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Sustainability | Ecotrope

6 Eco-Innovators To Inspire You This Year

Ecotrope | Jan. 10, 2013 2:34 a.m.

Who inspires you to tackle environmental issues? Last week I wrapped up a series of stories about people who are thinking outside the box, taking risks and trying to make the world around them greener in new and unusual ways.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

Detoxifying Your Government Agency

Ecotrope | Jan. 3, 2013 12:23 a.m.

How can one person make the world less toxic?

Forestry | Ecotrope

Growing Forests For Health Care

Ecotrope | Jan. 2, 2013 4:36 a.m.

Instead of selling or logging their land to pay medical bills as they age, could family forest owners trade carbon credits for health care?

Air | Ecotrope

Negotiating With Your Neighborhood Polluter

Ecotrope | Dec. 31, 2012 4:57 a.m.

You don't have to wait for new regulations to get cleaner air in your neighborhood.

Sustainability | Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Knowing Your Farmer – And Your Fisherman

Ecotrope | Dec. 28, 2012 6:02 a.m.

The idea of knowing your farmer and supporting sustainable agriculture through a CSA is pretty well established. But a CSF? That's still pretty new.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Ecotrope | Dec. 27, 2012 4:25 a.m.

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source.

Land | Ecotrope

Sprouting A Living Building From A Gas Station

Ecotrope | Dec. 24, 2012 12:42 a.m.

How did a group of retired women raise the money to turn a contaminated gas station into the greenest of green buildings?

Uncategorized | Ecotrope

Nominate Your Favorite "Outside The Box Star"

Ecotrope | Dec. 23, 2012 9:19 a.m.

As the last days of 2012 draw to a close, I'm going to be posting a series of stories about people who are finding innovative solutions to environmental problems. These folks are thinking outside the box, taking risks and trying to make the world around them greener in new and unusual ways.