The Rise of Permaculture

A permaculture farm can be a wonderful thing. Permaculture is a concept of regenerative agriculture that encompasses several different principles. #permaculture #nature #agriculture

Permaculture, as an agriculture system, is relatively recent. Permaculture has been challenging to succinctly define, so let’s explain it a bit. What is permaculture? Permaculture is a set of principles and a farming system that helps us design integrated whole systems for us to live on.  Bit vague, eh? There are many different disciplines within the […]

Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it? — Jess Mancuso, Montgomery, PA Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil […]

Green Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Eco Conscious

The day of love? Valentine’s Day is in a couple of weeks, although ideally – and I’m sure everyone will agree – every day should be a day of love! I thought I’d put together a Valentine’s Day gift guide for the eco-conscious. Whether you’re in a relationship, or single (like moi), this is not a day […]

Is the Green New Deal Likely to Get Passed by Congress? {EarthTalk Q&A}

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it? — Mark Talarico, Brooklyn, NY   The concept of a “Green New Deal” (GND), first called for in a 2007 New York Times op-ed by […]

What is the Truth Behind Animals Enjoying Music? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Do animals respond to or enjoy music recorded or played live by humans?   — Jane W., Herndon, VA  Essayist and poet Gary Snyder likes to tell the tale of coming home from a walk through the forest surrounding his home in […]

Winter Night Time Skincare Routine {Vegan, Cruelty-Free}

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Why do you need a special skincare routine for winter? It’s cold. And your skin feels like parched paper. Your lips are cracking, and you feel like you’re getting dry and old real quick. Oh, yeah, winter skin.  My skin tends to get pretty dry and itchy in the colder months, so it’s important that […]

The Heartbreaking Environmental Cost of the Federal Shutdown {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Has the recent “border wall” shutdown affected the federal government’s ability to safeguard our air and water quality and otherwise protect our environment and public lands? — Peter Nicholson, via e-mail No one is happy about the recent partial shutdown of the federal […]

The Best Sustainable Outdoor Gear for Epic Adventure

During this time of the year, many outdoor enthusiasts head to the hills – or, the mountains – for some sporting fun. Most of us are fully knowledgeable about the environmental impacts of camping and hiking, or other outdoor sporting activities, and we take care to minimize any damage we do. It usually comes with […]

The Massive Environmental Impact Of The Apparel Industry {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? — Bea Wilson, Miami, FL It is true that making and distributing new clothing has a huge impact on the environment. […]

How to Live a Low Impact Life in 2019

How to live a low impact life in 2019

Over the past few months, this blog has grown a bit – thank you so much for reading what I have to say – and it makes me feel optimistic that so many people are interested in taking responsibility for our impact on the environment. And wanting to do something about it. My own ideas […]