Finally! Get Ready for Your Eco-Sabbath
Take a break from everything on September 25th. Ohm shanti.
Get Ready for No Impact Saturday: Giving Back
Pay it forward. Feel the benefits of service: Steps to prepare for Day 7 of No Impact Week on September 24—Moving Planet Day!
Get Ready for No Impact Wednesday: Food
Healthy eating can also lessen your footprint: Steps to prepare for Day 4 of No Impact Week on September 21st.
Get Ready for No Impact Thursday: Energy
Replace kilowatts with ingenuity—explore no-energy alternatives to accomplish your daily tasks: Steps to prepare for Day 5 of No Impact Week on September 22nd.
How to Wear Cotton Without Wearing out the Planet
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogel
Clothes swaps are an attractive alternative to buying, given that the average American household spends $1,725 every year on apparel.
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
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! Picks: Rocket Stoves
by Robert Mellinger
An alternative to traditional charcoal or gas grills, a rocket stove is a more sustainable method for outdoor cooking.
White Roofs Project Helps NYC Beat The Heat
by Beth Buczynski
New York activists are on a mission to paint the Big Apple (and then the rest of the country) white to reduce energy waste.
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.