Practical Actions for a DIY World
How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard
by Heidi Bruce, Shannan Stollposted Jul 17, 2012
- Bats are mammals, shy creatures of the night, and fascinating to watch. They’re also endangered by loss of habitat, disease, and pesticide poisoning. You can help by providing protection.
6 Tips for Green Pet Care
by Jennifer Kaye, Lindsay Kuceraposted Apr 23, 2012
- Sustainable, low-cost, and natural ways to care for your critters.
A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddoxposted Mar 26, 2012
- Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work
by Billy Parishposted Mar 05, 2012
- Millions of us are resigning ourselves to work that hurts us, hurts others, and damages the planet. We’re wasting our greatest assets.
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie Leonardposted Feb 13, 2012
- Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
posted Oct 25, 2011
- To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. It’s not too late to join them by following these steps.
7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
posted Oct 04, 2011
- One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven ways communities are offering tools, training, and bright ideas to get workers started.
Need a Job? Create Your Own
posted Sep 21, 2011
- Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household
by Bea Johnsonposted Sep 14, 2011
- A year’s worth of solid waste from Bea Johnson’s home fits in a quart-sized jar. Here's how you can reduce yours.
7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robinposted Sep 08, 2011
- Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgosposted Aug 17, 2011
- Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogelposted Aug 10, 2011
- How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
YES! But How? Composting Toilets
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jul 14, 2011
- 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?
You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One
by Joanna Gangiposted May 11, 2011
- Majora Carter: How to break the cycle of economic, environmental, and social degradation.
How to Fight Fracking and Win
posted Apr 26, 2011
- What started as one couple's fight against gas drilling in their local park grew into a campaign to save more than 700,000 acres of Pennsylvania forest.