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‘Peace Out, Plastics!’ Events to Feature Alison Teal
'Peace Out, Plastics!' Events to Feature Alison Teal
This month, as part of LoaTree’s ongoing Better World Series, Santa Barbara will play host to a number of events aimed at educating the public about the risks posed by plastic pollution while encou...
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The Future of Sustainable Communities
The Future of Sustainable Communities
When you picture a city, what do you think of? Smog? Overcrowding? Bumper to bumper traffic? While these unfortunate realities are often the case in major cities across America, urban co...
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Women Making Waves: Join the Better World Series For An Evening With Female Eco-Leaders
Women Making Waves: Join the Better World Series For An Evening With Female Eco-Leaders
LoaTree invites you to attend the Mujeres y Climate Justice gathering, a panel featuring national leaders representing women at the front lines of climate justice. This event is part of our Better W...
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Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Five Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
How much do you think about your carbon footprint? Do you make an effort to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Whether you're an expert or a novice on greenhouse emissions, anyone ...
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Show Your Support for National Parks!
Show Your Support for National Parks!
In honor of #NationalParkWeek, we at Loa have been reflecting on the significance of national parks. Fig. 1 - Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park What’s not to love? Since t...
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Music to our Ears: Sustainability at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Music to our Ears: Sustainability at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
With festival season upon us, music lovers of all ages are gearing up for the experience of a lifetime. Regardless of your music preference, festivals off...
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Lucidity Festival: Chapter Six of Six, Eudaimonia
Lucidity Festival: Chapter Six of Six, Eudaimonia
This April 7-9th, 2017, Lucidity Festival is returning to Live Oak Campground, which will serve as the temporary home to over 120 different musicians, DJs, performers and stage design...
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Word Power: Calling Artists to Perform at ‘Get Up, Stand Up’
Word Power: Calling Artists to Perform at 'Get Up, Stand Up'
Word Power. As we've witnessed over the past year in relation to local, regional and national events (political and otherwise), words have the ability to fundamentally alte...
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The Happiness Retreat: Nourish the Body & Soul
The Happiness Retreat: Nourish the Body & Soul
On March 3, 3017, a small group of changemaking, entrepreneurial women will host the first ever Happiness Retreat at the Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta, Ca. The Happiness ...
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Expression Sessions Launch in Wake of Women’s March
Expression Sessions Launch in Wake of Women's March
In partnership with The Lost Art of Love Letters, LoaTree has launched a series of "Expression Sessions" aimed at addressing some of the most critical issues of our d...
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Marching Towards a Better World
Marching Towards a Better World
One week ago today, women took over the world in diversity and unification to stand up for women’s rights in the Women’s March on Washington. On January 21, 2017, we marched because, in...
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Share Your Commitment to Building a Better World: #PitchYourPledge
Share Your Commitment to Building a Better World: #PitchYourPledge
Last weekend, millions across the country marched to uphold traditional American values of justice, equality, and compassion. In light of ongoing nation...
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Fishing Respectfully: Mitakuye Oyasin!
Fishing Respectfully: Mitakuye Oyasin!
Using a unique crowd-funding approach, a loose group of friends and ecologists is fulfilling a common dream: to sail to the South Seas while having a positive impact. Check out the...
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Assisted Migration: The Caribou Story
Assisted Migration: The Caribou Story
  This story originally appeared on Greentumble and is repurposed here as part of a third-party collaboration. Greentumble is formed by a group of concerned global citizens th...
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Santa Barbara – A Center for Clean Energy Innovation
Santa Barbara - A Center for Clean Energy Innovation
Across California, businesses and individuals alike are revolutionizing energy consumption. The state has become a leader in shaping the future of energy consumption ...
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Sculpting Hope: An Artist’s Quest to Inspire Action
Sculpting Hope: An Artist's Quest to Inspire Action
This story originally appeared in the Earth Island Journal and is repurposed here as part of a third-party collaboration. 'Our Changing Seas III', the third in a series of large ceramic installations th...
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3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
When was the last time you rode your bike across town? Do you cruise through your college town to get to class? Do you ever cycle through the neighborhood with yo...
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The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
October is known for many things: Autumn, pumpkin spiced lattes, Halloween … and most importantly (in our opinion) Fair Trade month! ‘Fair Trade’ is a practice that ensures fair p...
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How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
100 years ago, when the towering redwoods were fresh sprouts, and the Colorado River poured down through the Grand Canyon, the wilderness began to change. Logging compani...
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The Problem with Plastics
The Problem with Plastics
This story was originally published by Going Zero Waste and is repurposed here as part of a third-party collaboration. Kathryn is the founder of the popular blog 'Going Zero Waste' which has ...
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