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Remembering John Patrick Salamone

…his most significant contributions were the type of person he was, the way he cared for his fellow man, and the love, devotion, and loyalty he exhibited to family and friends.                                                                      ~John P Salamone Memorial Foundation

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LoveWell Soap

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.                                                     ~Lillie Langtry

Most people would agree the above statement is the epitome of wholesomeness but if Lillie Langtry ever read the ingredient list on the box of most commercial bars of soap (sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate and/or sodium kernelate, water, hydrogenated tallow acid, coconut acid, glycerin, fragrance, sodium chloride, pentasodium penetrate, pentaerythrityl tetra-du-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, titanium dioxide, D&C Green No 8, and FD & C Green No 3), then the popular cleanser wouldn’t be considered so wholesome. Read more »


COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret

Why doesn’t The Sierra Club, Oceana, Greenpeace, Surfrider Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Rainforest Action Network, and Amazon Watch loudly communicate about the number one environmental problem in the world?

News outlets recently reported that Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Jerry Yang, and Jessica Powell are investing in Hampton Creek – a small company based in San Francisco focused on developing new ways of utilizing plants to replace eggs and animal products in a variety of different foods. Why would the co-founders of Microsoft, PayPal, Yahoo, and Google invest in a company promoting plant-based foods? The answer is surprisingly simple: there is one single industry that is destroying the planet more than any other:  animal agriculture (which includes animal livestock and fishing). Hard to believe? It’s true but it’s one of the best kept secrets on this planet because no one wants to talk about it. Why? That’s a good question. Read more »


The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup

Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have chocolate and peanut butter.

Nearly one hundred years ago, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Hershey named H.B. Reese invented the Peanut Butter Cup. Decades passed and until recently there hasn’t been much innovation in the peanut butter cup industry. Chocolate maker extraordinaire – Theo Chocolate – and master peanut butter maker, CB’s Nuts – have joined forces to make one very extraordinary Peanut Butter Cup: ground fresh peanuts covered in creamy milk or rich dark chocolate. Read more »


ThanksLiving 2014: Woodstock, NY

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is all about showing thanks for what we have been given but what about celebrating a day where we give thanks for the living?

If you happen to be in the northeast (NY, NJ, CT, MA, VT, or NH) and are looking to see the Fall foliage leaves, enjoy a delicious meal, and spend an afternoon with family, friends, and 300 very sociable animals, consider driving to Woodstock, New York on Sunday, October 12, 2014 when the 9th annual ThanksLiving will take place at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Read more »