Nature and Environment Articles

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

Land Reclamation and Restoration

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Just because we can, does not mean we should.


Stevens Point, Wisconsin: Local Food Flavors, Made With Renewable Energy

By Lisa Kivirist

With deep conservation roots, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, serves as a hot-bed of sustainability and local food and ecotourism travel opportunities. Thanks in big part to the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and the Energy Fair's now thirty-year history, a vibrant community of area farmers, food artisans and future-minded ecopreneurs now call Stevens Point home and have put out the welcome mat for you to come visit.


Our Common Ground for a Common Cause

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

An introduction to the author by way of an Opinion Editorial regarding the importance of differing viewpoints.


Sustainable Lumber Practices and Timber Production

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Not only is timber a potentially sustainable practice, but so is the ever-increasing need for lumber.


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Reasons to Keep Honey Bees

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Are you a farmer, gardener or outdoor lover? If you're any of these (or all of them!) then you'll want to know how much you can benefit from keeping honey bees!


What is Whole-System Sustainability? Part 2: Economic and Social Sustainability

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Systemic sustainability offers the potential for resolving sustainable development problems that are often associated with singularly sustainable solutions. Where Part 1 introduced the principles of Whole-System Sustainability and defined its environmental components, this post will dive into two other sustainability considerations that must be considered for any solution to be systemically sustainable: Economic Sustainability and Social Sustainability.


Wildfire

By Bruce McElmurray

The adverse effects of a wildfire on the environment.


Our Re-Introduction to a Sentient World

By Darby Weaver, Life Arises Farm

As the most "clever" beings on Planet Earth, it should not be any surprise to us that our real opportunity for a positive future lies in the acknowledgement of and cooperation with the intelligence of the natural world.



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