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Tonya Kay

Tonya Kay photo courtesy Tonya KayTonya Kay is an actress, TV personality, professional dancer and danger artist living in Los Angeles. A vegetarian of 28 years, vegan for 18 of those and raw vegan for the last 11, Tonya Kay pioneers the green health movement with appearances, publications and green media (available at KayosMarket). Watch Tonya Kay's self-produced web series The Eco Tourist on EcoHearth's Eco Tube. You may have also seen her recently on TV's My Ride Rules, The Tonight Show, Criminal Minds, Glee, House MD, Secret Girlfriend and American Idol with Rhianna. She has performed live in STOMP, De La Guarda, with Panic At The Disco, Kenny Rogers and in countless music videos and commercials. Look for Tonya Kay in the new Muppets Movie, starring in MTV Network's Video Game Reunion, playing a lead in the scripted animal-activist feature film, Bold Native, performing the voice of Green Girl in the raw vegan superhero animated film Rawman and Green Girl and performing burlesque live in Hollywood, California, almost any weekend. In 2012, Tonya Kay will star in the films Off World and Within The Darkness. For more on Tonya Kay, visit her website.

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Clean and Green Everyday
Writer and raw-vegan celebrity, Tonya Kay promotes health and urban environmentalism while navigating Hollywood's film and television industry. Her focus here is on real things that real people can do to make a difference in their everyday lives and their world.
The Greenest Consumer Is the Non-Consumer
Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Buy Nothing Day Graffiti photo by BanalitiesBless the well-intentioned consumer. The biodegradable soap, the hemp briefcase and backpack, the energy-efficient light bulbs—and all of the other "guilt-free" end products of conscientious consumption—are becoming increasingly popular and make us feel much better about ourselves. But in the final analysis, just how much better, really, are these purchases for the environment? Read on…

Sprouting Seeds, Activating Nuts and Germinating Legumes
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Alfalfa Sprouts photo by I Believe I Can FryThose who control seeds control the world. If you have the power to grow a plant that will nourish and feed you and your family, you have freedom. You do not have to accept rationing, insure yourself for medications, believe what they sell you or starve, so long as you possess food plant seeds and know how to grow them. Read on...

Eat Life = Receive Life: Eating a Diet of 'Living Food'
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Living Fruits and Vegetables photo by MarkyBonRaw foodists ideally try to eat actual living foods as the bulk of their diet. "Eat life = receive life," that's how I think of it.

So what's the easiest way to tell if a food you intend to eat is still alive? Go for the rot! That is, if your food continues its life process by fermenting and eventually composting, it still has life in it. If it sits in a can, box or bag in the middle aisles of your grocery store without changing much, it's a dead food. Simple as that! Read on...

Enjoy Life and Still Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Footprints and Wave photo by babbagecabbage I met a woman from Spain while staying at an organic farm/hostel at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji. She said that humans (specifically, she was speaking of Spaniards) are leaving very deep footprints on the world. She, like me, obviously wishes to leave lots of footprints all over the world through travel, but perhaps prints more like those from snow shoes over freshly fallen winter powder. Or, better yet, like sandy beach prints washed away entirely by the next tide. Read on…

How to Grow Wheatgrass in Your Own Kitchen Garden
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Growing Wheatgrass photo by Kristen TaylorGrowing up, every year for Mother's Day my father would take our whole family to the local greenhouse, where my mom would pick out an array of vegetables, flowers and ornamentals to decorate our home garden that summer. No matter when the spring equinox fell, Michiganders know—considering their state's sneak-attack frosts and late-season freezes—that Mother's Day marks the official "safe zone" for outdoor planting. Mother's Day is, in that region, recognized as the onset of spring. Read on...

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Eco Tip

Buy or Make Green Gifts. No need for an orgy of conspicuous consumption at each holiday or anniversary. Show your love for the planet by making your own gift from recycled materials or giving the most valuable gifts of all—your time and caring. More tips...

Eco Quote

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we. - Michel de Montaigne, translated   More quotes...