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A Time for Change

Okay so I’m not American…not even slightly. Nor do I have a desire to be an American – not that I have anything against them of course…but I am a proud, born and raised Canadian. But something about the Inaugural Celebration of Barack Obama and all of the patriotism that has been circulating around the United States as of late has made me a bit emotional…and envious.

I’m not a political person by nature and have never been actively involved in politics. I usually get my daily dose from Peter Mansbridge’s nightly wrap up on the National…and my American news from Oprah and the occasional SNL spoof (Tina Fey is the BOMB!) but I have to admit I have followed a bit of the celebrity hype around the new American president – and have been a bit star-struck myself!

Now, An Apple a Day is a blog about healthy living – so what on earth does it have to do with politics? Well, I came across this video while catching up on my celebrity gossip (I know…it’s an addiction) made by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (could she BE more gorgeous!) called I Pledge. And I was moved…seriously! The video shows Hollywood Stars pledging not only to support change, but to Be the change that is needed. And to encourage others to do the same.

So – I invite you to watch. And although we need not pledge our service to Barack Obama, it’s a great way to start thinking about what you can do to improve the health of yourself, your family, your country and your planet.

We Pledge:

1.To find more sustainable packaging for Daily Apple’s Fresh Food products

2. To use only planet friendly products in our kitchens & bathrooms

3. To remember to always turn out the lights! (That one’s for Chris…he’s always forgetting!)

What’s your pledge?

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