MINIMALISM: IT’S MORE THAN JUST AN AESTHETIC

November 23, 2017 Comments (0) Big Posts, ECOpinion

By Ginny Ip ‘Minimalism’ has become a top buzzword in Western culture recently, thanks to a plethora of books, documentaries, podcasts and articles promoting a ‘minimalist lifestyle.’ However, despite this growing trend, some people believe that in order to become a

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November 8, 2017

Utila-tarians: Snapshots of Life on Utila, Honduras

This is the first part of a larger series that captures the voices of islanders in

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October 17, 2017

Road Tripping: A Week, Four Cameras and a Well-Traveled...

By Leta Dickinson It’s a long drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los

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  • A Lesson from the Alaskan Wilderness

    November 17, 2017 Comments (0) All Other Stories, ECOpinion

    The wilderness scares the shit out of me. This wasn’t always the case. I used to appreciate nature from the safety of civilization, our tamed and conquered version of the great outdoors. But in conquering nature by baby proofing the wilderness, running out bears and cutting down forests for our big, suburban homes,

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  • 4 Sustainability Myths, Debunked

    November 2, 2017 Comments (0) All Other Stories, Features

    By Liberty Vincent During the spookiest time of the year, we hear stories of vampires, werewolves and ghosts roaming the Earth. But now that Halloween is over, what’s even scarier? Those pesky sustainability myths. From definitions to commonly held beliefs, misconceptions about sustainability often contribute to

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  • Endless Greens

    October 31, 2017 Comments (0) All Other Stories, Environmental Groups, Features

    By Morgan McFall-Johnsen Amid the brick apartments and quaint houses with manicured lawns lining Evanston’s Darrow Avenue, an out of place one-floor house squats amid a disruptive mass of vegetation. In the front yard, metal hoops support tall flowering plants. Rows of swiss chard sit beside clumps of an edible

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  • Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: A Photostory of Garfield Conservatory

    May 9, 2017 Comments Off on Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: A Photostory of Garfield Conservatory All Other Stories, Features

    By Leta Dickinson Walk through the doors of the Garfield Conservatory, and you could find yourself in a dry and arid desert, a lush prehistoric land of ferns, or surrounded by colorful fruits ripening on the branch, all depending on which doors you walk through. Jason Toth is one of the many horticulturists behind

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  • Western Voices

    May 3, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo J “I woke up this morning feeling a bit meh, and figured it was about time to get those nature antidepressants on. You know, coming from Oklahoma there’s not much out there. My first year here I realized how blessed I was, being able to wake up and come outside to this …

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  • Thousands Unite in Chicago’s 2017 People’s Climate March

    May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Thousands Unite in Chicago’s 2017 People’s Climate March All Other Stories, New Stories

    Over 2,000 people came out to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday to join the 2017 People’s Climate March, a nationwide movement that aimed to protest President Trump’s climate policies. Protesters with increasingly soggy signs and dripping ink gathered to listen to speakers and slowly marched towards the

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  • Earth Day March for Science Draws Crowd of 40,000 in Chicago

    April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Earth Day March for Science Draws Crowd of 40,000 in Chicago All Other Stories, Features, New Stories, Uncategorized, Video

    By Leta Dickinson j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j j More than 40,000 people made their way down Columbus Dr. in Chicago this past Saturday morning, April 22, in support of the national March for Science movement. But more than that, 40,000 scientists, students, teachers, parents, kids–just regular

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  • Western Voices

    April 26, 2017 Comments Off on Western Voices All Other Stories, Features

    By Eric Lombardo J “Sometimes I get into a grind where I’m just working a lot. As I get older, I get pulled more and more into it. There’s more responsibility with family and all. But I was out biking in the Wasatch the other day and started asking myself why I don’t do this …

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