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Green Preschools: An Early Start for Sustainable Living

Young children’s minds are like sponges. They absorb just about everything — good and bad. Often, they pick up on things around them that we adults don’t even notice. Input from the world around them shapes young children’s lives, who they become as adults, and how they live. Teaching a Healthy Lifestyle & Embracing Nature …

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Citizen Scientists Struggle to Save Sword Ferns

When scientists pursue research that requires massive amounts of field data, especially collected over a large geographic area — think of Audubon’s annual bird count and monarch butterfly migration monitoring — they often call on citizen scientists. But when a volunteer group of park stewards in Seattle discovered that native sword ferns were mysteriously dying, …

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Earth911 Quiz #60: New Tech and Materials Recycling

Daily, you make decisions that influence humanity’s impact on the Earth’s environment. Those choices may feel small, but combined with others’ decisions, they ultimately determine the strategies selected by companies. In this Earth911 quiz, check your assumptions about the recyclability of newly invented products and materials. Are we making a mess we cannot clean up, …

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Aquascaping for Beginners: 11 Beautiful Aquatic Plants

It’s a well-known fact that immersing yourself in nature can have brilliant effects on your mental health and well-being. However, with more of us having busy lives and less time to spend hours out in the garden tending to plants, what are the alternatives to introducing more nature to your life without too much effort? …

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Earth911 Podcast, April 1, 2019: Green Myths, Falsehoods, and Greenwashing

April Fool’s Day could be the global holiday for greenwashers and ecological mythmakers, but the Earth911 team is on the case. We discuss the realities of products labeled biodegradable and compostable, how to shop for sustainability when presented “organic” and “recyclable” products, and the habits that will make a real difference in your carbon impact. …

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