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 ...

Nature Therapy: How to Create an Indoor Serenity Garden

It is well known that having indoor plants contributes to a happier, healthier home. Plants have numerous health benefits that can alleviate stress, lower blood pressure, improve mood and enhance indoor air quality. Moving beyond that, consider not just having ...

Sacred Spaces: How to Create Them Anywhere

Humans create sacred spaces all the time. They do it when making dinner for friends, pouring a cup of tea before curling up with a good book, or putting on a morning playlist while getting dressed. They do it on the job, too, adding plants and pictures to ...

Clear the Air: Reducing Home Pollution Benefits Humans and Pets

We cannot control the air quality in public spaces. However, we can make impactful changes to our homes that positively affect our families, including our pets. There is a growing body of evidence that points to the interior of our homes being as polluted as outdoor air ...

Eco-Friendly, Safer Sleep: How to Choose a Less Toxic Mattress

“You spend a third of your life on your mattress so if you can avoid breathing in chemicals all that time, it’s probably a good idea,” says Jeffrey Klein, owner of Sleep Etc. in Norwalk and Stamford. There are two ways that chemicals can make their way into mattresses: the ...