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Thoughtful commentary about - and individual solutions for - the pressing problems of our planet. We cover creative self-reliance, green living, natural homes, healthy food and organic gardening, natural parenting and alternative education, sustainable economics, health and wellness, life-affirming leisure activities, and many other aspects of natural family and community living. This website presents over 500 free articles on those topics, and we are adding and updating articles on a regular basis.

The Toxic Consequences of Fireworks - Fireworks have many toxic consequences, including air and water, pollution, negative health effects, and physical ad psychological damage from noise.


The Glow is Coming Off Glitter - Glitter is a microplastic, covered with aluminum foil, and causes harm to both the marine environment and our health.

natural burial

Natural Burial: The Ultimate in Recycling - Natural green burials are the ultimate in recycling, and avoid embalming chemicals and the pollutants of cremation.

playground surfaces

Do You Know What Your Child is Playing On? - Some playground surface materials can provide negative health effects that are worse than a skinned knee. Here is an overview of bad materials like crumb rubber and artificial turf, as well as some healthier, safer natural ones.

wind power

Ask Natural Life: Are Wind Turbines Dangerous or Unhealthy? - Why wind energy is a safe, clean, and sustainable replacement for some of the energy generated by non-renewable sources that contribute to the climate crisis.

container gardening

Container Gardening How-to - No space for a garden? Don’t worry! Everything from salad greens and savory herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, window box, balcony, or rooftop. Container gardening is the perfect solution.


The Kids are the Grownups in the Room - Children around the world, watching in disbelief as grownups fail to address the climate crisis, are launching their own climate movements.


Biomimicry - 2020 is a pivotal year for us to solve the problems we've created on this planet. Biomimicry provides some solutions by copying Nature’s systems to create new ways of living and of designing policies and products that are well-adapted to life on earth.


Microplastics are Everywhere - in us too - Microplastics have contaminated our oceans and our soil, and are now found in our food and our bodies. We must work to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate single-use plastics.

dine out or dine in

Dine Out or Dine In? - Dining in can be healthier and more environmentally friendly than eating out, and it supports family togetherness in ways that are impossible when we dine out.

small is beautiful

Small is Beautiful - Green economics focuses on small, local, and sustainable solutions to global problems. Capitalism, on the other hand, considers consumption to be of paramount importance.


Cohousing is Creating a Sustainable Housing Solution - The European concept of cohousing is becoming increasingly popular in North America as a way to build community and live sustainably.

kale and Swiss chard

Cooking with Deep Greens - Kale and Swiss Chard - Kale and Swiss chard are healthy vegetables. And yet, many people don’t know how to serve them, which means they’re doing without some powerful nutrients.


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