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.
Learn more about our plastic predicament and how harmful microplastics have become pervasive in the air, the water, and in the foods we eat.
Take a moment to appreciate the wild charm of squirrels beyond their notorious reputation – they’re more than just birdfeeder bandits!
We’re all aware that incorporating more vegetables into our meals is a win-win for both personal health and the environment. Here’s how.
One Planet Life breaks down renewable energy options for you so you can feel empowered to choose efficient energy when it matters most.
Winter is a great time to experiment with new delicious and healthy plant-based recipes. Baby, it’s cold outside! The winter months are an excellent time for stillness, reflection, rest, and rejuvenation. Nourishing your body with healthy, warm, comforting foods will...
Indoor plants aid our senses through texture, color, and beauty — enhancing our mood, health, and overall wellness.
Crafting a greener, more mindful existence doesn’t need to be hard; Our 2024 kick-off Sustainability Challenge maps out a way to start.
January is when many of us load up on resolutions. This often includes a desire to live sustainably. Follow these tips for success.
The One Planet Life App community tracked 6,727 eco-friendly actions in 2023—each bringing us closer to a more sustainable world.
The Christmas Bird Count is a beautiful way for families and friends to get outside over the holidays and participate as citizen scientists.
It’s time to dispel the notion that the efforts of one person are inconsequential. Your actions matter in our fight against climate change.
Your yard might look unkempt and messy, but the leaf litter is full of life! It is a natural habitat for pollinating insects.
Fall is the perfect time to plant garlic. It is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and you will love fresh garlic from your garden.
The importance of self-care during the holidays can’t be understated. Use these seven wellness strategies to navigate the holiday season.
The Reduce Waste Eco-Journey can help you become acutely aware of the waste in your life and guide you to make changes for a better planet.
Our newest team member, wellness coach Jody Goldfarb fields questions on health and wellness and the relationship with sustainability.
Our holiday guide for sustainable and philanthropic gift-giving ideas for every person on your list for a happy and greener planet!
Our Travel Lite Eco-Journey guides you to seek sustainable travel alternatives when you can and targets your carbon impact while on the go.
Urban green spaces are beacons of hope and vitality for city dwellers amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets.
Learn important facts that make bats the rockstars of Halloween. Dive into the mysteries of these nocturnal wonders!
Moss is the simplest and most primitive of all land plants yet their importance in the ecological world is a wonder.
One simple yet impactful change you can make is switching to eco-friendly cleaning products to reduce our impact on the planet.
The Planetary Sampler Journey encourages you to build new habits and lower your carbon footprint by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
We have an ever-growing list of plant-rich main meal recipes to inspire you to revisit a classic dish or try something new.
Studies show how vital dark skies are to the health of our ecology. Artificial light pollution and energy waste adversely affect our health.
Recently, experts in sustainable investments examined consumer interest in companies’ commitment to a sustainable future. We learned a lot.
This journey encourages you to become aware of the unnecessary plastic in your life and helps you break your plastic habit.
You can find great deals at a consignment sale. They allow me to get the gear I need at a fraction of the cost with zero carbon impact!
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.