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Gardening maintenance: A month by month guide

Every spring, people get excited to head to the store for gardening supplies. It’s fun to plant seeds and watch your garden grow, but anyone who wants a green thumb should how to tend plants in every season. It’s possible to garden all year round if you know what to look for and add to your […]

July 12th

Frederick Douglass, July 4th, and remembering Babylon in America

On the anniversary of America’s independence, the abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass made a biblical Psalm – Psalm 137 – best known for its opening line, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” a centerpiece of his most famous speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”. What is the meaning of the 2,500-year old Hebrew […]

The surprising benefits of wildlife tourism

Wildlife tourism is a major business, accounting for 20% to 40% of the entire tourism industry’s net value. However, this kind of tourism can also have a detrimental impact on animal populations and their habitats. As people flock to take selfies with sedated tigers or ride abused elephants, they fuel the cycle of unsustainable ecotourism. Their actions […]

June 30th

Summer visitors to American parks choose safety first over freedom to roam

In a typical summer, millions of Americans head outdoors to national parks, hiking trails and rivers across the U.S. This summer, because of COVID-19 precautions, getting outdoors will be different, although how different isn’t certain. Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019. Anqi Lu/Unsplash, CC BY By B. Derrick […]

June 12th

It’s “Giving Tuesday!” … Could you help keep RedGREENandBlue going by making a small donation?

If you’d like to make a donation to a worthy cause on this Giving Tuesday… For the past ten years, I’ve been editing and publishing RedGREENandBlue.org, a website that brings together progressive and conservative voices in favor of climate change action. Unfortunately, with the current coronavirus economic meltdown, we’ve lost our primary funding source. So we’ve […]

May 5th

50 years of Earth Day Posters, 1970-2020

Earth Day 1970 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) (Earth Day 1970 by Robert Leydenfrost, via Click Americana) ->Next Poster Unfortunately, with the current coronavirus economic meltdown, we’ve lost our primary funding source. So we’ve set up a Patreon Page: Become a Patron! You can also make a one-time or recurring donation via PayPal – anything helps, […]

April 22nd

Long strange trip: This ’69 VW conceals a 450 hp Tesla EV motor

There is no shortage of great restomod ideas in the world. All of you out there in CleanTechnica-land who were wondering if that electric Volkswagen E-BULLI concept from a few weeks ago could stand to do with a bit more than 82 HP, well, you’re about to find out. Meet Petrol Ped’s 1969 T2 VW. Similar concept […]

April 11th

For Valentine’s Day Green is the new Red

Show her your love is sustainable… because on Valentine’s Day you care enough to say “I love you” in a way that also says you love our planet (and you want to make it a better place for our children). By Jeremy Bloom This is the biggest shopping day of the year for chocolate and […]

February 14th

Valentine’s Day : Last minute eco-gifts for your eco-sweetie

Fellas, I’ve been there — these things happen. Valentine’s Day (or a birthday, or an anniversary…) sneaks up on you and all of a sudden you’re scrambling to make sure your eco-sweetie knows you love her. Of course you do, but you’re a dude. You are not wired well to think ahead with sweetness and […]

February 12th