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2016 Philanthropic Gift Guide

We often hear, “It’s better to give than to receive,” but what if you could do both at the same time?

This holiday season, in the face of climate change, uncurbed pollution, and potentially disastrous environmental policy, you can give a donation and get a healthier planet!

We’ve compiled some of our favorite organizations across the spectrum of sustainability so you can pick what matters most to you and make a difference with a holiday donation. Continue reading “2016 Philanthropic Gift Guide”

LA Eco-Village: Changing the Way We Live in the City

The LA Eco-Village is a sustainable community smack in the middle of the country’s second largest city, Los Angeles. The residents living here are committed and passionate in demonstrating how to reduce their environmental impact while also raising the quality of life in their neighborhood. Learn and be inspired by this unique and diverse community who our brought together by their love for our planet.

Watch and enjoy this film by our Co-Founder, Alexis Cornejo, which inspired Urban Treehouse TV.

Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump

With this weird weather in Sacramento lately, random bouts of rain followed by a week of 100˚ days, it’s important to capture and utilize that rain water! In this Urban Treehouse video, Mikael explains how to use a bilge pump to water your garden from a sealed pool cover. Continue reading “Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump”

Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil

A thousand worms feasting on garbage in your home…sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Nothing like a bunch of slithering creatures chewing on your old food scraps just a few feet away from where you eat your meal.  Well, Urban Treehousers, this just so happens to be the basic formula of an eco-friendly compost bin! Continue reading “Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil”

Down With The Dirt // Hannah Maximova and the Monterey Road Eco-Community Gardens

Step outside your home and you’ll likely hear tires screeching, horns honking, and engines revving—the familiar sounds of traffic and life in a big city. They’re the noises that define the greater area of Los Angeles, where roads, buildings, and concrete extend as far as the eye can see.

Continue reading “Down With The Dirt // Hannah Maximova and the Monterey Road Eco-Community Gardens”

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