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PhD Student to Farmer: Finding Your Calling in Weird Veggies

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In what odd places might you find your passion? For former PhD student Arron Choi, it was his family’s farm. Discovering a passion for weird veggies, Aaron’s story shows that when it comes to finding our calling, we should never count out even the things that first seem odd. 

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World’s First Underwater Farm is Growing Fruits and Vegetables

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Nemo’s Garden is not your typical farm. That’s because this unique agricultural enterprise is located under the sea just off the coast of Italy. And the unique biosphere is teaching us tons about the future of sustainable agriculture.

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New Natural Packaging You Can Eat Rather Than Trash!

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Did you ever think that you would be able to eat your sandwich and the wrapping that protects it too? Amazingly, this is now a reality thanks to edible packaging, a sustainable alternative that now offers a replacement for single-use packaging.

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Get The Most Out of Your Groceries: Easy Ways to Use Food Scraps

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Wait! Before you throw away that banana peel or compost your coffee grounds, you can give them another life. Here are some simple ways to start reducing waste and maximizing your grocery budget.

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Meet the Wildfire Hero Who Wears a Shell Instead of a Cape 

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The gopher tortoise may not look like your average hero, but when forest fires threatens their neighbors, their special skill comes in very handy! Here’s how to use your strengths for good. 

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Wearable Bananas? This Ugandan Company is Giving Textile Waste the Slip

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What one material could make placemats, rugs, and hair extensions? This miracle fiber is bananas! Learn about the non-profit transforming this popular plant’s waste into something that is wonderful—in more ways than one!

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The Messy Eater Helping Save Over 18 Other Species

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Brought back from the brink of extinction, the world’s largest flying parrot won’t just stun you with its giant wings and shocking color—they’re up to something really special! Here’s how their rising numbers are helping nearly two dozen other species thrive, as well.

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Rethinking Waste: Why You’ll Want to Hang Bubble Wrap On Your Wall!

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Oh snap! We’re exploring little bubbles of timeless joy through a packaging material with an unexpected history. Watch as this artist injects the Bubble Wrap you know with an entirely new sense of wonder! 

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Easy Ways to Go Green: The Compost Pick-Up Services Coming to a Stoop Near You!

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Wait! Before those food scraps in the garbage, here’s an easy way to make a positive impact as you go about your daily routine. Turn your food waste into a resource without having to make a compost pile in your own backyard by having it picked up and taken away, right from your front door!

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The Rare Bear Protecting a Canadian Rainforest

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Have you heard the secret of the spirit bear? It’s been hidden for centuries, but now, getting the word out is what’s helping to save them. Meet the white black bear saving an ecosystem!

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How Saving the Bees Is Saving the Veterans!

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Saving the bees and saving veterans at the same time? Meet Eric, an Iraq veteran who is helping ease the PTSD he and other veterans experience by sharing his love for bees and creating meaning, joy, and healing, in much needed spaces. 

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Ziplining to Breakfast—Redefining “Home” by Living in the Treetops

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Living life in the rainforest treetops, this unique community shows us how to seek and build the lives that we want—regardless of how wild our dreams may be!

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Turn Your Junk Mail into a Masterpiece: How to Make Paper!

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Stop throwing away your junk mail! With a little water, that recycling could become your next notebook, card, or to-do list. Let’s rethink our conceptions of waste and think critically about recycling, all with a fun new activity: paper-making! 

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How Highway Crossings Are Saving the American Lion

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You may know the American Lion by one of its 83 names, but whether you call it a puma, mountain lion, or catamount, it’s time to start protecting these important creatures. And that starts in—of all places—our highways!

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Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

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Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature’s most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.

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What Happens When Lion Hunter Becomes Lion Protector?

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Could the Kenyan warriors who once hunted lions actually be the best ambassadors to protect them? Here’s how Warrior Watch is taking skills honed over generations and using them for good to save this amazing species!

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Turning Chopsticks into Tables—Rethinking the Value of “Waste”

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You will never look at your take-out chopsticks the same again. Now, they could become your dining room table or beautiful shelving unit! Here’s a company that is radically redefining the value of our waste items, and creating a new, sustainable path forward for all of us along the way.

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Hungry Goats: The Unlikely Heroes Preventing Wildfires!

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Goats combating wildfires? In Australia, communities are teaming up with these hungry helpers to restore their forests. And we’re finding inspiration to solve problems in our own lives along the way!

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Raising 300 Black Bears: How One Man is Changing Conservation!

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Having raised over 300 orphaned bears and reintroduced them back to the wild, Ben Kilham has entirely changed how the scientific community sees them! Here’s how getting up close and personal with black bears has been a ticket to saving other animals—like pandas—all around the world. 

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Bugs Raining from the Sky?! They’re Strawberry Superheroes!

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Do you like strawberries? You have a little red bug to thank for their safety! Each year, millions of crops (including strawberries) are under threat of being destroyed by spider mites. But farmers and scientists have once again teamed up with nature to solve the problem. Here’s the story of persimilis—a surprising hero on the agricultural stage!

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How #TeamTrees Proves the Internet Can Do Good 

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20. Million. NEW. Trees. You read that right! When fans of YouTuber MrBeast sparked a lofty goal of planting 20 million trees in 2019, the mission spread like wildfire, exploding to include thousands of content creators and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Check this story out for proof that when people come together for good, there’s no end to their impact.

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Hooked on Helping: The Diver Who Lets Sharks Nap in Her Lap!

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Can one of the world’s most feared predators teach us to take a more gentle approach toward others? You’ll be hooked on this heartwarming story of Cristina Zenato, one of the first scuba divers in the world to get a shark to “nap” in her lap!

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The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

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Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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Trash Panda or Urban Einstein? The Surprising Genius of Raccoons 

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Looking for a smile and a quick lesson on how to conquer any challenge? These adorable masked avengers are clever geniuses when it comes to getting what they want, and here’s how!

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Living with Fun in Mind! Lessons from New Zealand’s Smartest Parrot

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Adding more fun into our daily lives may not be as difficult as we think! The kea—an unbelievably unique parrot known for their curious and mischievous ways—are masters at play, and they have a few things to show us about this delightful way to thrive in life!

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Heroes from Table Scraps: How Oysters Are Protecting NYC!

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New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in over a century and it’s thanks to a delicacy many of us love to slurp down…oysters! Using nature’s knowhow, table scraps, and a little ingenuity, oysters are bringing life back to polluted waters and protecting one of America’s most beloved cities!

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Turning Pineapples into Plantable Plates!  

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Meet the people turning fruit waste into super-sustainable packaging! Their amazing innovations are opening a whole new world of possibility for us all. Prepare never to look at pineapples—or paper plates—the same again.

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These Bacteria Have Found a Way to Break Down Plastic!

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Could it be that single-celled organisms have found a solution to our plastic problem? It turns out that nature is far more adaptable than we may think—and we can use their skills to combat plastic pollution!

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Is the Solution to Too Much Plastic… Eating It?

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What if you could eat your water bottle? That may not be too far off! This little at-home experiment will have you playing with the endless possibilities towards a plastic-free life in your own house! 

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