Tag: Green Living

A Parent’s Paradox: Staying Green While Staying on Schedule

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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October 3rd is National Walk to School Day. Sounds like a great idea for EVERY day, but how does a busy parent find the time? We have some ideas.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Shrinking fish, extreme weather and green colleges — we’ve got today’s top green news stories for ya.

  1. Careful. Your jaw may drop at these photos of seriously extreme weather. (NASA)
  2. IKEA will be the first retailer to sell only LED lights. (Clean Technica)
  3. Pop quiz: can you guess America’s greenest colleges? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years. (Mongabay)
  5. Fish size shrinking due to climate change. (Christian Science Monitor)

How Can You Live Without Power?

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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The citizens in NBC’s new drama, REVOLUTION, are forced to adapt to a life without power. Will you be ready if the lights go out?

Rooftop Gardening Part 4: Lessons Learned

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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After a successful summer of rooftop gardening, our urban gardeners reflect on what they learned from their 19th-story garden.

Rooftop Gardening Part 3: Make Your Garden Grow

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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Now that you’ve got a good start on an urban or rooftop garden, how to keep it healthy? Here are four troubleshooting tips to keep your urban garden growing throughout the season.

Rooftop Gardening Part 2: Garden Party

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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Feeling inspired by the rooftop garden at the Conservancy’s New York City office? This week, we share five essential steps for getting started with your coworkers in a workplace garden project.

Open Thread: Will You Celebrate Nature this Leap Day?

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Every four years, Leap Day — February 29 — shows up on our calendars, generously giving us an extra 24 hours to use in our busy lives. What will YOU do for nature with that extra day?

Hollywood’s Unsung Hero: Nature

Written by | February 22nd, 2012

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday and we noticed a category missing from the list: best celebration of nature in a movie. Here are four Oscar-worthy films that we’d like to nominate for this green award.

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution.

Open Thread: How Will You Make Your Holidays Green?

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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There are many ways to make the season a little more eco-friendly. Simple things like supporting Green Gift Monday, recycling wrapping paper or using LED lights. Will you be doing anything different this year to make it a green holiday season?

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