Plastic. Is. Everywhere. From grocery bags to water bottles to food packaging, it’s impossible to avoid and nearly 300 millions tons of it is produced each year. We can cut down on our personal consumption by using reusable items, but what happens to that bottle or that take-out container that you tossed into the recycling bin? Can we prevent it from just turning into more plastic?
Occupying the 10th position, the rooster – the only bird included in the Chinese Zodiac – is known to be observant, hardworking, resourceful, and punctual. That’s why, we’re celebrating the Year of the Rooster (and chicks, and pullets, and hens)!
For many of us, the holidays are a time of joy, stirring up memories of celebrating with dear friends and family while sipping hot drinks and eating delicious food. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone and in this contentious time, many may be feeling extra alone. In this season focused on gratitude and love, it is worth taking the extra step to bring joy into someone’s life, especially if they are struggling.
Crunchy leaves, shorter days and colder temperatures conjure up images of cozy sweaters, fuzzy mittens and being bundled in scarves. Unfortunately, many of the items that keep us warm are made with wool, a fiber taken from animals such as sheep, goats and rabbits.
The days are getting shorter and the air is getting crisper, which means it’s time for back to school! While we think every creature is amazing in their own way, there are a few with extra special talents. In honor of the academic pursuit, here are some animals that make it onto Mother Nature’s honor roll: