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"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these
has been deprived of the best part of his education."
-Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Home and Garden Habitat, Organics and Sustainability
Conservation of Wildlife & Plants
Emancipation from the|
bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
songwriter, painter, educator,
Nobel laureate (1861-1941)
Who is the Metropolitan Water District of SoCal...and why should you care?
Overview of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Green Weddings are fun, relaxed and cost less!
Green weddings today aren't your parents hippy weddings! Balance memorable, unique celebrations with eco-friendly, cost effective locations, food, gifts and even clothing.
Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Furniture Affect Your Family's Health
Toxic chemicals affect health and genetics, and some of the same kinds of chemicals removed from children's sleepwear are now being used in FURNITURE!
Green Weddings for Family Fun & Learning
Green weddings bring families together for fun and celebrations. Plan your wedding events for beauty and environmental respect. Here's how...lots of California wedding resources.
Productive Homes & Sustainable Communities
Sustainable homes are productive, and as complex as any natural system -- the ocean, the forest or an ant hill!
Water wars - city indulgence or environmental justice?
Fresh water supplies are critical for economics and quality of life.
Disposable food serviceware that is compostable and recyclable
Biodegradable and compostable food serviceware can be adopted citywide for huge environmental savings...here's how.
Sustainable Cotton saves land and more
It's usually difficult to connect the staples of life with their origins in nature. Clothing is one such difficult leap in logic. What do T-shirts have to do with sustaining our natural world? It turns out ... a lot!
Edible Estates -- a landscaping trend
Urban gardening is a challenge and a joy when it becomes artistic expression and practical food source.
What does Green-e mean?
Green-e on products supports alternative energy
Horticultural Therapy for Health and Wellbeing
Garden and outdoor time helps children with stress relief and confidence.
Is 'IT' in my backyard? NIMBY
Search for environmental toxic substances locations and their status by community, zip code and county. This search database includes Superfund Sites, State Response Sites, Voluntary Cleanup Sites, and School Cleanup Sites.
10 Easy Things to do on Earth Day... Or Any Day!
10 easy things to do to respect the earth
Thanksgiving in the (your) Neighborhood
Happy Thanksgiving...with attitude!
We've declared war on Mother Earth
The earth is a closed system and we are at war with this natural system.
Surprise...Urban Nature Around the World on YouTube
"Urban Nature" video clips on YouTube from around the world and around the global backyard! Enjoy!
Hawaiian ocean sanctuary will protect over 7,000 species
Over 84 million acres will be safeguarded as a remote, biologically rich string of islands and submerged lands known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel for trucks and buses
For California, implementation of ultra low sulfur highway diesel fuel will be complete this fall; nationally, by late 2007.
The Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
The Pale Blue Planet by Carl Sagan provides a new perspective for living each day...
Podcast for Parents Who Want to Go Green
Three parents who are "Going Green" on behalf of children. These child advocates are working to protect children, and preserve natural resources for future generations.
Green roof redefines what a natural history museum can be
California Academy of Sciences tops its new natural history museum building with a living green roof
Green Living in Southern California
Making choices starts with your local environment, local resources...local everything :-)
Smart Sprinkler Controllers for SoCal Irrigation
Smart controllers save water and money. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California sponsors homeowner training and special discounts on water saving devices such as smart controllers.
Announcing the birth of SoCal Nature
Welcome to SoCalNature.org a directory to support sustainable resources, fun and information about quality of life in Southern California.
The White House Backyard Garden - Fantastic!
Michelle Obama leads the groundbreaking of the first White House Garden in a very long time. The Obama girls should have a great time discovering the plants and wildlife in their new garden that is shared by other children!
Top 10 issues for science and technology
Science and technology have become part of every aspect of life -- even our backyard and garden. Do the top issues in science and tech affect your choices?
Help Find the Lost Crickets of New York City
Remember Chester in The Cricket in Times Square?
Reduce Junk Mail for Environmental Impact
It takes several letters to stop the various kinds of junk mail that affect our solid waste and environment. Here's how.
