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Introducing the One Planet Life app.

It works like a climate fitness app.  You set goals for reducing your CO2, track your progress, and celebrate everyday victories.  Make changes that fit your lifestyle and live more sustainably. Learn more.

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Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates are Signallers of Water Quality

Aquatic macro-invertebrates signal to us the quality of our waterways. They play a large part in our freshwater ecosystem.

Vernal Pools Blog

Why are Vernal Pools so Important to Ecology?

Vernal pools are unlike other freshwater wetlands due to what happens in late winter and early spring. They play a critical role in ecology.

Bioblitz Blog

A Bioblitz is a Great Way to Learn What is Living Near You

Want to know more about plants, insects, animals, birds, fungi, or trees near you? A Bioblitz is fun way to identify life around you.

Biodiversity Blog

Biodiversity is Life and Extinction is Accelerating

Biodiversity is the amazing living web of organisms on earth. If a species becomes extinct, it can cause cascading harm to the ecosystem.

McConnells Farm

Spotlight on McConnells’ Farm and Market in Southwestern PA

McConnells’ Farm and Market, located in the Aliquippa area, is one of several CSAs in southwestern Pennsylvania. It’s one of our favorites.

OPL Insight: CSA Farms by State

OPL Insights

We gather and curate the most reputable data and research with a focus on the deep interconnectedness between everything on earth and the impact that has on the sustainability of life and climate change.

In the United States, there are roughly 4,000 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. CSAs are a beneficial way to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farms that produce it. It’s a pretty simple idea with a powerful impact of supporting communities through local markets.

To learn more about CSAs, read our blog, Community Supported Agriculture A Win for Farmers and Families.

Explore our interactive map to find a selection of CSAs by State.

Vegetable-forward Recipes

Studies have shown that if 70% of people adopted a vegan diet and 63% adopted a vegetarian diet (includes cheese, milk, and eggs) the combined impact on climate change would be huge! There would be a 70% reduction in emissions. That means if we take the low end of the current emissions above at 15% it would be reduced to 3.75%. The models show that it would also reduce global mortality by 6-10%. This reduction in emissions would save lives and reduce medical costs. We share some of our favorite plant-rich recipes to get you started.

No-Bake Energy Bars

These no-bake energy bars are so delicious and easy to make. They make an excellent trail snack for the whole family.

Marinated Veggie Salad with Olives

Marinated Veggie Salad with Olives is an easy side dish to take to a picnic. It also looks great on a charcuterie board.

Easy to Make Seed Crackers

Crackers are so easy to make and they make a beautiful presentation on your charcuterie boards and pair nicely with homemade soup.

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This asparagus soup recipe is delicious and warms the soul when springtime weather can be so finicky between rain, snow, wind, and sunshine.

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This delicious egg roll in a bowl recipe is so good and is perfect when you are in the mood for something quick, delicious, and nutritious.

Deliciously Vibrant Veggie Pizza For Sharing

Enjoy fresh vegetables in pizza form. This easy assemble nutritious meal is perfect for an at-home date night. Interactive food is fun!

Easy Breakfast Wrap for Dinner

Nourish your body with our colorful and vitamin-rich breakfast wrap for dinner. This recipe is an easy way to enjoy your eggs after 5:00!

Roasted Beet Salad With Honey-dijon Vinaigrette

Fresh roasted beets combined with greens, goat cheese, walnuts, and vinaigrette, may just become one of your favorite salads.

Creamy Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Pasta

This creamy roasted garlic butternut squash pasta is a flavorful, warm, and satisfying meal. Serve with a side salad.

Books We Are Reading This Month

Half Earth Book Cover


Explore this lovely, informative book yourself.  Once you understand our living planet at a deeper level, you open the door to living green with love and respect for all the planet.

Attracting Birds, Bees, Butterflies Book Cover

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife

Make your yard wild!  Connect your backyard can to the ecosystem and create more wildlife habitats.

The Backyard Homestead Book Cover

The Backyard Homestead

There is great joy in picking fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs to make a meal. Learn how to start a small garden that works through the seasons.

Good Clean Food Book Cover

Urban Gardening for Beginners

Simple Hacks + Easy Projects for Growing Your Own Food in Small Spaces. Marc Thoma shares easy ways to create your own indoor or balcony vegetable and fruit garden. 

Field Guide to Urban Gardening Book Cover

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

If you are interested in creating an urban garden, you’ll find that Kevin Espiritu’s book is chocked full of tips and lovely pictures. 


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