Nature and Environment Articles

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

Tips to Prepare for a Thunderstorm (Climate Change Edition)

By Kayla Matthews

Preparing for a summer thunderstorm is an emergency preparedness plan that many of us learned in childhood. But, with storms likely to get stronger and more frequent, perhaps it’s time we revisited the ‘ole storm prep checklist.


Curating a Community Table for Earth Day

By Evan Marks, The Ecology Center

Celebrating community and seasonal eating this Earth Day.


Garden Thriftiness

By Blythe Pelham

There are many methods to gardening on a fixed income. Blythe describes some of the ways she channels the cost-saving, thrifty attitudes present in her arting and cooking into her gardening in this post.


Heartworm At High Elevations

By Bruce McElmurray

Heart-worm is a potential risk even to areas that do not have measurable exposure in dogs and cats.


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Ecotourism in Nebraska: Part 1, Sandhill Cranes Migration

By Lisa Kivirist

Experience America’s greatest wildlife migration with a front row view of the sandhill cranes converging on the Platte River valley in Central Nebraska every spring. You don’t need to travel to distant lands for an amazing ecotourism adventure.


Flint Families Paying for Still-Unsafe Drinking Water

By Kayla Matthews

Flint residents have been told that they must go back to paying full price for their drinking water.


How to Host an Earth Day Celebration

By Evan Marks, The Ecology Center

Create an inspiring Earth Day event with your community.


The March Towards Zero Waste

By Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Through a survey about zero waste, the Office of Sustainable Practices received input from the TGSP partners on what zero waste means to them and their company’s achievements as well as progress toward achieving the goal.