Green News & Opinion

110 Articles by Raegan Payne

Surfrider Helps Ban Polystyrene

  I was sitting in a Manhattan Beach City Council meeting listening to a bunch of politicians gripe at Cal Edison, a utility, for shoddy service (Duh).  I’d rather be groceryshopping, doing laundry, lifting weights, cleaning the litter box, calling family members back, editing, any of the other 1 million ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior (2 comments)

Los Angeles’ War Against Public Gardens

One of the most touching projects I’ve done in the last 89 volunteer missions was the day I worked with LA Green Grounds. In April we planted a garden in the food dessert that is South Central Los Angeles.  Angel Tenger and her family allowed LAGG to plant the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in August 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food

Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

0   An actual conversation with my brother: Me: I’m going to help bunnies. Brother: Playboy bunnies. Me: No, bunny bunnies. Brother: They’re an invasive species. Me: No, house bunnies. Brother: Again, it sounds like we’re talking about Playboy bunnies. Me: [long sigh] Brother: I’ll come help ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife

LA Green Grounds & Ron Finley

    Last year when LA Green Grounds sent out a call for volunteer gardeners 5 people responded.   Then in early March 2013 a founding member of LAGG, Ron Finley, gave what is arguably one of the best inspirational speeches ever delivered on the famed TED Long Beach stage.   He spoke about ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Lifestyle & Behavior

Demand for Blue Fin Increases While Supply Fades to Black

  In a recent article “complacent” media was blamed for the lack of concern in Japan over the disappearing blue fin tuna.  Apparently the Japanese public does not know that their consumption of blue fin is a major contributor to the species decline. Thus, in an effort to reach the people ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in March 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business

Horses to be Slaughtered in the US for Meat

   The U.S.D.A. (United States Department of Agriculture) is moving toward approving a horsemeat slaughterhouse in New Mexico within the next two months.  This will be the first time equine meat slaughtered in the US will be offered for human consumption since 2007. Horses can be consumed in ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in March 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife (2 comments)

We Are Not in a Post Litter Era?

For some reason, entrenched in many environmental battles (like tar sands, big oil, disposable containers, leaving the water running!), I forgot the travesty of littering.  I wasn’t naive enough to think that littering didn't happen  I just thought we’d moved on - because of education, common sense, and ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in February 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

Bait and Switch: The Harmful Mislabeling of Fish

  If the environmental consequences weren’t enough reason to swear off fish a newly released study by OCEANA found that seafood fraud (the mislabeling of fish) is wide spread.  Of particular concern are fish species the FDA advises against eating, either because of high mercury content or unpleasant digestive side ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2012, about Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Industry & Business

The Joy of Raw/Vegan Cuisine with Chef Kirsten Gum

  Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing raw/vegan chef Kirsten Gum work her magic at the Gourmandise School of Sweet’s and Savories in Santa Monica, CA.  She made a chocolate pudding using avocado as the base, which I swear on my favorite French recipes, was better than ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in October 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Genetic Modification, Lifestyle & Behavior

A Solution for Wasted Food

Americans throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food a year! What if we could re-route that food to the hungry, or starving.   Food Forward – a Southern California charity that needs to become national and international is doing just that.  They started by picking un-harvested fruit trees and donating the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in October 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Food, Lifestyle & Behavior, Recycling

« Prev | Page 2 of 11 | Next »

Featured Companies & Orgs