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Amanda Wilkes is a Southern California native and an avid advocate for the health, happiness, and the well being of the world we live in! She loves teaching, traveling, writing, cooking, and photography. Amanda cannot get enough of being out doors, playing in the sunshine and doing yoga on the beach at sunset. One of her greatest joys is finding a new Farmer's Market or sustainable eatery! She lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with her beloved boyfriend and fur baby. As a teacher, she hopes to empower the youth of today with the ways of tomorrow's future!

Fatal Beauty-Lead In Lipstick

By Amanda Wilkes: As I  look at that perfect shade of lipstick and feel it smooth along my lips, I only wish that it was poisoning me. We have removed lead from our paints, our homes and our gasoline, how on earth is it still allowed in our lipstick? It’s …

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Protect Your Fur Babies

 By Amanda Wilkes: My boyfriend and I are proud pet owners of a 2 ½-year-old English Labrador, whom we treat and spoil as if it were our firstborn child. Our little fur baby always has been healthy, happy and full of love. However, last week we faced a full-blown nightmare after treating our pup with Frontline Plus, which …

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Six Most Polluted Countries in the World

 By Amanda Wilkes: Most of us know about pollution. In fact, many of us live in it every single day. What may be more shocking than the pollution itself is discovering which countries have been named as the biggest polluters in the world. Is your country included on the top six pack …

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Soy No Longer a Threat to the Rainforest

By Amanda Wilkes: Nearly 6 times the size of Texas, the Amazon, also known as the “lungs of our planet,” is under constant pressure because of the human race’s demands for commodities. However, the Amazon may be breathing a little easier these days, thanks to the efforts put forth by …

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Avoiding Mosquitos — The Nontoxic Way

By Amanda Wilkes: ​ In the midst of summer, you may be experiencing an army of relentless mosquitos circling your base camp. Whether you’re relaxing at home, playing at the park, vacationing at the lake, eating outside at your favorite bistro or out strolling in theevening, these pesky pests are determined to stalk and bite you, your …

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Giant Pandas Making a Comeback

By Amanda Wilkes: In 1970, only an estimated 1,000 Giant Pandas were left in the world. On January 23, 1984, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally declared Giant Pandas endangered, as defined by the Endangered Species Act, created in 1973. The International Union for Conservation of Nature first listed …

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The Road To Reducing Trash

By Amanda Wilkes: Producing trash is inevitable; however, some of us produce much, more than others. By simply being aware of the amount of trash you produce, you can easily cut your trash production in half with just a few simple tricks. #1 Many families have only one trash can …

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Knowing the Difference Between Good and Bad Palm Oil

By Amanda Wilkes: Palm oil is an ingredient prominent in most households, although most families are unaware of its disproportionate presence in many foods and products. In fact, palm oil is in about 50% of packaged foods and exists in many soaps, shampoos and cosmetics. Palm oil is a vegetable …

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Declutter and Make Some Moolah

By Amanda Wilkes: If you’re like most of us, you have clutter somewhere in your house. It may be in your closet, kitchen, guest room, or even in the spare bathroom storage area. Many of us have items that we no longer use but continue to hold on to. We …

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Has Your Seafood Been Caught by Slaves?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you buy or have bought seafood from your local grocery chain, or have eaten it at your favorite fish house, then you most likely have eaten seafood caught by slaves. Unfortunately, until now there has been no way of knowing which is “clean” fish (fish not …

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