>• Noticed the weird weather lately? Global warming’s here to stay, says environmental activist Bill McKibben, but we can cope—and not worsen things on “eaarth” (as he’s dubbed our altered planet.) In a new book, he suggests how.

START A GARDEN

Seed sales were up 40 percent last year, and that’s good. Your own tomato won’t have to travel 2,000 miles to get to you.

VISIT A FARMER’S MARKET

It’s a reminder of the pleasure of community. The average shopper has 10 times more conversation than at a supermarket.

USE THE BUS

Driving everywhere is our single biggest harm.

DRIP DRY

Put up a clothesline and put it up proudly. There’s your solar dryer.

GET POLITICAL WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

We can’t really solve environmental problems one house at a time. We need international treaties and legislation.

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