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

Safe Drinking Water from a Straw: Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

A simple pressure-based filter system removes 99.99999% of bacteria and protozoa, making it a perfect solution for an emergency or wilderness trip.

What is Whole-System Sustainability? Part 1: Basic Principles for Environmental Sustainability

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Check out this two-part series to learn how you can move toward systemic (or whole-system) sustainability.

Highways and Habitats: Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions Costs and Solutions

By Mia Rishel, Faunalytics

A million vertebrate animals are killed by cars each day, costing $8 billion dollars per year. Let’s start making efforts to balance the travel needs of people and animals and use the billions of dollars spent to prevent the millions of lives lost.

Rethinking Land Use to Support Global Biodiversity

By Lindsay Cobb, Trees for the Future

Earth’s food systems are the problem and the solution to the climate crisis. A shift from traditional monocrop agriculture to agroforestry will bring back biodiversity while supporting human health and economies.


Methods for Removing Lawn

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

Start converting empty, useless lawns into spaces that’ll help restore native animal communities and gardens by using these methods for lawn removal.

How to Stop Invasive Plants

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

Learn about invasive plant species, how they harm our local ecosystems, and how you can take action in your community to prevent their spread.

Climate-Savvy Alternatives to Lawns

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stoibolt

Learn how communities and local environments benefit from replacing expensive-to-maintain lawns with natural meadows, rain gardens, and community gardens.

A Broken Twig and Our Broken World

By Steven McFadden

Stand up. You matter. The UN released another kick-in-gut report about the wholesale extinction taking place with our life-support system.

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