Sustainable Living

When choosing what to eat, it is safe to say that 90% of the time such choices are not made in front of our computers, scrutinizing the latest analytics about sustainability and pesticide concentrations. No, these choices are more often made on...

Research has found that children exposed to the chemicals in food packaging are more likely to be obese or develop insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. One study in the journal ...

During Omega’s six-week Ecological Literacy Immersion (ELIP) program, Barton Kirk and Pete A. Muñoz led a permaculture project to build a rain garden—and built community along the way. Although it took 30 people a day and a half to build this...

The fastest way to achieve personal transformation is to change who it is we aspire to be when we grow up. Janine Benyus asks, "What if we aspire to be like nature when we grow up...

Throughout nature, we can find useful examples of solutions to systemic engineering problems. Janine Benyus explains how engineers and architects are dealing with the problem of birds flying into glass windows...

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening is one of the fastest ways to start a garden and create healthy soil. See how students in the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program created a lasagna garden on Omega’s campus with Tama Jackson from AppleSeed...

You can build a rain garden in your own yard, just like those near Omega's Main Hall and Dining Hall.

A rain garden is planted a little lower in the ground than a normal garden to help...

Environmental lawyer and Omega board secretary and treasurer, Renee Martin-Nagle, has found her home in a wide variety of places, from Baltimore to Cambria County,...

Environmental knowledge—without heart—is not enough to assure a sustainable future. Ecological consultant and wetland specialist Karen Schneller-McDonald urges us to help kids make an emotional connection with nature by taking them outside....

Joy Harjo is a poet and performer who has
written seven books of poetry, including
How
We Became Human and She Had Some Horses.
She is known...

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