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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and spark conversations that motivate, empower and inspire people to create a more sustainable future.

Three things you must teach your kids if you care about the environment nbsp; VoicesThree things you must teach your kids if you care about the environment  
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree  If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree You’ve probably noticed how being around trees, grass and flowers can make you feel better. Now, evidence is mounting that the… Notable
It’s time for a new story of humanity’s place in the world nbsp; VoicesIt’s time for a new story of humanity’s place in the world  
What do you get when you cross a musician with a cause? nbsp; ArticleWhat do you get when you cross a musician with a cause?  
Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past. nbsp; VoicesWant to change the future? Pay attention to the past.  
We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it nbsp; VoicesWe’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it  
Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry nbsp; PhotoExploring America’s hidden recycling industry  
The environment goes to Washington nbsp; VideoThe environment goes to Washington  
Environmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops” nbsp; VoicesEnvironmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops”  
Building the new environmentalism nbsp; VoicesBuilding the new environmentalism  
Sustainability requires that we learn to embrace change, not fight it nbsp; VoicesSustainability requires that we learn to embrace change, not fight it  
Gaia Vince: Searching for solutions nbsp; InterviewGaia Vince: Searching for solutions  
Can sports make sustainability mainstream? nbsp; VoicesCan sports make sustainability mainstream?  
It’s time to bring nature into our built environments nbsp; VoicesIt’s time to bring nature into our built environments  
Disruptive Innovation Festival  Disruptive Innovation Festival The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s first-ever Disruptive Innovation Festival debuts online Oct. 20. Over the course of four weeks, the DIF… Notable
The Environmental Attackers nbsp; VideoThe Environmental Attackers  
Unacceptable Levels nbsp; VoicesUnacceptable Levels  
Is sharing really green? nbsp; VoicesIs sharing really green?  
The Secret to Real Sustainability nbsp; VoicesThe Secret to Real Sustainability  
If a Tree Falls in a Virtual Forest… nbsp; FeatureIf a Tree Falls in a Virtual Forest…  
A Moving Study  A Moving Study As the world’s climate changes and severe weather events become more common one phenomenon of particular concern is human migration. How… Notable
On the Road to SXSW Eco  On the Road to SXSW Eco Ensia is excited to be a supporter of SXSW Eco taking place in Austin, Texas October 6–8. The first round of sessions was just announced… Update
Robert Bullard: The Father of Environmental Justice nbsp; InterviewRobert Bullard: The Father of Environmental Justice  
Once You Know, There’s No Excuse nbsp; VoicesOnce You Know, There’s No Excuse  
Counter-Car Culture  Counter-Car Culture Millennials have been labeled the Me Generation, the Facebook Generation and the Peter Pan Generation. But a recent survey funded by the… Notable
Rising Seas nbsp; VideoRising Seas  
When It Comes to Risk, Everyone Needs to Be Heard nbsp; VoicesWhen It Comes to Risk, Everyone Needs to Be Heard  
There’s Hope at the End of the World as We Know It nbsp; VoicesThere’s Hope at the End of the World as We Know It  
Question the Norm nbsp; VoicesQuestion the Norm  
Webby Awards  Webby Awards Ensia has been named an honoree in the Best Green Website category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s… Update
The Sound of 2013  The Sound of 2013 Last June, University of Minnesota geography student Daniel Crawford starred in the video for “A Song of Our Warming Planet” — a… Notable
Envision 2050: The future of transportation nbsp; FeatureEnvision 2050: The future of transportation  
Up to the Challenge?  Up to the Challenge? Do you have an idea that could change the world but you aren’t sure how to get the ball rolling? The Buckminster Fuller Institute might… Notable
Teach a Child, Change a World nbsp; ArticleTeach a Child, Change a World  
Reaching a Broader Audience  Reaching a Broader Audience Speaking at the 2014 Science Online Together conference today, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, manager of outreach programs in the department of… Notable
Go With the Flow nbsp; PhotoGo With the Flow  
In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat? nbsp; VoicesIn a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?  
Would You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party? nbsp; VoicesWould You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party?  
How to Be Interdisciplinary  How to Be Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary collaboration is like a colonoscopy – though important and instructive, it can also be a real pain in the behind. Notable
Katerva Award  Katerva Award Ensia has been nominated for a 2013 Katerva Award in the Behavioral Change category. Launched in 2011, the international Katerva Awards… Update
Power to the People nbsp; ArticlePower to the People  
Meaningful Prosperity  Meaningful Prosperity Today U.S. citizens across the country are preparing to observe two uniquely American events: Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the busiest… Notable
A New Model for Climate Advocacy nbsp; VoicesA New Model for Climate Advocacy  
Creating a Moving Case for Climate Action nbsp; VoicesCreating a Moving Case for Climate Action  
Thinking the Climate Unthinkable nbsp; VoicesThinking the Climate Unthinkable  
Environmental Crowdsourcing  Environmental Crowdsourcing When looking at the environmental problems we face today, the challenges can quickly add up to a seemingly insurmountable pile. Big-picture… Notable
Ensia Wins International Award  Ensia Wins International Award AIGA, one of the world’s largest professional organization’s for design, last night recognized Ensia with a Judge’s Choice Award in the… Update
Landfillharmonic  Landfillharmonic What do you get when you cross an empty oil can with kitchen utensils? Music, if you live in the slums of Cateura, Paraguay. Go to… Notable
The Value of Talking About Values nbsp; VoicesThe Value of Talking About Values  
Good Sports  Good Sports Bright lights, frequent flights, mounds of plastic cups and food wrappers strewn in their wake — spectator sports offer plenty of room for… Notable
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