Planet

Not Your Average Yard Work
by Jeffrey Allen
A Madagascar villager puts nearly all of his earnings toward buying and reforesting unprotected lands—including the $10,000 prize he recently won.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
by Jing Fong
Two resources that explore how to get boys to be lifelong readers and where our food comes from.
Why Sign Up for No Impact Week?
by Aran Seaman
A No Impact Week veteran reflects on how the one-week carbon cleanse taught him to be happier—and how it could teach you, too.
Yes, There is An Alternative
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
Walking Gently on the Earth
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Making faithful choices about food, energy, shelter, and more.
Rewriting Education for the Real World
Video: The Environmental Charter High School is making an impact on students, the community, and the planet.
YES! But How? Flake Off
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How do I get rid of dandruff without chemicals?
YES! But How? Nit Picking
by Tiffany Ran
Is there a natural way to treat head lice?
People We Love: Jordan Howard
by Tiffany Ran
Organizing a Green Prom
People We Love: Omar Tello
by Tiffany Ran
Restoring a Forest Habitat for Orchids
The Tiny House Movement
Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit
by Stacy Mitchell
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Strategies for Carbon Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
What are a city's options for cutting its carbon?