Friday, October 19, 2018

Feel Good Friday - One Green Planet

If you've read about the recent UN report on climate change, you know we all need to do our part for the environment. That's why today's Feel Good Friday organization is One Green Planet.

One Green Planet is "your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet." As they explain on their website, their goal "is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet."

Co-founded by Nil Zacharias and Preeta Sinha, this publishing platform has over 6 million unique visitors every month. Content focuses on sustainable food, animal welfare issues, environmental protection, natural health and cruelty-free/green living. This is the place to go if you want to know how to recycle your clothes, how to bake vegan pumpkin pie, and why sloth bears are the cutest.

Their two current campaigns are #EatForThePlanet and #CrushPlastic. Eat for the Planet is a book that advocates a plant-based diet as a way to minimize the impact of climate change. You can find plenty of vegan recipes on the One Green Planet website. They're sorted by meal type, seasons and holidays to help you find what you're looking for.

Crush Plastic provides tips on how to take action in our daily lives to eliminate plastic waste. Only 22% of the 300 million tons of plastic produced around the globe every year gets recycled and 50% of sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs. We can all help reduce the amount of plastic going into the oceans by bringing our reusable bags, coffee cups and water bottles with us when we go out. Lesser used tips include switching to bar soap, using mason jars for food storage and avoiding microbeads in face and body wash.

You can keep up with all the news and tips by subscribing to the newsletter, downloading the food monster app and staying in the social media loop by liking the Facebook page and following them on Twitter @OneGreenPlanet.

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