Pictured: World Naked Bike Ride comes to London

LONDON (June 11, 2017) — Hundreds stripped off as the World Naked Bike Ride hit London this weekend, aimed at encouraging a ‘vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world’.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

I can’t imagine Americans ever doing anything like this. I miss England.

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China’s ‘Friday Night Lights’: Chinese kids tackle American football

Chinese kids tackle American football. Image: Thomas Peter / Reuters via Yahoo News Photos.

Chinese kids tackle American football. Yahoo News Photos / Reuters.

YAHOO NEWS — A pint-sized running back takes a handoff and scrambles across the goal line, spiking the football for a last-minute win. It could be any school field in America, but on a warm spring night in Beijing the star of the game is nine-year-old Lisa Li, one of the best players in China’s first American football youth league.

“I was so excited. Before I ran for the winning touchdown I thought to myself I just had to score,” Li said as her Eagles celebrated a come-from-behind 24-20 victory over the Sharklets.

Li plays running back and linebacker in the 16-team Future League run by GSG Sport, a Beijing company promoting America’s most popular game to parents seeking a new sport for children.

American football lags far behind soccer and basketball in China, but the huge potential market of 1.4 billion people has caught the attention of the National Football League.

This year’s Super Bowl championship was streamed live for the first time in China, where 1.5 million mostly young fans watch weekly NFL games on digital platforms.

Taking a page from American high school football, Future League games are held on Friday nights, complete with uniformed referees, cheering fans and a camera crew for post-game interviews.

Gisele Bündchen eats for the planet

Gisele Bündchen promotes a plant-based diet to preserve the environment and more.

Gisele Bündchen promotes a plant-based diet to preserve the environment and more.

ONE GREEN PLANET — Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently told People magazine that her entire family, including her football star husband Tom Brady, their four-year-old daughter, and seven-year-old son, eat a mostly plant-based diet. Now the retired supermodel is speaking up once again on the many benefits of a plant-based diet – she recently teamed up with environmentalist Paul Hawken to share one important message: eat plant-based to help save the planet!

Paul Hawken latest book “Drawdown” lists 100 solutions to reverse climate change, all of which are based on existing science and ranked by cost and carbon footprint. A fan of the book, Gisele was inspired to take action. “I saw, ‘Oh my God,’ someone is actually addressing solutions. Someone is focusing on the solutions here, instead of focusing on the problems. . . like, ‘How can I help? How do I sign up to help?’ And that’s how I – that’s how I’m here,” she explained in a joint interview with Hawken for CBSNews.

Eating a plant-based diet is one thing everyone can do to drastically reduce their impact on the environment. Gisele noted we all need to, “Live our convictions. Like, you know, in my situation, like, we have a plant-based diet. And we’ve been having it for 10 years. Because we feel better. It is better for our health. And everything we put into our body has an effect on us, has an effect on our energy and how we feel.” Continue reading »

Learn More

Buy Paul Hawken’s book, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming“, by Penguin Books ($13.41) »

See One Green Planet’s Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Meal Plans and Themes »

See also One Green Planet’s Plant-Based Nutrition article »

Visit One Green Planet’s Weekly Plant-Based Meal Plans: By Diet Type »