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How to shrink the footprint of everyday life.

How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet) 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 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 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 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 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 Book Review: Urban Homesteading
by Oliver Lazenby
Heirloom skills for sustainable living.
4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet 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 Visual Learning: To Dye For
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it's interesting (or not). In this case, it's all about where we get our clothes.
6 Recipes for Winter Wellness 6 Recipes for Winter Wellness
by Jennifer Kaye, Kate Malongowski
Fight seasonal maladies the natural way.
Pittsburgh Rides it Forward 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 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 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 7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
Get Ready for No Impact Tuesday: Transportation Get Ready for No Impact Tuesday: Transportation
Burn calories, not fossil fuels: Steps to prepare for Day 3 of No Impact Week on September 20th.
Get Ready for No Impact Sunday: Consumption Get Ready for No Impact Sunday: Consumption
Live a fuller and happier life by buying less stuff: Steps to prepare for Day 1 of No Impact Week on September 18.
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