Nature & Environment

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

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 .

The Broadway Gardens and Shopping Park: A Streetscape Design Vision in Burlingame, California

By Willi Paul

New greenway for a struggling commercial district in Burlingame, CA.

Win a Trip to Germany with the ICLEI COP 23 Delegation: Essay Contest Opportunity for Mother Earth News Readers

By Kale Roberts

Mother Earth News readers have an opportunity to tell the 194 countries committed to the Paris Climate Agreement that “you are still in” by applying by next Friday, August 4th to join ICLEI USA in November at COP23.


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.

Living a Good Life

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS seeks a balanced, active life for himself and his canine companions.