Stephen Dent Green Living Advice

Stephen Dent Green Living Advice
Published: April 22nd, 2016
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Ok so many of you know (and some might not know) that today is Earth Day. You may also not know that the UN just signed a sweeping climate agreement! It’s called the Paris Agreement. Straight from the UN Climate Change Newsroom, “The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.” A total of 195 countries signed the agreement! This is great news from climate change advocates and all you green living junkies out there! It looks like our voices have finally been heard! This is a tremendous day for the Green Living cause.




Published: April 7th, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
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Corporations started making the transition to environmental sustainability many years ago but the importance of it is more compelling than ever. For my current post I want to focus on oil companies. Think about the harm BP did to their reputation when they flooded the Gulf of Mexico with oil.  According to CNN, “A judge ruled BP was responsible for the release of 3.1 million barrels.” The long term impact of the spill is currently unknown. Now when a prospective customer sees this headline when they are looking up where to get their oil, is this good for the BP brand? No! Then it isn’t any surprise to anyone  when people balk when they hear the name BP.

Now on the other side of the coin you have Shell which is in the news for championing environmental sustainability with a recent event push. According to Inquirer.net, “The annual event is a reflection of Shell and its partners’ commitment, which includes Globe Business, the information and communication technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, in fostering innovation and harnessing technology for environmental sustainability. Student teams were challenged to stretch the boundaries of fuel efficiency in a real-world urban environment, and winners were determined by the mileage achieved on a liter of fuel, rather than speed.” Which company do you think is doing better for their reputation? Shell of course, and this is where environmental sustainability comes into full effect. Making an effort to support the environment is good for business.

Now while we should definitely move away from oil, Shell is at least making an effort to help support the environment- and it is paying off. To simplify things, Shell is in the news for positive things while BP is still being exposed to bad PR. This is PR 101 – keep the public happy and don’t do anything to tarnish your reputation. To top everything off – Mark Wahlberg is making a movie about the oil spill disaster! And BP is still suffering 6 years later from bad PR. This is why companies need to value the environment and make a strong environmental sustainability effort!




Published: April 4th, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
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Do you still want to put on muscle but think you can’t if you don’t eat meat? You’re dead wrong. Here is the list of vegan food that you can add to your diet and still put on muscle without harming innocent animals.

1. Soy Beans

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1 cup of soybeans is worth 33 grams of protein. Wowza! And to top this off these are complete proteins which means they have all 9 essential amino acids that you need for muscle building! Some people might argue me on this because findings have pointed to soy causing estrogen levels to rise, although the rise has been minimal. You just can’t get this value of protein in other vegan foods though guys! Give it a try!

2. Black Beans

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This means you can go to Chipotle more often and get that burrito bowl you’ve been craving right?! A cup of black beans is worth 39 grams of protein! Keep in mind this is considered an incomplete protein. Mix with Rice to make it a complete protein though.

3. Lentils

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18 grams of protein per cup and you are good to go. This makes Lentils one of the highest sources of protein in your vegan arsenal. Perfect in a soup.

4. Quinoa

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Quinoa is only 8 grams of protein a cup but it is a complete protein which means it contains all essential 9 amino acids. Eat up! This stuff is very yummy – think Grab a Green.

 

5.Peanut Butter

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My number 1 guilty pleasure; I just had to put this on here. 2 tablespoons gives you 8 grams of protein. My favorite is to eat this in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and throw in some soy milk to boot!

 




Published: March 28th, 2016
Category: News and Tips
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Global Warming is a huge deal. It affects our environment and angers all of us environmentalists out there. I was just reading a New York Times article called, “Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries.” Scary title right! Well it tells us that burning fossil fuels is going to lead to a really bad climate shift, according to James E Hansen, a scientist who used to work at NASA! He even wrote a paper on his findings. Now I urge all of you to think beyond your greenhouse for a minute. It is our duty to speak out against this tragedy. We only have one planet and to destroy it like this is not acceptable. We’ve known about this climate shift for years but this is just more information confir
ming it and highlighting the need to speak out against this! I am calling out to all of you who really stand for our planet to urge the government to step in against this!




Published: December 11th, 2015
Category: Dent Planet Defender Green the House Greening the Workplace News and Tips
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With more and more people going green, it’s no surprise that someone thought up the best way to have a green Christmas is to rent a living Christmas tree. These trees are alive and potted with their roots growing and are reused each year as long as they stay healthy.

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