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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.
Christmas Is Trying to Kill Me
Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Scary Snowman photo by Britta BohlingerWhoa, what has happened to my world in the last three weeks? Just when I thought Los Angeles traffic couldn't get more ridiculous, parking structures more cumbersome, or drivers grumpier and less safe, the holiday season began.

I'm driving to an audition, which is a usual part of my day, and suddenly there are three cars in front of me making dangerously bad moves and screaming out their windows about who is 'right'—like children... like jerks. I wonder if they even realize how miserable their holiday cheer has become? Read on…

 
The Greenest Consumer Is the Non-Consumer
Saturday, 06 December 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…

 
Does All This Environmentalism Really Matter Anyway?
Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00  |  Written by Tonya Kay | Blog Entry

Woman hugging Earth globe photo by MysiThere it is—right there! And even more over here. In fact, kale is all around. So, why can't I eat it for a salad today?

Catering on the set of this television show has oodles of kale—underneath the turkey slices, garnishing the deviled eggs, and floating wearily amidst melting ice under the serving bowls that hold… the iceberg salad option. Is my world set up to work against me? 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...

 
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Eco Tip

Lower your thermostat temperature in winter and raise it in summer. In winter, set your thermostat to 68 degrees or less during the day (and wear a sweater) and 55 degrees or less at night (and add an extra blanket). Wear less or use a fan instead of air-conditioning on all but the hottest summer days. When you must use air-conditioning, set your thermostat to 78 degrees or more.  More tips...

Eco Quote

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. — Bill Vaughn   More quotes...