Marissa Higgins

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    Business

    The Importance of Transparency in Green Spaces: A Q&A With Outerknown

    Outerknown is leading the menswear industry with their sustainable practices, and they're hoping to help other businesses do the same.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    The Important Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contacts

    If you wear contact lenses, flushing them down the sink or toilet can have a serious impact on the planet.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Virginia Is Helping Everyone Become A Beekeeper

    This grant is making it easier than ever to become a beekeeper.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    6 Places To Buy Eco-Conscious Summer Shoes

    Whether you want an adorable pair of flats, flip-flops, or running sneakers, these brands are a safe bet for an eco-conscious purchase.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    NYC Landlords Hope To Cut Energy Use By 20% By 2030

    They might need some wiggle room, but the plan is a huge step in the right direction.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    France To Make Bottles Made With Recycled Plastic Less Expensive

    This is part of a larger initiative in France to cut plastic use and regulate it more strictly. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Here's How To Get A Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte At Starbucks

    Can the famous PSL be made vegan? Sort of.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Colombia Commits To Deforestation-Free Cocoa Production

    Colombia joins a growing list of countries who pledge to producing cocoa that doesn't require deforestation. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This Is Ireland's First Plastic-Free Cafe

    Their food is locally sourced, too.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    4 Eco-Friendly Jackets Perfect For Fall

    You don't have to sacrifice style or comfort.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    California Just Passed A Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing On Animals

    This is a huge step in the right direction.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    This Pacific Island Just Voted To Protect Their Coral Reef

    This is a preventive measure, before their pristine reef is harmed. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    House Of Blues Officially Bans Plastic Straws

    They're joining a growing movement of ditching plastic straws.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    66% Of Americans Are Willing To Try Clean Meat

    The majority of Americans are willing to give lab-grown meat a shot.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    This College Now Runs On 100% Solar Energy

    This small New England college is leading the path for solar power.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Starbucks Debuts 2 Coffees Packed With Plant-Based Protein

    These drinks contain a unique protein that is certified vegan.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    This Study Shows Sustainable Farming Can Improve Productivity

    Both farmers and scientists are working together for the good of the planet.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    This T-Shirt Company Is Making It Easy To Avoid Fast Fashion

    When you're done with your T-shirt, you can mail it back for use in their closed loop system.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    Maryland Just Made It Easier Than Ever To Use Solar Power

    The state's new project allows renters to  use solar panels, too. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This Plant-Based Butter Is Made From Chickpeas

    This dairy-free butter alternative is made sustainably. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Beeswax Wraps Are An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Plastic Wrap

    These wraps are an easy way to make your kitchen more sustainable. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    People Are Mad About The New Eco-Friendly Urinals In Paris

    Not everyone is excited about these new public restrooms. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Switching 50% Of Beef With Vegan Protein Saves 72,000 Square Miles Of Land

    Reducing the amount of beef we eat can seriously help the planet.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    IKEA's First Store In India Is Using Solar-Powered Rickshaws

    This delivery method is gentler on the planet.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This Jam Is The Perfect Way To Use Extra Summer Fruit

    Don't let all of that seasonal fruit go to waste!

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Crows Are Being Trained To Pick Up Trash In This Popular Theme Park

    These crows are being trained to pick up litter in France.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Inside EcoVillage Ithaca: A Q&A With Cofounder Liz Walker

    EcoVillage Ithaca has been around since 1991, and they've been leading the path for similarly-minded intentional communities ever since. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Travel

    These U.K. Theme Parks Are Offering Half Price Tickets For Your Trash

    Bring your used plastic bottles and you can receive a steep discount on the cost of admission. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    6 Plant-Based Foods You Can Find In Most Grocery Stores

    These affordable and easy to use ingredients don't require a speciality store.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    5 Plant-Based Restaurants In The South You Don't Want To Miss

    These restaurants are getting creative with vegetables and whole foods.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Plant-Based Milk Sales Rise 30% Since 2015 In The UK

    Two out of three plant-based milk purchases are almond-based.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Ketchup Packets Could Be Next To Go In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

    This major company is promising to go 100 percent recyclable, reusable, or compostable with their packaging by 2025.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    The World's Biggest Solar Farm Is Coming To A Desert In Egypt

    Once dependent on fossil fuels, Egypt is looking to go seriously green. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    5 Plant-Based Breakfasts Perfect For Every Morning

    Using plant-based milks and proteins in your morning meal is easier than you might expect.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Technology

    84% Of New Buses Might Be Electric By 2030

    Public transit might see a big shift away from fossil fuels. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Fish In The Ocean Are In Danger Of Losing Their Sense Of Smell

    Fish rely on their sense of smell to survive. Increased carbon emissions may seriously impair them. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    Hemp Might Be The Secret Ingredient For Sustainable Farming

    Hemp might play an important role in establishing a circular economy. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Home

    This Subscription Box Of Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Gives Back To Puerto Rico

