Committing To Climate Action

Committing To Climate Action

Because climate change is such a big problem, it can sometimes feel like individual actions don’t really matter. Taking action is important for many reasons, though. One of the biggest being that your actions can inspire and connect you to others, which can turn...
Breaking Unhealthy Climate Anxiety Habits

Breaking Unhealthy Climate Anxiety Habits

When we started this sustainability theme, we had quite a few responses from folks asking us to cover topics like coping strategies and how to not feel guilty about needing a break from climate news. By taking a look at the ways in which our feelings of climate...
Turn Climate Anxiety into Action with Imago

Turn Climate Anxiety into Action with Imago

If you’ve ever experienced any kind of anxiety you know that there isn’t a simple way to turn it off. You can’t just say “I’m going to stop being anxious now” and suddenly get on with your day. And when that anxiety is tied to the future of the planet and you’re...
Welcoming Wildlife Wrap-Up

Welcoming Wildlife Wrap-Up

Our spring sustainability theme was all about Welcoming Wildlife. The goal of this theme was to help people turn their outdoor spaces into mini-havens for our animal and plant neighbors.  During this theme, we shared information in a few different ways. We created a...
Pesticide-free Gardening?

Pesticide-free Gardening?

The idea of welcoming wildlife to our outdoor spaces seems like something easy enough to get behind, that is until it comes to unwanted garden pests. The go-to solution for getting rid of pests is to spray your garden with a little bit of a chemical pesticide. The...
Lawns: Is grass always greener?

Lawns: Is grass always greener?

One of the biggest enemies to natural biodiversity is a pristine turfgrass lawn. Manicured lawns are an example of monoculture meaning lawns are areas where a single type of crop (grass) is the only thing that is planted. While it might look clean and tidy to have a...
Why we need biodiversity

Why we need biodiversity

While we’re sprucing up our outdoor spaces for spring, it can be easy to forget about our wild neighbors. Unfortunately, sometimes what we see as improvements to our green spaces can be pretty harmful to the biodiversity of our neighborhoods. Without biodiversity,...