Community developers throughout New York City are bringing urban planning to the people, ensuring that new spaces are both functional and fit for the neighborhood.
Why Conservation Efforts Matter Now More Than Ever
The removal over 2 two million acres of land from national monuments signifies a need to change how we think about conservation efforts around the world.
The Women Behind New York’s Newest Park
New York’s next great green space was designed by a team of women.
Anne LaBastille, ‘Woodswoman’ of Adirondacks
Influenced by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Anne LaBastille built a secluded log cabin in the mountains in 1965 and lived there without modern luxuries for decades.
Yoked: How a Homesteading Woman Reconsidered the Meaning of Bodies
In the 1980s, my girlfriend and I had stumbled upon an old farmstead, and soon we left Brooklyn with plans for making use of the thirty acres around our new home. We were vegetarians, and in short time the garden was vast.
Flowers, Films and Murder: The Story of Joan Root
For conservationist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joan Root, preserving Kenya’s natural habitat came at the greatest price.
This Conservationist is Fixing the Global Poaching Problem in a Unique Way
Dr. E.J. Milner-Gulland, a conservationist and professor at Oxford, is working to find a solution to poaching that benefits everyone.
The Fight to Protect Thailand’s Elephants
Vet Thitboton “Cherry” Plotnik’s work with Thailand’s elephants isn’t just in treating their maladies—she’s also working to improve the policy that protects them.
Mary Walton, the Female Inventor Who Cleaned Up the Industrial Revolution
A female inventor and environmentalist, Mary Walton helped tame pollution during the Industrial Revolution.
Overcoming Ecophobia: Environmentalists Battle the Existential by Getting Their Hands Dirty
Environmentalists struggle with anxiety and helpfulness, but it’s possible to overcome ecophobia.
Waste Not Want Not
When environmental activist Lauren Singer realized how much plastic she was throwing away each day, she decided to give up garbage. Now she’s out to help other people build more sustainable routines.