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Art Can Change The World

Sustainability doesn’t end at gallery door AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sustainable living touches all of living, from the day-to-day to the workaday. But often we think of it as something

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A Good Roach (Sort Of)

Wood cockroaches not awful to have around AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The name Pennsylvania wood cockroach makes one think these creatures should be in Pennsylvania, not Northwest Arkansas, but their

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Go Green With Friends

Saving Nature Now offers fun ways to learn AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Looking for a great environmental education program for the kids? Or just as likely, are the kids asking

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Wind In Your Sails

Individuals find tiny ways to make energy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Not just for off-grid houses, hand-held renewable energy generators are popular with students walking around campus, backpackers, residents in

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A Rare Sighting

Badgers making their way into Arkansas AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples While the badger is a commonly seen animal in popular culture and literature, it is rarely seen in Arkansas. However,

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Growing A ‘Green’ Lawn

Sometimes less mower is more AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Ah, the lovely summer sounds of singing birds blending with the chorus of crickets, frogs, and … every lawnmower on the

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No Place Like Home

Nest box draws in scores of applicants AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Nesting season is off to a flying start, and some species are already into their second broods. But don’t

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Vegan Options Abound

Even a barbecue can be great without meat AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s time to break out the grill and enjoy picnics, barbecues, fireworks and family vacations! Outdoor meals can

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Wasp, Wasp, Go Away!

Tips keep flying visitors away from humans AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s that time of year again when wispy wasps buzz around patios, porches, gardens, sheds or anywhere else they’re

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Meatless Every Day

New burger targets those who love them AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Meatless meat, dairy-free dairy, eggless egg substitute — what is this world coming to? Hopefully, a better place. Reducing