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  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Artichoke Vinaigrette with Raw Vegetables

    This delicious recipe is full of healthy, nourishing gluten-free ingredients.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Zero Waste Japanese Town

    Touted by many as the world's "first zero-waste town," Kamikatsu, the small mountainous town on the island of Shikoku, Japan, has an impressive waste management program from which the rest of the world could learn a lot.

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Spiced Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

    Delicious recipe! Healthful cooking can be vibrant, creative and wildly satisfying. Love food that makes you feel good!

  • Recipe, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Peach Cobbler

    When using ripe, succulent fruits, this cobbler bakes for just 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Hello Nature: Draw, Color, Make, and Grow by Nina Chakrabarti

    A fantastic new nature activity book that explores the exciting natural world around us!

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Tomorrow: All Over The Globe Solutions Already Exist By Cyril Dion

    What if highlighting solutions and telling positive stories was the best way to solve the ecological, economic, and social problems our countries are grappling with?

  • Book, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Photo Ark by Jo Sartore

    This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals. especially those that are endangered.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gogotte

    Gogottes are naturally occurring sculptures found in Fontainbleau, France, the one time home of the French monarchy.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    July 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Coco de Mer

    ‘Coco de Mer’ is the largest and heaviest known seed in the world.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Severine Von Tscharner Fleming

    Part-time farmer, activist and founder of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization with the mission to recruit, promote and support the rising generation of new farmers in America.

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Seed: The Untold Story

    Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

  • Eco Garden, Summer 2017 Almanac

    August 2017 Eco-Gardening

    Moon Gardening by Priscilla Woolworth

  • Artist, Summer 2017 Almanac

    Miguel Angel Blanco

    Artist Miguel Angel Blanco has developed a collection of wooden boxes as a forest library, containing the findings from intentionally symbolic walks.

  • Summer 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper

    Building a nest takes a day or two, and the female might create about 10 nests in total, often right next to each othe

  • Blog, Water News

    World Oceans Day June 8th

    Why celebrate World Oceans Day?
    …To remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Dairy Company makes a healthy change

    Large dairy company ditches dairy after 90 years and starts producing plant-based milks instead...

  • Blog, Nature News

    Biomimicry in action: Ladybugs

    Their wings are flexible enough to fold intricately, yet strong enough to fly…

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why we must defend the Arctic refuge

    The Arctic Refuge contains one of the most fragile and ecologically sensitive ecosystems in the world. Its environment is extremely vulnerable to long-lasting disturbance because the harsh climate and short growing seasons provide little time for species to recover.

  • Animal News, Blog, Gamechanger

    UK Based Animal Hero

    Inspiring business model: Meet the UK Based Animal Hero Bringing You Insurance with Compassion.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Germany Breaks A Solar Record

    ...Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables

  • Blog, Eco News

    Solar Eclipse

    An awesome natural phenomenon will happen on August 21, 2017.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Man plants trees every day for 37 years

    Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion.

  • Artist, Blog

    Terence Koh & Garrick Gott

    Poem & Photos from Upstate Diary

  • Blog, Eco News

    Chemical Free Tick Protection

    The next time you’re out enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer, consider these toxin-free simple tricks and you can keep ticks from latching on and causing problems.

  • Blog, Gamechanger

    Gamechanger: CVS!

    In 2 years, CVS will no longer offer beauty products that contain Parabens, Phthalates and Formaldehyde ingredients.

  • Blog, Eco Garden

    Attracting Beneficial Insects

    Since most beneficial insects snack on pollen and nectar at some stage in their life, planting loads of flowers in and amongst your veggies is one of the best ways to encourage good bugs to visit your garden and stay awhile.

  • Blog, Eco News

    The Honey Gatherers

    All over the planet, the humble honeybee busies itself with a singular purpose – perpetuation of the hive.

  • Blog, Sustainable Design

    Creature Comforts: buildings designed for humans and animals

    Most animals, apart from pets, are seen as unwanted invaders in our homes, but some structures are built to attract them.

