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The Be the Change Project’s Top Tips for Regenerative Living, Part 6: Building with Earth

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen

Use earth — plasters, paints, cob and adobe — for your next home improvement projects as well as new builds. Non-toxic, beautiful, renewable and locally-sourced are just some of the reasons earth is a part of a regenerative lifestyle.

The Be the Change Project’s Top Tips for Regenerative Living, Part 5: Voluntary Poverty

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

The fifth entry in our series of tips for regenerative living which looks at voluntary poverty and how our family of four has lived well, lived greener, and learned tons while below the poverty line.

The Be the Change Project’s Top Tips for Regenerative Living, Part 4: Taking Action for Insects

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

A special set of tips for regenerative living aimed at supporting insects. We’re living during the insect apocalypse, according to a recent NYT Magazine story, and the tale is a frightening one. This piece shares about the actions we can take to help mitigate this disaster.


Rights for Doljanka River in the Blue Heart of Europe

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Darlene Lee discusses efforts of the Bosnia River Action Network Advocacy (BRANA) seeking the rights for Doljanka River with earth law movement and ELC initiatives.

The Be the Change Project’s Top Tips for Regenerative Living #4 Compost & Soil Building

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen

Lots of eco-lovers compost and for good reason - the focused recycling of organic waste yields great benefits for gardens and soils. But let’s take composting to the next level to amplify our impacts.

The Be the Change Project’s Top Tips for Regenerative Living #3 Health and Health Care

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen

Keeping healthy - mentally, emotionally, and physically - is as important as changing out light bulbs or any other single action for green living. At the Be the Change Project we look at health care holistically and adjust our lifestyle to maintain our health alongside our community’s and ecosystem’s.

West Paw: A Pet Products Company Helping The Environment

By Kurt Jacobson

A pet products company in Montana is making progress in the effort to use up recycled plastic bottles. West Paw makes excellent pet products and shows it's possible to make a difference.

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