How does one live sustainably in the Hudson Valley? A few local businesses are making it easier than ever before: When most of us think of home in the Hudson Valley, we think of its natural beauty: rolling hills of green forests, an abundance of pristine rivers and lakes, and in the winter, sparkling blankets
With some of the fastest-rising temperatures and sea levels in the country, climate change in New York is a real threat. But the state is fighting back. How Could Climate Change Affect New York? If you live in New York–or have family or friends in the state–you should be wondering how climate change will impact
We always talk about how solar farms work for people. Energy savings, clean power, and the like all give humans things they want. But what about animals? What can solar farms do for them? You probably know by now that solar farms can lower your bills and bring your community clean energy. But, as anyone
People, organizations, and nations around the world are making new commitments to solve climate change. But it’s not clear who’s going to take the lead. In all the commotion, tight-knit communities are emerging as leaders in the movement to protect our climate. Communities Are the Right Size For Action Climate change is a global challenge. Carbon
You don’t need to remodel your home to make it more energy-efficient. These five simple steps could save you over $500 a year, without requiring any major changes to your home. What do you imagine when you think of making your home more energy-efficient? A lot of people’s minds go straight to the big moves:
Nature lovers are bonded by shared ideas, habits, and emotions. Think you fit in? These are 13 signs that you love the environment. 1. You get abnormally excited over animals–even everyday animals like squirrels via GIPHY Exotic animals that you might never get to see in the wild, like whales, tigers, or elephants, are special.
When people talk about global climate right now, they often use two terms: global warming and climate change. So, what gives? Is our climate getting warmer, or is it just changing? Unfortunately, both are true. But global warming and climate change aren’t just two ways of saying the same thing. Global warming describes the rise
Sparse green spaces and smog-filled air have earned cities a reputation as heavy polluters. But with the right plans in place, they can become powerful agents in the fight against climate change. Cities can seem like the opposite of the natural world. Skyscrapers stand in the place of mountains, car horns drown out birdsong, and
We all know that air pollution is harmful. But how bad is it, exactly? The answer lies in the connections between air quality, our health, and the health of our favorite blue sphere. The World Health Organization estimates that seven million deaths every year can be traced back to air pollution. That’s one in nine
An upsurge in green lifestyle products have created a widespread perception that “going green” is a spendy habit. But sustainable living doesn’t have to be expensive! Today, we offer up 10 ways that you can “go green” and save money at the same time.