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Living Simply

By wanting—and sometimes, doing—less, we create more space for the things that really matter. When an individual first chooses to live on a smaller, more human scale, the other values seem to fall in line.

A Conversation with No Impact Man

From November 2006 to November 2007, New York City author Colin Beavan, his Prada-wearing wife Michelle and 18-month-old daughter, Isabella, went on a yearlong reduce-recycle-reuse odyssey to cut down on their daily ecological footprint.

The Bright Green Future

Going green is not just a trend—it’s a full-scale shift that’s taken place across the consumer landscape in every market. As the market continuously shifts toward healthier options, companies that produce everything from cars to cosmetics to clean energy systems are responding with greater options and lower prices.

Green School Supplies

Billions of dollars are spent each year on school supplies for children, which impacts our environment greatly. Here are some things to remember when it comes to being eco-conscious with these purchases.

Hot Buys on Cool Cars

The environmentally conscious showroom shopper can take advantage of the opportunity to step into a wealth of intriguing models, sweetened by a buyer’s market.

A Conversation with Bill McKibben

Better Bling

Beneath some precious gems' come-hither sparkle may be a dark side, whose hidden facets reflect a disturbing legacy of greed and violence.

Greening the Office

While many Natural Awakenings readers are making increasingly better eco-choices at home, our personal habits at work can make a big difference, too.

Throw a Green Party

Whether you are still experimenting with ways to live green or are an experienced pro at an increasingly eco-friendly life, a party décor checklist is good to have on hand.

Solving the Mystery of Carbon Offsets

Whether we indulge in an occasional energy splurge, such as flying the family to the Caribbean, or have concerns about the energy load at the office, using carbon offsets can help.