Helping the Environment by Thinking Ahead

If you’ve ever been on a creek cleanup crew, you’ve probably had reason to ask yourself, “For goodness’ sake, why did someone put this here?” After all, the idea that old mattresses don’t belong in local waterways seems like the kind of thing you might learn in a Dr. Seuss book. Photo by Seraph6283 (deviantART). […]

Girl Scouts in Action: Helping the Environment

There’s a famous proverb that says, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Zenobia Barlow wrote, “Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.” Our children […]

Simple Ways to Help the Environment as a Business-Owner

Some people may read an article about helping the environment, and take away one or two action steps to adopt in their daily life. Others may listen to politicians promoting a platform that includes increasing environmental awareness or protection. It can be a hot button issue particularly around election time, both nationally and locally. Illustration […]

Sneaky Little Tricks to Help Save the Environment

Image by natdiaz (Flickr). Are these tricks sneaky? Yes. Are they little? Certainly. Will they help you save the environment? Absolutely! So does it matter that they are sneaky and little? Nope. What matters is that these are things that you can do no matter who you are or where you are. All you need […]

How to Use Trusts to Protect the Environment

The American legal system is rooted in English law, which is in turn rooted in the ancient and complex feudal system. We might think our modern ways of organizing citizenship and government have little in common with the old system of lords, vassals, and serfs, but in fact we share a common thread. Both systems […]

7 Ways to Help the Environment Thrive Today

Our environment is threatened by a lot of things, but its biggest threat is our own activities. Here are the top 7 ways to help the environment thrive by changing our habits and producing positive results: 1. Forget Plastic There are many reasons why plastic is harmful for the environment: not only is it produced […]

Earning Boy Scout Merit Badges through Creeklife

The Boy Scout Merit badges are not just about collecting achievements or advancing in ranks. All them instill an important sense of community service and commitment to our society. This commitment includes learning and protecting our environment for everyone’s health and enjoyment. Here are just three of the many environment-related badges that Boy Scouts can earn by connecting […]

Helping the Environment In A Winter Wonderland: Go Green in Winter

When winter comes, the trees lose their leaves, cold airs set in, and (if you’re lucky), snow covers the landscape. It might seem like everyone is taking a break from helping the environment during these chilly times, but in reality, there is so much to do! Here are three simple steps for going green during the winter, […]

How Are You Helping the Earth?

When was the last time you made a conscious effort to help the environment? Can you name more than three ways that you are benefiting Earth today? This world is unfathomably large. And yet, with a small amount of energy, motivation, and commitment, you can make a gigantic difference in the future. Children are being […]

Quick Guide: EPA Superfunds & Helping the Environment

There are more than 40,000 identified hazardous waste sites in the United States. These sites, contaminated with dangerous chemicals, can pollute groundwater, the soil, and the air. Not only do they harm the environment, but they can be a danger to human health, increasing the chances of respiratory disease, cancer, birth defects, and more. Fortunately, […]