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New Electric Bike Offers Customization At Affordable Prices

The Elbike—which raised more than 10,000 times its initial ask of $35,000 before funding ended Aug. 15—promises to be the word’s first customizable e-bike on the market while also being among the most affordable.

By Nicole Caldwell
5 hours ago
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These Are The 10 Most Sustainable Cities In The United States

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 day ago
Living

How One Company In Maine Has Saved 500 Tons Of Waste From Landfill

One company based in Maine is keeping thousands of materials out of landfills each year by accepting donated sails and up-cycling them into stylish pieces. Their core business is based on recycled materials as they focus on using local materials and talent. With so many companies struggling to meet their sustainability goals, it’s great to see one whose making real change through their sustainable practices and goods.

By Desiree Kaplan
2 days ago
Living

Sustainable Designers Thrive In Costa Rica's Fashion Hub

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 days ago
Living

How 'Eco-Machines' Can Help Architects Create Sustainable Housing

By building "cubes" that lock into building blueprints, an architecture firm is trying to incorporate sustainability with farm to table "micro-farms" right outside people's doorsteps.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
Living

10 Sustainable Gifts Perfect For Every Person On Your Shopping List

10 sustainable gift ideas for the people in your life from your boss to your girlfriend, ranging from the perfect knife ware to the environmentally-friendly leash every dog lover will fall in love with.

By Desiree Kaplan
4 days ago
Living

New Apparel Company 'Parks Project' Donates Part Of Every Sale To National Parks

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Living

Everything You Need To Know When Shopping For Sustainable Candles

With hundreds of different candles on the market, it can be tricky choosing ones that are sustainable. The good news is that choosing environmentally safe candles is easy once you know what to look for.  

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
Living

How One Company Is Making It Easier Than Ever To Save The Bees

The Flow Hive offers a revolutionary new option for beekeeping which anyone, anywhere can learn how to use. With just a turn of a handle, helping the survival of the bees has never been easier.

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
Living

4 Rules From The 'Zero Waste' Lifestyle Everyone Can Master

When it comes to living a zero-waste lifestyle, the very concept can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are easy approaches to living waste-free that anyone can incorporate into their daily lives, starting right at home.

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
Community

Every D.C. Resident Could Have Curbside Compost Pickup In 5 Years

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Living

Have A Black Thumb? 5 Hydroponic Planters To Help Lazy Gardeners

We’ve all been taught that plants can’t live without the basics: water, soil and light. But that’s not necessarily true. Enter hydroponics, the process of growing plants sans soil, and the best choice for black thumb gardeners who can’t seem to keep their plants alive despite their best efforts. 

By Desiree Kaplan
2 weeks ago
Living

Stunning 'Tree Tower' Brings Nature To Urban Toronto High-Rise

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Living

Thanks To Consumer Demand, Companies Are Greener Than Ever

In the last year, 25 percent more companies have tout the environmental and social benefits of their products, and 40 percent of all companies now say they’ve taken action to improve the eco-friendliness of what they offer.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
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