Eating meat doesn’t jive with my heart. I’ve watched all the documentaries like Cowspiracy, etc. I’ve read dozens of books on nutrition. I even studied to be a health coach. My heart and mind are vegan. My body is an omnivore. After...
What is gender equality, really? Everyone is probably tired of discussing a topic that has triggered baseless arguments and intellectual discourses alike. Yet, we continue to serve it on a plate for someone to define. Perhaps we are only waiting...
It’s that time of year, you’re probably jetting off somewhere nice checking out what’s happening elsewhere on the globe. There are tons of ways to travel greener, but sometimes you just want to go someplace and enjoy it —...
Microbeads could be in your body wash. But they’re probably all around you. What are microbeads? Tiny plastic particles that are max. 1 mm circumference that are used in certain cosmetics products such as toothpastes and face and body washes. They’re...
Being inspired by this NYTimes article, I thought: I need to do that. Yes, I’m somewhat of a conscious consumer but I have my moments of unconsciousness and the occasional plastic straw suddenly being hugged by my lips. We’re...
Why Environmental Education is Crucial for Improvement   Environmental education plays a key role in moving towards a better, greener world. Students will benefit from understanding how they can help drive change. But what are the key benefits of students learning...

CLEANSING

Written by Dr. Elizabeth Trattner Every few months, especially this time of year after two big holidays, I am inundated with calls from patients interested in doing some sort of cleanse or detox. Whether you ate too much matzo or...
"We have been socialized as women to compete with each other, and the cycle needs to end." - @nskbelanger (on Twitter) When Time magazine announced who their Person of the Year is, the public had very different reactions. Many were shocked,...
Where little green warriors are 'made'! Last week The Green School was the Green Hero of the Week, and for good reason!   The Green School in Bali is the top venue of its kind. The school champions a unique approach to...
In some places, when you use the word activist to describe a person, it has a rather cynical connotation. Many people avoid associating themselves with activists because for them, they always mean trouble. Being indifferent is not an attribute of...

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