We believe that simple and joyful changes made by many individuals will result in positive and joyful changes for many and for the planet. Our posts are focused on topics related to how we can improve our quality of life and protect the planet. One Planet Life is dedicated to you, me, we and our living planet.
Our nutrient-rich Soups and Salads recipes are a great way to incorporate vegetarian and vegan meals into your diet.
There’s nothing like a refreshing beverage to support your vitality. These recipes show staying hydrated doesn’t have to be boring!
The Food Focus Eco-Journey considers the impact of what you eat, food agriculture, and the plastic surrounding our food.
An outdoor enthusiast’s tips for how to upcycle and acquire gently used clothing and recreational gear and enjoy big savings.
You don’t need an excuse to enjoy dessert; a little sweet stuff can make any day feel special. Try these recipes for homemade treats.
More than recycling, upcycling has become a creative way to breathe new life into discarded materials and unwanted items to make them useful.
If you’re interested in learning how to become more sustainable in your home, the OPL Green Nest Eco-Journey can be your personal guide.
One Planet Life has a wide range of breads and breakfast recipes to inspire you. Many can be made in advance for an easy on-the-go treat.
Rachel Stahlman, president of the Watershed Alliance of York, shares insight into plastic pollution challenges facing municipal water systems.
As a mother of four kids under 8 yrs, planning, preparing, and packing sustainable school lunches is a high priority.
Make your back to school a joyful green with OPL’s Eco-Friendly Tips for how students and parents can embrace sustainability this fall.
Cities and states across America have recognized that diverting organic waste from landfills can have massive climate benefits as well as provide valuable compost for agricultural or community use. Americans are the biggest trash producers in the world, creating...
‘Mainstreet Waynesboro’ Director Bill Kohler shares the impact Farmers’ Markets have on a local economy and offering healthy food choices.
One Planet Life talked with owner Lisa McCrory of Earthwise Farm and Forest in Bethel, Vermont to learn more about her regenerative farm.
Regenerative farming and the support of local agriculture have emerged as crucial pillars of a more sustainable and resilient food system.
It is crucial for each of us to understand the importance of conserving water and to seek sustainable solutions to cut water waste.
One Planet Life Spotlight: For Jeffrey Malcolm Sustainability is About Healing Our Bodies and the Environment
My sustainability journey is one of health – healing our bodies and the environment. Watching what I eat and taking care of our world.
Plastic pollution has reached alarming levels, posing a significant threat to our well-being. Solutions for cleaner oceans offer hope.
Harriet Cook evolved her sustainability journey through an ‘aha moment’ for sustainability. Water conservation inspires joyful changes.
Greenwashing is the practice of making exaggerated or misleading claims about a company’s environmental, social, or governance practices.
Many companies are making a positive impact by reducing their carbon footprints and assessing their sustainability and business impact.
In an era of growing environmental concerns, reducing our carbon footprints is crucial in ensuring a healthy planet.
Riding a bicycle is a beautiful way to reduce carbon emissions and have rewarding adventures while exploring the world.
The fashion industry has a complex supply chain, with each step having a negative impact. It’s an environmental nightmare we can’t ignore.
Fast Fashion makes large profits for the brand companies while exploring the people and places, driving consumerism, and harming our planet.
In the northeast, mid-Atlantic spring has sprung, and telltale signs of spring are revealing themselves everywhere.
Through Rain and Sunshine, Volunteers Plant Nearly 15,000 Trees at Local Nature Park Furnace Run Park, spanning 226 acres in Shippensburg, PA, is getting a facelift just in time for Earth Day. A collaborative effort between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the...
I’ve realized that my sustainability journey is, at its core, a journey toward low-impact, self-reliant living. It’s a good feeling.
Raising chickens has picked up steam as a popular hobby in recent years, with big benefits including fresh eggs and a better environment.
You can choose to grow a wide variety of sprouting seeds, such as alfalfa, broccoli, radish, sunflower, and mung beans.
Hiking can be such a fun and rewarding experience. Bringing kids along may slow your pace but it’s a great adventure together as a family.
