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

How to Build a Shelter

by Jeff Garrett

Learn about the shelters you can build in a time of need. There are shelters you can purchase such as tents and hammocks, but also many types of shelters you can build.


Creating Natural Balance: Making a Garden Peace Pole, Part 2

By Barbara Hengstenberg

Artpole, peace pole...some call them garden poles. Whatever the name, creating such garden ornaments can create life balance.


Earth Law Center Officially Launches Ocean Rights Framework

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Earth Law Center officially launches Ocean Rights Framework


Regaining Balance by Making a Garden Peace Pole, Part 1

By Barbara Hengstenberg

Creativity is a part of life. Becoming mindful of the process of creating puts us in the flow, leading to balance — an integral aspect of natural health. When injury sidelined me from working in my garden, I found a creative way to contribute to my garden’s beauty and found my balance in the process.


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Hawaii Bans Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients

Environmental Working Group

Hawaii is taking steps to protect its residents and tourists by banning sunscreens that are made with specific harmful toxins.


How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Bridal Shower

By Kara Kamenec

Bridal showers are a great excuse to gather with all the women in your life—but without careful consideration, they can often turn wasteful. (Think multiple garbage bags just from the wrapping paper alone.) Honor your values by making your celebration as green as possible and hosting a sustainable, natural bridal shower. Here’s how to get started.


DNA in Seawater Reveals Shark Presence

The PEW Charitable Trusts

Researchers have discovered that they can track the presence of sharks through DNA left behind in seawater.


Plastic Reaches Deepest Ocean Trenches

United Nations Environment Program

Single-use plastic has been discovered in the deepest trenches of our oceans, which are thousands of miles away from the mainland.



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