Nature and Environment Articles

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

A Gathering of Seed Savers

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS reminisces about the Seed Savers Exchange Conference & Campout.

Critical Survival Tools for Severe Weather Events

By Ed Essex

How to be prepared for any emergency from power outages to severe weather events.

5 Questions for Howard Garrett

By Howard Garrett

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Howard Garrett!

What is Earth Law and Why Does it Matter?

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Current environmental protection can’t keep up with the pace of environmental destruction. Earth law paves a path to connect many different groups and interests working to protect nature, unifies activists and advocates towards a common tangible goal, and gives nature the same rights that corporations and humans have.


5 Questions for Shawn and Beth Dougherty

By Shawn and Beth Dougherty

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speakers Shawn and Beth Dougherty!

Get Food Smart TN Launched at TRC

By Tennessee Department of Environment

A new statewide initiative, Get Food Smart TN, was launched at the 28th Annual Recycling Coalition Conference, in Franklin, Tenn.

An Ecotourism Mini-Stop in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

With rolling farmlands an easy bicycle trip out of town, the Huron River meandering through downtown, and a vibrant arts scene, Ann Arbor beckons an ecotraveler who doesn’t require wilderness to be in nature. And for many ecotravelers, cultural attractions and activities are as important as natural ones.