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The Splitrock Lighthouse in Minnesota
By Heidi Wachter
The Great Lakes are critical to our environment, cultures, and economy — and even our spiritual lives. But they are under threat on many fronts. Here's how you can help.
a woman wearing headphones
By Karen Bannan
From quiet to deafening, here are average decibel levels for everyday sounds in the world around us.
two sets of feet with hiking boots overlooking a mountain lake
By Molly Tynjala
Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
For the good of our planet and our health, it’s time to rethink our habits around single-use plastics.
a man rests his arms over a tree branch and looks into the ocean
By Karen Bannan
Excess noise isn’t just irritating — it can undermine your health. Learn why it’s important to calm the clamor with these strategies.
jars filled with various fruits and vegetables
By Robin Asbell
Canning is making a comeback. Preserve your summer and fall produce like a pro with these beginner recipes.
hands hold dirt with a small plant
By Courtney Helgoe
The health of the planet and of humans is one and the same.
a plastic water bottle and face mask float in water
By Michael Dregni
There's been a steep increase in the use of single-use plastic since the pandemic hit — here's why.
a woman purchases produce from a vendor at a farmer's market
By Elizabeth Millard
Regenerative agriculture is critical to the future of food — and the planet. Here's how you can help.
a person places a plastic water bottle into a recycle bin
By Michael Dregni
The future of trash . . . is no more trash. That’s the goal behind the latest ideas from forward-thinking waste researchers and engineers.
a person holds freshly picked garden vegetables
By Elizabeth Millard
Why nourishing topsoil, raising healthier animals, and growing more nutrient-dense crops and produce is critical to the future of food — and the planet.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
Education’s role in shaping the future of the planet.
a string of party lights
By Michael Dregni
Turning off lights and advocating for better streetlamps are just two ways to preserve the night.
Wallace headshot
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Researcher Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, on how he embraces the mind-cleansing power of water every day.
night sky illuminated with city lights
By Michael Dregni
Light pollution contributes to greenhouse-gas emissions, harms our health, and blocks our view of the heavens. Learn how you can help turn down the glare at night.
Katie Boue with rock climbing gear
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
The climber, educator, and outdoor advocate wants us to let go of preconceived notions of what it means to be "outdoorsy."
jars filled with a variety of milks, each with a paper straw
By Heidi Wachter
Which nondairy milk is most climate-friendly: almond milk, rice milk, soymilk, or oat milk?
bottles filled with colorful liquid with plain white label
By Kaelyn Riley
Here are the five Big Food conglomerates that own some of your favorite "natural" or organic brands.
image of a pool with the sun and clouds reflected
By Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Why being around water is so good for our psyches.
a person picks up a chicken
By Heidi Wachter
Modern feedlots produce plentiful and inexpensive meat — but at what cost to environmental and human health?
a shopper looks at a label on a food product
By Heidi Wachter
What do "Sell By," "Use By," and "Best Before" labels actually mean? We break it down.
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