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It’s #EarthHour Once Again!

It’s #EarthHour Once Again!

It was March of 2016 when I stumbled across an event on social media.  It was called Earth Hour, and I was intrigued.  Then, when my family went for a drive, I saw it again on a digital billboard. “Earth Hour: Saturday March 29th!” “Wow,” I thought, “Why haven’t I heard about this before?” I typed in #EarthHour2016 on Twitter, and before my eyes, I saw a global movement.  All over the world, people were turning out their lights to…

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Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

There’s no doubt about it: the image above is disconcerting.  Even without knowing exactly what’s going on, we can observe fish swimming around—yes—an approaching cloud of blood. Knowing the facts behind this image will make you feel even more queasy. Let’s start from the beginning.  As I’m sure many of you know, I’m from the province of British Columbia, Canada.  Our province is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, and in particular, our coastal waters.  However, these waters also have a…

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Here’s Why I’m Having A Cow Over Beef

Here’s Why I’m Having A Cow Over Beef

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, this post may look familiar to you.  That’s because it’s based off of a post that I wrote two summers ago entitled “Moo-ve Over, Beef!”.  The original post was lost when I started AFTW 2.0, so I decided to update it and repost it. This post pains me to write.  Here’s the thing…I love hamburgers.  Love them, love them, love them! But this must be said.  Dramatic?  Maybe.  But bear with me…

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We Cannot Eat Money

We Cannot Eat Money

I love this saying. Think about it for a minute.  A dollar bill is nothing more than a piece of paper with someone’s face on it.  A coin is just a piece of metal with designs on it.  And yet, the two create this great, intangible thing that leads people to abandon those closest to them in the hope of making more and more and MORE.   Why do we spend our entire lives in pursuit of…nothing? It’s pretty stupid when…

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“Bee” careful!

“Bee” careful!

It may go unnoticed by most of us, but bees play a very important role in human survival.  In fact, we couldn’t survive without them! Believe me, I realize that bees can be very annoying.  They buzz around while you’re trying to eat, they sting, they chase people… Here are some examples of food that are pollinated by bees: Almonds Apples Apricots Tangerines Strawberries Blueberries Mangoes Kiwi Watermelon Pumpkins Onions Cucumber And don’t forget about honey!  Actually, one third of our global…

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