Nicole Caldwell is Senior Editor at Green Matters and CEO of Better Farm, a sustainability campus and animal sanctuary in Redwood, NY.
California’s Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program will allocate up to $1 billion to provide more than 200,000 low-income housing units with solar panels and energy-storage banks.
Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage are two trash-talking bartenders from London who founded Trash Tiki in order to bring the food waste discussion to your neighborhood gin mill. We sat Ramage down during the pair's international to talk.
A study from the University of British Columbia has found that even one tree can help reduce energy costs in city buildings, and suggests foliage is likely a city's best line of defense against the chilling costs and effects of wind.
One Ugandan startup is helping girls stay in school by creating low-cost sanitary products out of a local, inexpensive material: sugarcane.
A German motorhome company has unveiled an RV that's built for the open road with a sleek design and head-to-toe solar panels so you never have to worry about finding the next charging station.
A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in an effort to curb pollution with offenders liable to jail time or major fines. It’s the harshest punishment in the world for plastic bags.
Anthony Bourdain wants you to rethink your relationship to food. In his new documentary, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, Bourdain tackles head-on the industry that has made him so successful in order to change how we shop for, prepare, and consume food.
If you’ve ever had any doubt about how compost can transform your garden, look no further than the illuminating tale of how a bunch of orange rinds revived a Costa Rican forest.
The prettiest city streets are always awash in greenery. But vegetation in urban areas does more than look nice: It saves cities a ton of money—$500 million, to be exact. A new study published in the journal Ecological Modelling explains how.
Unwilling to cough up $8,000 for a 14-kWh Tesla Powerhall? Then join a pack of industrious DIY-ers who have figured out ways to create their own home battery systems with three or four times the storage capacity of the Tesla Powerwall at a fraction of the cost.
SpaceX wants to revolutionize space technology but first they have to get the gear right. Elon Musk has released photos of his new SpaceX suit design. Confirmed in their functionality, could this be the first phase of a futuristic space tourism industry?
Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken will spend this fall studying 19 duplicated rooftop setups and analyzing data to figure out what works best for filtering pollutants and retaining water.
The same UV-blocking chemical that helps sunscreen protect your skin causes serious damage to coral reefs. Now, lab researchers created tiny beads that can actually absorb the offending chemical right out of the ocean; leaving reefs intact.
Since switching from plane to train service between Central Scotland and London, the London-Scotland travel market has saved almost 700,000 tons of carbon emissions, according to a new report. Could a double-down effort on railways be a feasible, green solution for all commuter hubs?
Co-housing is an attractive and eco-friendly alternative to the potential isolation and wastefulness of living in separate dwellings. Whether you're searching for housing solo or with a family, co-housing may be the way to go.
We worry about the ingredients in our food—why not our clothes? That's the thinking behind Fragmentario, a natural dye company in Brooklyn, N.Y., that is part of a growing design trend in the fashion industry.
The Elbike promises to be the world’s first customizable e-bike on the market while also being among the most affordable.
These are the top 10 United States cities for sustainability, according to a new report out this month, taking into account factors like alternative energy, gender equality, responsible land stewardship, and innovation.
The world’s most sustainable fashion is now coming out of the most biodiverse place on the planet: Costa Rica, a country that is quickly becoming the world's center for eco-conscious living.
The Tesla Tiny House is hitting the road in order to offer a public view of how anyone can create, store, and use renewable energy at home. People in Australia's major cities will be the first lucky ones to check out it in person.
Thanks to GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden, a 21,000-square-foot urban farm in the middle of the Big Apple, students can take free field trips to learn how to plant, grow, harvest and prepare organically grown produce and herbs.
Parks Project is an apparel and accessories business that donates a portion of every sale to various park conservancies—proving once and for all consumerism and activism need not be mutually exclusive.
Hampton Creek is set to wade into some of the most complex territory for a vegan brand. The company is poised to release a vegan egg substitute sometime in the next few months that mimics the taste and texture of traditional eggs.
A new company called Wasteless offers the world’s very first real-time tracking technology to supermarkets so they can provide consumers with variable pricing based on a product’s upcoming expiration date. It's the "internet of groceries.”
A new vegan eatery in Midtown Manhattan called P.S. Kitchen has promised to donate all its profits to various sustainable charities as a way to connect people’s ethical food choices with social movements.
At the Copenhagen International School, solar panels are part of the aesthetic with 12,000 blue-green photovoltaics covering the entire facade, and that's not the only sustainable aspect of this education center.
If city planners in the nation’s capital have their way, every D.C. resident within the next five years will have curbside pickup for their food scraps. That move alone would take more than three-quarters of city trash out of the waste stream.
The Toronto Tree Tower, proposed by architecture firm Penda, is an 18-story high-rise building that incorporates trees and vegetation onto every balcony for sweeping views, improved air quality, and a truly green metropolitan experience.