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How Millennials Are Bringing Houseplants Back Into StyleWhile millennials are often blamed for killing industries, one that's growing with this generation is houseplants, which gives them something to nurture while beautifying their homes and purifying the air.
Coral Reefs In Central America Are Finally Getting HealthierIt is being reported that the Mesoamerican Reef, which spans Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras, is doing better.
This Company Builds Hives You Can Install In Your Living RoomBeecosystem designed a modular beehive that can be installed pretty much everywhere including your home.
Oslo, Norway Creates 'Bee Highway' To Help Strengthen BiodiversityTo encourage biodiversity, the City of Oslo has started a "bee highway" of strategically placed plants to encourage insect populations to migrate, produce, and feed.
Popular U.K. Grocery Store Vows To Get Rid Of Plastic By 2023Iceland Foods, the U.K.-based grocery store that specializes in frozen foods, has pledged to go plastic free by 2023.
Aldi Announces New Line Of Affordable Vegan OptionsGerman grocery store Aldi launches a new vegan line called Earth Grown, and it will include meatless hot dogs, meatballs, "chicken" tenders, and dairy-free cheeses.
Costa Rica Sets Goal To Become The First Country To Ban Single-Use PlasticCosta Rica is on track to become the first country to ban single-use plastic with a goal to eliminate it entirely by 2021, putting them ahead of the rest of the world.
The Best Sustainable Tiny House Innovations In 2017Tiny homes have come a long way and these are the best sustainable innovations of 2017 — from prefabricated homes to green walls.
Artist Turns Plastic Waste Into Giant Sculptural InstallationIndonesian aritist Eko Nugroho has transformed 660 pounds of plastic wasted into an awe-inspiring sculptural installation for the Potato Head Beach Club.
The North Face Is Making Shirts From Recycled Bottles To Clean National ParksThe North Face partnered with the U.S. National Parks system to turn recycled bottles into shirts.
The European Union Is Working To Eradicate Plastic Waste By 2030The European Union is taking steps to eradicate plastic waste with a goal set to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2030.
3 Women Are Rowing Across The Atlantic To Fight Plastic PollutionThree women are rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in support of the Marine Conservation Society.
Food Delivery Service DoorDash Is Using Its Network To Feed The Hungry And Reduce WasteDoorDash is helping solve homelessness and food waste.
This College Wants To Be Fossil Fuel Free By 2019The Hawaii Legislature and the University of Hawaii system want to make all of their college campuses completely "net zero" by 2035.
The United Kingdom Will Ban Pesticides Harmful To BeesUntil now, the United Kingdom's position on the use of neonicotinoids has been less stringent.
Costa Rica Runs On Green Energy For Record Breaking 300 DaysCosta Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) is celebrating their accomplishment, citing numbers provided by the National Center for Energy Control.
Engineers Have Developed A System To Make Houses Float During FloodingElizabeth English has created an innovative way to account for floods through her organization, the Buoyant Foundation Project.
This Company Uses Agricultural Waste To Make Eco-Friendly PackagingBio-lutions is making sustainable packaging with agricultural waste.
Patagonia's Newest Line Highlights Sustainable Hemp FabricPatagonia's new line incorporates a sustainable hemp fabric blend made from pesticide-free he,p. recycled polyester and organic cotton.
How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic JusticeOne town in Mexico called Ucareo is experimenting with ways communities can protect themselves from predatory energy companies and started a GoFundMe page called for a solar power plant.
Starbucks Is Offering $10 Million To Come Up With A Compostable Cup DesignStarbucks is offering $10 million for a compostable cup design.
Research Suggests The Best Thing You Can Do For The Earth Is Avoid Meat And DairyAccording to new research, the single best way to minimize your impact is to avoid animal products.
This Edible Coating At Costco Can Double The Life Of Your ProduceEdible coating makes your produce last twice as long!
The Biggest Vertical Farm In The World Is Breaking Ground In NovemberIn November, work will begin on the biggest vertical farm, which will be located in Dubai.
Scientists Discover Thriving Coral Reefs Under Oceanic VolcanoesUnderneath oceanic volcanoes, coral reefs appear to be thriving.
