Nature & Environment

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

Living At High Altitude

By Bruce McElmurray

Living at high elevation and physiological changes due to lower oxygen content.

State-of-the-Art Composting Facility at Ohio University Leads in Green Technology

By Dave Hamill

In 2009, with my retirement from Ohio University looming over me, I didn’t think my personal involvement in the construction and startup of a Class 2 compost facility on Ohio University’s campus would develop into such a large operation.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

By Blythe Pelham

Read about Blythe and her husband’s recent shift in their household—from hefting multi-gallon bottles of drinking water from another town to the installation of a whole-house carbon filtering system and the use of a new Reverse Osmosis unit.

Minimizing the Use of Disposable Dishes

By Anna Twitto

Strategies for using less paper and plastic in the kitchen.


Senior Homesteading Health Benefits

By Bruce McElmurray

How developing healthy habits pays off in senior years.

Homemade Dog Food Diet

By Mary Straus,

Learn which foods to combine to offer your dog a balanced diet.

Manifesting Our Own Destinies in Tandem with Mother Earth

By Blythe Pelham

Blythe shares her thoughts behind the choice of elements for one of her rituals. Read about her use of gifts from our Mother for creating space for our own desires.

Win an Interview with Your Sustainability Hero (with Free Webinar: ‘How to Get a Job in Sustainability’)

By Eban Goodstein, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Here’s an offer to MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers: Submit your interview ideas to us here, and we will choose at random, one guest host for our Sustainable Business Friday podcast show this spring. For more career advice, join our free webinar, “How to Get a Job in Sustainability” on February 16, 2017, at 6pm Eastern.