When we hear the word “sustainability,” we tend to think in terms of the environment and natural resources. But sustainability principles are equally relevant to other parts of our lives, including our health, happiness, and collective well-being. For those of us seeking a more satisfying an sustainable way of life, nature’s lessons about what works — and what doesn’t — can help point the way.
At the cover shoot for the October issue, environmental-justice advocate Majora Carter sits down to talk about the people that inspire her, how regulations and policies affect the development of communities, how a tree can be revolutionary, and how each of us plays a role in how our world evolves.
Feeling confused about what to eat? Unsure about which foods are safest, best for you, and best for the environment? Join the club — then join the ranks of a new group of informed eaters and good-food advocates who are bringing a variety of better, clearer, more satisfying choices into view — and within reach.
Fresh air. Open sky. The beauty of the horizon. Most of us wish we could spend more time outside enjoying nature’s gifts. Now, a growing body of research is giving us even more compelling reasons to heed those desires. Discover why time spent in nature is time wisely invested in personal well-being.
Your health depends on a complex, connect-the-dots network of variables that make up your ecosystem and the systems that sustain it. Discover the keys to keeping both you and your planet healthy — by following nature’s models, and honoring life’s connections.