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Bees pollinating purple flower
By Heidi Wachter
Pollinators play a critical role in maintaining ecosystems and human food supplies, but several factors are making it harder for them to do so. You can help in many ways.
Person gardening
By Molly Tynjala
Tending to your garden may help cultivate calm, strengthen immunity, and build community.
Repotting a houseplant
By Kaelyn Riley
Give your plant a new home with this step-by-step guide.
Rooftop Yard
By Heidi Wachter
Pavement is ubiquitous in our cities, but its use can harm human health and the environment. Learn about innovative urban designs that may curb the impact of climate change.
Person holding thermostat which registers at 68 degrees
By Heidi Wachter
Here's how to reduce your carbon footprint and your utility bills.
White linens drying outside on clothesline
By Heidi Wachter
Here are some tips to cut down your water use — inside and outside the house.
A variety of reusable straws
By Experience Life Staff
Check out these reusable straws for any beverage.
A person changes a light bulb.
By Heidi Wachter
Repairing or replacing items in your home can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money.
A selection of items, including an aluminum can, paper towels, and a plastic bottle
By Heidi Wachter
Everything takes time to break down. Here's the time frame for a plastic bottle — and 11 other commonly consumed items.
litter
By Heidi Wachter
Our trash is harming the environment — and human health. Discover how to tackle the trash.
Gift wrapping with fabric or furoshiki
By Kaelyn Riley
Looking for alternatives to wrapping paper? Try these three Japanese-inspired wrapping techniques and make your holiday more eco-friendly!
Eco-friendly words on bulletin board
By Michael Dregni
Recycling is better than nothing, but we need to do better, say experts. Here are some recycling facts.
In Eating on the Wild Side, Jo Robinson shows how to get more from today’s produce.
By Jill Metzler Patton
Eating on the Wild Side author Jo Robinson unearths the nutritional secrets of wild fruits and vegetables — and explains how to get more from today’s produce.
Yvon Chouinard welding by fire
By Yvon Chouinard
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard shares the wisdom of playing, working, and living simply.
delivery trucks on freeway
By Kaelyn Riley
Why shopping at a brick-and-mortar store might be a greener option than ordering online.
A pile of rubbish
By Elizabeth Larsen
What does our garbage say about us — and the way we live.
Hand holding plastic cup on beach
By Michael Dregni
Americans are the biggest offenders when it comes to single-use plastics, but efforts to ban the packaging are on the rise.
Illustration of a pumpkin bird feeder
By Kaelyn Riley
Turn your favorite autumnal gourd into a feast for your feathered friends.
Birds fly over a city.
By Heidi Wachter
Human-generated noise may have an impact on bird communication and survival, says a recent study.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Together, we have the intelligence, potential, and incentive to reverse the bad and do good — for ourselves, our communities, and the planet.
Sifter pulled out of lake filled with pieces of plastic pollution
By Heidi Wachter
Plastic is everywhere — even our guts. A recent study found nine different types of plastic in study participants.
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