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5 Steps to a Sustainable Holiday

According to the Stanford Recycling Center, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. This waste contributes to about 1 million extra tons per week! Below are some measures we can take to reduce these numbers and have ourselves a more sustainable holiday season! Wrapping paper While most […]

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STAFF PICKS: ENVIRONMENTAL BOOKS

While there are plenty of ways to get out and connect with nature in person, reading can allow you to connect with the natural world in ways like never before. Below are some of our staff’s favorite picks about the environment that cover stories both fiction and non-fiction. Happy Reading!   Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin […]

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Your Fall At-Home River-Friendly Checklist

  Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only is it the start of tree planting season with Root Nashville, but it’s a great opportunity to set some goals for your spring landscape and set them up for success!  As the first frost draws nearer, your lawn is beginning to slow […]

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How to Build a Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are like a sponge –they soak up water, clean pollutants, and slowly release it back into the ground. What is a Rain Garden and What Does it Do? After rainfall hits the ground, it becomes “runoff” and begins its journey back to a waterway, picking up any harmful chemicals or pollutants on its […]

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5 Ways to Improve Health Through Water Therapy

Water is the source of life… …it’s life-sustaining. We already know that drinking more water is crucial to mind and body function, but what about the benefits of being in and around water for our health? Studies have shown time and again that simply living near a body of water significantly improves people’s well-being. Even […]

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Take the eco-Summer Challenge!

Are you ready to take the eco-summer challenge? Each week in July, we challenge kids and their families to participate in a summer challenge! Each challenge encourages you and your kids to get outside, explore nature, and create! Check out the description and guidelines for each challenge below. Once you complete your challenge, stop by […]

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Staff Picks: Environmental Films and Series

We’ve put together this list of Environmental Films and Series we love for your viewing pleasure! These are recommended by our staff but we know there are many more out there and we hope you will share your favorites with us.  Happy viewing.   Series   Planet Earth I & II Captured in stunning Ultra-high […]

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