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Be a Maptivist! (And 4 Other Tips to Unleash Your Inner Cartographer) Be a Maptivist! (And 4 Other Tips to Unleash Your Inner Cartographer)
by Erika Lundahl, Rachael Stoeve
Feeling a little lost? Looking for some direction in your life? Here are five unconventional ways to help you get where you're going.
4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It) 4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It)
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francis
Guerrilla grafting, crop mobs, and other ways to make the fruits of your labor go further.
How to See Stars Like Your Ancestors Did How to See Stars Like Your Ancestors Did
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francis
We could all see the sky as our ancestors once saw it just by turning off the lights, according to the International Dark Sky Association.
Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others
by Fabien Tepper, Signe Predmore
From mobile libraries to tiny libraries, how to get others to read the books you love.
5 Holiday Parlor Games to Make Your Gatherings More Fun 5 Holiday Parlor Games to Make Your Gatherings More Fun
by Laura Beans, Fabien Tepper
Spoons, sardines, telephone charades, and other activities to put a boost in your get-togethers.
5 Tools (and 1 Animal) for Quieter, Healthier Yard Work 5 Tools (and 1 Animal) for Quieter, Healthier Yard Work
by Lauren Hardy, Samantha Herndon
Tending your yard doesn’t have to be noisy, irritating, or fuel-intensive. Here’s how you can unplug.
How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard
by Heidi Bruce, Shannan Stoll
Bats are mammals, shy creatures of the night, and fascinating to watch. They’re also endangered by loss of habitat, disease, and pesticide poisoning. You can help by providing protection.
6 Tips for Green Pet Care 6 Tips for Green Pet Care
by Jennifer Kaye, Lindsay Kucera
Sustainable, low-cost, and natural ways to care for your critters.
Cotton With Conscience Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogel
How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
YES! But How? Ditch the Fridge YES! But How? Ditch the Fridge
by Robert Mellinger
It’s time for me to replace my refrigerator and I was wondering if I really need another as big as the last. I’d like to downsize or be rid of it altogether.
YES! But How? Composting Toilets YES! But How? Composting Toilets
by Oliver Lazenby
I’ve read that composting human waste is much more environmentally friendly than disposing of it in water-based sewage systems. Could I install a composting toilet in my home?
YES! But How? Peat-Free Potting YES! But How? Peat-Free Potting
by Caitlin Battersby
How can I make my own environmentally friendly potting soil?
YES! But How? Grow a Curtain YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersby
Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
YES! But How? Propagating Plants YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
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