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Avon's Hello Green Tomorrow
Avon’s Hello Green Tomorrow
Avon proudly supports The Nature Conservancy's reforestation work in the Atlantic Rainforest. Since 2010, Avon Hello Green Tomorrow has raised more than $2.3 million for this effort. This year Avon is contributing funds from the sale of a reusable water bottle available from Avon representatives or online.

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Answering the BIG Questions
So why is the sky blue?
Photo © Tami Willadsen/TNC
Answering the BIG Questions
Why is the sky blue and grass green? Why do zebras have stripes? If you've ever been put on the spot by a curious child, our interactive quizzes are for you! Explore some common questions and test your knowledge.

Gorgeous Photos: Flower Power!
Wildflowers in Gondwana Link.
Photo © Ami Vitale
Gorgeous Photos: Flower Power!
Light up your screen with the vivid beauty of flowers from around the world. Blue indigo, red torch ginger flower, yellow coreopsis… a rainbow of color awaits!

 Follow Us on a Sacred Journey
24-year-old Damian Kailek, member of the Dene First Nation.
Photo © Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures
Follow Us on a Sacred Journey
In a remote Canadian wilderness, our lead scientist is traveling with youth from the Dene First Nation on an ecological and cultural expedition. They'll canoe along the Thelon River, sending back updates so that you can join the adventure.

 Your Votes Are In
Red-eyed tree frog, Panama.
© Christian Ziegler
Your Votes Are In
In the last issue of Nature Conservancy magazine, we asked you to vote for your favorite image in our feature "60 Years of Conservation." Now you can share the winning photo—of a red-eyed tree frog—with friends and family.

 Ask the Conservationist: Can Trash Solve Energy Problems?
Landfill in Calgary, Canada.
Photo © Flickr user D'Arcy Norman via a Creative Commons license
Ask the Conservationist: Can Trash Solve Energy Problems?
One reader has a novel idea—turn trash and other waste into energy, thus reducing dependence on coal, natural gas and even green sources like solar and wind power. But can waste-to-energy make a dent in the demand?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Ground squirrels must have a great sense of humor.”

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Washington ground squirrels at Boardman Grasslands, Oregon.
Photo © Rick McEwan

Go Green Go Green
Explore eco-tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet. Get more tips at our Everyday Environmentalist web page.
Green Outside Party Kit
5 easy tips to make your summer event eco-friendly!
Garden with Native Plants
They use less water and don't need chemical fertilizers.
Reef-Friendly Vacations
Don't put corals in jeopardy on your next trip.
Commute the Green Way
"Slugging" is just one way you can make a big difference.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Flickr user Velo Steve via a Creative Commons license (Grilled vegetables); © Hal Malde (Purple sage in south Texas); © Ami Vitale (Snorkeler explores a coral reef in Micronesia); © Flickr user DraconianRain via a Creative Commons license (Man on bicycle).
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