Showing posts with label Social Responsibility. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Responsibility. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2018 Changing ‘Us and Them’

Wow! What a year 2017 has been. I could hardly lie and say that I’m not thrilled to bid ado to it. 2017 has been a year like no other and I’m completely determined to do all that I can to make 2018 a genuinely good year.

As I look back with a critical eye upon this past year, one word comes to mind above all else … division. We have truly lived as a society divided. There has been division of gender, race, political affiliation, socio-economic standings, religion, and all that makes us “different” from one another. We have become a society with an “Us and Them” mentality versus one that includes and embraces all human beings.

When we throw hate toward our neighbor for their “differences,” what does that say about us? How can you judge someone based upon the color of his or her skin? Personally, I never found a more absurd mindset. If you have to make a judgment perhaps judging a person on the content of his or her character would be a logical approach to interacting with our fellow human beings. 

I’ve found myself repeatedly asking the question “When did being impoverished become a crime?” We seem to believe that those of us who are in a lower socio-economic class simply need to “get a job” and all will be well.  Seriously? There are millions of reasons for people to find themselves in financial turmoil – issues such as illness – and be thankful if you have never had to decide between buying food or paying the rent.

The biggie here for me has been hatred for political affiliations. The USA was founded upon open-minded thought processes and a multi-party system. We’ve survived as a nation because of this and yet, you hate me because I don’t belong to your party? Ridiculous! The day that Americans can’t listen to one another is the day that we’re done as a nation. Please tell me that it’s not too late. After all is said and done, we all put our lipstick on the same way. 

As 2017 comes to close, I pledge to embrace the diversity that makes us great. #DiversityNotDivision for 2018! 

With all of my heart, I hope that 2018 brings you amazing and wonderful things!

xo Y.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HoneyColony Warns Bee Loss Numbers Worse Than Previously Reported

HoneyColony, a health-oriented magazine and eco-friendly market place announced on June 16 that it using Pollinator Week to help bring awareness to the fact that bee loss numbers are far worse than what mainstream media is reporting. While the Bee Informed Partnership concluded in a survey recently that beekeepers across the United States suffered an average loss of 23 percent this winter, the Center For Food Safety says deeper investigation reveals that the colony mortality rate over the full 12-month period was closer to 45.2 percent.

“Our mission at HoneyColony is to empower people to be their own best health advocate and to put honesty back into our food supply,” said Maryam Henein, Founder of HoneyColony and Director of the film, Vanishing of the Bees. “With that said, the plight of the bees is a core concern since they are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of the foods we eat. Bees have been dying due to systemic pesticides that are also harming human beings. Something must be done.”

The directors of the award-winning film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, designed the Bee the Change t-shirt to celebrate honeybees and to remember that change starts with us. The t-shirt is featured in the latest issue of Lucky Magazine as one of three ways to save the bees. The Bee the Change t-shirt is hand-screened on organic cotton so no bees were harmed in the process since most conventional cottonis treated with systemic pesticides. A portion of the money raised through t-shirt sales will benefit The PollinationProject, a non-profit organization that gives $1000 per day in grants to projects that change the world. Once enough funds are raised, a bee-centric project will be chosen to receive the grant.

As part of their extensive editorial content, HoneyColony reports on the status of the bees as well as other areas of concern for those leading a healthy lifestyle. A recent article “Bee Loss Numbers Worse ThanReported As Threat To Food Security Remains” written by Maryam Henein provides more details on the bee loss numbers and the threat to food security.

About HoneyColony - HoneyColony was founded to bring together people and companies who are interested in adopting healthy lifestyles and want to help each other cut through the hype and claims of natural products and remedies. This community, referred to as “the hive”, includes leading health experts, top-notch journalists, companies that uphold these values and like-minded people looking for a trusted source of information and inspiration.