  • Blog, Eco News

    Why Transhumance Matters

    Transhumance is a type of nomadism, where shepherds move their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Moroccan-ish Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad

    This salad is all sweet potato goodness with a bit of a Moroccan stew vibe.

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Warm Grain Bowl

    I have made this recipe so many times and enjoy it every time!

  • Recipe, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Simple Kale Chickpea Salad

    This salad is perfect for cooler spring days and a great way to get more greens into your life.

  • Blog, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Spring Issue Cover

    Elements of the lovely Spring Issue cover photo.

  • Shop, Spring 2017 Almanac

    New Products Spring 2017

    So many great new items!

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Bezoar Stone

    Bezoar stones are formed from accretions in the stomachs of ruminants that have become ossified and were believed to be magical.

  • Eco Tip, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Eco Tips Spring 2017

    Olive Oil, Salt & Honey!

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    The Practical Naturalist by Chris Packham

    Inspirational, informative, and educational, The Practical Naturalist is perfect for families interested in learning more about their surroundings and looking at their world in a brand new light.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lab Girl By Hope Jahren

    Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.

  • Book, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Jellyfish: A Natural History by Lisa-Ann Gershwin

    Jellyfish, with their undulating umbrella-shaped bells and sprawling tentacles, are as fascinating and beautiful as they are frightening and dangerous.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Unbroken Ground

    Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Unbroken Ground, a compelling Patagonia Provisions film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis.

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Seasons

    They invite us on a journey through time to rediscover these European territories that we have been sharing with wild animals since the last ice age.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Amadou

    Amadou is a species of fungus which grows on the side of various species of tree and is widely used as a fire as a fire starter.

  • Spring 2017 Almanac, The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gynandromorphic Swallowtail

    This butterfly is an example of a very rare phenomenon called bilateral gynandromorphy.

  • Artist, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Rena Detrixhe

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  • Spring 2017 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Eco Villages

    Eco villages are intentional communities whose goal is to become more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2017 Almanac

    Lauren Singer

    Lauren can fit four years of trash into a one-ounce jar!

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Himalayan Pink Salt

    Did you know that salt harvested in the Himalayas contains trace amounts of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium and also contains lower amounts of sodium than regular salt?

  • Artist, Blog

    Piet Hein Eek & Veronese

    Merci store in Paris welcomes master upcycler Piet Hein Eek & Veronese.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Buy Line-Caught Seafood

    Did you know…that by choosing line-caught fish when shopping for seafood, you are choosing a sustainable alternative that protects endangered fish.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Help Protect Wildlife

    Do you know what the IDA is? Do you know why exterior lights should be facing down?

  • Blog, Nature News

    Eco Warrior: Animals

    The earth, its ecosystems, and its creatures are all deeply connected. The existence of many species, including us, depends on the survival of others. There are 5 animals in particular that we rely on for our well-being, and which help us just by performing their natural roles in their environment.

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Quaker Shaker

    Once the holiday season is over, each strand makes wonderful fire starters.

  • Eco Tip, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Eco Tips Winter 2016/2017

    3 ways you can use your money as a powerful tool for positive change.

  • Blog

    In the High Desert of Southern California

    The desert is a visual feast for the eyes from the giant 4000 windmills to the Joshua trees, which only grow in the Mojave Desert.

  • Blog

    Agents of Change

    Based in Costa Rica, EARTH University offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in sustainable agricultural and natural resources management taught by a prestigious, international faculty who provide a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Oatmeal, Turmeric Milk and Chia Seeds

    This is my favorite breakfast at the moment! It’s easy to make, delicious and nutritious and by adding turmeric, you get a super nutrient boost.

  • Recipe, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms & Kale

    Delicious and satisfying on a winter's day or night.

  • Shop, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    New Products Winter 2016/17

    Hope this is helpful! I have chosen a selection of great gifts for the upcoming holidays...

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sarah Lewis

    For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Ambergris

    Ambergris is a solid, waxy substance of a dull grey or blackish color, which is formed in the intestines of the sperm whale...

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

    This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more.

  • Book, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

    The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Divining Rods

    Divining rods are sticks that help you find water on your land.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Edible Birds Nests

    Several species of swiftlet produce nests that are edible to man.

