The Environmental Working Group just released its annual guide to pesticides in produce.
The flowers will help feed bees and butterflies living in cities.
NYC's New Plant-Based Medicine Program Is Healing High Cholesterol and Obesity With More Plants and Less Medicine
Dr. Sapana Shah chats with Green Matters about Bellevue's new plant-based medicine program.
36 Beagles to Be Freed From Cruel Year-Long Fungicide Experiment, Following Undercover Investigation
The Humane Society plans to rehome each dog.
Greta Thunberg Shares Powerful Reflection on Youth Climate Strike: "We Need a Whole New Way of Thinking"
The 16-year-old Swedish activist doesn't believe the burden should fall on children.
China is slowly but surely reducing restrictions on cosmetic animal testing.
Plastic waste doesn't simply go "away."
As the Youth Climate Strike winds down, here are a few actions to continue helping the planet.
The brewery spent three years developing this adhesive.
The 16-year-old Swedish activist is a pioneer in the fight against climate change.
The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Sustainable and Affordable, and It's Breaking Ground This Year
The CEOs of the two companies behind the neighborhood tell Green Matters about 3D-printed homes.
Here's how to get involved, whether or not you're a student.
By making your own soap, you can know — and control — all the ingredients that go into it!
Electric, not gas.
Visiting zoos and aquariums are not the best way to show your love for animals.
Maisie Green has knit more than 450 doggie coats and blankets for the shelter.
The program will officially kick off this fall, for all 1.1 million NYC public school students.
The Girl Scouts are about so much more than cookies.
It's a proposed ban on bans. Yup.
Zero-Waste Moms Join Forces for #GreenMomsWeek, Showing that Eco-Conscious Parenting Is Not About Perfection
"It doesn't look Instagram perfect like one may think," @yourecofriend tells Green Matters.
Michael Bloomberg Launches "Beyond Carbon" Campaign to Shut Down All Remaining Power Plants in the U.S.
Bloomberg has a goal of shutting down every single coal-fired power plant in the U.S. by 2030.
These seven women from around the globe are are the ultimate eco inspiration.
The zero-waste shop is supposedly the first in the Middle East.
Green Matters spoke with Artis to learn about the company's animal-free makeup brushes.
Waste less food, save more money.
Meatballs and tacos and sliders, oh my!
For those of us who don’t have the luxury of simply sipping our tap water (or want to take extra precautions to make sure our water is properly filtered), there is a way to purify water sans plastic.
The ban goes into effect immediately.
The new initiative will save 1 million pounds of plastic a year.
A new invention could save tens of thousands of pounds of plastic throws from sewers and landfills.
The Late "Grandfather" of Climate Science Shared One Last Key to Solving Global Warming, Just Before His Death
Just before his death, Wallace Smith Broecker shared his final words for the climate science community.
Ryan of Ryan's Recycling is the newest spokesperson for Recycle Across America.
Will guac still cost extra though?
Overheating Oceans and Overfishing Has Caused Fish Populations to Significantly Decline, Study Finds
We have the power to prevent a fishless ocean.
"Nature is where I feel the most comfortable," the model said.
Kitbull will have you wanting to run to your local animal shelter.
"Conscientious and informed consumers absolutely reject the exotic-skins trade," a representative for PETA tells Green Matters.
Yoga is pretty earth-friendly in itself, but there are a few ways to make your practice even greener.
The festival will not sell or provide plastic drink bottles this year. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring reusable bottles.
Etsy is trying to neutralize its shipping process.
Here’s a creative way to keep your used makeup out of the landfill: Donate your used mascara wands to help wildlife in need.
Microplastics have officially affected animals living on the ocean floor.
A new study estimates that Earth has room for 1.2 trillion more trees — and that planting them could be the key to canceling out CO2 emissions.
Green Matters spoke with tentree's CEO to learn more about the company's mission and business model.
Panda Express previously had zero vegan or vegetarian options on its menu.
The U.K. rolled out a new "Fine to Flush" certification for wet wipes, and one brand has already come through with a flushable wipe.
Animal dissection could be a thing of the past in California if the new RAISE Act becomes law.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Announce Hello Bello, Their Affordable and Plant-Based Baby Care Company
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard just launched Hello Bello, which aims to make healthy baby care products more accessible.
Eco-friendly Louis Vuitton and Christian Siriano designs lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards.
