Scary Statistics

I’ve been entirely too “wordy” lately ūüėČ so today I’m going to give you a chance to let the last few very lengthy posts foment whatever changes may be necessary in your minds and hearts.

In the meantime, here are a couple of statistics more frightening than any Halloween ghost, ghoul or goblin.¬† In case you get tired of worrying about your own problems, you can worry about the state of the rest of the world (and feel a little guilty for your griping while you’re at it!)¬† Ah, yes, gratitude is the antidote for negativity!

  • More of your grocery money goes toward packaging than to the farmers who produce the food.


  • One in eight people worldwide lack access to clean water near their homes for drinking, cooking and washing.


  • Here’s one that’s scary, but with an easy solution (ending on a “better” note):¬† When people throw unused medications in landfills or flush them down their plumbing systems, the medications¬†find their way into rivers and drinking water, wreaking havoc on wildlife and humans.¬† There’s a much better way:¬† Numerous programs that will take unused drugs and redistribute them to people who can’t afford their medicines.¬† Check out this site to read a one page discussion of the problem and solution and while you’re there, subscribe for the daily environmental/do good/sometimes vegan¬†tip from Ideal Bite.¬†

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