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15 Ways to Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

15 Ways to Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

By Patrick Walshe, Posted March 27th, 2017

Could your yard or garden help save our declining bird population?

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Can Technology Help Us Connect With Nature?

Can Technology Help Us Connect With Nature?

By Nicole Faires, Posted January 24th, 2017

From identification apps to real-time African safaris, these amazing developments offer new ways to plug back in to the natural world.

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The 10 Best Reasons to Get Outside this Winter

The 10 Best Reasons to Get Outside this Winter

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted January 18th, 2017

Are you spending winter indoors? You may be missing out on some important benefits of getting outside this season.

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Walking: The Cure for What Ails You

Walking: The Cure for What Ails You

By Nicole Faires, Posted January 12th, 2017

Take advantage of the healing power of walking.

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8 Books for a Sustainable Mind

8 Books for a Sustainable Mind

By Shannon Cowan, Posted December 21st, 2016

From bees to trees to the urban jungle, these standout books from 2016 will challenge you to think differently.

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How to Attract More Birds to Your Backyard Bird Feeder

How to Attract More Birds to Your Backyard Bird Feeder

By Patrick Walshe, Posted December 13th, 2016

Is there a better way to feed the birds this winter?

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Does Your Child Need More Free Time?

Does Your Child Need More Free Time?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted September 13th, 2016

Active or free play is the gateway to vitality.

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The Ecological Benefits of Forest Fires

The Ecological Benefits of Forest Fires

By T.J. Blackman, Posted September 3rd, 2015

The dying embers of destructive forest fires contain the spark of new life.

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Life Lessons We Can Learn From Ants

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Ants

By T.J. Blackman, Posted July 9th, 2015

Ants are more successful as a species than we are. What can they teach us?

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Rewilding – Rebuilding our Wild Lands

Rewilding – Rebuilding our Wild Lands

By Eartheasy, Posted March 5th, 2015

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, where the jaguars and giant tortoises play?

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Creating Green Holiday Traditions

Creating Green Holiday Traditions

By Robin Jacobs, Posted December 22nd, 2014

Bring light and warmth to the dark season by tuning into your natural habitat and rediscovering some ancestral pleasures.

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How to Get Started in Birding

How to Get Started in Birding

By Robin Jacobs, Posted December 4th, 2014

“Beginner’s mind” is an asset for entering the elusive world of birds. Just walk softly, bring your sense of wonder and a little patience.

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5 Recent Environmental Successes

5 Recent Environmental Successes

By Greg Seaman, Posted November 3rd, 2014

As the daily onslaught of fearful predictions wears us down, let’s remember to share and celebrate the victories along the way.

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An Interview with Greg Seaman, founder of Eartheasy

An Interview with Greg Seaman, founder of Eartheasy

By Pamela Stewart, ignitechannel.com, Posted October 29th, 2014

On living large, and working for the greater good off-the-grid

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Hike Naked Summer Giveaway!

Hike Naked Summer Giveaway!

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 6th, 2014

Win everything you need for an awesome adventure… minus the clothes.

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7 Ways to Green Your Campsite

7 Ways to Green Your Campsite

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 4th, 2014

To truly “get away from it all,” sometime less is more. A little planning helps us tread lightly on our precious wilderness areas.

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How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors

How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors

By Robin Jacobs, Posted April 14th, 2014

Kids spend about seven hours a day plugged into media devices. Are modern parenting trends keeping them inside?

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The Story of Yew – A Tale Told by a Tree

The Story of Yew – A Tale Told by a Tree

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted February 5th, 2014

The Story of Yew is the autobiography of an age-old Yew tree, living deep in the forest of a land we now call Ireland.

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How to Spot Animals in the Wild

How to Spot Animals in the Wild

By Patrick Walshe, Posted August 27th, 2013

Your experience in wild nature will be enhanced by these wildlife viewing techniques…

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If Survival is the Question, Trees are the Answer

If Survival is the Question, Trees are the Answer

By Helen McFadden, Posted July 4th, 2013

Every tree must be considered a vital member of our survival fighting force, because this is a crisis and drastic action is needed.

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Bees guided by Flowers’ Electric Fields

Bees guided by Flowers’ Electric Fields

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 5th, 2013

The communication between bees and flowers is “remarkably sophisticated.”

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Thank you, and Goodbye, Becky Tarbotton

Thank you, and Goodbye, Becky Tarbotton

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 9th, 2013

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

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Sandy and the Power of a Changing Climate

Sandy and the Power of a Changing Climate

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 14th, 2012

These images of Sandy’s destruction should awaken us to the reality of climate change…

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Land Trusts: Protecting Nature for our Health, and the Health of the Planet

Land Trusts: Protecting Nature for our Health, and the Health of the Planet

By Sheila Harrington, Posted November 2nd, 2012

Working with land trusts is a way to protect cherished land and to give back a little of what one may have acquired in a lifetime.

