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Moving Beyond Plastic

If you’re reading this, you probably already do your best to eliminate the pesky plastics in your life. We all want to live in a cleaner, healthier world free of the burden of unmanaged, single-use plastics. And you probably know that the challenge is a difficult one! So let’s just set the tone of this […]

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Nature-Friendly Spring Gardening

Spring has sprung and for many people, it’s time to refresh their gardens. The green spaces near our homes, whether they are simply raised beds or fully landscaped yards, can provide a place of joy and wonder right out our own back doors. But these spaces can also help support our waterways and nature.   For […]

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Spring Week! Daily Activities to Explore Nature

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and the green spaces around us are beginning to bloom. Many schools are out this week for spring break, so we thought we’d put together a week full of activities that will be fun for the whole family. Each day has a theme complete with […]

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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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