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Switzerland Halts Nuclear Plant Production To Focus On Renewable Energy

Over 58 percent of Switzerland's population voted in favor of putting a halt to nuclear power plant production. This begins the process of phasing out traditional energy while putting more of a focus on renewable sources like hydro and solar.

By Brian Spaen
9 hours ago

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Couple Transforms Old VW Bus Into Solar-Powered Vehicle

A handyman with a passion for clean energy spent two years converting a Volkswagen Bus into an electric vehicle. While it's mainly used as a camping utility for his family, it's a technical phenomenon he hopes to further evolve.

By Brian Spaen
11 hours ago

Food

How Overcoming The 'Pringles Factor' Helps Companies Go Green

One company's containers have earned the nickname "the Pringles factor," which is now being applied to any food or drink packaging that can't be recycled. Luckily, sustainable packaging is an easy route to overcoming the Pringles factor.

By Nicole Caldwell
12 hours ago

News

These Bicycles Filter Smog Out Of The Air While You Pedal

Dan Roosegaarde is a Dutch artist and innovator that's created numerous smog-free projects. After having success with a tower located in multiple cities, he's now in the process of creating bikes that can filter out smog and keep cars at home.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago

Parenting

These Family-Friendly Movies Are Perfect For Teaching Your Kids About The Planet

Teaching kids about the environment can take many forms, including watching movies. For family movie night, select a flick that focuses on the environment, animals, or nature to help kids become passionate about the world around them.

By Maria Cook
3 days ago

News

Mercedes-Benz Enters Solar Energy Market In US With Home Batteries

Mercedes-Benz is joining the solar energy market in the United States by releasing their batteries in California later this year. These batteries have already been released in other parts of the world, and they'll be in direct competition with Tesla's Powerwall 2.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago

News

This Billionaire Is Giving Back By Giving Away His Fortune To Save The Ocean

Kjell Inge Rokke is one of the richest people in Norway, and now he's giving most of it back. Plans are taking shape for a large yacht he'll be funding that gives scientists the ability to study ocean pollution in places they couldn't reach before.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago

News

GM Focuses On Sustainability With Tires Made From Natural Rubber

By committing to sourcing sustainable, natural rubber, GM hopes this move will not only support local farms and small businesses that will make up the majority of the material but also help preserve and restore primary forests. 

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago

Food

Avocado Toast Isn't Great For The Planet—But Won’t Be For Long

With avocados in such high demand, the market has been inundated with unsustainable growing practices. But that may be about to change, as some intrepid Peruvian villagers have found a way to grow the fruits sustainably while also providing workers a living wage.

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago

News

Germany Sets New Record With 85% Renewable Energy Usage In One Day

Germany set a new record back on Sunday, April 30, with 85 percent of its energy coming from renewable sources like solar and wind generation. While it's an outlier, the country is still well ahead of the EU's goals of 20 percent standard usage by 2020.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago

Parenting

Water Safety Lessons Every Family Needs For Summer Vacations

As the weather warms up, families take to the water. Swimming is an important skill for kids to learn, but a trip to the water carries risks. Brushing up on water safety, sun safety, and the signs of drowning can help keep your family safe.

By Maria Cook
4 days ago

Living

Move Over, Recycled TP: Bamboo Is Here To Save Your Behind One Wipe At A Time

Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the super plants of the future. It grows easily and fast, making it a great and easy eco-friendly choice for both wood products and furniture. But bamboo has now moved to a new market: your backside. 

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago

Parenting

5 Easy Steps To Decipher The Hidden Ingredients In Your Fragrances

From shampoo to lotion, cosmetics products can hide some unhealthy surprises. Oftentimes, ingredients aren't even fully disclosed. Luckily, there are easy ways to dig into ingredient lists and decipher what you're putting on your body.

By Maria Cook
4 days ago

Living

The Age Of The Sustainable Shave Is Back And Better Than Ever

Most adults shave. But the garbage we produce by doing so is staggering. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans toss 2 billion disposable razors every year, but traditional blades  offer the sustainability we need.

By Nicole Caldwell
5 days ago
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