Take-away coffee cup lids are made of POLYSTYRENE!! This is plastic #6 and is known to LEACH STYRENE, the newest member on the US List of CARCINOGENS. If you forget your own cup, you can always go #toplessforthesea and skip the dose of chemicals.Read More
Tired of soaking up those balmy summer nights, only to suddenly interrupted by mosquitos. Now, no more reason to run for cover, or feel the need to engulf yourself in a cloud full of deet. Here’s a fresh and easy recipe to keep all those creepy crawlers away. Enjoy!Read More
My time spent with Conscious Ground Organics, an amazing regenerative agriculture school, learning a bit about holistic farm management, the epic carbon sequestration powers of soil, and connecting with beautiful souls bursting with nature knowledge.
AND I finally have access to a nice big hot wet filthy compost. So I can test all the “combustible” materials!Read More
Fresh, delicious, gluten-free, raw, vegan, and use organic ingredients to round it off.
Requires at 12 hours to activate the nuts. Takes 10 minutes to prep ingredients. 3 hours to set in the freezer.Read More
I made a comment on facebook that “The youth are rising to the solve the disasters left by their elders.” When I shared the news that a 17 year old had invented a solution to microplastics in the ocean.
Comments by two individuals took offence and I found it really interesting. Here are the comments, followed by my thoughts.Read More
Craving a fresh summer recipe, straight from the garden? My favorite kind of pasta simply grows from the ground! Leave your “BUSY” mindset at the door and take the time to treat yourself to from freshness straight from the earth.Read More
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!Read More
Here is my JULY JAR.
This jar can serve ANY purpose this month.
Don’t be fooled by the green-washed pseudo-sustainability marketing out there that tells you to get all new STUFF for your zero-waste, low-impact lifestyle. NAH.
You don’t need NEW stuff to live simply.Read More
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.Read More
Tired of having to use cover your head with harmful chemicals and plastic every time you want color your hair888 . Look no further. Sprinkle a little sunshine on your life with this Turmeric Plastic-Free hair dye.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This is privelege.
Showing up to witness the trash and being able to leave. Knowing the mounds and piles of plastic have been shipped over to clutter the children’s path to school, to cover the donkey’s grazing ground, to be picked through and burned.Read More
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.Read More
SAVVY yourself to BULLSHI!T GREENWASHING WORDS…
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…Read More
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...Read More
a poem.Read More
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)…Read More
In 2021 you will not be able to buy sunscreen on Hawaii made with oxybenzone. The toxic chemicals that harm our bodies and are killing the coral reef.Read More