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    You are the Gamechanger!

    By getting involved and supporting issues and causes that are important to you, you can help make positive change happen.

  • Artist, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomás Saraceno

    Tomás Saraceno is an Argentine artist who creates pieces that explore alternative, sustainable ways of viewing and interacting with the…

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Freegan Pony

    Freegan Pony is a restaurant that fights "Food Waste" in Paris, France and is the only one of its kind in Europe.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Tomorrow

    Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, and instead of showing all the worst things that can happen, the film focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2016/17 Almanac

    Light on Earth

    Do you love fireflies? Then you must watch this magical film by David Attenborough, Light on Earth. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Anyone who has seen a firefly cannot help but fall under their spell.

  • Blog

    Go for a walk in nature

    The Peace of Wild Things
 by Wendell Berry

  • Animal News

    Did you know…

    Did you know...Bees and other beneficial insects LOVE garden detritus. You don't need to do the full fall clean up…

  • Blog, Eco Tip

    Wolves of Yellowstone

    Just as reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park has changed the course of the river, so too can the course of Lyme disease be altered...

  • Blog

    America Recycles Day

    Keep on doing it! It’s helping conserve natural resources, reducing waste, and you can inspire others to recycle too.

  • Eco Tip

    Worldwide Fish Migration

    This time of year marks the worldwide migration of fish...

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Biomimicry by Janine Benyus

    This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems.

  • Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in…

  • Artist

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has…

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Gamechanger

    Paul Hawken

    Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author Paul Hawken has dedicated his life since the age of 20 to sustainability, and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

  • Recipe

    Sprouts: The Super-Food

    Eating sprouts is healthy because all seeds contain naturally occurring enzymes inhibitors, which make it harder for our digestive enzymes…

  • Gamechanger

    Michelle Obama

    There are so many reasons why we love the LOLA woman of the month, Michelle Obama!

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Shop

    New Products Fall 2016

    Sprout Central

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Solar Roadways

    The act of driving on them creates energy, and each individual panel is connected to smart meters, which optimize their output and feed their electricity straight into street lighting, or the grid.

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Eco Tips Fall 2016

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  • Artist, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Mark Dion

    Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist that since the 1980s has created spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the sixteenth century.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Grounded

    New research has started to confirm the unexpected, that the surface of the Earth has healing power, like a gigantic treatment table.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Rainbow Honey

    At a factory in France that processes waste from making M&M's, the bees went foraging,and found the remnants of colored…

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Angel of Death Crown

    Tradition has it that in Appalachian households, when a person died, there was sometimes found in their bed pillow, a…

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Insectology Sweets

    Matilde Boelhouwer's goal as an artist is to change the perception of eating insects, something she hopes to achieve by…

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Secret is in the Soil

    Japanese chef Toshio Tanabe, serves dirt-based specialties alongside oysters, truffles and risotto at his Tokyo restaurant Ne Quittez Pas. Tenable…

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Capsula Mundi Project

    Imagine being able to take your children to a picnic next to a tree that grew from their great-grandmother.

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Man Who Grows Chairs

    Designer and artist Gavin Munro, inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, has…

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    The Mega Apple Tree

    This apple tree bears fruit of nearly 150 types of apples!

  • The Cabinet Of Green Curiosities

    Gossamer Silk

    This unique hand-woven brocaded textile was made with the golden silk of one million golden orb female spiders.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Animal Rescue by Patrick George

    This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals.

  • Book, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Seeds On Ice by Cary Fowler

    The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault—and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agriculture.

  • Eco Garden

    Foraging for Purslane

    Purslane is a low-growing succulent like plant that is found around the world (except Antarctica), in gardens and flowerbeds, in…

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Curried 3-Lentil Vegetable Soup with rainbow chard ribbons

    This recipe makes quite a bit of soup. It keeps well for at least 3 days and you will be…

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    This homemade creamy avocado salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It can be made ahead of time in a blender and refrigerated until ready to use.

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    The Ultimate Energy Bites

    They really are little bites of perfect health. Although of course they are unbelievably delicious too!