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What’s In Your Makeup?

By Molly Tynjala
It's hard to know. Why? Federal rules regulating the cosmetic industry have not been updated for more than 80 years.
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11 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Kim Syrios
Simple steps to clear the air inside your house.
Christine Platt

The Liberation of Less: Christine Platt

By Courtney Helgoe
For the author, advocate, and Afrominimalist, there’s more than one way to live a simpler life.
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7 Ways to Support the Great Lakes

By Heidi Wachter
Take these simple actions to help support the Great Lakes and waterways across the globe.
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How Climate Change Is Affecting the Great Lakes — and What You Can Do About It

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.
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Loud and Louder

By Karen Bannan
From quiet to deafening, here are average decibel levels for everyday sounds in the world around us.
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The Nature Cure

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.

Plastics: The Beginning of the End

By Bahram Akradi
For the good of our planet and our health, it’s time to rethink our habits around single-use plastics.
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How to Can Fruits and Vegetables

By Robin Asbell
Canning is making a comeback. Preserve your summer and fall produce like a pro with these beginner recipes.
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Why Environmental Health Is Human Health

By Courtney Helgoe
The health of the planet and of humans is one and the same.
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The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic

By Michael Dregni
There's been a steep increase in the use of single-use plastic since the pandemic hit — here's why.
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5 Ways You Can Support Regenerative Agriculture

By Elizabeth Millard
Regenerative agriculture is critical to the future of food — and the planet. Here's how you can help.
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7 Ways to Get Rid of Garbage

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.
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Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Us?

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.

Aligning for Change

By Bahram Akradi
Education’s role in shaping the future of the planet.
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5 Tips to Stop Light Pollution

By Michael Dregni
Turning off lights and advocating for better streetlamps are just two ways to preserve the night.
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Be Well With Water

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Researcher Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, on how he embraces the mind-cleansing power of water every day.
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How to Reduce Light Pollution

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.
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Wild Heart: Katie Boué

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

The Environmental Impact of Nondairy Milks

By Heidi Wachter
Which nondairy milk is most climate-friendly: almond milk, rice milk, soymilk, or oat milk?
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