World Oceans Day 2018

Image source: NYC Plastic Bag Report This World Ocean's Day, StayBlooming.com is challenging you! Ocean health is not something that we hear about often but it definitely affects you.  With our planet being made up of 71% water, salt water makes up 97.5% of that. The quality and condition of our oceans affect marine life,…

Why and How I Stopped Eating Meat

Image source: PETA I get asked the same series of questions very often: How did you stop eating meat? Do you still eat fish or eggs? What else do you eat? Do you miss meat? Why did you stop eating meat? The list goes on... This article should serve as an answer to all of the questions…

Some Triumph for African Lions

Image source: ABC News (2015) Most of us aren't aware of how African lion hunting actually takes place. So although this article regards some triumph for African lions -- I equally want to disclose that it's not a full ban on trophy hunting of these marvelous felines. A private U.S. pro-hunting group Safari Club International has…

Ivory Victory in China

Image source: National Geographic (2016) It's with much contentment to announce that China has finally banned ivory. Chinese authorities announced this decision one year ago, promising that by the end of 2017 they would close all ivory business and implement a ban. Now it is officially so! Elephant populations declined at an alarming rate from…

‘A Name’ by Ada Limón

Image source: Kentucky Lex Go When Eve walked among the animals and named them — nightingale, red-shouldered hawk, fiddler crab, fallow deer — I wonder if she ever wanted them to speak back, looked into their wide wonderful eyes and whispered, “Name me, name me.” - Ada Limón (1976) I found this poem while riding…

World Environment Day 2017

I'm going this to use this very appropriate week to spread awareness about oceanic pollution. I say appropriate because not only is today World Environment Day but this Thursday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day. So today I'll be sharing information on the environmental problem of oceanic pollution and over the week I'll go over…