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articles by: The Nature Conservancy

Why Do You Give Back to Nature?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and along with it -- the season of giving back and giving thanks. At The Nature Conservancy, the environmental nonprofit where I work, we recently reached out to ou…

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Your 6-Step Guide to Climate Change

By The Nature Conservancy When the world's foremost authority on climate change (1500 reviewing scientists from 47 countries) released its most recent findings, I was pleased that several friends a…

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It’s Been One Year Since Sandy. Are We Prepared for the Next Big Storm?

As communities in New York, New Jersey and along the U.S. Northeast coast mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating Superstorm Sandy, many people are working to make their communities more resi…

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Vote For America’s Top Green Restaurants

By Katherine Sather / The Nature Conservancy Restaurants throughout the United States are vying for votes this month in the 2013 People's Choice Nature's Plate Awards, a Nature Conservancy contest …

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Why Walking To School is Better For You & Your Kid

By Kerry Crisley, The Nature Conservancy "It’s Octoooooberrrr!" So shouts my seven-year old, Erin, as she skips down our street, stopping to collect a leaf that's the perfect shade of orange. My…

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10 Solutions That Help Protect Our Planet

By Kerry Crisley Isn't it amazing how competition – from the U.S. Open to baseball's World Series to American Idol – draws people in? Be they participants or spectators, when a prize is on the line…

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Speak Up for Sustainable Food & Dining

By Katherine Sather / The Nature Conservancy Attention foodies! Do you have a favorite restaurant that uses sustainable seafood, organic produce or locally sourced food? Or that strives to lowe…

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Back to School, Not Back Inside: 5 Tips for Keeping Kids Outside in Fall

Just because the calendar says September, and most kids are back to school, doesn't mean you have to put away the sunblock and hiking shoes. Consider this: studies repeatedly show that time spent outs…

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5 Things I Learned About Trees & CO2

After spending a summer in the forests and rural villages of Mexico, the Ellis family shares what they learned about their scientist dad and his work with carbon. By Jes Ellis We've been b…

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More People, More Problems: 4 Ways to Future-Proof Our Cities

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York metropolitan area, causing the East River to overflow its banks and inundate much of Lower Manhattan. A record 14-foot storm surge was recorded a…

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