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Plant-Based Diets: Current Research Supports its Vast Health Benefits

Photo: Veggie Kebabs

How many people do you know are enjoying plant-based diets? Plant-based diets (PBD) have continued to gain popularity and awareness over the past few years.

Switching to a Greener Lifestyle for Earth Day

Photo: Cabbage Growing in a Field

Earth Day is a good time to jumpstart a more eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle. Here are a few switches you can make to establish a greener way of living:

Lighten Your Footprint: Eat Local, Fresh, Organic and Plant-Based

Photo: Corn Growing in a Field

It’s true:  your diet can go a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint – that is, each of us contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

"Green” Eating

Photo: Person Biting into an Apple

Maybe you’ve already bought a fuel-efficient car, updated your home with energy-efficient appliances, low-flow toilets, dual-paned windows, and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Maybe you recycle, walk to work and use both sides of the paper when you print.

The Greenest Act: A Plant-based Diet

Green Fruits and Vegetables in the shape of a heart

As we approach Earth Day this upcoming April 22nd, I am reminded of the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. Advocates of a plant-based diet have long been aware that what we choose to eat is one of the most significant factors in the personal impact we have on the envir

Aloha ‘Aina with A Billion Acts of Green

Photo: Hands Holding a Globe

Aloha ‘Aina means love of the land. What would happen if one out of every six people on the planet took their commitment to the Earth more seriously? That's what The Earth Day Network intends to find out with their daring campaign, A Billion Acts of Green.

Celebrate Earth Day… Every Day!

Illustration: Earth with a Green Footprint

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and over the past 40 years it has grown into a worldwide observance.

Keep Your Home Clean without Contaminating the Earth

Photo: Green Cleaning Supplies

Everyone appreciates a clean home. We scrub and spray and wash using many different products to achieve a sparkling environment. However, while we may be getting rid of mold and dirt, we might also be expelling a plethora of toxic gases and contaminants into our home and our bodies, many of which can eventually make their way into the soil and water of the earth.

Good for Your Health, Good for the Planet and Animals, too!

Photo Illustration of Food Pyramid: Starches and Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, the Earth, and Woman Smiling

If you think going green simply means environmental responsibility, consider thinking outside the box. At Down to Earth, we strongly believe that the single most important thing an individual can do for their health and for the sake of the innocent animals—as well as the environment—is to adopt a vegetarian diet. Good for Your Health

A Simple Resolution

Photo Illustration: Person Holdsing the Earth

This New Year comes with a bonus: a new decade! Even if you aren’t the type that goes for resolutions, you can use the occasion to get behind something simple… like freeing the world of pollution, poverty, and environmental destruction.