Nature & Environment

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

8 Ways to Be Kinder to the Planet (And Ourselves) in 2017

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

Instead of making and breaking halfhearted resolutions this year, what if we focused instead on a new mindset, rather than goals? This post takes a look at ways we can shape a better world in 2017 — from sourcing gardening and sourcing local food to being altogether more self-reliant — no matter what our goals are.


The Sports World’s Top Sustainability Experts Launch ‘Sport and Sustainability International’

By Allen Hershkowitz

A global initiative to leverage the influence of sport to protect the environment and all the species that depend on it is off to the races with the formation of “Sport and Sustainability International” (SandSI), an international association of sports industry sustainability leaders focused on addressing climate change and a diversity of other sustainability issues.


How to Travel the World on a Shoestring Budget

By Leila and Anthony, The Recipe Hunters

The Recipe Hunters provide tips on how to travel the world on a shoestring budget. From saving money tips to choosing the right sites to book airfare, this post will cover lodging, travel expenses and how to prioritize the experience you are looking for.


Gift Giving When Living Off the Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Have yourself a minimalist Christmas. It's not how much we give, it's about spending time with those we love and examining how we live.


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Choosing the Right Diesel Fuel for the Time of Year

By Bruce McElmurray

In essence, using the wrong type of diesel fuel at the wrong time of year can be costly and frustrating when the equipment will not run. Not everyone has a heated garage/barn to keep diesel equipment in to ensure it will start when needed. Using the right diesel fuel for the right time of year is key and this post will give you tips and to help you know what to look for.


Vitamin P: Tapping the Power of Place to Keep Us All Healthy

By Jay Walljasper

One number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health. It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die. It’s your zip code.


Eskimo Words for Snow

By Jerry Dennis

Leave it up to people who play every day in the snow to invent the best words for it. Their linguistic inventiveness helps us to understand why the Eskimo vocabulary hoax was so believable in the first place. Whether in play or work, the more involved we become in something, the more complex is the language we invent for it.


Photos from the Field: Northern Lights Flow Across Canadian Skies

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