Lesley’s First Tip: Everybody’s sustainability journey looks different. Choose joyful changes that work for you.
Carbon sinks are naturally occurring or artificially created reservoirs that absorb more carbon-based compounds than they release.
Snags, also known as wildlife trees, are an essential part of our ecosystem, making up to 10-20% of the trees beneath the canopy in forests.
This mom shares how she is making the sustainability journey fun for the whole family with a focus on food.
For Master Naturalist Yvonne Dwyer, a focus on sustainability has become an extension of a lifestyle immersed in nature. Learn her story.
Decades before founding One Planet Life, Lorie Buckingham had already embarked on her own sustainability journey.
Leave No Trace brings attention to the conservation, preservation, and protection of our parks and ecosystems.
The key to making any outdoor adventure enjoyable is to be prepared before you head outside. Pack these 10 essential items in your daypack.
Your winter outdoor adventure requires the right clothing, sturdy boots, a daypack filled with essentials, and a positive attitude.
If you’ve been disappointed or intimidated by tofu, you’re not alone. Follow these tips to master versatile tofu.
Do you use paper towels or plastic wrap more often than not? Try these useful eco-friendly alternatives to cut waste in your kitchen.
Resolve to live sustainably in 2023 and track your journey of joyful changes in the One Planet Life App. Measure your impact.
Join our 15-day sustainability kickstart challenge. Consider it a warmup to a year of joyful changes that benefit you and the planet.
One Planet Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect gifts for your friends and family that also align with your sustainability goals.
It’s no secret that the state of recycling in America needs to be improved. Individuals have huge opportunity to make a difference.
Reducing and reusing are real solutions to the planet’s plastic pollution problem since most plastic ends up in landfills and oceans.
Refill your containers with package-free products and reduce the amount of plastic you send to the landfill to benefit the planet.
The journey to reducing my carbon footprint has evolved over several years. It began by reducing the amount of rubbish in our trash.
Fiction is a window into our future. These two climate crisis stories take vastly different approaches to how we will face climate change.
Your home consumes lots of energy, but you can make an impact in a few easy steps, slay your energy vampires and save.
The wonders of our forests are calling us to benefit from their glory this fall season. The colorful autumn splendor, smells, and sounds serve as elixirs for our well-being.
Preserving fresh produce need not be complicated. Here are three tips and recipes for preserving tomatoes, sweet corn, and green beans.
How does an environmentally conscientious couple create an excellent vision for their bohemian fairy garden wedding celebration and follow through?
The monarch butterflies migration is a natural pollination route, sustaining life of ecosystems. Pollinators are very important in ecosystem health.
We love wildflowers for many reasons. Wildflowers are beautiful and colorful and are essential to a healthy ecosystem.
A visit to Saratoga Springs and the area’s natural mineral springs stoked my longtime fascination with water.
Water sustains all life. It can harm when there is too much, too little, or when it is polluted. Yet, we take water for granted.
We are utterly dependent on water. It is time to remember our love for water – to care for it, and share it. We give you ways to get started.
Aquatic macro-invertebrates signal to us the quality of our waterways. They play a large part in our freshwater ecosystem.
Vernal pools are unlike other freshwater wetlands due to what happens in late winter and early spring. They play a critical role in ecology.
Want to know more about plants, insects, animals, birds, fungi, or trees near you? A Bioblitz is fun way to identify life around you.
McConnells’ Farm and Market, located in the Aliquippa area, is one of several CSAs in southwestern Pennsylvania. It’s one of our favorites.
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a growing, mutually-beneficial partnership between local farmers and their community.
Reducing plastic is a triple play. It reduces climate change, nature loss, and pollution. The Time is now for plastic to be gone.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most inspiring landscapes in the US. It overwhelms our senses with its geologic beauty.
Whether you are 4 or 94, the National Park Service Ranger Programs are an exploratory, educational, and fun experience for the whole family.
If you love vast native wilderness, turquoise water, and majestic trees, add North Cascades National Park to the top of your bucket list.
Arches National Park is breathtaking, featuring sculptured red rock sceneries created from 100 million years of erosion and weathering.
