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    Locals Stuck With Cleanup After Burning Man Attendees Illegally Dump Trash

    Locals Stuck With Cleanup After Burning Man Attendees Illegally Dump Trash

    Every year, the counterculture festival Burning Man takes over Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where tens of thousands of people come to “lift the human spirit, address social problems, and inspire a sense of culture, community, and civic engagement,” according to the organization’s website. But each year, some festival-goers skip the leave-no-trace principles, and instead […]

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    They’re exactly what they sound like.  Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices. Following the publication of the landmark study “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” by […]

    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

    Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings. 

    Swedish Neighbors Conserve Water by Holding ‘Ugliest Lawn’ Contest

    Swedish Neighbors Conserve Water by Holding ‘Ugliest Lawn’ Contest

    On the island of Gotland in Sweden, residents have spent this year letting their green lawns die off in a mass effort to conserve water. Irrigation bans led neighbors to get creative, offering a title to whoever ended up with the ugliest lawn. For this year, Marcus Norström’s lawn took the crown. The jury described […]