Nature and Environment Articles

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

5 Questions for Claudia Lucero

By Claudia Lucero

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Claudia Lucero.

Environmentally Festive: The ‘Beloved’ Way to Mitigate the Environmental Impact of Festivals

By Luke Maguire Armstrong

From the millions of plane tickets bought to attend festivals, to the emissions from millions cars, to all the human and non-organic waste produced from a summer’s worth of festivals, how do you consciously plan or consciously attend a festival without comprising your commitments to Mother Earth?

5 Questions for Sandor Katz

By Sandor Katz

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Sandor Katz.

Dealing With House and Garden Pests

By Anna Twitto

Dealing with house and garden pests in natural ways.


Philadelphia Story: An Ambitious Campaign to Spread Opportunity into All Corners of the City

By Jay Walljasper

For decades the “Philadelphia Story” was about steady economic decline. That story is being rewritten today as many Americans rediscover the advantages of cities .

5 Questions for Jessi Bloom

By Jessi Bloom

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Jessi Bloom.

What To Dо For A Snаkе Bite

By Elizabeth Gatto

This article describes techniques for avoiding harmful snakes and what to do if you are accidentally bitten by a venomous snake.

Dear MOTHER August/September 2017


Letters from our readers about a debt-free cabin, agriculture in the classroom, a community garden, and more.