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Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.
With the oceans predicted to contain more plastic than fish by 2050, we can join vital efforts underway at personal, local and global levels to reduce plastic use.
People are devising tech-savvy strategies to give new life to our grandmothers’ dictum “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.”
People are finding that geothermal pumps, which draw on the below-ground temperature of 50 degrees to heat and cool buildings, make sense environmentally and economically.
With simple, clear steps and procedures, we can build bonds with our neighbors to create a better tomorrow together.
Rapidly improving technology and sharply declining prices are making solar energy an ever more attractive option for homeowners.
Wildlife rehabilitation centers across the country are providing help to lost, injured or orphaned animals in need of care.
Wrinkled cotton T-shirts used to define planet-friendly clothing, but today’s fashion designers are producing distinctive eco-lines that feel good and look great.
To move stock and meet environmental goals, carmakers are offering great deals on eco-friendly cars; substantial subsidies and tax write-offs further sweeten the deal.
Fragrant herbs that thrive in scorching days often come to us from South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
In all climates and terrains, native plants offer more attractive, lower maintenance, planet-friendly alternatives to monoculture turf lawns.
Smart energy technologies make our homes healthier, more comfortable and more affordable, all while helping our home planet.
The latest creative and Earth-friendly options include converting remains into tree planters, jewelry, ocean reefs and even vinyl records.
Buying a sofa or carpet? Now we can check out its origins to verify it’s made from sustainable products without child labor or toxic chemicals harmful to family members.
With a little creativity, we can decorate with eco-friendly holiday trees, wreaths and table settings that festively marry cherished traditions with contemporary delights.
In these stressful times, it’s critical to practice the ancient art of self-pampering in salons, spas and our own homes.
Facial scrubs from recycled coffee grounds, urban delivery of potted herbs, shared bikes: there’s no end of good ideas—and customers—when people combine enterprise with eco-concerns.
By choosing, cooking and storing family food wisely, we can play a role in solving our planet’s diminishing potable water supplies.
Winding nature paths, fragrant lavender fields, heirloom-tea tasting… a world of sensory delights awaits us in America’s parks and farms.
Women driving tractors are surging in number, and they are bringing a fresh sensibility to farming by focusing on organic produce and sustainable practices.
For a truly memorable vacation, try a yurt or castle via AirBnB, a house swap in Hawaii, or house sitting in London.
Big signs, clever price tags and personal touches are sure ways to make a yard sale stand out.
We can easily green up our lifestyle by making simple choices on everything from food to clothes to cleaning supplies.
The supply of fresh H2O essential for human health is dwindling with pollution and development, but a wave of support is building to claim clean water as a basic human right.