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A Guide to the Benefits of Organic Pesticides in Your Garden

August 17, 2020
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Many home gardeners choose to spray conventional pesticides, which can be detrimental to soil and human health alike. Luckily, you can treat your crops more effectively without going completely pesticide-free. 

While many pesticides harm the environment, organic versions may be beneficial for home gardeners looking to treat pests without resorting to conventional methods. Here is a quick guide to just a few of the benefits of organic pesticides for your garden. You’ll find they’re well worth it.

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Pros and Cons of Organic Gardening

August 14, 2020
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What do you picture when you think about organic food? Maybe you envision fresh produce, dairy and meat from a small-time farmer who lives down a dirt path. In some cases, you’d be correct — but there’s more to this practice than most people know. That’s especially true if you want to plant your own organic garden at home.

Before you dive into this project, you should consider all sides. Here are a few pros and cons of organic gardening.

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How You Can Begin Gardening for the Environment

August 12, 2020
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A home garden can help you take the first step on your sustainable journey. There’s a substantial difference between a traditional garden and an eco-friendly one. The latter uses environmentally-conscious practices and habits to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs that are better for you and the planet. That sounds helpful, right?

By gardening for the environment, you can create a better world as a whole. 

Green gardens don’t use harmful products like chemicals or pesticides to promote and maintain growth. Instead, they rely on sustainable practices to support diverse local ecosystems. They also don’t generate any waste. 

A traditional garden may not use methods that work best for the planet. The way you curate and manage your garden defines whether or not it’s eco-friendly.

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Climate-Friendly Gardening in 10 Easy Steps

August 10, 2020
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Growing your own food is great for the environment and your health, but not all gardening practices are eco-friendly. With climate change, we need to make sure we leave the world better than we found it. Unfortunately, many gardeners use pesticides to manage weeds and carbon-intensive machinery to prepare their soil.

If you want to improve your gardening habits and decrease your carbon footprint, there are a few steps you can take. Here is a guide to climate-friendly gardening in 10 easy steps.

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Top Environmental Nonprofits to Watch in 2020

August 7, 2020
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In the face of climate change, environmental nonprofits are committed to making the world a greener, cleaner place. How do you know which ones are really doing the work, though?

Unfortunately, many organizations green-wash their corporate social responsibility, claiming to be making a difference without really doing much. Luckily, there are plenty of environmental nonprofits taking a stand against pollution, environmental degradation and natural resource depletion.

From the food system to renewable energy, here are the top 10 environmental nonprofits to watch in 2020.

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Sustainable Living Solutions for Renters

August 5, 2020
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Now more than ever, Americans and people all over the world are looking to live sustainably. In fact, in one study, 87% of respondents said they made a conscious effort to be eco-friendly and make sustainable choices. 

If you’re one of the many committed to doing the same, one of the best things you can do for yourself and the environment is finding a sustainable living solution. That means thoroughly vetting potential apartments and looking for ways to green your space after you move. Here are a few ways you can do just that. 

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The Rise of the Homesteading Lifestyle Among Millennials

August 3, 2020
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A growing number of young people are returning to the land. The appeal of the homesteading lifestyle has attracted millennials to live differently, growing their own food and living a bit lighter on the earth. 

Even as a generation raised in a technology-focused time, these young people are seeking out ways to live more connected to their environment. The motivation behind seeking a more agrarian lifestyle seems to be rooted in two things — living more authentically and environmental sustainability. 

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7 Stress-Free Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Pregnancy

July 31, 2020
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Today, pregnant women are bombarded with advertisements about stretch mark creams, maternity workout gear, prenatal teas and a never-ending list of necessary baby gear. For eco-conscious mamas, the constant stream of consumerism can be overwhelming. 

Having an eco-friendly pregnancy doesn’t require expensive hand-sewn maternity wear, organic superfoods or costly makeup. There are plenty of ways to be more environmentally conscious without spending too much money. Here are a few ideas on how to have a more sustainably-minded pregnancy, without stressing about it. 

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DIY Sustainable Living Ideas for a Small Space

July 29, 2020
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If you are interested in a more sustainable lifestyle, the biggest changes you can make start at home. There are tons of reasons to go green, including benefits to your health and more money in your bank account. However, sustainability is becoming a marketing tool, making it easy to be eco-friendly without really changing our habits. 

There are plenty of ways you can live more sustainably without spending any money. These do-it-yourself projects are fun, rewarding and great for the environment. Regardless of where you live, there are tons of significant changes you can make. If you live in a small space, here are some easy DIY sustainability projects to try out. 

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What Is Sustainable Farming and Can It Save Our World?

July 22, 2020
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Sustainable farming seeks to preserve and improve the environment, ensure human health and grow food for the growing global population. There are many philosophies and methods contained within this practice, and it can be tricky to choose one definition. In general, sustainable agriculture looks to improve growing practices so that land does not degrade at the expense of crop cultivation. 

With the rising threat of climate change, sustainable farming is an essential consideration to save our world and strengthen our resilience in the future.

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Environmental Blog

 
Environmental sustainability has come to the forefront of many people’s minds in the past decade, and with the increasing amount of trash in our landfills and oceans, decreasing air quality and rising global temperature, learning how we can mitigate our effects on the planet is key.
 
In this section, we’ll focus on issues impacting the environment, from agriculture to home gardening and plastic pollution. If you’re looking to learn more about current environmental issues and what steps you can take to help the environment, then keep reading!