Environment

Your Climate Bill Is Due

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Americans have a serious spending problem. Our nation is $17.5 trillion in debt; we finance new homes, cars, and educations pretty much as a rule; we use credit cards like free money. And we spend way beyond our means when it comes to the environment. […]

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United By Blue: Using Business to Heal Our Oceans

by guest blogger Brian Linton, founder of United By Blue United By Blue is a brand of outdoor apparel and accessories focused on ocean and waterway conservation. We make products that are responsibly made of sustainable materials like organic cotton, wool, and other low-impact fibers. We believe the outdoors is something that unites and connects […]

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5 Disgusting Facts about Roundup

by Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Pesky weeds popping up in your yard? Here’s what to not reach for—Roundup. While glyphosate, the active ingredient in America’s favorite weedkiller, Roundup, has been marketed as “safe” and even “biodegradable,” the science is pouring in, and, well, the results are gross. 1. You’re eating it—in “excessive” levels. […]

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Your Plate Is the Answer

by guest blogger Ellen Gustafson, sustainable food-system activist, author, innovator, and social entrepreneur Our global food system is a pretty powerful thing. The system produces enough calories to feed every person on the planet more than each of us needs, and many of us have more diverse food options than our grandparents could have ever […]

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Free the Bees from Forced Slavery!

It feels like I’ve written this blog before, but a quick search tells me I haven’t. Either way, a recent story brought this topic to my attention again… On May 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer full of beehives crashed on the highway in Delaware, “accidentally” freeing millions of bees. No one was seriously injured, other than […]

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The Magical Migration of the Monarch

Everyone loves a monarch butterfly! They are a magical symbol of summertime, transformation, and the health of the environment. But let’s face it; they’re a bit complicated to understand. Even though I’ve long appreciated how amazing they are, I didn’t get how the whole monarch migration thing worked. And why do they need milkweed? Is […]

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Green Lawns Don’t Make for “Green” Yards

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper The natural world is awakening from a tough winter, and our yards are greening up as the weather warms. But are our yards really as “green” as they could be? Across the country, as communities have expanded and new developments have been built, the amount of […]

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Saving the World One Farm at a Time

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This Earth Day we have a global community in crisis. A terrifying climate trend that has the American people…yawning? A recent poll shows people nearly across the board rate climate change near the bottom of their list of problems facing the nation. Why? Climate is […]

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