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5 Tips for a Tick-Free Summer

5 Tips for a Tick-Free Summer

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 29th, 2012

Don’t let the fear of tick bites keep you from enjoying the great outdoors…

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How Nature Brings us Together

How Nature Brings us Together

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 7th, 2012

We have so much more in common than that which divides us…

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Are Children Spending Enough Time Outdoors?

Are Children Spending Enough Time Outdoors?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 13th, 2012

Study: only 51 percent of children went outside to walk or play once a day with either parent…

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Biomimicry Mimicked

Biomimicry Mimicked

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 10th, 2012

The timid jawfish has developed a clever strategy to survive – mimicking a mimic.

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Christmas Bird Count: December 14th – January 5th

Christmas Bird Count: December 14th – January 5th

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 13th, 2011

Join over 50,000 people across North America in this annual tradition to take a ‘citizen census’ of migrating birds. Or you can create your own count as a way of getting outdoors and learning more about your local wildlife.

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A Mesmerizing Murmuration of Starlings

A Mesmerizing Murmuration of Starlings

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 11th, 2011

Witness a natural moment of magic…

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Sharks, misunderstood and maligned, need marine sanctuaries

Sharks, misunderstood and maligned, need marine sanctuaries

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 1st, 2011

Sharks have not evolved to withstand overexploitation by humans…

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A Backpacker’s Review of the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

A Backpacker’s Review of the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

By Ben Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted September 29th, 2011

To try out this award winning water filter, I used it exclusively on a three day backpacking trip up the ‘Black Tusk’ volcanic mountain in Western Canada.

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The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and The Pussycat

By eartheasy.com, Posted August 22nd, 2011

A popular video from earlier in the year, that deserves another look: defying the rules of nature’s design, these two natural adversaries have decided to get along…

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Amazing Display by Rescued Whale

Amazing Display by Rescued Whale

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 28th, 2011

The wonders of nature exceed our comprehension and remind us of the connection between all beings in nature.

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Bear Butt in a Barrel

Bear Butt in a Barrel

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 25th, 2011

Another reason rain barrels should have lids. Secure lids.

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The Healing Power of a Walk in the Woods

The Healing Power of a Walk in the Woods

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 5th, 2011

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”- John Muir

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Earthday 2011

Earthday 2011

By Naomi Devine, Posted April 22nd, 2011

This year, I am pondering Earth Day’s beginnings, and what the event’s place is in the fight for the future of our planet, and its place in our movement…

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Baby hummingbird rescued, raised by young man

Baby hummingbird rescued, raised by young man

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 6th, 2011

Originally posted May 2010, we thought this heartwarming video deserved another look now that Spring has once again sprung…

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Kayaker Encounters Enormous Rare Shark

Kayaker Encounters Enormous Rare Shark

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 28th, 2011

Close encounter with giant basking shark brings mix of respect and awe…

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7 Ways to Wean your Child off Video Games

7 Ways to Wean your Child off Video Games

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted February 8th, 2011

Video games have taken the place of playing outside for many kids today. As parents, should we intervene?

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The Orangutan and the Hound

The Orangutan and the Hound

By Eartheasy, Posted February 3rd, 2011

Animals have so much to teach us. If a dog and an orangutan can fall in love maybe humans can try to understand different cultures and countries better.

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No Impact Week, Day 8 – Sunday: Eco-Sabbath

No Impact Week, Day 8 – Sunday: Eco-Sabbath

By Aran Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted January 12th, 2011

Take a break from everything. Ohm Shanti.

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If we save the tigers, we’ll save the planet

If we save the tigers, we’ll save the planet

By Leonardo DiCaprio and Carter S. Roberts, Posted December 9th, 2010

By rescuing the tigers, we save everything beneath their ecological umbrella – everything connected to them – including the world’s last great forests, whose carbon storage mitigates climate change

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Father-son team sends balloon into space, captures video

Father-son team sends balloon into space, captures video

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 8th, 2010

Balloon floats 19 miles high into the upper stratosphere … and returns with video filmed on a camera tethered to the homemade capsule

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Playing with the Moon

Playing with the Moon

By Eartheasy, Posted October 13th, 2010

The wonders of nature invite our imagination to play. This photo gallery offers an interesting perspective on how we look at the moon.

