the trees and the animals and insects. As if we do not require sunshine. As if the water we drink daily does not fall from the sky or well up from the earth. We speak of the environment as ‘an issue’ to debate, prioritising extraction and turning eyes off pollution...

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The Specifics on Our Problem with Plastic

Ingested microplastic particles can physically damage organs and leach hazardous chemicals. Plastics are a trifecta of toxic when it comes to leaching. They are made up of base ingredients, such as the infamous hormone-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). Then there are the chemicals that are added to the base plastic during production to give it various characteristics (hard, soft, malleable, translucent,etc)…

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The lack of transparency in the global recycling market is staggering.

Exporters often do not know the real fate of the materials they ship or have information on the environmental or social performance of reprocessing facilities. Many times what’s sent is not even recyclable and ends up in landfills and incinerators. Despite this, many global north countries still count exports towards recycling targets. Do you need to read that again?

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HOW Plastics are Making Us FAT, SICK, & INFERTILE

If you needed another reason to quit plastics, look no further. This is review of Dr. Anthony Jay’s Top 10 Ill Reproductive System Estrogenic Chemicals that our bodies are subjected to every day. Two of the ten are plastics. The health impacts are drastic, devastating, and long-lasting. Read sitting down, you may never be the same.

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