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Vegan Caramel Apple Pie

Posted By elmandsparrow 1 day 4 hours ago on Environmental - I used to believe fruits and desserts didn’t mix. This delicious recipe for vegan caramel apple pie showed me how wrong I was.

Back in the day, I used to firmly believe there was no sense in mixing your fruits with your desserts. What good could possibly come from mixing anything considered relatively healthy with something meant to be delicious?!? Nothing. NOT. ONE. THING. I was a chocolate kind of girl. A cake, cookie, and brownie sort. A pint of ice cream in each hand lady! I am a notoriously picky eater and would refuse to eat so many delicious things including apple pie. They were dark times indeed. Thankfully, I have since seen the light and have a wonderful recipe for caramel apple pie for you just in time for fall!

You can use whatever kind of apples you p

Boycotting Palm Oil Is Not The Answer

Posted By elmandsparrow 1 day 19 hours ago on Environmental -

Palm oil is a leading cause of deforestation in the rainforest. In Southeast Asia, approximately 45% of palm oil plantations were once tropical rainforests. This decline in rainforests is bad news for many endangered species including orangutans, elephants, rhinos, and tigers. This deforestation also contributes to climate change by releasing stored carbon and palm oil plantations have been linked to worker exploitation as well as child labor.

So why not just boycott it together? Palm oil production is causing deforestation which is killing animals, so why not just stop using or eating anything with palm oil? While a palm oil boycott may be good-intentioned and seem like the right thing to do, it can really cause more harm than good.

Why Not Just Boycott?

The demand fo

Charities We Love: Alabama Wildlife Center

Posted By elmandsparrow 3 days ago on Environmental -

Who: Alabama Wildlife Center

Mission: The mission of the Alabama Wildlife Center is to provide medical and rehabilitative care to injured or orphaned birds in Alabama as well as to provide education and promote awareness and appreciation for Alabama’s native birds.

History: The Alabama Wildlife Center is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 1977 and is now Alabama’s largest wildlife rehab center. While the name of the organization may be a bit deceiving, the Alabama Wildlife Center mostly focuses on caring for wild birds.

Why Do We Love Them?

The center offers a helpline people can call for advice regarding wildlife, a clinic for the care and rehabilitation of injured birds, and educational programs. This organization employs a small staff but relies mo