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Sustainable Living

The Community Fridge

Food insecurity is a problem around the world. In the United States alone, nearly 20 million people live in food deserts, areas without access to

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Paper Leaves

While walking through the forest with his grandfather, Ukrainian high school student Valentyn Frechka posed a simple question: Can paper come from leaves instead of

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Earthships

An Earthship is a passive solar home that is off the power grid and made of natural and recycled materials. They originated in the 1970s,

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The Alternative Limb Project

An amputee is often defined by what’s missing. But prosthetic limb maker Sophie de Oliveira Barata sees things differently. Known for being a master maker

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MindUP For Life

Since 2005, award-winning actress and activist Goldie Hawn has been helping kids by teaching mindfulness. Her foundation, MindUP, provides a neuroscience-based curriculum, focused on helping

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Shrimp Shell Plastic

Plastic pollution is an ever-growing environmental problem, driving researchers of all ages to find solutions. In 2016, at just 15 years old, Australian student Angelina

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Super sea sponges

Sea sponges are ocean invertebrates — animals without backbones. These unassuming creatures may also be life savers for millions of people. Since they can’t move

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Green Parking

Most parking lots are not environmentally friendly. They use non-renewable materials, destroy habitats, and create storm water runoff, requiring expensive drainage systems. Grass paver systems

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Earth Day Every Day

An Opinion Piece The first celebration of Earth Day was April 22, 1970. I was 19 at the time and a freshman in college. The

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