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DIY Carpet Cleaner

By Molly Tynjala
Got stains? Learn how to remove them with things you probably have on hand.
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Greener Health Clubs

By Experience Life Staff
With a focus on a reduction in energy usage, water consumption, and waste, Life Time is prioritizing sustainability across its athletic country clubs.
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Saved By the Bell: Kristen Bell

By Claire Connors
Actor, Singer, activist, entrepreneur, and now children’s-book author Kristen Bell wants to save the world — or at least make it a better place for all.
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6 Ways Life Time Work Is Going Green

By Emily Ewen
From reducing plastic to conserving energy, learn about the sustainability efforts happening at every Life Time Work location.
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What’s Your Diet’s Carbon Footprint?

By Michael Dregni
And did you know choosing a serving of peas instead of asparagus can result in a 48 percent decrease in water use?
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6 Tips to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Look for smaller, more abundant species, buy a share in a community-supported fishery, and four other tips to find sustainable seafood.
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17 Types of Seafood to Avoid

By Heidi Wachter
Some fish are high in mercury, overfished, or caught in a way that is harmful for the environment. Here are some seafood to avoid.
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Are Some Fishing ­Methods More Sustainable Than Others?

By Heidi Wachter
Pole and line, spearfishing and harpooning, trolling, and floating fish traps are some of the most sustainable methods out there. Here's why.
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New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes
Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.
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How Much Does Pollution Affect Seafood Quality?

By Heidi Wachter
Fish are frequently contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. Here are some tips on how to avoid toxins when you eat fish.
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The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

By Courtney Helgoe
Leave No Trace principles help us protect and care for our wild spaces.
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How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.
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5 Reasons to Opt for a CSA This Summer

By Laurel Kallenbach
Buying a share of a local farm's harvest offers more than fresh, seasonal produce. It supports your community.
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Are Plant-Based Meats Truly More Sustainable?

By Michael Dregni
The answer, it seems, is complex.
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4 Endangered Foods

By Michael Dregni
The climate crisis is threatening the foods we love. Here's what we can do about it.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Arctic Ice Project

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on protecting ice caps — offers surprising hope for the future.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on protecting ecosystems in the Santa Cruz region — offers surprising hope for the future.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: SCAPE Studio

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — that uses "oyster- tecture" to combat shoreline erosion — offers surprising hope for the future.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Kiss the Ground

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on regenerative agriculture — offers surprising hope for the future.
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