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The Role of Forests in Combating Climate Change

Whether you realize it or not, forests hold a key role in combating climate change. In this article, we will explore the role forests play, as well as the importance of preserving and protecting these vital ecosystems. We will discuss the process of carbon sequestration, the impacts of deforestation and tips on how to support […]

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Eco-Friendly Tips to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Every person has an individual carbon footprint they can try to downsize as much as possible by changing their behaviors and habits. One of these questionable activities is the way we travel and how it affects the ecosystems of our destinations. Thankfully, we are now more aware of climate change and environmental issues that affect […]

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10 Types of Sustainable Materials Changing the Built Environment

Construction is one of the world’s least eco-friendly industries. It makes up 40 percent of all carbon emissions and pumps waste into local ecosystems. Thankfully, the industry has started to make positive changes to reduce its environmental footprint. These 10 building materials in particular are changing the game and creating new-look sustainable communities. 1. Bamboo […]

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Sustainable Lifestyle: Tips to Make it Happen

What is Sustainable Living? Climate change, pollution and water scarcity are the most pressing global concerns we must face. The reason we face these challenges is people across the globe are consuming resources at a rate we can’t keep up with in the long term. This is dangerous not only for the health of the […]

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What Impact Do Wildfires Have On Our Environment?

Wildfires are unexpected disasters typically caused by lightning strikes, human-induced ignition and poorly contained prescribed burns.  Since 2000, nearly 70,072 wildfires have burned seven million acres of land in the United States yearly. As droughts and drier, hotter air becomes more prevalent with increasing climate change, so do wildfire events. California’s 2020 wildfire season was […]

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Pros and Cons of Having Trees in Your Garden

A well-kept, mature garden can boost the appeal of any home. For your own sense of enjoyment and relaxation, private outdoor space can work wonders since connecting to nature is known to be excellent for combatting stress, as well as improving mental health and wellbeing. If you’re thinking of selling your home, a gorgeous garden […]

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Why Sustainable Water Usage is Essential to Our Health and the Planet

Every time you wash your hands, rinse dishes, flush a toilet, water houseplants or take a shower, you’re using one of the Earth’s most precious resources: water. Because it flows so quickly out of the tap, it’s easy to use several gallons of water without realizing it.  Together with the sun, water is essential to […]

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How Satellite Technology Can Protect Wildlife

Conservation efforts are increasingly important for protecting wildlife and ecosystems as human interference negatively impacts endangered species. Traditional conservation practices include time-consuming processes for monitoring biodiversity that utilize excessive resources. However, technological advancements – such as satellite imagery – have delivered sustainable and effective solutions for protecting wildlife. The Advantages of Satellite Technology for Conservation […]

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How To Live & Act More Sustainably In 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic may have been the talk of the town recently, climate change hasn’t exactly gone away. In fact, it’s becoming more and more of a pressing concern, which means living sustainably is key. Following the release of David Attenborough’s various documentaries on the BBC and Netflix, as well as the concerning statistics […]

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6 Tips for Finding the Healthiest, Eco-Friendly Fish

People have been eating fish for their protein and nutrition for thousands of years. However, some marine creatures can contain pesticides and other contaminants, negatively affecting the human body. The demand for fish has also had a significant impact on ecosystems everywhere. Overfishing and fish farming have disrupted the food chain and depleted fish populations.  […]