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The Ultimate Guide to Being Environmentally Friendly

We’re all responsible for the well-being of the earth. From the food you eat to the gear you buy to how you travel, here’s everything you need to know about putting the planet first.

Eat Green

Hank Shaw

It’s turkey hunting season. Whether you bagged a bird in the field or at your local farmers’ market, here’s how to turn it into a spectacular meal.

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After taking a critical eye to the amount of food she was throwing away, one writer realized things needed to change

Marine biologists aren’t impressed with Netflix’s hit documentary on ocean conservation. They recommended some other films on the subject for us.

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Alt meat isn't going to stay alt for long, and cattle are looking more and more like stranded assets

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Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing. Better yet, switching to faux seafood will help curb our reliance on an international fishing industry that has become an environmental and human-rights disaster.

The endless cascade of nutritional information—about localism, vegetarianism, veganism, organic food, the environmental impact of eating meat, poultry, or fish, and more—makes the simple goal of a healthy, sustainable diet seem hopelessly complex. We talked to scientists, chefs, and farmers to get the ultimate rundown on how you should fuel up.

Buy Better

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I'm careful with my consumption, but what I found scared me

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The good news: you can easily opt for a greener bank so your money works for good

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Turn your garage clutter into cash

2020 Trips

The first Yulex wetsuits were expensive and stiff, but with more wetsuit makers adopting the technology, that’s changed

Molly Hanson

Here’s the environmental impact of a pair of sneakers, and a look at a few companies making the running shoe industry more sustainable.

Protect Our Planet

Using their scuba skills, these water lovers clean the country’s largest lakes in the hope that their garbage hordes can spark high-level change

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Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.

Recycling is broken. The oceans are trashed. As the plastics crisis spirals out of control, an unlikely collection of executives and environmentalists set sail for the North Atlantic Gyre in a desperate attempt to find common ground.

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The marine biologist has become a leading voice in the movement by deftly communicating what few people understand: that cleaning up the planet requires a commitment to social justice

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What is environmental justice, and why should trail runners care?