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Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

12/22/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter when it seems so little is blooming. But, there are […] Read more >

The Festival of Renewable Lights

12/20/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Every year Hanukkah brings the same questions: 1) How do you spell that? (the one I’m using is apparently preferred by the Library of Congress. Thanks LoC!) 2) When is that again? Funnily enough, I can’t recall anyone ever asking […] Read more >

Environmentalists, sportsmen, and labor officials gather round the Duramax engine - assembled at 8:30am that very morning - and marvel at its performance, efficiency and pollution-control technology.

EPA Rule Powers Clean Tech Engine, Jobs in Ohio

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

CLEAN TECH BOOSTS JOBS, SAVES MONEY, CUTS POLLUTION, DRIVES PERFORMANCE If you drive a big pick-up truck at work or when you hunt or fish, you know there are more choices when it comes to engine technology.  Recently, NWF joined […] Read more >

Buying your holiday tree from a local farm.

Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas Tree Tale

12/9/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to enjoy family time outdoors. As a busy parent, I’m also always looking for clever ways to make our family “To Do” list fun. We’d set aside last weekend to do our holiday […] Read more >

A brook cuts through a winter landscape by John J. Stier

5 Creative Tips to Rejuvenate the 2011 Holiday Season

12/9/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

At age 10, no feeling in the world could compare to the juvenile exultation of Christmas morning. I still remember the overwhelming excitement that snapped my sleepy eyes open. Thirteen years later, I may not have the same urge to […] Read more >

Build in the floodplains, get flooded.  One tends to follow the other.

Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

12/6/2011 // By Jim Adams

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also puts people in harm’s way when the floods come.  And in […] Read more >

5 Things to Be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

11/21/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

The holidays for me are all about family and enjoying nature.  When I was growing up, my family and I use to go camping for Thanksgiving in California.  I know, camping on Thanksgiving might seem a bit weird, but trust […] Read more >

5 Reasons to Send Youth to Climate Negotiations

11/17/2011 // By NWF

Kate Catlin, a native of the Seattle area, has been selected as a member of the United States Youth Delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011. A junior at Gonzaga University […] Read more >

Students and Other Clean Energy Advocates Mobilizing Against Setbacks

11/3/2011 // By Julian Keniry

Two weekends ago, over 400 people gathered in Cleveland for one of several regional Power Shift meetings all across the country where the culminating event was a rally focused on stopping a Keystone XL pipeline project that would move tarsands oil through […] Read more >

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My Fling with the Chevy Volt (Video)

10/24/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

I recently bid adieu to our Chevy Volt. We had a lovely weekend romance, but now it’s back to my minivan. Like any relationship, we had our ups and downs. But, when all is said and done, I’m eagerly awaiting […] Read more >