Category Archives: Food and Garden

Save The Planet. Go Veg!

Did you know that raising animals for food accounts for 18% of all greenhouse gases? That is more than all trucks and cars combined! (UN Climate Report, 2006) Being a vegetarian is the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming. Even cutting your meat consumption by half can make an enormous impact. Save the planet. Go Veg. Be Green.

PlantPure Nation Comes to Rochester

A plant-based diet has a lower carbon footprint than other diets. On September 27, the film “PlantPure Nation” is premiering in Rochester. We expect this film to bring about a quantum leap in the acceptance of a plant-based diet and its adoption by the mainstream, including health care providers and all sectors of our Rochester community. There will be free vegan refreshments and a lively Q&A after the film.

  • When:  Sunday, September 27, 2015. Two showings: at 1 PM and 4 PM. The 4 PM showing will be signed for the hearing impaired.
  • Where:  Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
  • More info:  You can purchase tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door. To learn more about the movie, visit the movie website.

Eco-Friendly Options To Cut Your Grass

Cut your grass with a push mower instead of a gas mower

The exercise is good for you. You won’t breathe the noxious exhaust fumes. You won’t have to pay for gas. The roller effect is good for the grass. And, instead of annoying your neighbors with that loud gas motor, you’ll serenade them with the sweet whirring blades.

Use a battery powered mower

Some comparative findings about battery-operated vs. gas mowers include that:

  • A gas mower produces the equivalent pollution to a car traveling at 50 mph.
  • The EPA reports that mowers are responsible for nearly 5% of the nation’s air pollution.
  • 800 million gallons of gasoline are used for lawn mowers in the US every year.
  • Gas-powered mowers send over 1,800 times the hydrocarbons into the atmosphere when compared to battery-powered mowers.
  • Over 17 million gallons of gas are spilled each year refueling lawn and garden equipment–more petroleum than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.