Stories tagged with Get Small


This town was almost blown off the map — now it’s back, and super green

When the town of Greensburg, Kan., was nearly wiped off the map by a giant tornado, local residents decided to rebuild a town that would endure.


Local schmocal: Why small-scale solutions won’t save the world

We like to think we do our part by buying local and riding our bikes. Not so, says author Greg Sharzer. We need a revolution!


Community thrives along a nearly forgotten slice of an urban river

The North Branch of the Chicago River had nearly vanished from both sight and memory. Then the Riverbank Neighbors appeared.

Climate & Energy

Writer and local-living maestra Christie Aschwanden chats live with Grist readers

Aschwanden spent a year connecting to her "local habitat" and discovered that it was not only better for the planet -- it was better for her, too.


Want to save the planet? Shrink your habitat — not just your apartment

All that recycling and bicycling and turning off the lights? It’s completely undone the second you step onto an airplane.


Mini-mansions are all the rage

Both industrial designers and industrious teens alike are engineering tiny paragons of sustainable living. Behold some of our recent favorites.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is making animals shrink

Animals worldwide cope with climate change by getting physically smaller, in a biological trend scientists call "adorbs."

Climate & Energy

March is ‘Get Small’ month at Grist

Do massive, planetary-scale dilemmas look different at eye height? In March, we intend to find out, as we seek micro solutions to macro problems.

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