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42 Ways to Not Make Trash
by Colin Beavan
Taking what he learned from his experiment, No Impact Man Colin Beavan offers 42 tips to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle.
Book Review: GreenDeen
by Jamal Rahman
How Islamic faith and environmentalism can be combined in everyday life.
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
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
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?
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersby
Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
Colin Beavan: Advice From an Accidental Activist
by Colin Beavan
How a regular guy found some super power.
Just the Facts: Should We Eat Animals?
by Alyssa B. Johnson
We can feed the world and still eat meat—but only a little bit.
Let It Snow: The ABCs of Winter Biking
by Jay Walljasper
Tips for winter riding from the coldest big city in America.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 8
The first 7 days of the No Impact Experiment were as difficult as they were illuminating. Sunday's eco-sabbath was for reflecting on what it all means.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 7
Our No Impact Week participants make a different sort of impact: giving back.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 6
Water is life—and the challenge of using less of it really hit home. Check in with our participants on how they confronted their water footprints.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5
You've laid off the lights and turned down the heat. How are you staying warm?
Olubunmi Blogs on No Impact Week
by Olubunmi Ishola
Olubunmi Ishola is a No Impact skeptic, but she's willing to see if the experiment can prove her wrong.
Kathy Blogs on No Impact Week
by Kathy Kottaras
Mother, teacher, and eco-pilgrim Kathy Kottaras' lyrical take on the inner adventure of going No Impact.