RenewablesArtist Turns Discarded Plastic Bags Into Beautiful Faux-Flowers

This artist is drawing attention to plastic waste through his very specific craft, and turning his creations into fashion, interior decorating, and jewelry.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 hour ago
NewsTarget Is Adding EV Charging Stations To 100 Stores By 2020

One of the biggest department store chains in the United States is adding EV charging stations to over 100 stores across 20 states. Target, who has worked with Tesla and ChargePoint in the past for EV stations, adds Electrify America into the mix.

By Brian Spaen
3 hours ago
News'Operation Warm' Announces Coats For Kids Made From Recycled Plastic

Operation Warm is creating 15,000 coats created from recycled plastic bottles by the time autumn begins. Called "The Green Guardian," these will all be delivered to kids in need across North America by the upcoming fall season.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
NewsLyft Rides Are Officially Carbon-Neutral

Joining tech giants that have committed to 100 percent renewable energy, Lyft will be investing millions into various sustainable projects to make all of their rides carbon neutral. 

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
News

NYC's Air Quality Is Cleaner Than Ever Since Monitoring Began

Based on a survey from New York City's Health Department, the city has seen drops in greenhouse gas emissions and the air quality is as clean as it's been since monitoring it back in 2008. It's all part of Mayor de Blasio's sustainable efforts from 2015.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Food

Your Chocolate Obsession Doesn't Have To Cost The Environment

Our love affair with chocolate is wreaking havoc on the environment. But our buying choices can help turn that around.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
News

The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal For Power

The UK's National Grid announced that no London power stations used coal for energy production for a span of 55 hours from late Monday into early Thursday morning. It beats the old record of just over 40 hours from last October, and wind power levels continue to impress.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
News

Pearl Harbor Is Officially Getting A 20-Megawatt Solar Farm

REC Solar is collaborating with Hawaiian Energy and the United States Navy to create a new 20-megawatt solar project at their base in Pearl Harbor. The West Loch solar farm is just the beginning of many renewable projects under the utility company.

By Brian Spaen
7 days ago
Renewables

Apple Now Runs On 100% Renewable Energy

The company has hit a milestone in clean energy production, and they've made progress in bringing their global suppliers with them.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
News

Aldi Recognized As Top British Market For Sustainable Fish

The Marine Stewardship Council revealed their list of top British supermarkets offering sustainable seafood, and Aldi tops the list with Sainsbury's and Lidl. In general, there's been a 60 percent increase in certified fish products being offered.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
Renewables

This Company Plans To Feed And Power The World With CO2

Green Matters sits down with Dr. Lisa Dyson, CEO of a company called Kiverdi that has found a way to upcycle CO2 into useful materials.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
News

This Plastic-Eating Enzyme Could Save The Planet From Pollution

While studying enzymes that are able to digest PET plastics, scientists have accidentally found a way to make the process 20 percent faster than its natural ability to cut back on waste. They're now attempting to manipulate it even further on an industrial scale.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
News

United Kingdom Sees Increase In Glass Milk Bottle Sales

A large amount of milk distributors in the United Kingdom are seeing an increase in glass bottle sales in the first part of 2018. The trend is likely due to rising awareness in plastic waste, and carbon emissions are decreased if companies follow the right procedures.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
News

'Pokemon Go' Sets Goal For Biggest Organized Cleanup On Earth Day

Niantic, Mission Blue, and a number of NGOs are teaming up to organize one of the biggest cleanup efforts in a 48-hour period. On Earth Day, Pokemon Go users are asked to group together and pick up trash at various sites around the world.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
News

New Zealand Just Announced They Will No Longer Issue Oil Exploration Permits

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that New Zealand will no longer be issuing oil exploration permits in their territory. The move comes after a decrease in oil production and push back from activist groups concerned about climate change.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
News

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
News

REI Set New Sustainability Requirements For Every Brand They Sell

New goals include meeting all work safety conditions in the supply chain and removing harmful chemicals in their products.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Renewables

This Italian Fabric Company Gives Scraps A Second Life In Fashion

Their innovative spinning process reduces waste, saves energy, and supports fair labor standards. Is it something that could be done everywhere?

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago