Kate Brierley is a Rhode Island native and lover of handwritten notes, rescue pets, and sour candy. Her writing runs the gamut from green energy to motherhood and everything in between.
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Here’s How Much Water To Drink in a Day (And It’s Not 64 Ounces)We’re used to hearing we should drink 64 ounces of water a day, but that number isn’t necessarily accurate. Here’s how much to drink in a day.
Is Styrofoam Recyclable? Behind the Main Ingredient, PolystyreneWhen it comes to what can and can’t be recycled, is Styrofoam, aka polystyrene, recyclable? Here's what you should know about disposing of it properly.
Front Loaders Versus Top Loaders: Which Type of Washing Machine Is More Sustainable?Laundry can significantly impact the environment, and front loaders and top loader washers have a different impact — keep reading to learn more.
Does Environmentally-Friendly Palm Oil Exist? What to KnowPalm oil is a hot topic in the eco-friendly world, leaving many to wonder whether sustainable palm oil is an actual option. Here’s what we found out.
If You Want to Start Training a Service Dog, Here's How to Get StartedWondering how to get started in training a service dog? We’ve rounded up the top expert tips you need to know so you and your pup can be on your way.
Simple Steps to Make Your Own Backyard Compost Bin: A Beginner's DIY GuideLooking to compost natural waste, but not sure how to get started? Here's a guide on creating your own DIY outdoor compost bin for your backyard.
What the Frack? Here's the History of Fracking in U.S.Fracking takes a serious environmental toll, but how much do you actually know about it? Here’s what it is, along with its history in the U.S.
Animal Conservation Goes Far Beyond Protecting Your Favorite AnimalsAnimal conservation protects wildlife and natural habitats from destruction and even extinction. Learn more about what it is, and why it matters.
Why Isn’t My Compost Breaking Down?If you’re wondering why your compost isn’t breaking down properly, there are several reasons with simple solutions to help you troubleshoot.
Here’s How Vinegar Affects the EnvironmentVinegar is super useful around the home and in self-care, but how does it impact our planet? Find out if it’s safe or harmful for the environment.
Worm Farming 101: How (and Why) to Get StartedIf you want to know more about how to start a worm farm, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how it helps the planet, and how to build your own.
Here’s How to Recycle or Repurpose Your Old PillowsWhen it comes to household items, like pillows, it can be hard to know how to go the planet-friendly route for getting rid of them. Here’s how.
The Top 6 Reasons Your Tomato Plant Leaves Are Turning YellowWe get a lot of people asking why the leaves on their tomato plants of all varieties are turning yellow. Here are the main reasons.
Must-Try, Black-Owned Vegan Food Options — With Nationwide Delivery!In an effort to support Black-owned vegan businesses, we’ve rounded up some of the best vegan and sustainable food options out there.
How Murder Hornets Made Their Way Into the U.S. — And What It Means for UsLarge Asian wasps better known as murder hornets have made their way into the U.S., but how did they get here and what happens now? Get the facts.
The Surprising Ways That Littering Is Bad for the EnvironmentWe know that littering is bad for the environment, but why? Learn what makes littering harmful to wildlife, humans, and the planet.
Earthquakes 101: An Overview of What They Are and Why They HappenEarthquakes seem to be happening more than ever, but are they really, and what causes them in the first place? Here’s a beginner’s guide.
What Causes Climate Change? Here Are the Leading ContributorsClimate change is something we hear about frequently as it impacts our planet and lives. But what is it, and what causes it? We have the answers.
Wondering Why Deforestation Is Such a Big Deal? Here Are the FactsThere’s general knowledge out there that cutting down trees just isn’t good. But why is deforestation a problem, and what is the impact? Find out now.
Open Your Minds (And Fridges) to Sustainable Kitchen Scrap GardeningWith more time at home than ever, it’s the perfect time to explore the sustainable art known as kitchen scrap gardening. Here’s how.