Author: Eve Danzeisen

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Eve Danzeisen

Eve is an activist, actress, writer, and director who freelances in the pursuit of social justice. She's a firm believer in animal and human rights and the power of education. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (BA) and The Old Globe (MFA).

Borneo Oil Spill Grows to the Size of Paris

On March 31st, a crude oil pipeline belonging to the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina burst in the Balikpapan Bay of Borneo, leading the government to declare a state of emergency. Five people were killed by a fire that broke out due to the spill, as were an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and crabs who washed up dead on the shore. Coastal residents experienced vomiting and suffocation from the fire as the oil slick quickly spread over 50 square miles into the Strait of Makassar. By April 6th the spill had already contaminated an area larger than the size...

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Tiny Plastic Particles are Floating in Your Drinking Water

In a recent global study on tap water, scientists found that 83% of drinking water worldwide is contaminated with microplastics. Samples from the United States indicated that a shockingly high 94% of our water is affected. Samples from Europe were comparatively the lowest, but still recorded at 72.2%. Microscopic plastic fibers have essentially infiltrated all aspects of our lives. Bottled water is even worse than tap, with researchers finding microplastic in 93% of samples. Eleven brands of water from 9 different countries based on geographic diversity and large per capita consumption of bottled water were selected for sampling. These brands...

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Pharrell Visits an Elephant Sanctuary and Learns About Saving these Majestic Animals

As part of his first visit to India, award-winning musician Pharrell Williams visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center (ECCC) in Mathura, promoting awareness of the plight of captive elephants. Wildlife SOS Co-founder Geeta Seshamani spoke with Williams, his wife, and crew about the conservation work underway at the rescue and gave them a tour to see the ECCC staff in action and meet the elephants. On their tour, they saw the first-ever elephant ambulance, which has made the journey of saving elephants much easier and safer with its special design including a hydraulic ramp, veterinary cabin,...

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LEGO is Launching 100% Plant-Based Bricks

In its commitment to zero waste by 2030, Danish toymaker LEGO is launching plant-based bricks to be released this year. Opting for sugarcane polyethylene rather than oil-based plastic, LEGO will release new ‘botanical’ elements including trees, bushes, and plants as a symbol of going green. The sugarcane from which the bricks are constructed will be sustainably and ethically sourced according to the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) and Bonsucro Chain of Custody (CoC) guidelines. Sustainability for LEGOis no small feat: “The LEGO Group believes a new sustainable material must have an ever-lighter footprint than the material it replaces across key...

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Cattle Ranchers Are Trying to Stop Vegan Brands from Using the Word ‘Meat’

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has filed a petition with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to define the words “beef” and “meat” as products of animals “raised, harvested, and processed in the traditional way” in order to exclude companies — particularly Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods — from using the words “beef” or “meat” in their labeling. This ridiculous petition seemingly stems from the beef industry’s fear that it’s losing out to plant-based foods that are better for the environment and kinder to animals. Citing the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the...

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