Fishing For Plastic

Lenny Variano   
Nov 08
Approximately 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year. A new initiative by the Indian government called Suchitwa Sagarem (Clean Sea) is putting this plastic to use with the help of its fishermen. These fisherman have caught more then 25 tons of plastic in the last 10 months which will all be turned into roads within the country. Not only will this relieve the burden of plastic in the ocean but it is...Read More

Where does it all go?

Lenny Variano   
Nov 01
Where do all the items that we dispose of end up? Are we able to recycle a portion of the impact we are placing on our landfills? The answer is yes. Aluminum foil, for instance, is an item that can be recycled with cans and is easily converted into new foil. Nike has a Reuse-A-Shoe program in which you are able to turn in your useless, overused sneakers to any Nike store where they will...Read More

Power of Positive People…

Lenny Variano   
Oct 18
Do we spend enough time with the right people? We tend to emphasize exercise as a basic means of fitness but research is showing that surrounding ourselves with the right people has a lot to do with our well being. The company we keep can have a tremendous influence on obesity, depression, anxiety and exercise. Friends can exert a more positive influence on you then any diet if weight loss is your goal. Okinawa is...Read More

Move into the Light..

Lenny Variano   
Oct 18
Finally chain restaurants are making an effort to cater to calorie-conscious consumers. Most of them will offer what they classify as a light menu. If you decide to pick from this section you will not have to be so concerned about overeating and consuming too many calories. These meals often come with a side salad and a portion of fruit. If you do find yourself in a restaurant that doesn’t offer a lighter menu, a...Read More