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How Land Degradation Puts Billions at Risk and What We Can Do to Reverse the Process

How Land Degradation Puts Billions at Risk and What We Can Do to Reverse the Process

Human ingenuity and technology have impacted the planet in detrimental ways. What humans have accomplished in the short time we’ve inhabited this planet has been nothing but amazing. We’ve gone from being nomadic groups to huge civilizations to a global community. We have technology to thank for this advancement and the ability to make life...

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

When back-to-basics meets modern agricultural science, it checks off more boxes than you’d ever imagine. Vertical gardens — or living walls — created as decorative statement pieces are increasingly found in high-end hotels, cutting-edge business and resort lobbies. Vertical gardens offer a powerful visual draw even as they improve air content and acoustic quality. Living...

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

It’s hard to imagine that you can live in mainstream society and uphold all the responsibilities expected of you while staying true to your commitment to an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re living in an urban jungle and space is hard to come by or if space is simply an expensive commodity, you will most likely...

Improve Your Mental Health With These 5 Ecotherapy Activities

Improve Your Mental Health With These 5 Ecotherapy Activities

Ecotherapy is pretty much what it sounds like. It consists of exercises, both mental and physical, that are designed to incorporate nature. The end goal is to improve your mental health, just like regular therapy. The benefits of being in the natural environment, even when you have limited contact with it, are summed up easily...

Funguschain is Turning Mushroom Waste into Eco-Friendly Products

Funguschain is Turning Mushroom Waste into Eco-Friendly Products

Can you imagine wearing a coat made of mushrooms? Or how about cleaning your home with antimicrobial, mushroom-based cleaners? Maybe your take-out is placed in a mushroom-based container and not Styrofoam? This just may be our future, and the research is ongoing into the use of mushrooms for many products we’ll use in our everyday...

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

While many modern greenies already run ultra sustainable homes, some of us are still fairly new to sustainable landscaping. Why sustainable landscaping? After having made your house’s interiors completely eco-conscious, the logical next step is to extend these principles to your property’s outdoor spaces. However, conventional landscaping methods are often wasteful and detrimental to the...

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

It may seem counterintuitive, but agriculture in the United States has a big carbon footprint. In fact, a great deal of Earth’s plastic garbage comes from agricultural products. The U.S. agricultural industry alone uses an estimated one billion pounds of plastic every year. Some of these products include: films for covering soil and wrapping products...