Nature & Environment

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

Homemade Dog Food Diet

By Mary Straus,

Learn which foods to combine to offer your dog a balanced diet.

Manifesting Our Own Destinies in Tandem with Mother Earth

By Blythe Pelham

Blythe shares her thoughts behind the choice of elements for one of her rituals. Read about her use of gifts from our Mother for creating space for our own desires.

Win an Interview with Your Sustainability Hero (with Free Webinar: ‘How to Get a Job in Sustainability’)

By Eban Goodstein, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Here’s an offer to MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers: Submit your interview ideas to us here, and we will choose at random, one guest host for our Sustainable Business Friday podcast show this spring. For more career advice, join our free webinar, “How to Get a Job in Sustainability” on February 16, 2017, at 6pm Eastern.

Thoughts on the Value of Wildlife and Wild Places

By Randy Haviland

Determining the value of wildlife and wild places is something that has gone undefined and continues to be undefined.


Republic Recycling Services: One of Las Vegas’ Most Interesting Free Attractions

By Kurt Jacobson

Las Vegas is known for some of the best entertainment options in the world. Now, there is a very different free attraction sure to please and educate those who take the time to explore the world of automation and recycling.

Rescuing Wood from the World’s Fifth Oldest Tree

By The Wood-Mizer Team

Sawyer and woodworker Bob Hughes rescues historically significant wood for a living, but his once in a lifetime salvage project with the world's fifth oldest tree is something he will never forget.

8 Ways to Be Kinder to the Planet (And Ourselves) in 2017

By Destiny Hagest,

Instead of making and breaking halfhearted resolutions this year, what if we focused instead on a new mindset, rather than goals? This post takes a look at ways we can shape a better world in 2017 — from sourcing gardening and sourcing local food to being altogether more self-reliant — no matter what our goals are.

The Sports World’s Top Sustainability Experts Launch ‘Sport and Sustainability International’

By Allen Hershkowitz

A global initiative to leverage the influence of sport to protect the environment and all the species that depend on it is off to the races with the formation of “Sport and Sustainability International” (SandSI), an international association of sports industry sustainability leaders focused on addressing climate change and a diversity of other sustainability issues.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.