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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.
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.
Virginia Is Helping Everyone Become A Beekeeper
This grant is making it easier than ever to become a beekeeper.
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.
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.
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.
Here's How To Get A Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte At Starbucks
Can the famous PSL be made vegan? Sort of.
Colombia Commits To Deforestation-Free Cocoa Production
Colombia joins a growing list of countries who pledge to producing cocoa that doesn't require deforestation.
This Is Ireland's First Plastic-Free Cafe
Their food is locally sourced, too.
4 Eco-Friendly Jackets Perfect For Fall
You don't have to sacrifice style or comfort.
California Just Passed A Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing On Animals
This is a huge step in the right direction.
This Pacific Island Just Voted To Protect Their Coral Reef
This is a preventive measure, before their pristine reef is harmed.
House Of Blues Officially Bans Plastic Straws
They're joining a growing movement of ditching plastic straws.
66% Of Americans Are Willing To Try Clean Meat
The majority of Americans are willing to give lab-grown meat a shot.
This College Now Runs On 100% Solar Energy
This small New England college is leading the path for solar power.
Starbucks Debuts 2 Coffees Packed With Plant-Based Protein
These drinks contain a unique protein that is certified vegan.
This Study Shows Sustainable Farming Can Improve Productivity
Both farmers and scientists are working together for the good of the planet.
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.
Maryland Just Made It Easier Than Ever To Use Solar Power
The state's new project allows renters to use solar panels, too.
This Plant-Based Butter Is Made From Chickpeas
This dairy-free butter alternative is made sustainably.
Beeswax Wraps Are An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Plastic Wrap
These wraps are an easy way to make your kitchen more sustainable.
People Are Mad About The New Eco-Friendly Urinals In Paris
Not everyone is excited about these new public restrooms.
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.
IKEA's First Store In India Is Using Solar-Powered Rickshaws
This delivery method is gentler on the planet.
This Jam Is The Perfect Way To Use Extra Summer Fruit
Don't let all of that seasonal fruit go to waste!
Crows Are Being Trained To Pick Up Trash In This Popular Theme Park
These crows are being trained to pick up litter in France.
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.
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.
6 Plant-Based Foods You Can Find In Most Grocery Stores
These affordable and easy to use ingredients don't require a speciality store.
5 Plant-Based Restaurants In The South You Don't Want To Miss
These restaurants are getting creative with vegetables and whole foods.
Plant-Based Milk Sales Rise 30% Since 2015 In The UK
Two out of three plant-based milk purchases are almond-based.
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.
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.
5 Plant-Based Breakfasts Perfect For Every Morning
Using plant-based milks and proteins in your morning meal is easier than you might expect.
84% Of New Buses Might Be Electric By 2030
Public transit might see a big shift away from fossil fuels.
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.
Hemp Might Be The Secret Ingredient For Sustainable Farming
Hemp might play an important role in establishing a circular economy.
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.
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.
This Tech Giant Just Committed To Using 100% Renewable Energy
This major tech company just pledged to use 100 percent green energy.
Global Dairy Consumption Drops More Than 20%
As dairy sales decline, there's a significant spike in plant-based milk alternatives.
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.
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.
6 Ocean-Safe Sunscreens To Check Out
These six sunscreens protect your skin without harming the ocean and vulnerable coral reefs.
Are Plastic Bags Actually Recyclable?
When it comes to plastic bags, one question persists: Are they recyclable, or not?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World's First Floating Farm Is Coming To Rotterdam
It will be powered partially by solar panels.
7 Easy Ways To Get B12 Without Eating Meat
You don't have to sacrifice this important vitamin when going meat-free.
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.
This Is The Most Popular Diet On Social Media
Researchers looked at twitter to see which diet is getting the most love.
5 Tips For Making Eco-Friendly Back To School Lunches
Back to school lunches don't have to be a headache.
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.
Serena Williams Just Launched A 100% Vegan Clothing Line
The entire line is cruelty-free.
6 Small Changes To Make If You're Going Plant-Based
The transition doesn't have to be overwhelming.
These 60 San Francisco Restaurants Are Going Carbon Neutral
It's for the Climate Action Summit.
London Goes Fur-Free For Fashion Week
Hopefully other cities will follow their lead.
Majority Of Australians Report They're Eating Less Meat
This study has some promising results for the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lab-Grown Meat Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 96%
This new report suggests that lab-grown meat can seriously help the environment.
These Eco-Friendly Jeans Are Made Using Shrimp Shells
The explanation makes a lot of sense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
5 Places To Buy Sustainable Denim This Fall
Your new jeans don't have to harm the planet.
These Mayors Are Calling For A Car-Free Day In Europe
This is in response to an air pollution problem across Europe.
This Eco-Yacht Cleans The Ocean While It Sails
It cost a cool $52 million, but the results are amazing.
This Major Retailer Is Dropping Plastic Bags
Their new bags will be compostable.
This 'Harold & Kumar' Star Is Investing In Vegan Burgers
He's going back to his roots.
7 Meat-Free Options At Popular Fast Food Restaurants
Most major chains offer something for vegetarians, and even some for vegans.
Los Angeles Takes Major Step In Banning Fur Sales
The ban would apply to clothing, accessories, hats, and even keychains.
Whole Foods Now Offers Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches
There are plenty of toppings to choose from.
This Half Marathon Banned Plastic Water Bottles
They're offering an eco-friendly alternative.
9 Meatless Meals Perfect For Meal Prep
Meal prep can be quick, cheap, and easy without meat.
Sony Is Going To Source Only Green Energy By 2040
They're another major company going green.
Tesla Is Helping This Small Island Run On Solar Energy
The Powerpacks help them run on solar, even when the sun is down.