For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

 | by
Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

 | by
Timothy Schaefer
State Director

We’re in a peculiar, frightening moment, and it’s not clear how long it will last. Like most people, I’ve changed a lot of my habits: going to the grocery store as little as possible, stocking up on stuff like ground beef, refried beans, rice, stock. Heading out for long walks to the few parts of Minneapolis I haven’t been to before. I’ve got a freezer fully stocked with a few weeks’ worth of locally sourced meat, mainly because there happens to be a really great butcher a few blocks away that’s still open. I’ve never taken the time to do that before. I feel pretty lucky, all things considered.

This has me thinking about Minnesota’s evironmental priorities, and why we aren’t changing them.

Looking for some children’s books to help spark your young one’s love of nature? We’ve got you covered.

Earth Day was primed for a big celebration this year -- it's 50th. But with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's an event that can't be celebrated with a big party. Still, that doesn't mean teachers (and parents teaching at home) can't connect with students on a broad array of environmental issues.

For 50 years, schools and communities across the country have celebrated Earth Day, holding educational events, clean-up projects and other activities to help kids learn about the planet and ways to protect it. But this year’s Earth Day school celebrations face a unique challenge. We pulled together a set resources that teachers can use in their virtual classrooms.

Many members of the animal kingdom live in simple burrows or nests, but some species go to great lengths to create incredible homes, colonies, and other structures. Their designs are ingenious and offer insight into how all living creatures adapt to their surroundings to create unique homes. Here are 10 great examples.

It’s nice to be reminded that the world is so much bigger than the few rooms or blocks that most of us have been confined to for the past few weeks. Here’s a rundown of some of great natural spaces you can check out on your computer from the friendly confines of your own living room.

Social distancing may mean putting a pause on certain outdoor adventures. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the natural world from the comfort of your own home. Consider watching some (or all) of these 14 nature films to make you feel like you are summiting a mountain or trekking through the Amazon.