Trailblazers Park Opens in Fire Island Pines Harbor

Within this permanent public space, 17 contemporary artists honor a diverse group of LGBTQ+ activists

It’s been quite the summer for Fire Island Pines, a queer social hub and safe haven along with the neighboring hamlet of Cherry Grove. Earlier this year, writer and actor Joel Kim Booster, actor and comedian Bowen Yang and director Andrew Ahn, brought international attention to the LGBTQ+ summer vacation destination with their heartwarming Pride and Prejudice adaptation, Fire Island. Of greater importance, this past …

National Parks Soap Bundle

Inspired by some of the country’s most beautiful places—Acadia, Zion and Redwood—Ursa Major’s National Parks Soap Bundle features three bars that produce a rich, creamy lather. Acadia boasts notes of scotch pine and rock rose; Zion features sage and sabino cedar; Redwood combines juniper and fir. Each leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and nourished. Additionally, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to National Parks …

Tiny Community Forests Emerge in Cities

Across Europe, as well as in India and other countries, communities—and organizations like IVN Nature Education in The Netherlands—have been developing basketball-court-sized native forests. On a small scale, these are “hyperlocal responses to large-scale environmental challenges,” according to National Geographic. But these areas also provide a patch of peace and serenity that bring nature closer to children in cities. They offer shade and even attract …