Golden Globe Awards Went Plant Based…

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The 77th annual Golden Globe awards were on Sunday night. Rather than write about the winners or the fashions, I’m going to ponder the decision to go to a plant-based meal this year.

I am not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I support those who are. Many came forward to praise the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for their decision to serve a vegan meal. Joaquin Phoenix said, “By acknowledging animal agriculture’s role in the degradation of our planet and boldly taking measures to do its part to reduce harm, the HFPA has shown great leadership…”

While I recognize that this is one small step in an effort to help our environmental concerns, I wonder if there is a plan to serve a plant-based menu at the Golden Globes next year as well. After all, this year is simply one meal. What is the goal of the HFPA? Are they truly seeking authentic change, or are they simply leaning toward political correctness? Are they trying to start an important conversation, or is this a publicity stunt?

I am not attempting to start an argument, I merely feel it is something to think about…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2020 Susie Krivacic All Rights Reserved)

The Yellow Pages…

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So yesterday, it happened…The Yellow Pages arrived at my front door. Do you recall my recent post on wastefulness? Well, that is nothing compared to this…

There was a time when the Yellow Pages was very important. Prior to the internet, this book served as your connection to the world. No one wanted to call information and face extra charges on their phone bill, so the Yellow Pages was the go-to for getting phone numbers to any business in the area. It also contained advertisements so you could secure information about the company you are considering commissioning.

Now, I just say why? With the abundance of Yellow Pages winding up in landfills (or preferably the recycle bin) I wonder why they continue to print it. I don’t know a single person who uses this resource. Since the majority of Americans do a web search to seek information, most people immediately throw the Yellow Pages away upon seeing it on the doorstep.

Heading to the garage now…I need to recycle my Yellow Pages…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)