Can you believe we’re already half way through 2012? Crazy, right? I remember watching Sci Fi films in the 80s and thinking we’d all be zooming around in hovercraft by now. Oh well, we may not have cute, sparkly, silver jumpsuits just yet but thankfully the world is changing in some pretty special ways.
Have you seen this video making the rounds on Facebook? Philip Wollen on the ethics of eating meat. How awesome is he? I want to become BFFs with him and take him to parties and BBQs with me so when people ask me why I’m vegan, he can be all BOOM, there it is! And I can stand next to him, nodding and being all cool like: “mmhhmm, what he said.”
Seriously though, speeches like this restore my faith in humanity.
Also restoring my faith in humankind today? These sensationally sparkly ideas…
The super savvy Annette at Wellness WA came up with this fabulous challenge – to drink one green smoothie every day during July to boost your health and happiness. Read about it here and then check out the Green July Facebook page where you can sign up and swap recipes and ideas. I can’t wait to start experimenting with crazy new smoothies throughout the month, and there may even be a guest blog post involved! Stay tuned…
I love this idea not just because it doesn’t involve kissing champagne goodbye for a whole month (aka Dry July), but because everybody can do it and benefit from it – young, old, sick and healthy. And with all that extra energy you’ll have, why not try some fundraising of your own for a good cause? 🙂
Plastic Free July
Could you avoid buying disposable plastic for a whole month? CD cases, shampoo bottles, toothpaste tubes, take-away food containers, water bottles, biscuit packets, those little plastic bags in the fruit & veggie aisle… it’s pretty overwhelming, isn’t it?
Never fear, the amazing Em at Olive on Blonde is here to help! Check out Em’s inspiring Plastic Free July article here, sign up on the Plastic Free July Facebook page to swap recipes and ideas, and then read Em’s 5 Steps to be Plastic Free. I love this initiative for bringing our awareness to the amount of plastic we all consume every day. I’m not sure if I will manage to go completely plastic free for the entire month, but I hope to introduce new habits during July that will see me using less and less plastic every month into the future. If you have any tips and ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Are we all inspired yet? Go forth and hover, Earthlings! 🙂