Starbucks Announces Plan To Ban Straws From All StoresStarbucks will ban all plastic straws from their stores by 2020, per recent announcement.
Honeybees Are Being Saved By Dogs Trained To Sniff Out BacteriaThese dogs are helping honeybee populations grow by sniffing out bacteria.
This Classroom In The U.K. Is Producing 1.5 Times The Energy It NeedsThis British classroom is making more energy than it needs to run.
Scientists Say Trees In Cities Can Trap As Much Carbon As A RainforestAccording to new research, green spaces in cities could be even more important than we previously realized.
Sir David Attenborough Is Telling People How To Help Bees In Their BackyardsSir David Attenborough has advice for people who want to help the bees in your backyard.
U.K. Manufacturers Plan Paper Straw Factory As Restaurants Drop PlasticA new paper straw factory has been introduced the demand for plastic-free alternative rises.
Animals Are Becoming Nocturnal To Avoid Interacting With HumansAnimals are becoming nocturnal — just to avoid human interaction.
Prince's Paisley Park Promises To Remain Meat-Free In His HonorThe home of the late Prince, a noted vegan, will remain meat-free in his honor.
Ben & Jerry's Is Campaigning For Wind Energy In The UK With Special FlavorsBen & Jerry's has introduced special flavors in the UK to raise awareness about wind energy.
Pope Francis Brought Oil Executives To The Vatican And Demanded They Switch To Clean EnergyPope Francis invited oil executives to the Vatican, and insisted they switch to clean energy.
Tokyo Announces Plan To Install Solar Roads In Time For 2020 OlympicsTokyo introduces solar plans for the 2020 Olympics, among other sustainable initiatives.
India's Prime Minister Announces Plan To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic By 2022India's Prime Minister introduced their plan to tackle to ambitious goal of eliminating single-use plastic.
Mars Inc. Is Spending $1 Billion On Bringing Sustainability Into Its Production LineMars Inc. has made an investment of $1 billion to make their production more sustainable.
Chile Just Became The First Country In The Americas To Ban Plastic BagsChille is the first country in the Americas to institute a plastic bag ban.
This Massive Sculpture Is Made From Defunct Escalator StairsChris Fox has repurposed the old wooden escalator in a protected train station in Sydney, Australia into a piece of art called the "Interloop"
These Countries Are Banding Together To Create A Safe Haven For Sea TurtlesThe Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, are banding together for a new initiative to establish a "turtle corridor" to preserve sea turtles in a zone called the Coral Triangle.
Unilever's New Beauty Line Is Good For Your Face And The PlanetUnilever launched their planet friendly eco-brand, Love Beauty and Planet, which is both affordable and carefully considered.
New Sustainable Coffee Initiative Launches In NicaraguaThe Nicaraguan Platform for Sustainable Development has launched as a way to connect both private and public interest working in the coffee industry.
Californians Are Pushing To Make Dog Food In Shelters VeganThe Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioner is considering a proposal from vegan animal lovers, like Moby, who are urging the city to make all the meals consumed by dogs vegan.
As Chains Turn Meatless, Veganism Gets Mainstream BoostFast Company reports that 2017 showed many huge changes in the meatless meat production — like Tyson Foods investing $55 million in Beyond Meat — boosting veganism.
This Home Is Both Heated And Cooled By The EarthThe Ravine Residence in Iowa is geothermally cooled and heated, which means it connect through a piping system to the stable temperatures of the earth beneath the surface.
'Beyond Meat' Premieres Plant-Based Sausages For Healthy GrillingBeyond Meat launched its first sausage product called Beyond Sausage — using a mixture of peas, fava beans, and rice.
Millennial Shopping Habits Show They Spend More With Eco-Friendly BrandsAccording to the Fast Company, The Shelton Group has discovered that mostly millennials are driving the push for companies to go green.
Hawaii Commits To 100% Renewable Roads By 2045Hawaii has announced that the state will transform both private and public transportation to completely renewable fuel sources by 2045.
Dell And Lonely Whale Launch Collaboration To Keep Plastic Out Of The OceanDell has been collaborating with Lonely Whale, the ocean advocacy foundation created by Adrian Grenier, to reduce plastic waste in the ocean.