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

How Local Governments Are Addressing Climate Change

By Kayla Matthews

While the federal government may be removing itself from having any role in addressing climate change, some local governments are stepping up.

5 Things to Know About Energy Regulations That Were Rescinded in 2018

By Kayla Matthews

Here are some of the most useful things to keep in mind about the energy policies that have been rolled back this year.

Modern Homesteading: How Homesteaders Are Using Smart Tech to Stay Independent

By Kayla Matthews

A reliance on smart technology may seem contrary to a rural lifestyle, but a balance is possible.

Calculate Your Environmental Footprint

By Lydia Noyes

A variety of calculators are available for you to determine the size of your environmental footprint, from carbon to water use.


Photos from the Field: Frost Coats a Swiss Winter Wonderland

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Has the Edible Landscape Gone Too Far?

By Nan Chase

Have we gone too far with the urban edible landscape? Is the edible landscape contributing to the sometimes overwhelming influx of wildlife and game into American cities? This blog post shares one gardener’s concerns about a tendency to overplant and the reluctance to cut away excess growth.

Saga Of A Wildfire: Part 2

By Bruce McElmurray

After a wildfire there are ongoing problems which we experienced first hand.

The Earth Law Movement Grows

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Darlene Lee discusses earth law movement and ELC initiatives.

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