Worldview: No Wheels? No Problem.

You may *think* you need a car to get from city streets to wide open space, but, it’s often easier to access than people think, encourage a pair of expert guests in the latest EcoMyths segment on Worldview. How so? 8-80 Cities and Openlands pros dish on the exciting ways many cities are prioritizing access … Read more

Myth: You Gotta Drive to Get to REAL Nature

Do You Need Four Wheels and an Engine to Get to Nature? City is often pitted against nature: Concrete jungle vs. forest or prairie. Civilization vs. wilderness. Shops and museums vs. prairie. But are cities as disconnected from nature as they seem? Must city-dwellers with an itch to experience wilderness rely on four-wheeled motorized vehicles to … Read more

Wild Revelations 2: Simple Solutions

What does a true wildlife conservation rockstar think will make a difference in our quest to save the world? Hint: It’s simpler than you might think. Stuart Strahl poses with a seal! He may have the coolest job ever… (Brookfield Zoo/CZS) I had the amazing opportunity to find out how/why at the 2015 International Wildlife … Read more

OGT To Go: How to Recycle Pumpkins

What’s spookier than zombie mold devouring your aging jack-o-lantern from the inside out? When it happens in a landfill, and does nothing but contribute to our collective methane problem. So, why waste good decomposing pumpkin when you could instead make like a OneGreenThing pro and… Recycle your pumpkin! Here are some ways to do that: … Read more

On the Air: Disposals vs. Trash

Is it better for Mama Earth to dispose of food waste by putting it down the sink disposal or into the trash? In the latest EcoMyths segment on WBEZ, Kate joins Jerome McDonnell to tackle the age-old question of whether it’s greener to send food waste down the sink and into our water system, or … Read more

Environmental Consequences Aren’t Just Externalities

—This is part one of a two-part series by Laurence Hayward, EcoMyths board member and founder/partner of Independence Equity & VentureLab I hate to think about how long it has been since I was a hopeful freshman anxious to fill my brain with everything I could cram in there. I had developed an interest in … Read more

Why Plants Are Awesome to Study: A Love Song From a Scientist

— by Jessica B. Turner, PhD candidate at West Virginia University I haven’t always studied plants. When I was a kid, I thought I’d become a marine biologist or a zoologist. This led to great experiences doing reef surveys in Hawaii, and studying the stress level of endangered wild asses (no joke). It wasn’t long, … Read more

It’s On! (Our Curriculum Pilot, That Is)

Across the country, classroom chalkboards are once again filling up with fresh ideas. So in honor of the new school year and our own big news, we decided to share a happy update of our own—from our chalkboard to yours… Ladies and gents, we’ve got a pilot! And we’ve begun collaborating with schools to test … Read more

All Riled Up for Wild Things

Headed to the Wild Things Conference going down Saturday, January 31, at UIC? If so, let’s connect—Team EcoMyths is on the lookout for new conservation-loving friends like you. — by Beth Kosson, Education Director, EcoMyths Alliance You’ll be able to easily spot our crew (without binoculars) at this year’s Wild Things Conference in Chicago, where … Read more