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Medicines from Nature

Medicines from Nature

By Joanna Eede, Resurgence Magazine, Posted September 10th, 2010

From painkillers to malaria treatments, Western medicine has much to thank tribal peoples for. But unless we protect their land rights, we will lose not only their vast knowledge of medicinal plants but also many cures we have yet to discover, warns Joanna Eede.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

By Paul Stamets, Posted July 7th, 2010

Profound solutions which benefit humankind may come from seemingly insignificant species…

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Can ‘buying green’ save the planet?

Can ‘buying green’ save the planet?

By Aran Seaman, Posted April 22nd, 2010

Does changing your personal behavior and ‘buying green’ make any difference at all?

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5 simple ways to make Earth Day last all year

5 simple ways to make Earth Day last all year

By Eartheasy, Posted April 22nd, 2010

Across the world, people today are showing their appreciation for planet Earth in acknowledgement that a healthy environment is fundamental to our well-being. The variety of activities is impressive, and the collective sentiment is truly inspiring…

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Avoiding springtime bear-human conflicts

Avoiding springtime bear-human conflicts

By Eartheasy, Posted April 12th, 2010

An awareness of the springtime habits of bears, and some preventive measures around the home, will lower the risk of bear-human conflicts.

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Our Psychic Connections to Nature

Our Psychic Connections to Nature

By David Bollier, On the Commons, Posted April 5th, 2010

The despoliation of nature is tantamount to despoiling our mental habitat as well.

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From Ownership to Relationship

From Ownership to Relationship

By Satish Kumar, Posted March 29th, 2010

We do not own nature – we have a relationship with nature. Nature does not belong to us -we belong to nature.

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Our beautiful planet: Amazing Icebergs

Our beautiful planet: Amazing Icebergs

By Eartheasy, Posted March 1st, 2010

A series photos featuring strikingly beautiful and unusual icebergs…

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9 Ways to Help Birds Avoid Window Collisions

9 Ways to Help Birds Avoid Window Collisions

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 24th, 2010

Experts believe that over 100 million birds die each year in collisions with buildings and skyscrapers in the United States and Canada alone…

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Connecting with nature close to home

Connecting with nature close to home

By Kim Isley, Trees for a Change, Posted February 4th, 2010

It is when we let go of our ego and put down our inflated sense of human importance that we can really connect to Mother Earth and our own true nature.

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Reflections on a one week carbon cleanse

Reflections on a one week carbon cleanse

By Aran Seaman, Posted January 21st, 2010

Organized by the “No Impact Project”, I joined hundreds of other people from around the world in a week of personal analysis and change with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and leading a better, happier life in the process.

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We are hard-wired to care and connect

We are hard-wired to care and connect

By David Korten, YES! Magazine, Posted January 13th, 2010

The good news: The changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream.

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Lost hikers may be going in circles, study says

Lost hikers may be going in circles, study says

By Greg Seaman, Posted September 29th, 2009

“We can’t get lost” was my confident assurance as we began a hike that would lead us in circles.

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Clearing a Path to Nature

Clearing a Path to Nature

By Richard Louv, Posted May 28th, 2009

The disengagement of children from nature has begun to alarm some of America’s more thoughtful naturalists, scientists, and environmentalists.

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The Real Cost of ‘Virtual Nature’

The Real Cost of ‘Virtual Nature’

By Brenda Scott Royce, Posted March 11th, 2009

Can robotic replicas and digital imagery inspire children to a love of nature?

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Environmental websites for kids

Environmental websites for kids

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 5th, 2009

Many parents are concerned that their children spend too much time indoors on the computer. This time is put to good use, however, when children learn how to become stewards of their environment.

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How to get your child excited about nature

How to get your child excited about nature

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 5th, 2009

Children are born with an innate curiosity about the natural world around them. How can we help them satisfy it?

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What is healthy for the person is healthy for the planet

What is healthy for the person is healthy for the planet

By Terry Taylor, Posted January 27th, 2009

Our rapidly changing world of technology is moving us farther and farther from the environment for which our evolution has designed us.

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Leave No Child Inside

Leave No Child Inside

By Richard Louv, Posted January 27th, 2009

… we must pass on to our children the joy and value of playing outside in nature.

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Researchers find simpler lifestyle builds fit children

Researchers find simpler lifestyle builds fit children

By Andre Picard, Posted January 27th, 2009

The solution to North America’s epidemic of childhood obesity could be as simple as looking to the past.

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Spending time in nature, a natural remedy for ADHD

Spending time in nature, a natural remedy for ADHD

By The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reported in Scienceblog, Posted January 27th, 2009

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) should spend some quality time outdoors when they are not in school, according to a nationwide study.

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An Inconvenient Tree

An Inconvenient Tree

By Martin Dreiling, Posted January 27th, 2009

“The issue surrounding our tree is not an isolated issue, it is a symptom of a larger disease that will end us as a society if we are not careful.”

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