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The Earth911 team gathers to talk about the growing Veganuary movement, oyster shell recycling, seed sprouting tips for healthier winter eating, a new food waste-fighting app, and more. #podcast https://t.co/l77BIVhzMN

Healthy forests are nature’s best offenses to out-maneuver climate change. By #reversing #deforestation globally, we can help nature #reduce #global #warming. https://t.co/TCJtkl9Qvb

Here are 5 ideas for making your own #DIY #upcycled #seed #starters which you can do by upcycling things that you likely already have lying around your house. https://t.co/RfWTxjlMtt

Brightly colored, #upcycled #birdhouses are among the most charming forms of #garden #art. But if you want a birdhouse that’s actually for the birds, you need to consider a lot more than human aesthetics in your design. https://t.co/eS5vWdwk9i

Maybe your #yoga #mat is worn out, or you tried yoga and it wasn't for you. How do you responsibly dispose of the yoga mat you no longer use? https://t.co/4mvASagxP4

As we finish a year that threatened a U.S. retreat from combating global warming, test your knowledge of the state of our climate and the environment. #quiz https://t.co/s6dqN5IfXU