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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Eco Tip, Fall 2016 Almanac

    Eco Tips Fall 2016

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Fall 2016 Almanac, Recipe

    The Ultimate Energy Bites

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

  • Artist

    Nature & Eco Humor

    Cartoons that I have saved over the years from The New Yorker Magazine or other publications.

  • Sustainable Design

    RePurpose ReUse ReCycle ReClaim ReInvent

    Repurposing, Reusing. Recycling, Reclaiming and Reinventing reduces the amount of waste that is sent to overfilled landfills around the world.

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Who will plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

    A squirrel buries an acorn. A dolphin pushes a coconut into an ocean current. A camel chewing a date spits…

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guild and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi

    The book’s 50 beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and over 100 enlightening master recipes offer an adventurous and satisfying way to…

  • Book, Summer 2016 Almanac

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle

    A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the…

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nopal Cactus (aka Prickly Pear Cactus)

    Nopales cactus is found along U.S. roadsides in the desert southwest and throughout its native Mexico.

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nasturtium Pesto

    This pesto can be spread in sandwiches, used as a sauce for pasta, a marinade on chicken or fish, or…

  • Recipe, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Turmeric Milk

    This is easy to make, healthy, delicious and soothing and wonderful either for breakfast, or in the evening.

  • Gamechanger, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Winona LaDuke

    Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation,…

  • Artist, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Nick Brandt

    Nick Brandt is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in the African continent, one of his goals being to record…

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Seeds of Time

    The documentary Seeds of Time, directed by Sandy McLeod, features agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler as he races against time to…

  • Eco Cinema, Summer 2016 Almanac

    Terra – An Ode to Humanity

    TERRA is not a wildlife documentary. Nor is it a militant investigative documentary. TERRA is an essay, in the literary…

  • Summer 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Mr. Trash Wheel

    The innovative Mr. Trash Wheel gets help from nature to clean up Baltimore’s polluted inner harbor. By combining old and…

  • Recipe, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Coconut Curry

    This easy to make and DELICIOUS recipe is vegan, gluten free and loaded with veggies.

  • Artist, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Wyeth left behind an extensive body of work of more than 3,000 paintings, including the iconic “Christina’s World.”

  • Eco Cinema, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Show The Love And DUMA

  • Spring 2016 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Noor Complex Solar Thermal Plant

    A giant solar thermal plant called the Noor complex, in Morocco, is using energy from the Sun to power the…

  • Gamechanger, Spring 2016 Almanac

    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres: The woman tasked with saving the world from global warming.

  • Eco Garden

    Green Divas Radio Show Chat

    Interview I did with Green Divas Radio Show!

  • Eco Tip, Sustainable Design

    Old School: Napkin Rings

    When shopping for napkins, I try and choose cloth napkins that are easy to wash, and preferably don’t need to…

  • Gamechanger

    The Liberty Canyon Wildlife Overpass

    It’s awesome that we have Mountain Lions in Los Angeles! One of them, P-22, has become an international celebrity.

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

    Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole, and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off…

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart

    The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our…

  • Book, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Ephemeral Works by Andy Goldsworthy

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Winter Spice Gluten-Free Cake

    This recipe creates a cake that is dense, orangey, and spicy with cinnamon and cloves.

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Meyer Lemon and Quinoa Salad

    ‘Tis the season for Meyer Lemons and Brussels sprouts!

  • Gamechanger, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Mark Ruffalo

    Like most eco activists, actor Mark Ruffalo didn’t grow up as one, but became one when he found out about…

  • Artist, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Peter Von Tiesenhausen

    I would love to walk through artist and eco activist Peter von Tiesenhausen’s land, where artwork emerges as if summoned…

  • Eco Cinema, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Racing To Zero

    Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste.

  • Sustainable Design, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Eco-Home Inside A Greenhouse

    It’s an innovative, out-of-the-box and under-the-greenhouse idea that not only keeps the house warm, but also protects it from weathering…

  • Recipe, Winter 2015/16 Almanac

    Cream of Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass

    It should be called: The Ultimate Cold and Flu Fighting Soup!

  • Artist

    Artists Review 2015-2016

    Here is a broad spectrum of multi-media from 25 artists who’s work I also enjoy…although nature is still the star!

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Moroccan Spiced Chickpeas & Chard

    This is a very easy recipe to make that also happens to be delicious! I have made it several times…

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Hickory by Palmer Brown

    A grandfather clock makes a lovely home for a family of mice — if you don’t mind the occasional clang.

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Nocturne: Creatures Of The Night by Traer Scott

    Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature’s most elusive…

  • Book, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Roots: The Definitive Compendium With More Than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan

    Discover the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and…

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Zucchini And Pistachio Cake

    This cake is delicious and easy to make.

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Recipe

    Ikarian Longevity Stew With Black Eyed Peas

    This is a savory dish that is full of rich flavor and health benefits. Make it on a rainy day…

  • Artist, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Chris Drury

    Chris Drury is an environmental artist, who creates site-specific nature based sculpture, often referred to as Land Art.

  • Eco Cinema, Fall 2015 Almanac

    Salt of the Earth

    For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an…

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    Original Unverpackt

    Since plastic waste from food packaging is an issue close to my heart, I’m so happy that a zero-waste grocery…

  • Fall 2015 Almanac, Gamechanger

    George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental activism. In summer 2013, he published Feral: Rewilding the Land,…

  • Artist, Eco Garden

    A Gentleman, Caterer and Naturalist

    Kai Loebach’s Catering + Events is one of the leading boutique catering and comprehensive event planning companies in Los Angeles.

  • Summer 2015 Almanac, Sustainable Design

    The Ecocapsule

    The EcoCapsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world!

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    If You Plant A Seed by Kadir Nelson

    If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how…

  • Book, Summer 2015 Almanac

    Egg & Nest by Rosamond Purcell, Linnea S. Hall and Rene’ Corado

    Alongside Purcell’s photographs, Linnea Hall and René Corado offer an engaging history of egg collecting…