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Building Nature: Addressing the Social Inequalities of Urban Green Space Access

Stepping outside and enjoying all aspects of the natural world is something many of us take for granted. If we are outside, we spend time staring down at our smartphones to scroll mindlessly through social media or message friends and family. While being in touch with loved ones is beneficial, isn’t it just as important […]

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How to Raise Earth-Friendly Children

Everyone has a role in protecting the planet, including the youngest family members. Indeed, climate change affects them the most, as reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is critical to keeping global warming to no more than 1.5 C. Scientists warn of widespread catastrophe if humanity fails to achieve this goal.  Children are our future. How […]

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How to Make Your Leisure Activities More Sustainable

Climate change is not only here to stay, but we’re now getting regular reminders of that fact. Freak weather events such as heatwaves, forest fires, storms and floods are becoming more frequent even in our northern European climate. In fact, we have one of the hottest summers on record happening right now. It all adds […]

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10 Best Ways to Keep Your House Cool During the Hot Summer Months

Summer is here and the heat is on. You could end up paying a small fortune in air conditioning costs to keep your house cool, especially if you live in a hot climate like California or Florida. However, soaring inflation means you need to pinch pennies more than ever — how can you reduce your […]

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How to Welcome Nature Into Your Home This Spring

The sights and sounds of spring bring a sense of renewal and refreshment. Ice melts into running water, green buds unwrap on tree branches and birds fill the air with songs of welcome. Unfortunately, responsibilities can reduce the time you get to spend outside.  An easy solution is to bring nature indoors. Studies have shown […]

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Why Kids (and Parents) Need to Spend More Time in Nature

Children now spend a lot of time indoors, frequently playing video games or watching YouTube. The amount of time spent in nature is either minimal or non-existent, and it’s causing concern among parents.  Don’t panic if you recognize this in your child. You are far from alone, but don’t give up. You’ll have a hard […]

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Biofriendly Fall Activities You and the Kids Are Sure to Love

As we begin the trek into the holiday season, I figured now would be as good a time as any to lay out some biofriendly fall activities you and your kids are sure to love. What’s nice about these activities is many are designed to get you unplugged, outdoors and into nature. Others are geared […]

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10 Ways to Curb Your Water Waste

It’s a fact only 2% of the Earth’s water reserve is freshwater. This makes water one of the most precious resources we have and makes it clear why it’s so important to curb your water waste. There’s hardly any other natural resource as abused and wasted as water. Adding insult to injury, climate change is […]

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Summer Staycation Ideas You and Your Family Will Love

Even though many people are looking forward to traveling, after having been under stay at home orders for much of the last year, you don’t have to go far to have a good time. In fact, a staycation is an economical and enjoyable way to unplug and get outdoors this summer. The great thing about […]

Let Sunlight In | Tuesday Tip

Open a window and allow fresh air and sunlight into your home. It’ll make your space feel fresher and healthier.