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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.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
Why taking a global view more often is good for us all.
Person examining plants with magnifying glass
By Elizabeth Millard
Participating in research projects can connect you with nature, fight climate change, and strengthen your community.
Illustration of a garden.
By Kaelyn Riley
Want to keep the pesky insects at bay? Here are nine plants that repel mosquitoes — naturally.
group shot of people backpacking
By Heidi Wachter
Service trips benefit others — and they leave you with a rewarding experience.
child putting recyclables in a box
By Jon Spayde
It's important to model best practices — and make it fun!
Smoke stacks at sunset
By Craig Cox
Older adults and those who work outside may be particularly vulnerable to the cognitive effects of polluted air.
Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life
By Bahram Akradi
Break every objective into its smallest pieces and take action with just one of them, even if it is the smallest one and seems insignificant.
man's hand brushing against wheat
By Courtney Helgoe
Global warming is reducing nutrients in wheat, rice, beans, and more.
Illustration of person capturing lionfish
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
"Invasivores" — people who eat invasive species — aim to protect delicate ecosystems while expanding their culinary horizons. On the menu: lionfish.
Hands with red gloves digging out dandilion
By Kaelyn Riley
Don't rely on toxic herbicides to get the job done. Try one of these eco-friendly methods to manage your lawn and garden.
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