Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage: Building Connections in Cincinnati

By K.C. Compton

Based on the work of Imago, a grassroots environmental education nonprofit, Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage is transforming one of Cincinnati’s oldest districts into a sustainable neighborhood.

N Street Cohousing: Walls Come Down, Friendships Grow

By K.C. Compton

Thirty years ago, neighbors in Davis, California, tore down fences between their houses to create a cohousing community that is a model for how effective — and fun — sustainability can be.

Bryn Gweled Homesteads: Celebrating Decades of Vision

By K.C. Compton

This intentional community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, provides all the benefits of country living in a sustainable neighborhood that embodies the do-it-ourselves lifestyle.

Joining Forces for More Sustainable Communities

By K.C. Compton

Throughout the United States, neighbors are discovering strength and security by embracing a do-it-ourselves approach to more sustainable communities. These seven Homestead Hamlets can serve as models for creating more resilient neighborhoods.


How Trade-Skill Companies Can Hold Themselves More Environmentally Accountable

By Kayla Matthews

It’s relatively easy for white-collar businesses to be greener: Recycle more paper, turn off the lights, etc. But what about trade-skill businesses?

Why Recycling Might Not Be Enough

By Tammy Taylor

Recycling is an important step towards a cleaner, healthier environment. But recycling alone is not the most effective way to reduce landfill-bound trash from your home. PREcycling stops much of that packaging waste from coming into your home in the first place!

How to Break Your Eco-Harmful Habits

By Kayla Matthews

Have a bad habit that you know is hurting the environment, but you keep doing it anyway? Stop!

Mountain Hunting

By Ryan Trapini

A short story about how deer and deer hunting have changed in both the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley of New York State.

Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR


Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.