Sustainability made simple

Marlena Angermann

Originally from California, Marlena is a Master's student at the Free University of Berlin studying Sociology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Feminist Studies and Social Movements from the University of California Santa Barbara. Marlena has a record of working in academic research and for social impact start-ups, including the very first zero-waste shop in Germany, Original Unverpackt. She enjoys painting, vegetarian cooking, and Sunday flea markets.

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10 Best National Parks to Visit in Winter This Year

Winter is a great time to visit national parks — the snowy landscapes can be extra beautiful, and the parks tend to be less crowded. Read on to learn which are the best national parks to visit in winter and how to be an eco-friendly hiker. Read more

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Whether your family tradition is to go on a winter trip every year or to stay home, these Christmas vacation ideas are sure to get you thinking about changing it up this year.  Read more

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Check out these eight thrift stores in Manhattan to explore New York City while doing some sustainable shopping for curated vintage and pre-owned pieces. Read more

Best state parks in New York

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State parks are great for more local nature adventures that put less of a strain on our environment. Follow these tips and recommendations for the best state parks in New York. Read more

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Root rot is a nightmare for plant lovers. Treat root rot fast with this easy-to-follow guide for identifying and fixing root rot symptoms. Read more

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This is How You Start a Union in 8 Steps

You have the right to union membership. Find out how to start a union in eight steps, get your coworkers on board to vote 'yes' and negotiate for higher pay, benefits and more. Read more