Nature & Environment

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

Climate Shift Is Already Impacting the East Coast: What You Need to Know

By Kayla Matthews

Research suggests that climate shift is already impacting the East Coast of the United States. Here's what you should know.

We Can Still Save Half of the World’s Coral Reefs

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

A discussion of coral reef ecosystem issues and solutions for improving Marine Protected Areas.

Natural Balance for the Garden: Create a Toad House

By Barbara Hengstenberg

Using a clay pot, create a toad house -- beneficial garden decor and fun for arts and crafts for kids.

How to Build a Shelter

by Jeff Garrett

Learn about the shelters you can build in a time of need. There are shelters you can purchase such as tents and hammocks, but also many types of shelters you can build.


Creating Natural Balance: Making a Garden Peace Pole, Part 2

By Barbara Hengstenberg

Artpole, peace pole...some call them garden poles. Whatever the name, creating such garden ornaments can create life balance.

Earth Law Center Officially Launches Ocean Rights Framework

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Earth Law Center officially launches Ocean Rights Framework

Hawaii Bans Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients

Environmental Working Group

Hawaii is taking steps to protect its residents and tourists by banning sunscreens that are made with specific harmful toxins.

How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Bridal Shower

By Kara Kamenec

Bridal showers are a great excuse to gather with all the women in your life—but without careful consideration, they can often turn wasteful. (Think multiple garbage bags just from the wrapping paper alone.) Honor your values by making your celebration as green as possible and hosting a sustainable, natural bridal shower. Here’s how to get started.