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23

Jul

A (greener) life behind barsThe Sustainability in Prisons Project transforms prisoners’ lives while enriching the planet.

A (greener) life behind bars
The Sustainability in Prisons Project transforms prisoners’ lives while enriching the planet.

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.
10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

21

Jul

6 tricks for growing more food for less moneyThe gardening season rumbles on, but it’s not too late to try these thrifty tricks to increase your harvest.

6 tricks for growing more food for less money
The gardening season rumbles on, but it’s not too late to try these thrifty tricks to increase your harvest.

16

Jul

Richard Branson wants you to consider giving up beefBillionaire details his decision to eat less meat — and why the entire world could benefit to the do the same.

Richard Branson wants you to consider giving up beef
Billionaire details his decision to eat less meat — and why the entire world could benefit to the do the same.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of waterWater is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water
Water is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

13

Jul

Prime time downsizing: Tiny house movement gets a reality show'Tiny House Nation,' a new series on A&E's FYI channel, is co-hosted by a pro skier who lives in a chalet-on-wheels that's the size of a large walk-in closet.

Prime time downsizing: Tiny house movement gets a reality show
'Tiny House Nation,' a new series on A&E's FYI channel, is co-hosted by a pro skier who lives in a chalet-on-wheels that's the size of a large walk-in closet.

12

Jul

10 habits you should pick up from your grandmotherLooking to simplify your life, save some money, boost your health and help the planet? Then these grandma-tested customs are for you.

10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother
Looking to simplify your life, save some money, boost your health and help the planet? Then these grandma-tested customs are for you.

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competitors tackle urban densitySustainable city living is a focal point for a quartert of contenders at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles. Will one of these teams come in first?

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competitors tackle urban density
Sustainable city living is a focal point for a quartert of contenders at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles. Will one of these teams come in first?

08

Jul

Cycling across the country barefoot in search of a simpler lifeRob Greenfield’s Goodfluence bike tour promotes the ‘being’ in ‘human being’ while also encouraging gardens in urban spaces.

Cycling across the country barefoot in search of a simpler life
Rob Greenfield’s Goodfluence bike tour promotes the ‘being’ in ‘human being’ while also encouraging gardens in urban spaces.

04

Jul

Are fireworks bad for the environment?Fireworks can unleash a shower of toxins into soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.

Are fireworks bad for the environment?
Fireworks can unleash a shower of toxins into soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.