It's not a surprise that commercial buildings in the United States use lots of electricity, but it's alarming how much they could cut back on it. An energy department investigation revealed that 29 percent of consumption could be dialed back.
A former yoga instructor has created a company called RUMI X that sells eco-friendly yoga wear derived from waste: specifically, plastic bottles, coffee grounds, and crab shells.
A Chinese startup is looking to compete with Tesla in the electric vehicle industry, but it's doing so with two unique models -- a hybrid SUV and an ultra-compact car. The latter is expected to come out next March and is targeted for commuters in China.
Curious about how to make a garden part of your home? Here are all the things you can do in your own garden and yard to save the planet—whether it's a few plants on a fire escape, or a landscape that would rival something in a magazine.
Every day, we hear about another dangerous toxin in the products we put on our bodies. We cut through the greenwashing to discern 11 laundry soaps that are safe for the environment and our health—and worth every penny.
Matthew Hollis, the President of Elytus, an innovative waste management company, gives his top tips on how business leaders can create an innovative green office and encourage employees to make better choices to reduce one's carbon footprint.
Tonke Campers has created an extremely comfortable living space for those that want to live off the grid and to run on renewable energy. Solar panels energize the space that includes air conditioning, a full kitchen, and a lot more.
Whether you’re out in the wilderness or hooked to an untrusted water supply, you don’t need to count on expensive and wasteful plastic filters to purify the water you drink. Here are six simple techniques for ridding water of contaminants.
Clothes dryers account for up to 20 percent of all energy use in the United States. But on days when you're in a rush or can't use your outside clothesline, here are some tips for making your dryer as energy efficient as possible.
During the summer, sunscreen is a must. In today's eco-conscious culture, it's easier and easier to find organic, cruelty-free sunscreens that protect your skin and are good for the environment around us.
Researchers in Australia created a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from sunlight and moist air. Not quite ready for the shelves at Home Depot, the team does anticipate the paint to be available for sale within the next five years.
Biking is a fun, eco-friendly way to get kids and teenagers outdoors, especially in the summer. But it's important to refresh the whole family on safety, bike etiquette, and the rules of the bike lane before hitting the pavement.
Richmond and Juliana didn't want to deal with the high costs of living in San Francisco any further, so the couple decided to invest in and convert an old Sprinter Van into a tiny home. They've documented their story while also exploring the world.
Just in time for the United States ban on the production of waterway-contaminating microbeads to take effect in July, scientists have announced that they have figured out how to make biodegradable microbeads for inclusion in everything from toothpaste to face scrubs.
Summer offers excellent weather for outdoor showers, but creating one can feel intimidating for beginners. In fact, the process is simple, and you can create your own backyard shower with upcycled materials and a little elbow grease.
For many, thinking about death can be uncomfortable. But a new, eco-conscious burial option views death as a chance to give back to the planet, letting your family member or pet return as a tree after cremation.
An award-winning office building design, featuring natural cooling and vegetation for shade, could lower energy costs and promote a sense of community via integrated public spaces. Best of all? It's made to be replicated anywhere.
Gardens can feel intimidating, but with proper planning, patience, and commitment to just a few minutes of maintenance per day, anyone can develop a green thumb that's good for their health and good for the planet.