What Goes Down the Drain Shouldn’t Be Out of Sight, Out of Mind

I’ve known for year that Sodium laureth sulfate was in most bath products we buy. I’ve known that it’s been proven to cause cancer, organ-system toxicity, and irritation. But I never thought about how devastating it is to our environment & waterways after it washes down the drain.

Check your bottles of soap, shampoo, body wash, +++ and see how common it is. Then, never buy products with it again. Ever.

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Check out this site for detailed information regarding your health and how this chemical can harm you: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=288

Tell LEGO to dump Shell from trying to clean up its image with our kids

imageIf Shell could, it would drill for oil on every corner of the globe. So more than 5 million people have joined together to stop Shell from endangering one of the last pristine places on Earth: the fragile Arctic. Those who have acted know what this place represents, and understand that to save the planet and save the Arctic is to save us all.Shell is using Lego to clean up its image for dirty oil drilling. Tell Lego to cut ties with Shell and save the Arctic

Darren’s On The Move: Toronto à Lille 2014 – 2015

Darren’s Got Some News from Darren Donahue on Vimeo.

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Alberta’s Tar Sands vs. Our Fresh Water. The most important 3 minutes you’ll spend all week.

Animated sequences from the feature documentary H2Oil explain, in a nutshell, the issues and problems associated with oil/tar sands production in Canada.

Two Canadian News Stories That Should Be Getting More Headlines Than How Many Medals We Won in Sochi

In the past two days I read the following news stories from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CTV news respectively:

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While I don’t discredit the excitement of the Olympic Games, I just find it devastating to hear Olympic talk absolutely all day in every social media platform, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about the fact that:

  • Alberta’s tar sands are leaking into our ecosystems and poisoning our water. While environmentalists have been saying this for years, a federal study has just confirmed it (glad the feds had to spend our tax money to prove the obvious).
  • our Conservative government under prime minister stephen harper (I have so much loathing for him that I can’t even capitalize his name) seeks to devastate more natural habitat for more oil & gas.

…boreal forest used to live here

Today I Fell In Love With A Well-Spoken Canadian Olympic Snowboarder

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At the end of an Olympic Athlete media question period, Canadian Olympic snowboarder Michael Lambert said: “Really? No controversial questions?”

His following words question whether we really should be holding the Olympic Games as they are now. Why do we need to spend billions to create entirely new venues, buildings, etc. for a sporting event that is merely a matter of days in length? With all the need for development in the world, this seems utterly wasteful.

A perfect Games isn’t someone who blows the budget through the roof for no reason, has people suffer, shuts people up. How is that a perfect Games? Spends ungodly amounts of money and then we are all going to watch it rot over the next 10 years.” Michael Lambert.

Michael LAMBERT

Quotes from Canada.com News

“You Will Never Forget…….” Fateless

There are some movies that sit on my shelf for a while because I need to gather up courage to watch them. Fateless is one of those films.

FatelessBased on the Nobel Prize-winning autobiographical novel Fatelessness by Imre Kertész, the film follows little 14-year-old György on a journey we wished had never happened.

It’s a beautiful film with some gorgeous cinematography and a few storyline twists that are as beautiful as they are haunting.

I’m more excited than ever to return to the streets of Budapest to find the same streets of György’s memories……

Watch the trailer below.