Planet

How to Build Green on a Budget
by Jennifer Atlee
The challenge: build the greenest houses on earth—and make them affordable.
Real Homes: Small, Frugal, and Green
by Doug Pibel
With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.
How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)
by Ella Jenkins
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.
6 Ideas for Sensible Homes
by Heidi Bruce
Small, supportive, affordable, recycled—and you can build your own.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
6 Tips for Green Pet Care
by Jennifer Kaye, Lindsay Kucera
Sustainable, low-cost, and natural ways to care for your critters.
Reclaim, Recycle, and Reimagine Your House
Just because a 2x4 isn't straight doesn't mean it can't be used. Meet a contractor who would rather raid the dump than the lumber aisle.
Book Review: Urban Homesteading
by Oliver Lazenby
Heirloom skills for sustainable living.
4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet
by Kate Malongowski, Jennifer Kaye
A school bus pedaled by kids, the world’s largest bike-share, and other innovations that are changing how we cycle.
Visual Learning: To Dye For
by Idil Levitas
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their clothes come from and how colorful fabric is made.
6 Recipes for Winter Wellness
by Jennifer Kaye, Kate Malongowski
Fight seasonal maladies the natural way.
Pittsburgh Rides it Forward
by Kate Malongowski
Get a bike, fix a bike, give a bike—how a local collective spreads the love of cycling.
Let’s Unstuff the Holidays
by Fran Korten
I longed for simpler surroundings. So I made a resolution: Each week I would move more stuff out of the house than came in.
A Vending Machine—for Bikes
by Jennifer Kaye
In Minneapolis, two entrepreneurs invented a new way of bringing bike-repair tools to cyclists on the road.
7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.