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Why Prescribed Burns Are Essential For Forest Health

Erin Berger | May 26, 2021 | 4 min read

Prescribed burns are an Indigenous practice that clears out underbrush, supports ecosystems, and helps lessen uncontrolled wildfires. The last few summers have felt less like fearful apprehension about the future of increasingly intense and devastating wildfires in America and more like a full-scale alarm. Of the top five years in which the most acreage was […]

How Food Forests Help Solve Food Insecurity

Erin Berger | May 19, 2021 | 3 min read

In the food desert neighborhood of Browns Mill in Atlanta, Urban Forest, the largest food forest in the country, provides the community with access to fresh, affordable produce, and herbs. On seven acres in the Browns Mill neighborhood of Southeast Atlanta, anyone can show up and pick community grown fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, healing herbs, nuts, […]

This Permaculture Garden Is Healing a Town

John Davies | April 21, 2021 | 4 min read

Tewa Women United’s Healing Foods Oasis in Española, New Mexico, is a vehicle for mutual aid, environmental justice, and food sovereignty.  This month, we’re celebrating the heroes that embody this year’s Earth Day theme: Restore Our Earth. For our fourth article in the series, we’re spotlighting Tewa Women United. Don’t miss our first three stories: […]

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How Native Fruit Trees Are Transforming Rural El Salvador

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A Beginner’s Gear Guide to Backpacking

We spoke to four seasoned backpackers and thru-hikers to get the low-down on the backpacking gear they never leave home without. If you’re gearing up to take your first backpacking trip, hold off on hitting up REI until you look around the house first; there’s a good chance you already have some of the stuff […]

10 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Mom

From luxury throws and sustainable jewelry to artisanal cheese and beautiful ceramics, celebrate the maternal figure in your life with these eco-friendly gifts for Mom. The moms in your life deserve recognition throughout the year — but especially on Mother’s Day. This year, shower your favorite maternal figures with love, gratitude, and an extra-special gift […]

The Jumpsuit You’ll Wear Every Day

The Outerknown Station Jumpsuit combines style, versatility, and sustainability. It’s also comfy enough to live in. Mark Zuckerberg wears the same T-shirt every day. During his presidency, Barack Obama alternated between plain blue and grey suits. And Steve Jobs was partial to a black turtleneck, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. These men had different […]

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Why the ‘MADE SAFE’ Logo Matters

Isaias Hernandez | May 17, 2021 | 3 min read

MADE SAFE is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy to find safe, non-toxic products that you and your family can feel good about using. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  You don’t have to search hard to find harmful […]

A Sustainable Alternative To Bouquets: Dried Floral Arrangements

Christine Carpio | May 05, 2021 | 3 min read

More sustainable than traditional bouquets, a DIY dried floral arrangement lasts longer and is easier on the planet. Here’s how to make your own. Every May, I head down to the local florist to peruse the stunning flowers bathing in tall, black bins (I especially love gazing at the fresh arrangements keeping cool in the […]

How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

Meredith O’Connor | April 28, 2021 | 3 min read

Cultivate edible fungi in your basement or backyard with these go-to methods from growinug your own mushrooms at home. You could say mushrooms are having a moment — but really, they’ve enjoyed the spotlight throughout history. Chinese culture has recognized mushrooms as a powerful health food for centuries — they’re a quality source of protein, […]

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