If you want whiter teeth, you can make a super easy, zero-waste recipe at home.
A Fernandina Giant Tortoise and a Wallace's giant bee were recently discovered, after decades of humans thinking they were extinct.
These vegan YouTubers all share delicious recipes that you can make on a budget.
The world's biggest shipping company is switching to renewable fuel.
Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun White, and Kyrie Irving are among the 14 athletes to invest in Beyond Meat and partner with the brand on its new campaign.
New Report Reveals Which Sustainable Toilet Paper Brands Are Actually Sustainable — And Which Aren't
A new report ranks the most — and the least — eco-friendly toilet paper options on the market.
Who knew that “going green” could mean literally going green?
Since launching last year, Monarchs in the Rough has partnered with hundreds of golf courses to preserve monarch butterfly populations.
Australia will no longer allow new products to go on the market if they aren't cruelty-free.
Of the animals examined as part of a study, 75 percent of sea turtles have increased their populations.
So many exciting plant-based foods rolled out over the past week. Anyone else feeling hungry?
Australia to Plant 1 Billion Trees in the Next 11 Years, Bringing the Country Closer to Paris Agreement's Goals
The Australian prime minister announced plans to instal nine forestry hubs across the country by 2030, which will help with climate change, forestry, and jobs.
The U.K. government is also streamlining household recycling and composting collections and introducing a bottle deposit return scheme.
Bill Gates demonstrated the ways humans cause climate change in a YouTuber-style video, featuring squishy toys and a pie chart.
Solar Power From Outer Space Could Soon Bring Energy to the Earth, If China's Ambitious Vision Goes According to Plan
China is reportedly working on sending a solar power station into orbit, which will be used as energy on earth.
The study's authors also shared tips that helped the 114 restaurants in the study reduce food waste.
This is a whole new definition to the term “corporate sustainability.”
If you’re slowly becoming more aware about what goes into our food-aggregating, farming, and pesticides, then this is a great place to start.
The Mayor of Los Angeles announced plans to shut down three power plants and replace them with a clean energy source.
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, a milestone moment for land conservation in the U.S.
Satellite images prove that the Earth is now greener than ever before — thanks, in part, to aggressive tree-planting plans.
Barbie is pushing past her plastic origins to take on new careers as a wildlife conservationist, a polar marine biologist, and more.
Hawaiian lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eventually ban many forms of single-use plastic.
The Good Food Institute has awarded a $3 million grant to 14 scientists working on new faux meats.
Cove is hoping to make the single-use water bottle game a little easier on the environment with its 100 percent biodegradable water bottle.
There’s a reason why plants are a zero waster’s best friend.
More than 40 percent of insect species are on the path to extinction — here's how we can stop insect populations from declining.
Seoul's mayor hopes to shut down the city's two remaining dog slaughterhouses, and eventually, the shops that sell dog meat, too.
23-year-old Amarildo Silva uses his off-time to collect abandoned tires and upcycle them into pet beds.
IBM's new recycling system VolCat can break down materials that are often difficult to recycle, and it could help cut down on fossil fuel emissions.
People are loving Mexico-based company Biofase's single-use cutlery and straws, which are made from discarded avocado pits.
If you’re looking for the best places to donate your clothes, look no further — these are the places you should donate your clothes.
Two fashion sustainability professionals share their advice for affecting change when it comes to ethical shopping — because it's so much more than boycotting fast fashion.
IKEA recently rolled out new initiatives to help support a circular business, including a new refurbished furniture program.
The vacation spot recently passed a measure banning sunscreen containing two specific chemicals, both of which have been linked to harming coral reefs.
Sure, babies need things, but there is almost always a sustainable alternative.
Lyft just announced a new feature called Green Mode, in which passengers can request to be picked up in electric cars.
An Australian city recently installed drainage nets in its water reserve, and the innovative filtration system has gone viral for being so simple yet brilliant.
Believe it or not, how you wash your dishes definitely has an impact on our environment.
The varieties of coffee that make up most of our consumption — along with a variety of others — are at risk of extinction, as per a new study.
Tech startup Ampaire is upcycling a Cessna airplane to run on electric power, and the company is hoping to be the first to operate an electric aircraft on a commercial airline.
This could mean a major change for the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic pollution continues to be a huge problem for marine animals.
Traveling isn’t an excuse to abandon your plant-based lifestyle — especially when more people seem to be following a vegan diet than ever.