    Cleaning your house can feel like a drag. This cleaning subscription helps you clean up while you give back to those in need.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    7 Meat-Free Proteins Perfect For The Grill

    Heat up the grill, because these creative meat-free proteins are tastier and easier than you might expect.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Technology

    This Tech Giant Just Committed To Using 100% Renewable Energy

    This major tech company just pledged to use 100 percent green energy.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Global Dairy Consumption Drops More Than 20%

    As dairy sales decline, there's a significant spike in plant-based milk alternatives.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Home

    This Female Entrepreneur Wants To Replace Plastic Toothbrushes With Bamboo

    While most people are debating plastic straws, one businesswoman is urging us to trade in our plastic toothbrushes for bamboo.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This Simple Syrup Recipe Is The Easiest Way To Use Extra Fruit

    Simple syrups are a great addition to food and drinks.  Making them at home gives you the chance to use up overly ripe fruits before they spoil in your fridge.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Travel

    6 Ocean-Safe Sunscreens To Check Out

    These six sunscreens protect your skin without harming the ocean and vulnerable coral reefs. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    Are Plastic Bags Actually Recyclable?

    When it comes to plastic bags, one question persists: Are they recyclable, or not? 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    7 Etsy Shops Full Of Cruelty-Free Skincare

    These seven Etsy shops from around the world offer an impressive range of cruelty-free products you can feel good about putting on your face.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    This Town Is Using Leftover Shells From Local Restaurants To Make A 'Living Barrier Reef'

    This town in Long Island is using  leftover shells from local restaurants to build a "living" barrier reef. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    1 Out Of Every 3 Caught Fish Is Never Actually Eaten

    A shocking number of fish caught goes to waste, according to a new report.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    5 Eco-Friendly Period Products You Will Actually Want To Use

    Most of us are used to buying traditional pads or tampons, but eco-friendly options are growing at an exciting rate.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    The Impossible Burger Is Now Available At This Popular Chain Restaurant

    Customers in several states will be able to dine on this plant-based, vegan meat substitute. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    The World's First Floating Farm Is Coming To Rotterdam

    It will be powered partially by solar panels.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    7 Easy Ways To Get B12 Without Eating Meat

    You don't have to sacrifice this important vitamin when going meat-free.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Parenting

    6 Ways To Make Back To School Shopping More Eco-Friendly

    Going back to school doesn't have to mean buying a bunch of new supplies.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This Is The Most Popular Diet On Social Media

    Researchers looked at twitter to see which diet is getting the most love.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Parenting

    5 Tips For Making Eco-Friendly Back To School Lunches

    Back to school lunches don't have to be a headache.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Home

    5 Ways To Host An Eco-Friendly Labor Day Party

    Hosting a party doesn't have to mean you're left with lots of trash and waste. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    Serena Williams Just Launched A 100% Vegan Clothing Line

    The entire line is cruelty-free.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    6 Small Changes To Make If You're Going Plant-Based

    The transition doesn't have to be overwhelming.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    These 60 San Francisco Restaurants Are Going Carbon Neutral

    It's for the Climate Action Summit. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    London Goes Fur-Free For Fashion Week

    Hopefully other cities will follow their lead.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Majority Of Australians Report They're Eating Less Meat

    This study has some promising results for the environment.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    You Can Adopt A Piece Of The Planet For Earth Day

    NASA is "selling" off the planet, but don't worry: it's all for a good cause. Curious about how you can get your hands on a part of the Earth? Read on, and get excited, because this activity is perfect for Earth Day with the kids.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Parenting

    How One Ordinary Dad In California Makes His Life Sustainable

    When it comes to figuring out how to make your daily life more sustainable, and reduce your impact on the environment, it can feel a little overwhelming. This can be especially true if sustainability and eco-friendly living feel a little outside of your wheelhouse.  

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Sweden Is Pumped For This Eco-Friendly Transportation Innovation

    People are buzzing about Sweden's recent transportation innovation. Released via an ad from the public transit agency Västtrafik, the clever message encourages more commuters to take the bus or train to get to work. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    The 7 Scary Ways Microfibers Impact Our Ecosystem

    When it comes to shopping for apparel, things can get overwhelming, fast. Many shoppers take into account style, fit, price, and comfort before making a single purchase. In recent years, we’re seen a growing movement of fashion-related concerns that are less about fit and much more about the clothes themselves. Shoppers are starting to wonder about just where their clothing came from, and how their outfit may impact the environment.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Lab-Grown Meat Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 96%

    This new report suggests that lab-grown meat can seriously help the environment.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    These Eco-Friendly Jeans Are Made Using Shrimp Shells

    The explanation makes a lot of sense.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    This New App Measures The Pollution Levels In The Air Around You

    When it comes to healthy living, we all know that it's important to track our food, water, and exercise. What we often forget, however, is to track the quality of our air. Thanks to a new app, in development by Sprimo, this is about to change.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    PSA: Your Coffee Habit Might Be Aging You Prematurely

    Without a doubt, there are a lot of health benefits that come along with drinking a cup or two of coffee. Research shows that safe caffeine consumption via your favorite piping hot mug can help in more ways than you'd expect.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Community

    7 Easy Ways To Bring Sustainability To College Campuses

    Without a doubt, college students are the future of our country. Who better, then, to get involved when it comes to saving the planet? Earth Day is the perfect time to motivate students, and these seven approaches make it a breeze.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Parenting

    6 Activities You Can Do With Your Kids This Earth Day

    Wondering how you can make this year's Earth Day a fun and educational experience for your children and teens? Don't worry: No matter their interests or age, these activities are sure to be a hit for the whole family.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    8 Things You Should Know About Lab-Grown Meat

    When it comes to sustainable food, lab-grown meat might be the future. But what exactly is it? We're here to break down the science and talk about the new kind of meat that might be on your dinner plate as soon as 2020.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    7 Easy Ways To Get Protein On A Plant-Based Diet

    Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to diversify where you get your protein, these plant-based sources are top picks. And don't worry: These crowd-pleasers are tasty for carnivores and veggies, alike.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Community

    Recycling Bin Transforms Bottles Into Food For Stray Dogs

    Ever wish you could find an intersection between taking care of the planet and loving animals? Worry not, because these new recycling bins turn your empty bottles into food and water for your favorite furry friends. Even better? It's all free.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    Kasita Is The Latest Tech-Focused Startup That Makes Tiny Houses Affordable

    Living small doesn't mean sacrificing contemporary luxury. Kasita is here to bring us high-tech, sleek houses at a price that won't break the bank, whether you want a vacation home or permanent residence. And yes: They even deliver. 

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    H&M Just Pledged To Go All-Green By 2040

    Once known as an affordable "fast-fashion" brand, H&M is now pioneering the movement in sustainable apparel. Given the company's reach with young shoppers, we have a feeling this will make a lasting impact on buying choices.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This American Beer Giant Is Leading The Pack In Going Green

    If you're a fan of American beer, you're in luck, because as Carlos Brito, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, tells Christopher Helman at Forbes, the beer giant is making some major strides toward going green.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Parenting

    These College Scholarships Encourage Teens To Go Green

    There are a growing number of scholarships aimed at enrolling and current college students who are passionate about going green. College campuses often have good awareness programs that focus on sustainability issues.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    General Motors' Latest Truck Turns Fuel Into Water, And We're Hooked

     When it comes to pollution, we all know one thing for certain: Our beloved cars are not doing the environment any favors. Vehicle-related innovations are huge right now, given that activists and consumers alike are pumped.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    Ready To Greenify Your Home? Tesla's New Solar Roof Tiles Are Almost Here

    Fantastic news for folks interested in eco-friendly and affordable home renovations: Tesla confirmed that their new solar roof tiles will be available for purchase as early as next month! Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the update on Friday, March 24.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Community

    You Can Now Order Custom Tiny Houses To Anywhere In The World

    In our age of minimalism, many of us are hungry for the chance to downsize in every way we can: Less clutter, less old clothing stuffed in the back of our closets, and sometimes, even less living space. Tiny houses are an interesting phenomenon in that they offer an ideal standard of living, just in a very reduced space. Of course, a big barrier many of us feel when it comes considering a tiny home is purely a practical one: If I don't know how to build my own, or I simply don't have the time, what options do I have?

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Style

    5 Places To Buy Sustainable Denim This Fall

    Your new jeans don't have to harm the planet.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    These Mayors Are Calling For A Car-Free Day In Europe

    This is in response to an air pollution problem across Europe.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    This Eco-Yacht Cleans The Ocean While It Sails

    It cost a cool $52 million, but the results are amazing.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Renewables

    This Major Retailer Is Dropping Plastic Bags

    Their new bags will be compostable.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    This 'Harold & Kumar' Star Is Investing In Vegan Burgers

    He's going back to his roots.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    7 Meat-Free Options At Popular Fast Food Restaurants

    Most major chains offer something for vegetarians, and even some for vegans.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Los Angeles Takes Major Step In Banning Fur Sales

    The ban would apply to clothing, accessories, hats, and even keychains.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    Whole Foods Now Offers Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches

    There are plenty of toppings to choose from.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    This Half Marathon Banned Plastic Water Bottles

    They're offering an eco-friendly alternative.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Food

    9 Meatless Meals Perfect For Meal Prep

    Meal prep can be quick, cheap, and easy without meat.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    Technology

    Sony Is Going To Source Only Green Energy By 2040

    They're another major company going green.

    By Marissa Higgins
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    News

    Tesla Is Helping This Small Island Run On Solar Energy

    The Powerpacks help them run on solar, even when the sun is down.

    By Marissa Higgins
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