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Celebrate Veganuary by Going Meatless for 30 days

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Interested in trying a diet change, taking significant action for animal compassion, or helping protect the environment—or all three? Consider going meatless or taking part in the Veganuary pledge this January.

Struggling with Gift Shopping? Down to Earth Can Help!

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Down to Earth stores are a great place to find presents for everyone on your list, including coworkers, mainland family & friends, foodies, and those hard-to-shop-for types!

All Natural & Vegetarian Supplements- Any Way You Like Them

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Some studies show that as many as 40% of adults have difficulty swallowing pills. If taking supplements in tablet or capsule form is unpleasant for you, don’t be discouraged!

Ensure a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving with These Tips

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Let the Thanksgiving celebrations begin! Whether you participate with a traditional feast with the whole ‘ohana, don’t celebrate at all, or have created your own unique way to observe the holiday- here’s some easy tips for staying healthy and having no regrets at the end of next week.

CBD Benefits Explained

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CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD can be derived from the hemp plant. The hemp plant is a close relative of the marijuana plant but aren't the same.

5 Reasons Why People Go Vegan

| Environment & Sustainability, | Healthy Eating, | Innocent Animals
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If you asked for vegan food at a restaurant 20, 10, or even five years ago, you’d be met with an eyeroll or confusion. Fast forward to now, and times have definitely changed. Hawaii has been found to be the most vegan-friendly state, with the highest number of fully vegan restaurants per capita of anywhere in the country. Preventing the exploitation of animals used to be the primary reason for going vegan; however, today the health and environmental impacts are also leading people towards eating a plant-based diet.

Get to Know Your Grains - the Best, the Worst, & Why It Matters

| Health & Wellness
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You’ve probably heard that you should eat lots of whole grains and we agree—but not all grains are in the same class. Read on to find out how many servings of grains you should be striving for in your daily diet, and just as importantly, which ones.

How to Observe Fair Trade Month All Year

| Environment & Sustainability
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The idea of fair trade can be summarized as a global movement to trade based on partnership, instead of exploitation. Fair trade protects prices for farmers and workers and provides clean, fair, and good working conditions for all. It was started by a woman named Edna Ruth Byler in 1946 in Puerto Rico who began importing needlecrafts from low-income women in South America.

Go Non-GMO with Down to Earth & Ko Farms

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October is Non-GMO Month and Down to Earth loves to support non-genetically modified products. Shop our stores and support brands and farmers that are dedicated to organic, sustainable, and non-GMO production, like Ko Farms in Palolo.

World Vegetarian Day

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Each year on October 1st, we get to celebrate World Vegetarian Day! The North American Vegetarian Society created this day back in 1977, and we’ve been promoting the joy, compassion, and life-enhancing benefits of vegetarianism ever since. Vegetarianism has grown in popularity over the years, and for good reason. The health, environmental, and ethical benefits are proven.