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How to Talk With Kids About Climate Change

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Kids are vulnerable to climate anxiety. Here’s how to talk to them about what climate change might mean for their lives.

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How to Make Your Ski Vacation More Environmentally Friendly

By Michael Dregni

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are environmentally expensive sports. Can they become more sustainable?

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MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ Winner Robin Wall Kimmerer Talks About Connecting With Nature

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

The world is a gift, says botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer, and we can accept it with gratitude and reciprocity.

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What Is Upcycled Food?

By Jazz Ward

Upcycled foods are made from imperfect foods that would have otherwise found their way to a food-waste destination.

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What Is the Impact of Natural Gas on Human Health?

By Jazz Ward

A 2022 study found that 95% of homes tested had low but potentially harmful levels of chemicals like benzene.

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6 Strategies to Cope With Climate-Change Anxiety

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Here’s how to move beyond fear, overwhelm, and anger — and respond with your emotional well-being intact.

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5 of Our Favorite Water Filters

By Experience Life Staff

Quench your thirst with these filters for at home and on the go.

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What Is Food Justice?

By Lola Méndez

Why access to fresh, healthy food should be a basic human right.

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DIY Carpet Cleaner

By Molly Tynjala

Got stains? Learn how to remove them with nontoxic items 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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4 Simple Ways to Detox the Air in Your Home

By Jacqueline White

Do you know what you’re breathing in your home? Here’s how to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment in your home.

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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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