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Best Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bars 4 Vegans

Best Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bars 4 Vegans

Chocolate Fever 4 Vegans There are so many chocolate bars on the market, but most are not vegan friendly. If you are lactose intolerant these chocolate bars are for you as well. Most supermarkets and confectionaries are loaded with chocolate products filled with dairy ingredients that […]

Sustainable Super Bowl Sunday

Sustainable Super Bowl Sunday

Entertaining on the nation’s biggest football event of the year is always exciting. Yes, we know watching the game, T.V. Commercials, and explosive half-time show is what Super Bowl Sunday is all about. Interesting enough, it’s also a day and celebration for foodies as well. […]

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

No matter where I hear this song somehow it gets me into the holiday spirit. Although living in Florida we can only dream of a winter wonderland. Just in case it does get cold here in Florida or you happen to live or visit apart of a region of North America where it is snowing, this post is exactly for you. We have found several items that we think are the best at comforting and warming our bodies up. Staying in on a nice winter cozy night is what we all live for during this time of the year. We hope you will purchase some of these items to try either from your local grocer or on our online market that OPENS December 26th. Happy Winter!

 

Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

It’s never easy finding holiday decor items that are produced with materials that are safe for our ecosystem. Numerous holiday items that we have encountered in the past are made in cities around the world that not at all eco-friendly. We have selected a few […]

Amazon GO is America’s New Market Without NO Checkout Lanes!

Amazon GO is America’s New Market Without NO Checkout Lanes!

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]orking in the supermarket industry for years I can tell you from first hand experience that most consumers hate standing in lines at crowded supermarkets. I don’t care how much they love a brand or product, no one loves standing in lane for long periods […]

Will Ivanka Trump Be The Next Climate Change Superhero?

Will Ivanka Trump Be The Next Climate Change Superhero?

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President-elect Trump has clearly made his point on what he thinks about climate change. Unfortunately, even after the election when so many have spoken out about the negative affects of climate change, Trump continues to simply ignore global warming. Although it seems Trump will not change his thoughts on Global Warming his daughter Ivanka seems to care about our environmental issues just a tad. According to a report by Politico, Ivanka Trump is exploring ways to use her new spotlight and position to advocate the fight against global warming.

This all sounds great, but it seems to me there hasn’t been any real proof that Ivanka has been seriously thinking about being a champion of climate change. Numerous environmentalists across America are hoping this not so sure information is true, then again having hope is not such a bad thing whether its or not.

I think a great deal of what some eco-conscious consumers are hoping is that Trump’s daughter will inspire the new president-elect to take another look at some of the environmental issues. Maybe Ivanka can persuade Trump to use some federal funding to keep clean energy technology on the right path.

I am dreaming nicely, but there is an issue that could prohibit Mr.Trump from dealing with green issues and that’s his promise to reactivate the cool industry to its full potential like decades ago. The problem with that is coal isn’t necessary clean energy and other countries our experiencing these issues at a degrading level such as New Delhi & China with almost zero visibility in some parts. This is the real reason in America we have numerous regulations on the coal industry, because of dangerous situations that can escalate to this point. No one is against the energy industry, but it’s definitely time to seek out other forms of energy that is safe and non-toxic for our ecosystem. Unfortunately, we don’t see Donald Trump looking at this way as much as he is looking at the countless dollars and the praise he will get if he is successful at bringing the coal industry back to life.

In America, we are lucky in so many ways environmentally, but others not so and this is hopefully where Ivanka will become a champion. We are facing issues like citizens in Flint, Michigan drinking toxic water and guacamole-like water conditions have appeared along the East coat of Florida. Now, whether or not the water has something to do with climate change is another conversation for another time, but we are experiencing environmental issues that have put a dent into citizens lifestyles. All we can do is cross our fingers that Ivanka Trump will fight for what’s right and stand up for issues that her soon to be President of the United States of America lacks.

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

The frustration of finding gifts for your eco friends and family members have come to an end by visiting the Bambeco online store. The idea of Bambeco came from co-founder Susan Aplin while standing on a dramatically receding glacier in the wilds of Alaska. We are so excited to […]

OneRepublic New Song “Kids” ROCKS!

OneRepublic New Song “Kids” ROCKS!

OneRepublic just never fails to release music that is just so darn good. I have been a super fan ever since the track Apologize from their album Dreaming out Loud released in 2007. Recently, OneRepublic just released their latest album “Oh My My” featuring my current […]

Fun Friday: Cadillac 2017 CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID

Fun Friday: Cadillac 2017 CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID

There was a time when the terms luxury and eco couldn’t stand to be in the same room, but Cadillac has changed that for good. Next year the American luxury brand will release their new hybrid sedan CT6 Plug-In Hybrid. In the past, I really think consumers were sort of turned off by the term hybrid because of the lack of knowledge or the assumption these cars couldn’t fall into the performance category. Which in the beginning might have been a very true inference, but hybrids have come a very long way since the very first Toyota Prius.  Years ago luxury brands never even thought to become apart of the hybrid auto market, but as years go by consumers are getting more educated about emissions & climate change. Professional Millennials for the most part are wanting the best of both worlds in cars luxury & eco-friendly and with the release of the CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID Cadillac just might be on to something golden.

The CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID will go from 0 to 60 in about 5.2 seconds with 335 hp, now that’s pretty impressive for a car of its size. Cadillac estimates the total range of driving miles is about 400 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas, including the brands estimated 30 miles of electric range. In my opinion, these are some pretty good numbers since we are talking about a luxury sedan with an impressive amount of power. Now I’m sure the big question is how is this wonderful driving machine powered? There is a 18.4 kWh Lithium Ion battery and an enhanced variable transmission (EVT), which Cadillac states it combines responsive performance, precision engineering and one of the world’s most advanced hybrid systems. This all sounds great, but what I think is ground-breaking about the CT6 Hybrid is Lithium Ion battery can be partially charged through automatic regenerative braking that recaptures and stores energy normally lost during braking and coasting. Now that is what I call innovative technology at its very best. I can’t wait to see this cool American eco luxury car up close. Cadillac’s CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID is set to release in Spring 2017, MSRP starting at $75,095.

Trump & The Eco Community

Trump & The Eco Community

OUR OPEN LETTER One of my main concerns about the new president-elect is where does the eco community stand in a storm of numerous issues. I have to say I was really said that neither of the candidates went into details as to what we […]