The cliff palaces, tools, pottery, family life, and topography of Mesa Verde National Park will spark your curiosity to discover more.
Our Naturalist Yvonne Dwyer shares tips for what to explore at Zion National Park and for getting the most out of your visit.
In the United States, we have 63 natural parks and other protected land. We also have large tracts of natural habitats in private ownership. Privately owned land can be used in a variety of ways without regard for the impact on natural habitats.
Protecting biodiversity by providing safe places for nature to thrive also benefits people with clean drinking water, carbon storage that fights climate change, and safeguarding beautiful landscapes to soothe the soul.
Spring is in the air and we can feel and hear it as the birds are singing, chirping, and pecking making beautiful music.
It may be hard to imagine containers or gardens filled with vegetables and fruit but now is the time to prepare for the growing season.
Shopping locally for fresh produce in winter can be a challenge. Many farmers harvest root vegetables that can make a winter menu delicious.
The One Planet Life app helps you dial into what you can to live a more sustainable life. The actions you take will make a difference.
Urban areas around the country are being enriched through community gardens. Urban gardens sustain the gardeners and add green space.
People thrive in nature, not concrete jungles. How do we balance city living with nature? By developing living buildings.
Consider a good book when thinking about gifts for your loved ones this Holiday season. Gifting a book is like giving three gifts in one.
Your shopping has a secret power. How and where you spend your money can drive change. Let’s make some impactful changes for your loved ones and the planet.
My journey to a more sustainable lifestyle started by realizing I have a lot to learn! Becoming aware of what impacts the planet was key.
At our recent OPL Summit, we had a three-course, veggie-forward potluck dinner for eight people, and it was a party for the senses. Get our recipes.
Frick Park, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is a beautiful flourishing park and helps to improve the everyday lives of those who live in the city and surrounding areas.
Asheville, North Carolina’s commitment to sustainability is on display as it proactively addresses topics including climate change.
Our appreciation of the benefits of the complex world of honey bees was greatly heightened after a visit to Bedillion Honey Bee Farm.
Wildlife bridges or “green” bridges are reducing the number of wildlife-related traffic incidents and providing safe pathways for animals.
The world has become a plastic dumping ground. Plastic is pervasive such that we hardly pay attention. We do this to the detriment of our planet and our lives.
If you are a fan of single-cup brewing systems, a simple switch to replacing single-use, pre-filled plastic pods with washable and reusable k-cups will save you money and put less plastic on our planet as well.
With nature’s help, water is now my favorite drink and it’s nearly calorie free. I make simple and delicious infused water.
In the United States approximately 100 million tons of food waste are generated each year. Food waste seems senseless when nature has such a great way to regenerate the waste into nutrients for the soil. My urban composting journey began with a couple of clicks.
Food systems have a high environmental cost — more than 820 million people go hungry every day and many producers struggle to stay afloat. In high-income countries, 35% of the food is thrown out by consumers. Let’s look at South Korea for inspiration on a food waste recycling solution.
Bees provide more to us than honey. Bees contribute to the mitigation of climate change and environmental conservation. May 20th is World Bee Day.
Turn food scapes into rich soil. Here is an easy guide to backyard composting to help you on your journey to live more sustainably.
How can an octopus be a teacher? While it might not seem possible, relax and let this gentle documentary change your mind.
Over the past few years, I’ve made a simple habit change that resulted in big wins for me and the planet. That made it a simple and joyful change — a double win!
Spring is the season for maple syrup production. Did you know that maple syrup is one of the oldest agricultural commodities produced in the U.S.?
Yvonne Dwyer is our resident naturalist and we are honored to have her on our team. Yvonne brings a nature-centric perspective to OPL and will share her insights, experiences, and recommended back-to-nature excursions with the OPL community.
Mushrooms are the fruit body of fungi and the various shapes, sizes, colors, and how they grow intrigue me. There is an element of mystery around mushrooms. Introducing the Blue Oyster mushroom.
One Planet Life travels around the world to learn more about people and places dedicated to making a difference. Each OPL Spotlight shines a light on impressive efforts being made toward living and operating more sustainably and in harmony with nature.