Now I regard myself as a recovering rancher. By sharing the personal story of how I came to this decision, I’m publicly shedding an identity. When I wrote “Ranch Diaries,” I wanted to believe that I was living my best possible life, empowering other female producers, encouraging youth in animal-based agriculture, and patiently explaining the benefits of humanely handled grassfed beef. After several years of distance from ranching and a transformative trip on foot back to the landscape I’d fled, I’ve gained a new perspective on raising and eating animals. And it is very different one: I no longer eat meat. ~ Laura Jean Schneider https://www.hcn.org/articles/food-i-used-to-raise-cattle-for-slaughter-now-i-refuse-to-eat-meat
Changing one action can save tons of trash. Check out the excellent series on the climate crisis by Vox and University of California, Irvine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qx2WFpNTPs
This is fun! Thanks LIVEKINDLY and Jessie J! ✨ https://www.livekindly.com/jessie-j-vegan-diet-lateish-show/
Today, I visited the green burial gravesite for a friend who will be buried tomorrow. Before she passed, she asked if I would dance at her celebration of life. I told her yes, as long as he’ll be there in spirit dancing with me. And so, we’ll be dancing together in the morning to Imagine by John Lennon. My heart is full.
15 Ridiculous Excuses People Have for Not Going Vegan and Our Responses This is awesome! Thanks, Ari Solomon. Link in comments.
Trevor Noah, you just keep making me love you! Recycling is NOT the answer. We've got to change our personal actions. Consume less and swap out plastic for glass or metal.
There is a limited amount of fresh water in the world, and it is stretched tighter every year. Yes, the human population is growing, but the main consumer (and waster and polluter of) fresh water is the animal agribusiness industry. If there was a massive dietary shift toward a plant-based diet (something that is beginning to happen, at least in most Western countries), we would reduce or eliminate many if not most of the world’s water problems. Thanks, Marla Rose and Vegan Street!
Last Sunday, I delivered a sermon(!) at our local Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains about aligning our actions with our values to radically reduce our individual carbon footprints. I hope you'll check it out. There's even a pic of me as an I mean business teen! ;-) https://www.allisonriverssamson.com/blog/what-you-can-do-about-the-climate-crisis
Today, we met at City Council Coffee for our next step: ideas for our @pwrcoalition PWR Pack. Thanks to Sharri Collum Wilson. It helps to talk with people who know how to sew! @yubasusan and I love that design Sharri came up with. It’s even simpler than what we were thinking, which will be easier to do at our inter-generational volunteer sewing party! Thank you, Sharri! 🙏🏼