Barren white desk top with simple coffee mug, paperclips, and pencil.
12/01/2016
by Arielle Anthony | Pachamama Alliance How Minimalism Can Change Your World Our modern society teaches us that our possessions define who we are. This consumerist approach to life dictates... read more
Lone hiker on a point overlooking valley in wilderness.
11/24/2016
Above and Beyond by Rebecca Lawton | Aeon I had just finished digging an outhouse pit on a river in Colorado with a fellow National Park Service ranger when we saw the unexpected: a solo... read more
Crosscut tree with rings and leaves atop the circles.
11/10/2016
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance Economic Models With the world producing more and more goods, many environmental organizations promote recycling programs as a solution. Some cities,... read more
View from behind woman sitting on bench inside box gazing at the ocean.
11/03/2016
The cycle of adoption is fascinating and worth examining: A grass-roots movement springs up because an individual or small number of people wants to change something. The majority deride him/... read more
urban guerilla architecture home on stilts.
10/27/2016
Guerrilla architecture is a social movement aimed at bringing awareness and responsibility to urban housing design. It’s focused on reclaiming and utilizing underused space that is available to... read more
Overhead shot of thrift store shoppers looking at racks of clothes.
10/20/2016
It’s true — my coolness has been completely botched. I’ve always loved shopping at thrift stores. I’ve purchased a few new things in my life, however the main focus has always been on second-hand... read more
Guerilla gardener's red leather purse with plants.
10/13/2016
In-Ground Underground Vanessa Harden channels her inner James Bond for the collection of covert gardening devices she’s designed for her subversive guerrilla gardening ... read more
Cluttered desk piled with magazines and books.
10/06/2016
Someday You know all those back issues of magazines you’re going to read “someday?” Or those fabulous recipes you’re going to prepare “someday?” Or that spectacular research project your... read more
Open water swimmer in gray lake with mountains behind.
09/22/2016
Here’s a key to unstuffing your life — plain and simple. And this concept is from a trainer for the U.S. Olympics. To be successful over the long run, he says, you need to shift your focus from... read more

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Open water swimmer in gray lake with mountains behind.
09/22/2016
Here’s a key to unstuffing your life — plain and simple. And this concept is from a trainer for the U.S. Olympics. To be successful over the long run, he says, you need to shift your focus from... read more
Pregnant female figure statue with Earth as her belly.
09/15/2016
Before digging into the 9 ways, listen up to this GD myEARTH360 Report with Green Divas Meg and Lynn talking about how to not be annoying when showing our love to Mama Earth... read more
forest trees with small flames and smoke
09/08/2016
by Maya Khosla | YES! Magazine In the Sierra Nevada, high-intensity fires quickly grow into some of the rarest and most biodiverse habitats in the entire mountain range. The May sun was... read more
Frog statue toting rolling suitcase luggage.
09/01/2016
Getting Organized for Travel Air travel these days is almost always stressful. Extended comforts or luxury are gone as airlines struggle to stay afloat financially. And staff seems to reserve what... read more
Smart Flower home solar system with house in background
08/25/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance. In addition to its good looks, the ... read more
Burst open pods of cotton plants.
08/18/2016
Cotton Standards Since embarking on this capricious journey called blogging, I have learned quite a lot about agriculture and our food supply. Of all the things I’ve learned, the fact that cotton... read more
plastic beach pails on the sand at beach
08/11/2016
by Emily Logan | 5 Gyres At some level, we are all ocean lovers, so it’s heartbreaking to realize that plastic pollution kills one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals each year in... read more
security camera in front of American flag
08/04/2016
by Emily Zurawski | Greenpeace Many of us protect our laptops and cell phones from being hacked, so why aren’t we protecting our communities from chemical plants that are subject to... read more
pink flower calochortus venustus
07/28/2016
by Nicole Brait | Urban Gardens Some plants are familiar to almost everyone.  But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they... read more

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11/11/2014
Think that opening a bottle of champagne with a sword only happened in musketeer movies? Think again.  Tamara Berg shows you a simple but impressive way to break open the bubbly.
11/11/2014
Using a weighted pole and several clay pots, Tamara shows you a way to grow plants, even if you don't have a yard.
11/11/2014
You'll be surprised how easy it is to make a tiny lampshade for a wine glass tea candle holder. You can download the pattern at Tamaracentral.com
11/11/2014
Tamara shows you how to bake muffins inside of an orange, and you don't need an oven to do it.
11/11/2014
Meet Jenna DeAngeles, creative designer for evox Television, as she shares some of her most creative and popular work. She has a Christmas gift for everyone who stops by!
11/11/2014
When a friend requested a piece of art for wedding gift, Jenna created a tryptic. Later, Jenna travels to Berger Specialty, one of the best bead shops in Los Angeles.
11/11/2014
A sneak peek at what to expect when you get creative with artist Jenna DeAngeles and her sustainable upcycle craft ideas for your healthy home.
11/11/2014
Jenna turns her son's 100 year old mirror into a 21st century show piece. Later, she explores Gather, a Los Angeles-area yarn store where you can go and unwind.
11/11/2014
Using an old, ruined music book, Jenna creates a work of art that is as simple to make as it is stylish. Later, Jenna takes you on a tour of The Last Bookstore - an eclectic independent bookstore in... read more

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