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Repurpose: Snow Globes
Repurpose
Friday, November 1, 2013
Turn old jars into wintry wonderlands
A healthy Africa begins with healthy mothers and children
Feature
Thursday, October 2, 2014
A healthy Africa begins with healthy mothers and children
Mule Deer Migration
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
These deer have to cross dangerous highways to follow their migration pattern.
Petroleum Play
Green Life
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Child abuse? Oil companies think kids want to color a weird world of dancing smoke stacks and violently cheerful smog clouds.
Terrence Smith and Cody Oxendine, Growing Change
Act
Monday, October 6, 2014
Terrence Smith and Cody Oxendine, of Growing Change, are converting a former jail into a working farm.
Taste Test Pickles
Taste Test
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If you like your eating interesting and want to help the planet, it's hard to beat a local pickle--whether or not it's a cuke.
Clock
Green Goods
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Some people have a cat wall calendar and a kitten screen saver at the office; others have a Cathy mug and a Dilbert mouse pad. You, bicycle fiend, have a cubicle full of gadgets upcycled from actual bikes.
Lynx tracks in snow
Ponder
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Citizen scientists forgo the slopes to search for scat.
Woe is Us: Jeepers Creepers
Woe is Us
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Large aggressive non-native species are invading coastal waters off the Southeast U.S. The best way to fight them is with knife and fork.
backyard camping
Green Life
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Transform your abode with these 8 imaginative themes.
polar bears in Canadian Arctic
Green Life
Friday, November 7, 2014
What happens when cuddly wildlife icons go extinct?
Lawrence Harris, Senior Team Leader, Green City Force, Brooklyn, New York
Faces of Clean Energy
Friday, February 13, 2015
Every day, the clean energy revolution is creating new jobs for American workers. As part of an ongoing series, Sierra asked one of them to tell us his story.
Compass
The opportunity to power a car with sunshine just got a little brighter -- and cheaper. This week, the solar installer SunPower, the auto manufacturer Ford, and the environmental group Sierra Club where I work announced a new partnership to make it more appealing for consumers to literally go solar.
Green your kids' snacks with ecofriendly alternatives
Green Life
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Kick packaged snack foods to the curb with these eco-alternatives
Daily Ray of Hope
Understanding the power of a breathtaking nature photograph.
Lay of the Land
Hello 2015! At the start of the New Year I often find myself looking ahead to what may come, eagerly anticipating new opportunities and preparing for new challenges. Looking ahead also requires celebrating victories in 2014.
Repurpose Book into Bookshelf
Repurpose
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Turn a favorite tome into a bookshelf.
Welcome to the neighborhood
Green Life
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
"Dear Mr. Muir: Your home address is incorrectly configured. Please adjust your settings."
Organic coconut sugar from Madhava
Taste Test
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Winter is for hot toddies and nogs, pies still warm from the oven, and fudge that makes your teeth ache. Here are some sweeteners that can ease the guilt that comes with each glorious bite.
September Stargazing and Super Moon
Green Life
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Days get shorter and planets come out to play. See what stargazing you should be doing in September.
What caused the 4-inch-thick, crystal clear ice?
Next Big Thing: Mushrooms
Next Big Thing
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
Watching over the World's Forests
Innovate
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Conservationists are turning to high-tech surveillance gear.
Arthur Scott IV, Sungevity
Faces of Clean Energy
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The guy who makes sure your clean energy future starts with a clean Internet experience.
Leaf sex toy
Green Life
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
You recycle, use public transport, switch off the lights when you leave the room. . . so why not green your life in the bedroom?
Lay of the Land
Mahogany, ebony, and rosewood. For decades, these and other rare tropical hardwoods have been extensively logged to produce valuable wood products, particularly guitars and other instruments. Increasingly aware of the impacts to forests and communities from over-harvesting, many instrument manufacturers have taken steps to make their supply chains more sustainable. Now, musicians are joining the call to make sure guitars and other instruments are made from legal, sustainably sourced wood.
Loggerhead turtle
A photographer takes a closer look at animals fighting for survival.
Sierra catches up with Mickey Smith to discuss what it's like being in front of the lens, filming for Snow White and the Huntsmen, and why surfing trumps filmmaking.
UC Santa Barbara
Cool Schools 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
All 162 qualified schools who participated in our survey ranked in order.
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
FAQs about our annual Cool Schools ranking

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