Nature & Environment

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

Trash or Treasure? A Community Recycling Website

By Deb Millikan

There are a number of ways to reduce waste in your town, including a community recycling program called “Freecycle.”

Learning How to Be Self-Sufficient in Africa

By JP van der Walt

JP van der Walt teaches how to be self-sufficient at a skills center in South Africa.

Building a New Environmental Perspective

By Aaron Miller

Mindfulness is an important factor when it comes to effectively reducing your carbon footprint and building a new environmental perspective.

Eco-Minded Trash Pickup System

By Deb Joyce

With the right vehicle and a little dedication, you can develop a trash pickup system and prevent a number of useful items from ending up in the landfill.


Thoughts on Modern Homesteading from our Community

From the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Facebook Fans

Our readers open up and share their thoughts on modern homesteading and sustainable living.

DIY Squirrel Repellent

By Octavia Ice

Discourage squirrels from eating bird feed and corn cobs with this simple trick.

A Novel Box of Toys

By Jerilyn Mears

After throwing away their TV, a California-based family had to find a suitable replacement for Saturday morning cartoons.

Kill Ants Naturally With Orange Peels

By Ward Stern

Learn how to kill ants naturally using a paste made out of orange peels.

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.