Tuesday, April 27, 2010

earth day Isla Vista 2010!

so my friend Justin and I ventured into IV last weekend to check out the Earth Day fest! It was totally awesome! free food, free information, prizes, live music.

We started over in at this booth where they gave out free fruits and veggies! I picked up 3 avocados and an interesting fruit called a cherimoya!

Its a heart shaped fruit with a hard skin that has a taste of strawberries n creme. Weird huh? I have never heard of this fruit before in my life! Nor have I seen such an interesting thing! Apparently it is a fruit that comes from the South American Andes mountains of Chile, Ecuador and Peru! This fruit is very high in Vitamin C, vitamin B6, Fiber, and Folate! It also contains riboflavin, potassium, carbohydrates, manganese, Amino Acids, and Thiamin :)

Next were some booths on Earth Day, recycling, environment, etc. It was so much fun picking up fliers about interesting things! I love learning about the environment and healthy eating!

They even gave out Non-Dairy Grapefruit Sorbet! My kind of treat!

The UCSB environmental club informed us on something called, "Meatless Mondays." Where they were to not have meat served on campus on Mondays. Its a new sort of awareness to showing how a healthy vegetarian lifestyle can be beneficial to one's health. Students will be coming to campus to share their delicious vegetarian meal on Storke lawn on the UCSB campus Monday, May 3rd. Hopefully many people can come and hopefully you can too if you live in the Santa Barbara area!
By eating less meat, having at least a day without eating meat can save an estimated 2,500 gallons of water, and studies show that raising livestock for food uses 70% of our nations corn, wheat, grains, a third of raw materials and fossil fuels. Removing meat at least one day a week can drastically reduce these numbers.
Please come check out the bountiful picnic this Monday to grab a delicious bite of fresh goodness!
a link to next week's schedule: http://www.as.ucsb.edu/

I think this is such a good idea. Its definitely a step to further reducing a carbon footprint and it's not really that much of a demanding deal to force people into a vegetarian lifestyle, just a step further to having a day to be healthy, be eco-friendly, be animal friendly, and be creative with good foods such as the magicalness called vegetables and fruit.

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