Practical Ways You Can Spark Change

Learn how to become a savvier consumer and an effective environmental and public health advocate with these toolkits and how-tos.

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How to Survive a Flood

How-ToUnited StatesShelia Hu

Be prepared for the next major storm by planning ahead and staying vigilant when floodwaters arrive.

How to Stay Safe From Wildfire Smoke

How-ToUnited States, WestAlisa Opar

Breathe more easily with these tips on choosing the right protective mask, maintaining your indoor air quality, recognizing when to avoid the outdoors, and knowing who is most at risk.

To Vote Early, Start Here

How-ToUnited States

Your state probably allows early in-person or absentee voting. What are you waiting for?

How to Argue with People You Know and Love—IRL

How-ToUnited StatesMarie Beecham

Disagreements these days can escalate quickly, but with the wisdom to know what to say and how to say it—and the courage to nurture meaningful dialogue—your efforts will be worthwhile. Here are a few tips.

Climate Action Starts in Your Own Hometown

How-ToUnited StatesJenny Shalant

Turn your city into a climate sanctuary, lobby your elected officials, and try out these other ways to make change globally by acting locally.

How to Raise an Environmentalist

How-ToJordan Davidson

Kids have a natural connection to the earth, as well as a drive to heal it. And that may be our saving grace.

Attention, Online Shoppers

How-ToUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak

Is shopping online or in-store better for the environment? It depends—on you.

How to Buy Good Wood

How-ToUnited StatesAmanda MacMillan

Your guide to purchasing sustainably sourced lumber and furniture.

9 Places to See Before They're Gone

How-ToUnited States, Montana, Hawaii, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alaska, Louisiana, Nevada, ArizonaStarre Vartan

Due to climate change, these iconic American vacation spots will soon become unrecognizable—or worse, vanish. Pack your bags, quick!