News'Victory Gardens' Are Making A Major Return To Combat Climate Change

Back in the 1940's, "Victory Gardens" were a massive effort to boost produce growth that helped feed communities and troops. They're making a return now to combat carbon emissions, and Green America has set a goal to double the amount of gardens than before.

By Brian Spaen
1 hour ago
Travel9 Family Tour Operators Committed To Sustainable Tourism

Nine quality tour operators committed to the learning opportunities of family travel and the rewards of sustainable tourism.

By Ethan Gelber
4 hours ago
TravelUrban Planners Are Saving The Planet With Redesigned, Walkable Cities

With an increasing number of urbanites preferring walkable cities rife with green spaces over car-friendly city sprawl, urban planners have become our first line of offense in city redesigns.

By Nicole Caldwell
6 hours ago
News10 Delightfully Weird Turtles For World Turtle Day

These oddballs have soft shells, pig noses, and green hair.

By Kristin Hunt
7 hours ago
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St. Louis Is Turning Abandoned Areas Into Award-Winning Greenways

The city of St. Louis is trying to connect all of its best spaces with urban greenways that encourage development, community, and tourism.

By Aimee Lutkin
23 hours ago
Community

This App Encourages People To Take Pictures Of Their Trash To Make Recycling Easier

One of the biggest databases of pollution that's been picked up off the streets has been upgraded to make the experience easier. Litterati, downloadable on iOS and Android devices, now allows for better collaboration, advanced tagging, and easier photo uploads.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
Food

Food Delivery Service DoorDash Is Using Its Network To Feed The Hungry And Reduce Waste

DoorDash has a network in place for connecting food to people, and logistics are often the biggest hurdle for restaurants who want to donate their excess food to the hungry. This company is offering their network and social capital to both reduce food waste and make sure the people who need it are getting healthy, quality meals.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
Food

3 Innovators Reveal How Their Companies Are Changing The Future Of Plant-Based Food

Dominique Barnes, Patrick Brown, and Kimberlie Le are leaders in the food industry focused on how to offer more sustainable alternatives. By leveraging science and food research, they are finding ways to create plant-based shrimp, fish and burger alternatives from natural ingredients. 

By Desiree Kaplan
2 days ago
Home

How Ocean-Friendly Gardening Can Save Our Waterways

Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest culprits of ocean pollution. But no matter how far upstream you live, starting an ocean-friendly garden can help protect all waterways and keep runoff from ever reaching the sea.

By Annie Mcbride
3 days ago
Home

How To Have An All-Natural Yard With Less Work

When my husband and I moved to Colorado, we had to learn how to landscape in an arid climate. Here's how we pulled it off.

By Karen Nevadunsky
3 days ago
Home

Product Test: What's The Best Steel Water Bottle?

We assessed bottles from Klean Kanteen, S'well, MIRA, and Hydroflask and offered an ideal environment for each one.

By Kristin Hunt
3 days ago
Parenting

8 Eco-Friendly Party Supplies For A Sustainable Celebration

Swap your plastic forks for compostable cutlery.

By Kristin Hunt
4 days ago
Parenting

Your Guide To Sustainable Summer Beach Essentials For The Whole Family

Summer's coming! Get ready to be a beach bum with this sustainable gear, from organic towels to recycled sandals the whole family will love.

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago
Food

A CSA Farmer Explains Why You Should Sign Up For A Share This Summer

Through community supported agriculture, you can get fresh and local veggies every week.

By Kristin Hunt
5 days ago
News

Costa Rica Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels By 2021

Costa Rica's new president, Carlos Alvarado, plans to eliminate the country's carbon footprint by banning fossil fuels by 2021. While the timeline seems unrealistic, the country is close to fully running on renewable energy, but they have to fix their transportation infrastructure.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Community

Everything You Need To Know About Organic Sunscreen Before Hitting The Beach

With the summer fast approaching, plans for sunny beach days and long hiking trips are not far away. Before grabbing your next sunscreen off the shelf, read on to learn how to choose the best type of sunscreen while avoiding the sun’s harmful UV rays.

By Desiree Kaplan
6 days ago
Style

'Be Zero' Founder Reveals The Waste-Free Staples She Keeps In Her Purse

Andrea Sanders, founder of Be Zero, knows a thing or two about creating a green beauty regimen. The popular author and educator teaches people every day how to create sustainable and mindful habits. And today, she's giving Green Matters a peek inside her purse.

By Desiree Kaplan
6 days ago
News

Louisiana Creates Unique Plan To Save Its Coast By Diverting Mississippi River

Levees are built to help prevent the overflow of rivers and to save land from storm surges, but they've had a negative effect on Louisiana's wetlands. The state is creating divisions in these levees to bring needed sediment to marshes in order to restore land.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago