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Green Websites and Online Games for Kids

Young people are spending more and more time on devices. Kids between the ages of eight and 12 spend nearly six hours online daily on average. Although this statistic seems quite high, it is important to consider what children are doing online. There are many educational websites and online games that teach children about nature, …

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Enhance Your Garden With Bee-utiful Bee Houses

Plenty of backyards are doubling as an enticing bed-and-breakfast. For bees. Specifically, native solitary bees who fly solo and don’t reside in hives. After a productive day quietly flitting around flowers, savoring nectar, and performing an essential ecological service, these precious pollinators appreciate a nice place to settle down. Maybe lay eggs. Some thoughtful people …

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Is My Roof Too Shaded for Solar Panels?

Many people want to install solar panels but their roofs are very shaded. Is it worth it to go solar? Obviously, solar panels produce more power when they are in direct sunlight, but they do generate some power when shaded. Here are the typical reasons for shady roof areas and how to place solar panels …

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Capture the Light With a DIY Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

The Mason jar is enjoying a true revival since the days of holding Grandma’s sweet tea and preserving stewed tomatoes, watermelon pickles, and strawberry jam. Nowadays, Mason jars are being used everywhere — even in some cool (and upcycled) decor!  We just love the idea of reusing Mason jars as drinking glasses — and now, …

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Earth911 Podcast, June 24, 2019: Food, Glorious Food!

Listen to “Earth911 Podcast, June 24, 2019: Food, Glorious Food!” on Spreaker. It’s time to eat sustainably in the sun. The Earth911 team sits down to talk about summer eating. It is a perfect time to try some new foods and food-related activities. Maybe you have a garden or just a pot of herbs. Maybe …

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