My heart has always guided me towards the natural world and for years I have known that my calling is to protect, love and conserve the very earth that gives us life. For a long time it felt that the 'environment' was only something a few people would talk about protecting. But in recent years, it excites me to say that it has become a strong growing movement to live sustainably + try + slow down the speed of global warming. I know that there are so many people out there who would like to know more about how we can do our bit, so here are 3 simple tips for today:
1. When washing clothes, combine smaller washes into one and only wash when you have a full load. Use the economy cycle, if your machine has one. Purchase eco friendly washing powder, this is kinder to your skin + the earth and doesn't contaminate our water the way many other mainstream washing powders do. Try and wash synthetic clothes as little as possible...as these materials will release harmful microfibres into our waterways which ultimately means that tiny weeny pieces of plastics end up in our drinking water.
2. Compost all food waste - This is very easy to do and doesn't get enough attention. If you can have a compost bin in your garden then thats ideal but if not, for those of you with compost bins from council, make sure that ANY food scraps go into your compost bin. If we put left over food in the general waste bin that then goes to landfill and is not in the right environment to break down as there is no oxygen, toxic gases such as methane are released, and this contributes hugely to global warming. .
3. Always carry spare shopping bags in your handbag or in your car. You never know when you might buy something and accepting plastic bags is always a NO NO. If the shop assistant tries to give you a plastic bag, smile and say, "Far too many plastic bags on the earth, no thank you :)". ✌️🙌😊 #tips#change#habits#slowliving#environment#greenliving#purpose#sustainability#compost#clothes#plastic#environment#sustainableliving#lifestyle#movement#globalwarming#environmentalist#consciousliving#byronbay#australia#chile
The problem is, is that we have manipulated each other over the many years that humans NEED to drink the breast milk of a lactating Mother Cow. We have been minipulated in believing we HAVE to eat animals products in order to survive, thrive and get all of our nutrients. If I told you that you've been lied to thie entries life, would it change the way you eat? The Animal Agriculture businesses PAY companies to brain wash us into believing we NEED to consume these things. In return, Pharmaceutical companies bank off of the sick people that consume these animal products.
These are multi BILLION dollar industries! They have money to advertise, to brain wash, to manipulate you into actually believing you need animal products to survive.
It's about MONEY, not about YOU. They don't actually care about you or your health and well being. They want your money and will go to any great lengths to manipulate you into believing everything they tell you.
Even science backs up a plant based lifestyle, saying it'll be the best choice humans could make for their existence and Earth.
If you took time out to do your own research, read, get info from accredited resources like I and many others like me did, guy will see the huge vegan community that spills the truth behind our health, Earth, animals and our resources.
If you never had to be apart of animal cruelty to other living beings, if you never had to worry about your health, the environment and Inouye resources that WE really need, wouldn't you choose vegan/plant based?
We are running out of options and time. Our planet is declining at record rate. Important animals, sea life and plant life are going extinct. These creatures play a huge role in our planet's BALANCE! Without everything here, there is no us. We will surely follow the terrible agony eventually.
💛Thank you to the team from @jupiterlightz for a very lovely afternoon of tea & teaching us all about energy saving LED lights. I am so loving the lights in my living room & balcony right now!
Visit Jupiter Lightz showroom, a Singaporean based company or call to enquire if you need energy saving & gorgeous lights! 🌟together, let’s save the earth, reduce cost & beautify your homes ❤️🌏 switch off lights when not in use! It’s not just for us we are doing this for our children, and our children’s children.....💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Love these pictures taken by jo.💚 Xoxo Lorraine
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Egg Mother - Day 171&172
"Egg Mother" is my performance art piece symbolizing the amount of abuse and suffering experienced by female chickens in the egg industry.
For the entire lifespan of a chicken, I will take time to create an egg out of clay every day, no matter the day, to mourn the female chickens who are unnaturally forced to lay one egg a day, putting a tremendous amount of strain on their bodies.
For a female chicken, the average number of eggs laid (naturally) would be about 15 per year, and she would live to be about 8-10 years old. In the egg industry, female chickens are forced to lay an egg every day until their bodies give out from the exhaustion at 1-2 years, when they are then taken to slaughter for meat. By taking away eggs from a hen’s nest, she instinctually must produce another one, which becomes very hard on her body.
The conditions egg-laying chickens live in are some of the most cruel in animal agriculture. The typical cage is so small that they don't have room to stand up, turn around, or groom themselves, which becomes very frustrating as they go against their natural instincts. The cages are stacked on top of each other so that the chickens relieve themselves onto each other, while still being unable to clean themselves. The eggs fall through the bars of the cages to be collected. Free-range and cage-free are no better because they are often just grouped in larger spaces with more chickens, where they must climb on top of each other with no real room to move.
Some people believe that buying local or organic eggs from smaller farms or backyard chickens is humane, however the chicken is still usually forced to produce an extreme and unnatural amount of eggs, thus putting unnecessary abuse on her body and probably shortening her life.
Although this piece focuses on the life of female chickens, it should be noted that a frequent practice in the industry is the grinding up of male chicks alive in machines similar to wood chippers after they hatch. Because they don't lay eggs, it doesn't make much economical sense to keep the male chicks alive.
Eggs (as well as all animal products) are unnecessary, unhealthy, replaceable, and never humane.