Monday, August 23, 2010

Bottled Water - Good or Bad?

Bottled Water Battle

This is an interesting article on the bottled water industry. Apparently, in California, there are water restrictions on everyone but the bottled water companies. These companies are not accountable to report the amount of water they take from the ground.

I truly believe that the whole industry is a scam and should be banned or, at least regulated. They're selling nothing but snake oil. For the most part, you're getting tap water for $1.50 a bottle and each bottle you buy is as contribution to a growing pollution and garbage problem.

Not to mention, the bottle you're drinking out of may or may not cause cancer, depending on who you believe.

Anyway - Check it out.

Bottled Water Battle

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Without Oil

Hey Everybody - August 21 and 22 is 'Weekend Without Oil'!

Read more here and sign the pledge.

Weekend Without Oil

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NHL Hockey Vegan, Georges Laraque, Retires

Recently, Vegan NHL hockey player Georges Laraque of the Montreal Canadiens decided to hang up the skates and retire. There is more to life than hockey, he says, and has an extremely ambitious agenda in front of him.

Here's a portion of his farewell to hockey post on his blog.

Hi everyone,

Well, this day had to come eventually. It was impossible for me to predict how it would happen or even how I would feel. You always hope that it is a decision that is made on your own terms. After a long 12-year hockey career, 695 NHL games, I'm officially announcing my retirement. To a lot of you, it comes as a surprise considering that I'm only 33 years old, but here are all the reasons why I made this decision.

As you know, during my first year with the Canadiens, I developed two herniated disks on my back. It was truly the first time in my career I had to deal with an injury this serious, but, frankly, after 10 years of fighting and hitting, it's not surprising. When I got the diagnosis, I remember one doctor suggesting surgery to fuse my vertebrae in order to fix my problem. At age 31, I didn't think it was such a good idea to have doctors play with nerves on my back. So I took cortisone shots and pills and played through it. Nevertheless, I was never the same. Last year, when I was released by the team in January, I got a chance to heal up and was determined to come back in the NHL or even to play in Europe, but two major events made me do otherwise. First, I met my buddy Nick Brusatore, the inventor and co-founder of TERRASPHERE. He pretty much convinced me to join his company. For me, it wasn't a hard decision to make because that technology will save the world and being able to work on a project that would make such a difference in the world we live in was something I had always dreamed of. If you want more info about this new technology, go to my website. You will find a whole section on it. The second reason is that, while I was training for my comeback, my back started hurting again and to me, that's a real red flag. Do I want to risk playing another year or two and end up being paralyzed? I do like hockey, but not to that extent. Health is much more important and the prospect of ending up in a wheelchair did not appeal to me. At the same time, the TERRASPHERE opportunity presented itself and since I’ve always believed everything happens for a reason, the timing was perfect. It was time for me to move on and be part of something that would change the world.

Read the rest of the post here.

Vegetarian Athletes Ready to Run for the Lives of Animals

Vegetarian Athletes Ready to Run for the Lives of Animals

Philadelphia, Pa., August 18—Team Vegan Philly, a group of vegan and vegetarian

athletes from the Greater Philadelphia region, will be running in the

Philadelphia Marathon for the third year in a row on November 20 and 21.

The group will be raising money for outreach efforts being done by the Humane

League of Philadelphia. Team Vegan Philly also hopes to raise awareness of the

benefits to both animals and people of leading a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Members of Team Vegan Philly will run the marathon, half-marathon, or 8K race.

Runners will train through group runs and discuss nutrition tips to prepare for

the races.

“We welcome all runners—from novices to professionals,” says Humane League

Director Nick Cooney. “We’re a group of vegans and vegetarians that want to have

fun running while raising money to benefit the lives of animals.”

The Humane League is a Philadelphia-based non-profit animal protection

organization that strives to create a more compassionate world for animals

through education, campaigns and rescue.

The group is still looking for interested participants to join Team Vegan

Philly. For more information or to register, visit