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Back to nature
Ideas and tools to actually living better, slower, and more sustainably.
We asked guest contributors for their “portable culture” recommendations. Here are their top books, music, and podcasts to take to the lake, to the local park, or on your summer road trip.
Before we all develop premature cataracts from staring at our screens, our colleague Marie Charles has proposed a short games guide to end your lockdown or start off your Summer vacation.
Extremely long nature videos won’t satisfy our need for the outdoors, but they just might fill the gap until your next excursion outside.
All you need to know to do your own spring tune-up.
BESIDE passes on the knowledge (and the stories) of Québécois seniors over the age of 80.
To help ease our “coronanxiety,” collaborator Catherine Lefebvre teaches the art of slow fermentation.
Ten tips to help transform your isolation into something meaningful.
Traveling in the age of carbon credits, geolocalization, and the climate crisis.
Between Australia's wildfires, the IPCC, and Greta's speeches, these past months have left us in need of a new emotional vocabulary.
The Amish don’t hate technology — they’re just very choosy. We could all stand to learn from their approach.
The eco-horror genre in cinema shows us how we really feel about nature. And it isn’t pretty.
When we think of traditions, we tend to imagine a set of customs that are transmitted generationally from the distant past into the living present, perhaps growing further removed from their original meaning with each new iteration.
Some handy advice for novice fishermen who wish to take the plunge.