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
NewsThis 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
CommunityThis 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
CommunityGreen Matters Is Hiring Freelance Writers!

We want your original, reported stories on sustainability.

By Green Matters
6 days ago
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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
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These Small Greenhouses Are Helping Farmers In India Combat Climate Change

Farmers in India have struggled with rising temperatures that lead to less crop yields. It's generated crippling debts and, sadly, suicides at an alarming rate. To combat this, a startup is creating affordable greenhouses and services for higher farming efficiency.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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The Surface Of This Luxury High-Rise Helps Clean NYC's Air

One of New York's most extravagant high-rise residential buildings not only impresses visually, but it also removes harmful chemicals from the air. 570 Broome's exterior has a unique technology that removes nitrogen dioxide with sunlight and self cleans its surface.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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This Is How Hotels Save Money By Reducing Their Food Waste

A study by Champions 12.3 concludes that there's a 600 percent positive return on investment into food waste reduction. They observed 42 hotels in 15 different countries over a span of three years, with most of them making all the investment back within two years.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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#WorkGreen And Win: Celebrating Earth Day With WeWork And Green Matters

We’re teaming up with the WeWork community to celebrate Earth Day 2018 and host our first-ever #workgreen challenge -- and you could win big! 

By Andrew Levine
3 weeks ago
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Paris Plans To Dedicate A Third Of Its New Green Spaces To Urban Farming

A government-supported initiative in Paris is creating jobs and spreading green spaces throughout the city.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
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Public Libraries Are Giving Out Seeds In The Name Of Sustainability

Hundreds of public libraries across the country are handing out free seeds to help maintain biodiversity—and community. 

By Tessa Love
3 weeks ago
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You Can Fish Plastic From Amsterdam's Canals On This Eco-Boat Tour

The company operates a fleet of ten boats made from recovered plastic.

By Desirée Kaplan
4 weeks ago
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University Of Virginia Tries Compostable Sheets For Freshman Orientation

The University of Virginia is using 100 percent compostable sheets to reduce its environmental impact during freshman orientation this year. 

By Tessa Love
4 weeks ago
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Birkenstock Launches Natural Skincare Line In Sustainable Packaging

They might be known for their sandals and shoes, but they have expanded their product offerings into an unlikely industry. The footwear company now offers a line of natural skincare products.

By Desirée Kaplan
4 weeks ago
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Colombia Certifies 6 New Towns As Sustainable Tourism Destinations

In an effort to protect its cultural and environmental resources, the Colombian government has been working with tourist destinations to establish rules and protocols, slowly certifying more and more locations for eco-friendly tourism.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
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This Eco-Friendly Device Can Heat Your Room In Just 15 Minutes

This small and portable dome can heat, scent, and humidify a space for a handful of pennies a day.

By Desirée Kaplan
1 month ago
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This College Wants To Be Fossil Fuel Free By 2019

A government mandate has forced the community college system to upgrade their energy systems, but they've actually been wanting to do it for decades, anyway.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
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These Innovative Eco-Gyms Bring The Outdoors Inside

Biofit designs indoor gyms that bring in the outdoors. With eco-conscious materials such as bamboo, nontoxic paint, and tons of plants throughout their workout spaces, these gyms are unlike most you may have seen.

By Desirée Kaplan
1 month ago