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Compost or Bust?

My partner, Andrea, and I needed to step up our conservation game in order to live up to Airstream’s #LeaveItBeautiful initiative, which inspire travelers and adventurers to leave the world around them more beautiful than they found it. In the spirit of the campaign, we wanted to do all we could to travel green on the road in “Astrid the Airstream."

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Striving for Sustainability on the Road

Being on the road isn’t inherently sustainable, but you can make green choices regardless of whether you hang your hat in a converted van, a shiny Airstream, a condo or a farmhouse. 

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5 Best Spots for Lake Camping in North America

If you’re in North America, you’re probably winding down from a summer full of fun. But there's still time for some more outdoor activities before the weather cools down, and for us that means camping! Check out some of our favorite lake camping spots in North America.

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What You Need to Know About Microplastics

What are microplastics? Since the 1950s, plastic manufacturing has skyrocketed and with it, plastic contamination. Everything from plastic straws to plastic soda rings are polluting bodies of water around the world. Plastic pollution is certainly a huge issue in the conversation of environmental degradation, but where does its smaller counterpart, microplastics, fall into the conversation? Barely visible, this form of plastic has a shocking presence and impact on the world. Less than five millimeters long, these pieces of plastic can easily be ingested by marine life or leech into our water supplies (8). Where do they come from and where are...

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Does your child’s school have safe drinking water?

As millions of kids around the country trade swimsuits and popsicle sticks for backpacks and pencils, parents should be advised that recent research shows that contaminants in school drinking water can pose a threat to student health.

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2019 Mid-Year Impact Update

The first half of 2019 has been busy for our programs team. Here’s a quick review of what we've been up to!

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  • 5 Water Adventures to Have this Summer

    Here are our favorite water adventures near and far that will be sure to spark some inspiration for planning your perfect trip. 

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  • Drinking Safely in the Great Outdoors

    What’s actually in that pure backcountry water you need to worry about?

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  • Clean Water Across America: A Partnership with LifeStraw and Airstream!

    We're hitting the road this summer with Airstream for the "Clean Water Across America" tour!

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  • 5 best waterfalls around the world – Water you waiting for?

    Let’s face it – we’re fans of water. And the great outdoors. And traveling. Which is why we’ve partnered with Dollar Flight Club to help you discover our favorite waterfalls around the world. Check out some of the best waterfalls recommended by the LifeStraw team.

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    5 ways to reduce your dependence on single-use plastics in your daily routine

    Society is addicted to plastic (especially single-use plastics). We've got some tips to help you kick your plastic habit in your daily routine!

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    Cyclone Idai: LifeStraw responds

    The UN has reported that cases of water-borne illness are already being reported in Mozambique, and aid organizations are mobilizing to prevent an outbreak.

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