Green Star builds the first biodiesel plant to emit near-zero emissions
The Glenns Ferry Facility will be the first Biodiesel Plant in the World to emit Near Zero net Global Warming Gases.
Hydrogen cars for 2006-2007
Honda, BMW and GM announce the first hydrogen cars with plans for production
TerraForm One Crafts a Totally Self-sufficient New York City...what?
Vision is critically important in making sustainable, smart changes happen over as long a period as 100 years. It's time to start...
What is TMDL and why does it matter to you?
TMDLs measure trash and pollutant levels for governing the discharge of wastewater, urban runoff and stormwater
Get rid of Termites and Ants using safe non-chemical methods
Termites and ants are the two most common pests...here are ways to prevent them and get rid of them using Integrated Pest Management techniques that reduce water pollution.
Energy-efficient School Design Lowers Operation Costs, Increases Test Scores and Improves Indoor Air Quality
Greening schools improves health, achievement...and saves $100,000 per year...here's something practical you can do for your children!
Fruit Trees -- such a simple solution for hunger
Fruit trees provide decades of life support for people, wildlife and animals. The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation helps plant trees -- and you can help, too.
Turning Suburban Plots into Quality Urban Oases with Permaculture
Permaculture develops diverse landscaping and housing solutions that improve food, housing and community resources.
How do you support online information?
A few thoughts and facts about our readers...and community.
The most important questions facing plant science research
The growing human population needs abundant safe and nutritious food, shelter, clothes, fibre, and renewable energy, and needs to address the problems generated by climate change, while preserving habitats.
Green Picnics for more fun...less work
Picnics are a fun, easy, memory-building tradition for family and friends. Green picnics save hassle!
Al Gore and UN win Nobel Peace Prize for Environmental Work
Al Gore and UN IPCC are recognized for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.
Taste Testing Leads to Better Eating
People are still be best taste testers, but science is trying to outdo the trusty farmer's taste bud!
Green is a Design Issue On a Lot of Levels
by Carolyn Allen
Design challenges are getting more complex for the production facility, for the products themselves, for behaviors of consumers, and for what we do with the products we used to call waste.
Solutions for the Local Foodshed - Featuring the San Francisco Area
Locally grown food is a "foodshed" phenomenon that is growing and thriving.
Plant Research Identifies Communication Chemicals
Scientists find that sagebrush responds to cues of self and non-self without physical contact. Really green chemistry!
Nutritionist Extols the Virtues of Honey for Athletes
Honey and rice are easy to digest...and give atheletes quick energy.
Net Fertility Farming ... Biomimicry Genius!
These are the green jobs of your future...and they're here now! Learning FROM nature to create sustainable solutions for materials, food production, energy...and more. Biomimicry is amazing.
Urban Farming is Still Prohibited in Many Cities
Urban farming, food security and urban density are clashing as budding green job entrepreneurs bump into zoning codes about raising food for profit.
Oil Spill Effects and Cleanup Options
The oil will take many years for affected Gulf Coast marine habitats and shores to be cleaned and to recover, and the impact will depend on how much oil actually comes ashore during the weeks that the well releases raw oil.
How to Add a Mammal to the Endangered Species List
Follow the case of the Hawaiian false killer whales as it is considered for the US Endangered Species List for rescue and restoration.
Read Nature vs. Fake Nature ... Will Technology Improve the Experience?
As our environment degrades and technology improves, can technological versions of nature become suitable replacements?
The Ecosystem Works for Us All
Health benefits of green space and green activity
Habitat on Your Balcony and Garden Patio
small-space habitat, whether an urban balcony or a
suburban garden patio.
Wildflower gardens and festivals
Celebrating Wildflowers emphasizes the aesthetic, recreational,
biological, medicinal and economic values of our native flora
Healthier Water Habiits - Simple Tips
Better watering techniques and healthier gardens are two benefits you can look forward to while employing water saving strategies.
Wildlife and Your Lawn
Here are some facts about how important our actions and our lawn and garden spaces are to wildlife.
