Michael dEstries


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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.


Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Vegan

Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. ”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go

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VEDGE Vegan Eatery Wins Philly ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegan, Vegetarian

Acclaimed vegan restaurant VEDGE in Philadelphia has picked up an Eater Award for  ”Philadelphia Restaurant of the Year” – scoring yet another big honor for a plant-based joint that’s only

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NFL Star Arian Foster is not a Strict Vegan

in Eats, News, Sports, Top News, Vegan

Let’s just say that Arian Foster, one of the NFL’s most prodigious running backs, is into eating a very healthy, mostly-animal free diet. Which to say, is different from the

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LeAnn Rimes Adopts Puppy Abandoned in Traffic

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

It’s always wonderful to end the week with stories like this one. Earlier this week, a puppy was abandoned in traffic on a busy street in the Los Angeles area. Karla

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Climate Change is now Coming for our Coffee

in Eats, Environment, News, Top News

A new study released by scientists has concluded that wild Arabica coffee plants are at serious risk of going extinct due to climate change.

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This Whale Clip from ‘Rust and Bone’ is Incredibly Moving

in Animals, Causes, Film/TV, News, Top News

A beautiful, haunting, and absolutely moving clip from the film ‘Rust and Bone’

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Biel and Timberlake Honeymoon at Stunning African Eco Resort

in Entertainment, News, Pop Culture, Top News

While not nearly as rustic as the off-grid retreat in Kenya where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, the honeymoon choice for newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel is certainly

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