A Child Shall Lead Them: Connecticut Youth Lead the Climate Charge

The world has the teenage climate warrior Greta Thunberg, but Connecticut is home to several young warriors of its own. High schoolers in the New Haven Climate Movement convinced the city to declare a climate emergency, while Yale’s Endowment Justice ...

From the Ground Up: Modern Herbalism Is a Grassroots Movement

As long as herbs have grown, their cultivation, gathering, preparation and sharing have synergized a kind of grassroots movement, spurred by neighbor helping neighbor and “hyped” by word of mouth. Herbalism goes back thousands of years, to early healers ...

This Land is Your Land: Living Litter-Free

Living litter-free might seem like an easy thing to do. We all keep our homes and property clean, but often we forget that public lands—such as state parks and forests—are our responsibilities as well. As taxpayers, we own these public spaces, but we rarely ...

Something in the Air: Natural Gas Effects on Human Health

Much research has been done on the effects of “natural gas”on climate change. Natural gas causes 80 to 100 times more heating of the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Recently, even more studies are researching the health effects associated with the emissions from ...

Rewards for Recycling: The Beauty Industry Steps Up

A growing number of beauty companies have recognized thatresidential and commercial curbside recycling programs often reject empty or near-empty containers of skin, hair and cosmetic products. Now, Kiehl's, L'Occitane and other beauty brands have created quick ...

Cohousing Community Breaks Ground in Bethany

Creating a sustainable, interconnected community was the driving force behind the first cohousing community in Connecticut. Actively seeking families, singles and couples of all ages as new members, Rocky Corner (RockyCorner.org) began construction on ...