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Redesign your home for healthier, resilient living

After another year of working from home and sheltering against more extreme weathers, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their dwellings more climate resilient, energy efficient and healthy.

So, what once might have been a basic remodeling project, can now be an opportunity to prepare homes for climate challenges.

“It’s time to bring more awareness […]

Improve indoor air quality with these 8 ideas

This time of year most of us spend more time indoors where the risk of exposure to air pollutants, including COVID-19, can be significantly higher than outdoors.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So when cooped up indoors, it is especially important […]

If you burn wood, protect trees & climate

As more people gather around a firepit this winter, there are also increased risks for trees and the climate. Here are ways to reduce the impacts that are cleaner for the environment and safer for the forests.

Smoke from burning wood is made up of a mixture of gases and fine pollution particles that can cause […]

Get an EV experience at Drive Electric Week

Tap into the plug-in expertise of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their electric cars, trucks, scooters and bikes at more than 200 events during National Drive Electric Week from Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, October 3.

To find an event in the U.S. and Canada, search Drive Electric Week using your city or zip code […]

Care for urban trees as a Treekeeper

Tap into the world of trees and learn from arborists and urban foresters about their care. The Heartland Tree Alliance TreeKeepers will host a series of classes beginning Thursday, September 9.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead […]