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    How Scientists Are Saving Grasslands With Ghost Peppers

    Researchers are coating seeds with ghost pepper powder to keep mice away as native plants return to the grasslands.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    Del Taco Is Partnering With Beyond Meat On New Vegan Menu Options

    The Beyond Taco and Beyond Avocado Taco are currently available at two California locations.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    5 Zero-Waste Experts Share Tips On How To Make Your Own Makeup

    We asked zero waste bloggers and YouTube hosts how to start making your own plastic-free makeup.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    See The 2,000Ft Ocean Cleanup System Hit The Waters

    Over the weekend, The Ocean Cleanup sent System 001 into the San Francisco Bay for its maiden voyage.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Business

    What's A Closed Loop System?

    This sustainable business practice encourages companies to recycle and reuse the same raw materials for new products.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Business

    These Major Companies Are Banding Together To Make Products From Ocean Plastic

    HP and IKEA are the latest brands to join NextWave Plastics, an initiative to make ocean-bound plastics into products.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Community

    What Is Ocean Plastic?

    What Is Ocean Plastic? Everything you need to know about this major source of pollution.
    By Kristin Hunt
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    Style

    How Rent The Runway Helps You Consume Less Clothing

    This subscription service combats the environmental impact of fast fashion with designer clothing you can rent.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    5 Natural Face Masks You Can Make With Ingredients From Your Kitchen

    Use that extra avocado or papaya on an organic DIY face mask that exfoliates and hydrates your skin.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    7 Easy Ways To Reduce Waste When You're Moving

    Skip the packing peanuts and recycle, recycle, recycle.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    7 Tips For Growing Your Own Herb Garden

    Plant and harvest your own mint, basil, and thyme at home with this guide to growing herbs.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    What Do The Numbers On Recyclable Plastics Mean?

    The numbers printed in the middle of the recycling symbol are key identification codes. Here's what they each mean.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    This Double-Decker Bus Is Also A Mobile Garden

    The Ecology Center has taken its composting and planting workshops on the road with a double decker bus featuring a prep kitchen and garden.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    Amsterdam Is Building New Islands With Affordable, Sustainable Homes

    The Dutch capital is expanding housing through a cluster of man-made islands, built with renewable energy and sustainability in mind.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Style

    This First Of Its Kind Jacket Absorbs Heat And Conducts Electricity

    Vollebak has unveiled a jacket that fights bacteria and conducts power, all with the help of a supermaterial.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    News

    There Is A Growing Movement To Ban Plastic Balloons

    Could balloons be the new plastic straws? Colleges have stopped releasing them on game days, and some U.S. town are banning them completely.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This New Bucket Challenge Has An Environmental Twist

    Louisiana fishers are taking the 5 gallon bucket challenge to keep their lakes and bayou clean.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    How To Shop For Eco-Friendly Appliances

    Find an energy efficient fridge with a lower carbon footprint through this handy shopping guide.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    Scientists Discover Coral Reefs That Could Withstand Warming Waters

    Marine researchers have identified reefs off the coast of Indonesia that appear less vulnerable to climate-induced bleaching — and could be the key to combating its effects.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Community

    Global Climate Action Summit Will Highlight Eco Solutions

    This meeting of industry leaders, politicians, and celebrities will brainstorm ways for the world to hit the goals of the Paris Agreement.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    What Is A Carbon Tax?

    There's a carbon tax bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. But what does it do?

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    A Rwandan Engineer Is Recycling Glass Bottles Into Bricks

    By turning post-consumer glass waste into bricks, Aimable Mutabazi is reducing his construction company's carbon emissions.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    This Jaw-Dropping Building Complex In Singapore Has 160,000 Plants

    Marina One is a residential and office complex with a gorgeous "green heart" of trees and plants.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Parenting

    How Cities Are Building Eco-Friendly Playgrounds

    Energy-generating, water-diverting, and natural parks are providing a twist on the typical monkey bars.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    Why Public Transit In Latin America Is Going Electric

    Latin American countries are ramping up electric mobility efforts, with a little help from the UN.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    This UAE Village Could Be The Hottest New Eco-Tourism Getaway

    A holding company in the United Arab Emirates is developing Hatta into a national park and eco-tourism destination.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    News

    How Guatemala Is Kicking Plastic Out Of Its Towns

    At least 10 municipalities in Guatemala have implemented single-use plastic bans over the past two years.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How The Top U.S. Food Chains Score On Sustainable Meat Production

    A new report from Mighty Earth assesses the meat production at the biggest American food brands.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Zero-Footprint Cabin Can Be Assembled Anywhere

    It's solar-powered, nearly zero emission, and currently on an island off the coast of Helsinki.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Father And Son Fish For Trash Along The Detroit River

    Tom and Mark Nardone spend their weekends on the Detroit River, pulling garbage out of the water.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    8 Ways To Make Your Car More Efficient

    Make your gas-powered car less harsh on the environment by boosting your tire pressure and completing seven other simple tasks.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    News

    How The National Forest Foundation Helps Trees Recover After Wildfires

    NFF President Mary Mitsos tells us about post-fire restoration and the $500,000 crowdfunding campaign "Summer of Trails."

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How A Teen Girl Got The Government To Clean Up Her Hometown River

    Stella Bowles convinced the Canadian government to stop polluting the LaHave River with a simple science fair project.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    Electric Car Sales In Europe Are Booming As Over 1 Million EVs Hit The Road

    Drivers in Norway, Germany, and other European countries are buying up electric cars, particularly the Nissan Leaf.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Community

    Could Missoula Become A Zero-Waste City By 2050?

    The city of Missoula could go "zero waste" by 2050 with an ambitious plan to cut its waste stream by 90 percent.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    Vietnam Is Turning Pig Waste Into Biofuel To Cut Down On Carbon Emissions

    Residents are cooking with a biogas made from pig waste, in an effort to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    California Meets Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goal 4 Years Early

    The state has reduced its emissions to their lowest level since 1990, hitting the 2020 targets four years early.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    How Sports Stadiums Are Becoming More Sustainable

    Baseball and football teams are adding solar-powered pavilions and rainwater collection to their fields, making their stadiums easier on the earth.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    This Bacteria Could Help Solar Panels Perform on Cloudy Days

    Scientists have engineered a bacterium from E. coli that converts light to energy even when it's cloudy outside.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Mobile Tiny Home Helps Children's Hospitals

    Re/Max partnered with Henry Ford College to build and auction off a cute tiny home that supports children's hospitals.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Brazilian Drag Queen Teaches Kids About The Natural World

    Wearing leaves and bright colors, Uyra Sodoma encourages children in Amazon communities to protect their environment.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Smart Water System Could Replace Plastic Bottles In Your Home

    The rOcean One is an alternative to single-use plastic that purifies, carbonates, and flavors water from your tap.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How Nuns Are Fighting For The Environment

    "Green sisters" are helping to save endangered species and blocking pipelines with makeshift chapels.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    What's The Best Plant-Based Milk For You?

    Looking for a dairy alternative? This guide will help you decide if almond, coconut, rice, pea, or soy milk is right for you.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    News

    This Cyclist Is Embarking On A World Record Ride For The Environment

    Michael Strasser is biking from Alaska to Patagonia for his Ice2Ice challenge, a world record attempt with eco-conscious aims.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Style

    4 Sustainable Fragrances That'll Make You Smell Great

    These perfumes have sustainably sourced, natural ingredients that create amazing scents.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Technology

    This Sustainable Mosquito Trap Acts Like A Bug-Eating Plant

    This solar-powered mosquito trap from Cornell is modeled on a carnivorous plant.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    This Study Shows That Urban Green Spaces Can Boost Mental Health

    Researchers in Philadelphia found that greening vacant lots could have significant mental health benefits. 

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    This Newly Discovered Shark Has Enormous Eyes And An Interesting Name

    Squalus clarkae is a newly identified deepwater shark named after the pioneering "Shark Lady."

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    This Couple Turned An Old Fisherman's Shack Into An Eco-Friendly Beach House

    Here's how Jamie and Ingrid Kwong converted an old fisherman's shack into a sustainable Australian beach house.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Style

    Get Free Makeup From MAC By Returning Your Empty Containers

    The Back to MAC recycling program offers free lipstick in exchange for empty makeup containers.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    TerraCycle Helps You Recycle Wine Corks, Batteries, And Other "Non Recyclables"

    TerraCycle helps you recycle batteries and cigarette butts with its free shipping programs.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    Costco Debuts 2 Plant-Based Meals In Food Court

    Costco is dropping the Polish dog for acai bowls and soy protein salads.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    Scientists Think They Can Get Energy From Ocean Waves

    Tsumoru Shintake has invented a turbine that converts wave energy into clean electricity currently powering hotels.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    Why Are Plastic Straws Bad For The Environment?

    Starbucks, Marriott, and Portland are banning them, but why are straws bad?

    By Kristin Hunt
  • agriculture animal cow
    Food

    Meat And Dairy Corporations Could Soon Beat Oil As World's Worst Polluters

    A new report finds that meat and dairy producers are on track to surpass the oil industry's greenhouse gas emissions.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    4 Eco-Friendly K-Cups You Can Swap Into Your Keurig

    Make your coffee pod habit more sustainable with these reusable K-cups.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Family

    This Company Makes Toys From Recycled Plastic

    Green Toys makes beach pails, rockets, and Sesame Street gardening kits out of recycled plastic milk jugs.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Zoo Wants To Save Geoffrey The Toys ‘R Us Giraffe For A Conservation Campaign

    The San Antonio Zoo thinks Geoffrey the Toys 'R Us mascot could have a second life as a conservation advocate.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Can Swimming Pools Be Sustainable?

    It seems like an oxymoron, but it's possible.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    What's The Best 'Cool' Pillowcase?

    We put cooling pillowcases from Slumber Cloud, Sheex, and Downlite to the test.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    How To Make Your Own Citronella Beeswax Candle

    This natural candle will burn cleanly and ward off mosquitoes.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    I Tried To Beat The Summer Heat With The "Egyptian Method" Of Sleeping

    Things did not go according to plan.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    9 Chefs Explain How They're Reducing Waste In Their Restaurants

    These cooks are using compost, creative packaging, and inventive recipes to make their restaurants less wasteful.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    5 Ethically Sourced Furniture Companies For Your Next Home Makeover

    These companies responsibly use resources for their sofas, tables, and chairs.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    How Do We Build a Better Air Conditioner?

    Air conditioning use is on the rise worldwide. Will the tech catch up?

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Travel

    8 Stunning Green Walls From Around The World

    These gorgeous vertical gardens cover spaces in Milan and Mexico City.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    These Marine Scientists Are Finding Innovative Ways To Save The Coral Reefs

    Could gene editing and "microfragmenting" help grow robust new reefs?

    By Kristin Hunt
  • SkaBrewing ContainerRestaurant
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    How Shipping Container Restaurants Became The Latest Food Craze

    Shipping container restaurants are a sustainable, stylish, and cost-effective alternative to brick and mortar.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    What Is A Cool Roof? A Pro Explains This Affordable, Energy Efficient System

    Rory Stout explains how a "cool roof" drastically reduces energy costs in the summer.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    What Have The Climate Mayors Accomplished In The Past Year?

    We spoke with Madeline Rogero, a Climate Mayor committed to meeting the Paris Agreement goals in Knoxville.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    Meet The Beekeepers Growing Hives On Rooftops And Their Own Backyards

    As bee colonies dwindle, amateur apiarists are taking matters into their own hands with homegrown hives.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Drone Sucks Up Trash From The Water Like A Roomba

    The WasteShark aquadrone vacuums plastic trash from harbors and ports, keeping it from entering oceans.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    San Jose Is Recycling Its Plastics With A Revolutionary New Method

    The city is working with BioCellection, a startup that converts tough-to-recycle plastics into the chemical building blocks for paints, perfumes, and car parts.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Tiny Homes Are Helping The Florida Keys Recover After Hurricane Irma

    A local nonprofit is building tiny cottages for low-income families who lost their homes in the hurricane last fall.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Europe Is Banning Halogen Lightbulbs

    The European Union is phasing out halogen lights by September 1, and encouraging consumers to buy LED instead.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    The 'Most Beautiful Car In The World' Is Getting An Electric Makeover

    The Jaguar E-Type is going electric in the summer of 2020, with a new zero-emission concept that boasts a 170 mile range.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Why People Are Renting Goats To Graze Their Lawns

    Goat grazing services provide an eco-friendly alternative to lawn mowers and pesticides.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Family

    4 Companies That Sell Organic Stuffed Animals Your Kid Will Love

    Here's where to find safe, certified organic plush toys, including stuffed teddy bears and narwhals.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Community

    Why Disability Activists Are Speaking Out Against Plastic Straw Bans

    Plastic straw bans harm people with disabilities — especially since eco-friendly alternatives like metal and paper straws don't work for them.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Food

    Chipotle’s New Accelerator Program Will Promote Sustainable Food Production

    The Chipotle Aluminaries Project will support disruptors in the farming, food tech, and food waste space.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How A Simulation Game Is Inspiring Climate Action

    The World Climate Simulation drops players into a UN debate, and shows them the real-world impact of their game decisions.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Eco-Friendly Dog House Is the Ultimate Abode For Sustainable Pups

    Fido can enjoy a green roof with an automated faucet, a solar-powered fan, and a secret drawer stocked with treats.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Renewables

    Recycling Plant Workers Share Tips On What And How To Recycle

    On a recent Reddit thread, the people who work at recycling plants gave advice on how to keep recyclables out of the landfill. For starters: remember to rinse.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    U.K. Unveils Plan To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers, And Cotton Swabs By 2020

    The U.K. government will ban these single-use plastic items sometime between October 2019 and 2020, but the public can comment before then.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    What Is Stone Wool? This Eco-Friendly Insulation Repels Fire And Water

    The material is spun from volcanic minerals, and perfect for building.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How To Create An Upcycled Vase With Nontoxic Paints

    This simple DIY tutorial just requires an old wine bottle, tape, and paint.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    An Eco-Friendly Designer Tells Us How To Build A Clean Home

    Robin Wilson uses sustainable building practices and materials to create clean homes.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    We Tested 4 Green Cleaners For The Most Sustainable Solution

    How are the surface cleaners from Seventh Generation, ECOS, Method, and Mrs. Meyer's?

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Can Tiny Homes Solve Homelessness?

    Cities and nonprofits across America are adopting a sustainable new model of affordable housing.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Where To Donate Your Old Clothes, Shoes, And Glasses

    Don't throw your used outfits out. Donate them to one of these GM-approved charities.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    7 Athletes Who Run On Plant-Based Diets

    These quarterbacks and tennis pros all cut meat out of the meals, and saw a dramatic difference in their careers.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Community

    4 New Environmental Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

    You can rent these documentaries on elephants, vegan meat, mountains, and wild rivers on iTunes and Vimeo.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How Mapping Trees Can Help Endangered Lemur Populations

    Scientists at Duke University are using trees to locate the remaining lemurs in Madagascar.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    World Bank Introduces A Water Bond To Raise Money For Clean Oceans

    The new World Bank bond series aims to raise $3 billion for water projects around the world.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    How To Choose A Rain Barrel For Your Backyard

    Everything you need to know on pricing, sizing, and assembly.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    A CSA Farmer Explains Why You Should Sign Up For A Share This Summer

    Through community supported agriculture, you can get fresh and local veggies every week.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Parenting

    8 Eco-Friendly Party Supplies For A Sustainable Celebration

    Swap your plastic forks for compostable cutlery.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Home

    Product Test: What's The Best Steel Water Bottle?

    We assessed bottles from Klean Kanteen, S'well, MIRA, and Hydroflask and offered an ideal environment for each one.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    10 Delightfully Weird Turtles For World Turtle Day

    These oddballs have soft shells, pig noses, and green hair.

    By Kristin Hunt
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