Thursday, March 25, 2010

You can have more fun in the dark - Earth Hour

One of the world's largest campaigns designed to make a statement to world leaders about Climate Change is Earth Hour. The campaign has grown in size each year as more and more countries participate in a 24 hour protest around the globe. To see just how big Earth Hour is, check out this video:

Click here to listen to the HDC chat with Jonathan Larkin of WW about Earth Hour.

Earth Hour happens at 830pm local time on Saturday, 27th March, 2010.

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Who is Asia-Pacific's Sexiest Vegetarian?

Adz says it's Charli Delaney, Ginni says it's Pippa Black from Neighbours. Who do you think is the sexiest Vegetarian in Asia-Pacific?

The nominees haven't been posted long, but TV personality Ruby Rose has taken the lead over other Australian contenders in PETA's Asia-Pacific's annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity poll Running close behind in the race for the Australian title are child star-turned-TV personality Charli Delaney; model and former Neighbours star Imogen Bailey; Kisschasy singer Darren Cordeux; Home and Away star-turned-Hollywood hottie Isabel Lucas; singer-songwriter Missy Higgins; Australian Idol host Andrew G; surfing sensation Dave Rastovich; and folk singer Xavier Rudd.

Other celebrities from around the world who've gone vegetarian to protect animals, the environment and their own health include actors Hayden Panettiere, Natalie Portman and Milo Ventimiglia; singers Anthony Kiedis and Leona Lewis; UFC champion Mac Danzig; and sports stars John Salley and Greg Chappell.

"When you look at the more than 200 gorgeous celebrities in this year's poll, it's clear that there can be no bones about it - a vegetarian diet makes you beautiful, inside and out", says PETA Asia-Pacific Director Jason Baker. "After all, going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the Earth and yourself. Plus, everyone knows that there's nothing sexier than someone who exudes both passion and compassion."

(above taken from a PETA Press Release).

Click here to listen to the HDC chat with PETA's Ashley Fruno about the poll.

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Is being Vegetarian too sexy?

The HDC Crew talk with Ashley Fruno of PETA about advantages of becoming a vegetarian, the organisations ways of getting the message across and the Americans who think they are too raunchy.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Here's the video that's too raunchy for some Americans:

A Solution for the Palm Oil Problem

In past week's on All Natural we have looked at the issue of Palm Oil. Australia sources a lot of it's Palm Oil from Indonesia, where forest are destroyed for Palm Oil plantations. This leads to the destruction of the habitats to Orang-utans, Tigers and many other beautiful creatures. Palm Oil is used in many food and beauty products found in Australia. At this point in time clear labelling is not required. This makes it near impossible for Australian's to make educated choices when shopping.

Jonathan Larkin of WWF talks about the development of sustainable Palm Oil and a bill introduced into the Senate to ensure correct labelling in Australia. Click here to listen.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PETA's Man & Woman of 2009 - Ellen Degeneres & Tim Gunn

Each year PETA chooses two individuals who take action towards the well being of animals. For 2009 the winners are...

Ellen Degeneres

Ever since she and her wife, Portia De Rossi, decided to ditch all animal products in 2008, Ellen has made sure that her wildly popular talk show includes features to raise people's awareness of animal issues. She made vegan pizza with Chef Wolfgang Puck, spoke with Dr. Neal Barnard about the health benefits of a vegan diet, and just in time for Thanksgiving, "talked turkey" about the everyday abuse of animals on factory farms with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals. Ellen also created pages on her Web site that feature insight, info, and tips about cruelty-free living. Visitors can find recipes, read about why Ellen went vegan, learn where to shop, and more.

...and the winning male is Tim Gunn.

The connoisseur of class, the guru of good taste, the titan of tact (I could go on all afternoon with these) narrated our video exposing skin-crawling atrocities suffered by animals who are slaughtered for their pelts, and the media have been buzzing ever since. Tim recently told the L.A. Times, "Wearing fur is like wearing a big sign reading, 'I'm in favor of inflicting cruelty and pain on animals as a fashion statement.' Unspeakable torture is inflicted on dogs, cats, bunnies, raccoons, foxes, minks, and myriad trapped, helpless creatures in the name of fashion—yes, dogs and cats."

And thanks to Tim, fur challenges are noticeably absent from Project Runway—and there's zero fur at Liz Claiborne, where he is chief creative officer.

Click here to listen to the HDC chat with PETA's Ashley Fruno about Ellen & Timm.

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