Since 2013, the efforts to divert 100 percent of the tournament waste to recycling, composing, donation, reuse, or the creation of energy has kept more than 6.4 million pounds of materials out of the landfill and onto their next best use.
Of course, a waffle cone is the most sustainable option when it comes to enjoying your ice cream!
Since glass is 100 percent recyclable and has the ability to be endlessly recycled without losing its quality, they are perfect for storing just about anything.
Unilever, Coca-Cola, and P&G Among Brands Partnering With TerraCycle to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic
Some of the biggest producers of single-use plastic are coming together to make it a thing of the past.
Find out what causes a polar vortex, and how you can properly prepare for it.
So, you’ve decided to go plastic-free. The only problem is, you’ve spent these many years accumulated plastic products, single-use or otherwise.
Experts at Joshua Tree National Park Warn Damage Caused by the Shutdown Could Take “Centuries” to Heal
Even with the government up and running again, the future at Joshua Tree National Park is bleak.
If the bill passes, those convicted could face up to seven years in prison.
If you thought the compost was the most sustainable solution for your food scraps, think again.
Do it yourself means you can control all the ingredients you’re putting on your face.
They’re celebrating the major milestone with a Super Bowl ad.
The youth know that they’re the future — so they’re fighting for the future they deserve.
These high school students managed to tackle two major problems at once.
Seaworld has a long way to go — but it’s finally making right by Shamu.
It’s not impossible to store produce without plastic. In fact, it’s probably healthier.
This is just one of the many ways they’ll incorporate sustainability into the Olympic games.
You're not the only one to undergo a significant — and maybe even shocking — transformation during the past decade.
Sure, the waste created as part of your oral hygiene routine may not seem like a lot — but it quickly adds up.
The top spot on the list of best cities for vegetarians may surprise you!
Standard Industries is getting into the solar game in a major way.
You can’t eliminate laundry — but you can eliminate the amount of waste you create while cleaning your clothes!
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Launches With $1 Billion Commitment to End Plastic Pollution, Faces Criticism
The “alliance” is made up of 26 major companies.
The world of plant-based “meats” is always growing — and Impossible Foods is adding steak to their menu.
The Oceans are warming at an even faster rate than the United Nations guessed they would just five years ago.
Everyone needs a handy-dandy stain removal chart, whether you’re living a zero-waste lifestyle or not.
Spain is hoping to influence other businesses in their country by embracing renewable energy at their state-owned luxury hotels.
Your bathroom is likely the smallest room in your house — but is still responsible for producing a lot of waste.
This new initiative out of Scotland is simple: You’re already walking your dog, may as well pick up litter while you’re at it.
Should the bill pass, consumers would not only eliminate waste but will also be protected from toxins that often coat the receipts.
You can make the most “green” decision possible — even during your time of the month.
The decision is expected to save around 12,000 chinchillas every year.
Next time you eat an orange or cook with a lemon, hold onto the peel — you can do a lot with it!
It’s taken about half a decade, but New York City’s ban on all things foam is finally effective.
After The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 broke down cleaning The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s more important than ever for us to do our part.
PANGAIA isn’t just fashionable — they’re also incredible ethical.
Learn how you can lower your impact by thinking globally every time you shop.
Washington D.C. has voted in favor of passing the Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, which may implement the country’s most ambitious renewable energy policy in the country.
Start your new year off on the right foot by detoxing your bedroom.
California has taken a big step in the direction of animal rights by banning pet stores from selling dogs bred by puppy mills.
If you celebrated New Year’s, you probably know what a hassle confetti can be — but what you may not know is that it’s also harsh on our planet.
Starting this year, you’ll be able to get a vegan patty by Beyond Meat at Carl’s Jr. restaurants.
Switching to compostable band-aids is a small change you can make to lower your impact.
Purple Carrot is making it even easier to eat plant-based around the clock.
Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly says they made history when they flew the first flight without any single-use plastic.
Many people make the mistake of tossing natural Christmas trees away because they're biodegradable -- it actually harms that process in landfills. There are easy ways to recycle these trees, even for those that have opted for the artificial variety.
With so much “stuff” necessary to take care of your dog, it can be tricky figuring out a low-impact plan that keeps everyone happy — you, your pup, and the environment.
Crayola wants to help you recycle any markers — not just their own.
McDonald’s is the latest fast food company to embrace the vegan life — by introducing a new meat-free option at their headquarters.