Rocks have long been venerated in China, Korea, and Japan. A rock might stand out because of its beauty, unusual shape, or resemblance to a mountain. In Japan, distinctive rocks were believed to be inhabited by kami, spiritual forces/beings inherent in nature.
We celebrate grantees who demonstrate the spirit needed for community engagement, capacity building, and social change from the environment to the elderly, from endangered animals to social enterprise --they exemplify the change we need and hope to see in the world.
Technically, our tale starts in the summer, but turtles are slow-shuffling creatures so it makes sense that everything has come to a head in the dead of this winter of our discontented spring.
A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.
Here it is that time of year again. Why don't they slow down? They don't slow down; they speed up. I'm one who takes account of a year that is ending. This year I recorded several goodbyes and, happily, a few hellos.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, one of the most famous cultural institutions here in Southern California, went the extra mile this winter with a new exhibition.
Getting ready for the winter and looking for the best snow blower? Here are 9 common mistakes to avoid.
By Lise Funderburg for Architectural Digest. In urban centers around the world, the lo...
Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.
Plunk, plunk, plunk; plink-plink-plink-plink. Someone is playing, let's make that pounding, a toy piano. Thia Reggio, pastor of the Astoria First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) takes no note of it. She's had a lot of practice screening out its astringent strains.
"Perhaps there could be a way to compost for credits toward fresh produce. Really, New Yorkers need to buy what they can consume and stop producing so much waste in the first place."
Stormwater management is a major challenge for cities all over the world. When it rains - especially heavy downpours - the water flows straight from the concrete infrastructure into (often antiquated and overloaded) sewer pipes and then into surrounding rivers or oceans.
Ross Gay on the connections between gardening and poetry. By Kyla Marshell Like many other poets, Ross Gay has a creative practice that extends beyo...
Here's something I love about Rodale Inc. Last month, when we had an all-employee meeting where we asked employees to submit questions to me and oth...
I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.