Energy conservation looms huge
Local energy solution conferences explore alternatives
Animal Advocates for Los Angeles area animal rescue
Animal Advocates for wildlife rescue information and small mammal rescues in Southern California.
Meow How? Should I keep My Cat Indoors?
Cats - both tame and wild - kill millions of our
small wildlife including birds, chipmonks, and
more. Here's how to protect your cat...and wildlife.
Leaves of 3 - Leave them be!
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak are year round danger
zones... here's how to stay clear.
Habitat for wildlife is all the rage...
The beauty and value of habitat for wildlife
Think Global ... Act Local!
Think Global ... Act Local! Daily decisions wear pathways in our cultural way
of life. Those daily choices matter...
Backyard Weather Wonder
Air, Rain, Lightning, Storma...they both shake up
our days and make our gardens grow.
Integrated Pest Managment is common sense living
Effective Microorganisms to the rescue
I read recently that no new animals have been domesticated in the past 2,000 years. That might be changing.
Backyard Ponds Attract Fascinating Wildlife
Wildlife includng birds, insects, mammals and even frogs need four things to thrive in your backyard: food, water, cover and a place to raise their family. They also enjoy community as much as peole do!
Prairie grass is like an ocean of grain
Where better to learn about grass than America's great plains and
the prairies and meadows that stretch from here to the sunset!
How to Save A Piece of Precious Land
Tips and techniques to conserve endangered land
Eco funerals are life affirming
Eco funerals and alternatives include memorial services, biodegradable caskets, cremation and being prepared with information and a plan.
Walk Gently With the Earth
The nurturing role of the earth.
Mailorder Gardening for wildlife friendly seeds and plants
Mail order gardening with seeds and plants for the home garden.
Wildfire and Hiking Boots?
Wildfires are intensified and spread through unconscious spread of invasive plant seeds.
The Land Institute and Natural Systems Agriculture
Natural systems agriculture is a new paradigm for food production that is inspired by nature's colony approach to diversification.
What's a 'Renewable'?
Germany leads the way with research, development and integration of renewable energy.
Where does your oxygen come from? Phytoplankton and plants
Phytoplankton is a big word for a tiny plant that could very well be our best friend. Even better than the family dog! Here’s why.
Nature Education and Ecology
Trends in International Environmental Education
Rethinking It -- Feeding Wildlife
This message is for all of us who spend time living, hiking, camping,
backpacking, rafting, fishing and so on...in areas where wild animals make
Wal-Mart Partners With the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Land Conservation Program
Wal-Mart has committed $35 million for the next 10 years to conserve at least one acre of priority wildlife habitat for every acre developed for company use.
Earth's Most Successful Life Form
Q&A; Guessing Game about a "little" success story: insects
Traveling America's vast and beautiful natural ecosystems
Weather and Temperature are Linked to Landscaping
Urban heat waves are a challenge to all kinds of plants and animals...even people.
Kudzu Grows A Foot Per Day
Kudzu is a warm climate invasive plant.
Fish Quality Certification
Marine Stewardship Council Launches New
Sustainable Fisheries CertificationProgram and
The Botanical Garden and the Montreal Insectarium
Keeping ants in nature where they belong
There are many ways to prevent or reduce the problem of ants invading homes and lawns. Here are a few tips.
Lawncare blog for home care
GreenView blog features Articles and the Latest News about Lawn Care, Growing Grass, Fertilizer and Lawn Care Equipment
Bio-Diesel solving energy shortages
Bio-Diesel is produced from soybeans, flaxseed, canola and other vegetable sources, which are all grown here in the US.
Avian Flu - Update for US nature lovers
Consumers may be concerned about the possibility of contracting H5N1 from their backyard feeders. Here are the latest facts from leading birding organizations.
Sustainability Indicators in Japan
Quality of life is affected by our lifestyles -- our choices. Sustainability is taking a look at how our choices affect our community's well being.
Japan's Sustainable History
Biodiversity Day focuses on Dry Lands
Drylands are the focus of concern around the world. Here's why...and what some countries are doing about their fragile dryland ecosystems.