Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Green The World Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Along with getting my sign up on my building finally, I will be having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony sponsored by The Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce. The Ribbon Cutting will be held on Wednesday, October 15th at 4:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a demo provided by our Local "Bubble and Bee" organics. I invite all my customers, family, and friends to come to the "Official" opening of Green The World. Thanks

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good Morning, this is my first attempt at blogging so bear with me. I would love to have imput from anyone but for today I am attaching some information I found interesting. One of the top 10 things a person can do in an attempt to go green is to eat vegetarian at least once a week. I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years and I am about 95% vegan for a little more than a year. As you will read in the article I am attaching, by doing so will decrease your carbon footprint.

BERLIN (AFP) - Giving up meat could drastically reduce your carbon footprint, with meat-eaters' diets responsible for almost twice the emissions of those of vegetarians, a German study said on Tuesday.
A diet with meat is responsible for producing in a year the same amount of greenhouse gases as driving a mid-sized car 4,758 kilometres (2,956 miles), the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOeW) said.
But the food a vegetarian consumes in 12 months is responsible for generating the same emissions as driving 2,427 kilometres, the IOeW said in a study commissioned by independent consumer protection group Foodwatch.
The calculations are based on emissions of greenhouse gases, including methane produced by the animals themselves, as well as emissions from food production including manufacturing feed and fertiliser and the use of farmland.
Going vegan -- giving up meat and dairy products -- would cut the emissions released in making what you eat more than seven-fold, to the equivalent of driving 629 kilometres, it said.
And if it is all organic, your food footprint is almost a 17th of that of a meat-eater -- the equivalent of driving 281 kilometres.
Beef is particularly environmentally unfriendly, it said, with producing a kilo (2.2 pounds) the same as driving 71 kilometres compared with 26 kilometres for pork.
Switching to organic farming can cut emissions dramatically, "but what counts is the way we feed ourselves ... production and consumption first and foremost of beef and milk must be cut drastically," the study said.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Blog & Sign Grand Opening...Thanks for Visiting! Beth

we are official, we now have a beautiful sign!