Sustainability 6 results

Making Life a “little” harder….

Great video from a Doc in Canada.... A review of some of the science around how our typical days have shifted with technology and culture and the impact on our health. It is also a call to action about how to "Tweak your Week" and make small changes to improve your health. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's ...

For the Climates sake, we need to eat less meat ~

By Robbie Gonzalez If you believe in global warming, and that people should take measures to limit its destructive effects, then you should also believe in eating less meat. Not no meat, necesarily (nobody is demanding you become a vegetarian), but less meat. The reason for this is abundantly clear: Satisfying the world's appetite for meat contributes to global warming in a massive way. More massive than most people realize, according to a new report from the non-profit, ...

What’s good for you is good for the planet.

 By Jason Best America’s steady diet of red meat and junk food, and its rising popularity around the world, isn’t just killing off people—it’s strangling the planet. That’s the message at the heart of a study published this week in the journal Nature, in which researchers from the University of Minnesota examined the impact of global diet trends on public health in relation to their impact on climate change. While the notion “what’s good for you is ...

Should We All Become Vegans to Stave Off Climate Change?

By Jason Best If you have even an iota of an environmental conscience, the issue of global warming no doubt crosses your mind every time you, say, fill up your gas tank or get on an airplane. But what about when you order a cheeseburger? Even as worldwide demand for meat continues to grow, our collective carnivorousness is clobbering our climate—and most governments appear to be too chicken to do much about it. That’s the take away from a new report released by Chatham House, ...

Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell Team Up For ‘Let’s Move!’ Focus Group

Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign is now four years old, so the First Lady teamed up with actor/comic Will Ferrell to hold a "focus group" for kids to see how much they know about healthy living. Turns out, maybe they know a little more than candy-chomping Will Ferrell. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/michelle-obama-will-ferrell_n_4851014.html

EU could halve nitrogen output by eating less meat/dairy

The benefits of a plant-based diet extend well beyond personal health to the long term health of the planet. By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - People in the European Union, who according to a United Nations body eat way more protein than necessary, could prompt big cuts in nitrogen pollution if they halved their meat and dairy consumption, a U.N.-backed report said on Friday. Nitrogen is used in fertilizer to replace nutrients which are removed by soils during plant growth but excess ...