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Practical Actions for a DIY World

How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard How to Save Bats in Your Own Backyard
by Heidi Bruce, Shannan Stoll
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 6 Tips for Green Pet Care
by Jennifer Kaye, Lindsay Kucera
Sustainable, low-cost, and natural ways to care for your critters.
A DIY Civilization A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work
by Billy Parish
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 Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie Leonard
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 Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
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 7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
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 Need a Job? Create Your Own
Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household 10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household
by Bea Johnson
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 7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
How To Build a People’s Movement How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
Cotton With Conscience Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogel
How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
YES! But How? Composting Toilets 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?
You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One
by Joanna Gangi
Majora Carter: How to break the cycle of economic, environmental, and social degradation.
How to Fight Fracking and Win How to Fight Fracking and Win
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.
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