Environment

10 Small Steps to Making the World a Better Place

by guest blogger Gene Baur, activist, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, and author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life Close your eyes and imagine this: You step out of your daily life and into a favorite storybook. You’re back with “The Farmer in the Dell,” standing in a beautiful green pasture. All around you roam the […]

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3 Types of Products That Pollute Our Water

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Earth Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking about our planet every day of the year. Here are three types of products you should put a little thought into before purchasing, as the wrong varieties can have lasting, […]

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Happy Earth Day! And Happy #EarthGratitude Wave!

Since 1970, Earth has had one special day a year when we take a moment and really think about our planet—through demonstrations, fundraisers, volunteering, river cleanups, and other means of generally bringing our environment front and center. It was Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, who came up with the idea of creating a “national […]

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3 Simple Ways to Help the Environment

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper The first Earth Day was an inspiration. On that day in 1970, 20 million people turned out to demand the protection and restoration of the earth, air, water, forests, natural lands, and species that support, sustain, and enrich every aspect of our lives. In more recent […]

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50 Things I’m Grateful for about the Earth—An #EarthGratitude List

1. Those little weeds that pop up in the cracks of the sidewalk that, even though annoying to pick, show us just how resilient and powerful nature is. 2. A crystal-clear turquoise sea with warm sun shining. Heaven! 3. That scent at the beach. Any beach. 4. The feel of lying on warm sand on […]

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50 Crazy-Wonderful Things about the Earth (and Its Creatures) to Be Grateful for!

I know, everyone is busy. But stop for a few minutes and consider just how amazing and magical our planet really is. This is an especially good time to consider the crazy-wonderfulness of Earth, with Earth Day and the Earth Gratitude Wave both on the 22nd. It’s never too early to feel grateful, which is […]

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Change Makers: Elizabeth Bennett, Combatting America’s Food Paradox by Loving the Ugly

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Elizabeth Bennett sees opportunities in the imperfect, the discarded, the undesirable. Put another way, she’s a big fan of ugly. This redheaded wonder out of Washington, DC, is protesting the way we waste food in America, saving “ugly food” from the dumpster and repurposing it […]

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Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Photo by thebittenword.com/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 Recently, a friend of mine who is trying to transition a farm to organic asked me with a bit of frustration why people keep insisting that “you can’t feed the world with organic.” My response was that it’s important for him to realize that “We Need to Feed […]

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