RenewablesArtist Turns Discarded Plastic Bags Into Beautiful Faux-Flowers

This artist is drawing attention to plastic waste through his very specific craft, and turning his creations into fashion, interior decorating, and jewelry.

By Aimee Lutkin
60 minutes ago
NewsTarget Is Adding EV Charging Stations To 100 Stores By 2020

One of the biggest department store chains in the United States is adding EV charging stations to over 100 stores across 20 states. Target, who has worked with Tesla and ChargePoint in the past for EV stations, adds Electrify America into the mix.

By Brian Spaen
3 hours ago
TravelWhat Is Sustainable Travel: A Primer

Sustainable travel focuses on four fundamental actions: connection, sensitivity, respect, and keeping things local.

By Ethan Gelber
10 hours ago
FoodGrubTubs Turns Restaurant Waste Into Nutrient-Dense Animal Feed

A Q&A with GrubTubs founder Robert Olivier, who uses food waste from restaurants to help family farmers create nutrient-dense animal feed.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 day ago
News

'Operation Warm' Announces Coats For Kids Made From Recycled Plastic

Operation Warm is creating 15,000 coats created from recycled plastic bottles by the time autumn begins. Called "The Green Guardian," these will all be delivered to kids in need across North America by the upcoming fall season.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
Food

This Plant-Based Pork Alternative Is Officially Hitting Hong Kong

Growing pork consumption around the world, especially in China, has created an increase in carbon emissions and has made the country cut back on half of its intake.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
News

The North Face Is Making Shirts From Recycled Bottles To Clean National Parks

A new lines from The North Face is helping to find a use for waste left behind by tourists in national parks, while also innovating more sustainable means of production for clothes.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
News

New Disney Solar Farm Will Power Two Theme Parks

The facility is expected to open by the end of this year and will generate enough renewable energy to power half of Disney's theme parks in Central Florida. 

By Desirée Kaplan
2 days ago
Home

Look Inside The Workspace Of A Sustainable Florist Shop

We stepped inside the offices of Petal by Pedal, a sustainable flower business that delivers by bike.

By Kristin Hunt
5 days ago
Food

This Tea Company Has Gone Totally Plastic-Free

British company 'teapigs' has removed all plastic from its packaging, thanks to a material made from wood pulp that keeps the company's biodegradable tea bags totally fresh and perfectly eco-friendly.

By Desirée Kaplan
5 days ago
News

This Toilet Provides Safe Sanitation Without Plumbing Or Electricity

This innovative membrane creates a sanitation system that makes clean toilets accessible to low-income households, which could potentially change the lives of billions.

By Aimee Lutkin
5 days ago
News

Lyft Rides Are Officially Carbon-Neutral

Joining tech giants that have committed to 100 percent renewable energy, Lyft will be investing millions into various sustainable projects to make all of their rides carbon neutral. 

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
News

NYC's Air Quality Is Cleaner Than Ever Since Monitoring Began

Based on a survey from New York City's Health Department, the city has seen drops in greenhouse gas emissions and the air quality is as clean as it's been since monitoring it back in 2008. It's all part of Mayor de Blasio's sustainable efforts from 2015.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Community

This Art Installation Is An On-The-Ground-Cloud You Can Walk Inside

A pavilion set up in the middle of Milan is allowing people to experience what it's like to walk around in a giant, clean cloud without breathing in a chemical atmosphere. But it's only the first step in a plan to control temperature in entire cities.

By Aimee Lutkin
6 days ago
Food

Your Chocolate Obsession Doesn't Have To Cost The Environment

Our love affair with chocolate is wreaking havoc on the environment. But our buying choices can help turn that around.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
Community

Green Matters Is Hiring Freelance Writers!

We want your original, reported stories on sustainability.

By Green Matters
6 days ago
News

The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal For Power

The UK's National Grid announced that no London power stations used coal for energy production for a span of 55 hours from late Monday into early Thursday morning. It beats the old record of just over 40 hours from last October, and wind power levels continue to impress.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
Community

This Company Is Refashioning Old T-Shirts To Fight Climate Change Denial

Fashion resale company thredUP partnered with 12 artists to transform a line of 1,000 secondhand T-shirts into eco-action by printing designs that react to the statement, "Climate change isn't real."

By Tessa Love
6 days ago