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How to Help Afghanistan: Refugees, Children, and Journalists Are Under ThreatPeople all across Afghanistan are in need of help and asylum, and there are many ways you can help Afghanistan from home.
Vegan Fried Chicken Company From ‘Shark Tank,’ Atlas Monroe, to Enter Grocery Stores (Exclusive)Vegan chicken has been a trend on 'Shark Tank,' and Atlas Monroe's incredible fried plant-based chicken and Jada Spices' vegan mixes have become wildly popular.
A Black-Owned, Late-Night Vegan Burger Joint Is Coming to NYC (Exclusive)Jerrell’s Betr Brgr, a new Black-owned, late night, vegan burger restaurant, is opening in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.
California Expected to Legalize Human Composting, an Eco-Friendly Burial MethodCalifornia is considering legalizing human composting, an eco-friendly burial method already legal in three other states.
Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly Skincare Brands for Sensitive SkinThere are plenty of skincare products that are cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and made by companies that share your values.
Natural Laundry Boosters: Sustainable Ways to Keep Your Clothes FreshWhat is the best laundry scent booster? We recommend trying these natural, eco-friendly options.
Greta Thunberg Talks Power of Individual Action for 'Vogue' Scandinavia's Inaugural CoverGreta Thunberg just graced the cover of the very first issue of 'Vogue' Scandinavia.
UN Climate Change Report Paints Fiery Picture of Humanity's Future — What You Need to KnowThe newest United Nations climate change report, published by the IPCC, sounds the alarms on just how much time we have left before irreversible climate catastrophe.
One New Yorker’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure, Thanks to “Stooping” (Exclusive)We recently spoke with the couple who runs the Stooping NYC Instagram page, which helps New Yorkers score free furniture from curbs.
Biden Drives Electric Jeep Around White House to Announce Nation's New EV GoalsPresident Biden has announced a plan for half of all vehicle sales to be electric vehicles by the year 2030.
River and Dixie Wildfires Spread Through Northern California — What You Need to KnowThe River Fire and Dixie Fire in Northern California have destroyed homes, property, and hundreds of thousands of acres of land, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes.
Met Gala to Serve Fully Plant-Based Menu for the First TimeThe 2021 Met gala will be vegan, serving a sustainable, plant-based menu to all of its fashionable guests.
Climate Controversy: Meteorologist Cliff Mass Claims Climate Change Doesn't Cause Heat WavesCliff Mass says climate change does not cause heat waves — and the meteorologist is getting flack from climate scientists.
Bye, Chloe — Welcome, BeatnicChloe Coscarelli’s vegan restaurant chain, By Chloe, has rebranded as Beatnic.
Ecosia Founder Christian Kroll on How His Eco-Friendly Search Engine Fights Climate Change (Exclusive)Christian Kroll tells us about Ecosia, his nonprofit search engine that donates its profits to plant trees.
Sustainable Gender-Neutral Period Care: Menstrual Cups, Reusable Undies, and MoreWe’ve rounded up a list of some of the most eco-friendly, gender-neutral period products, including reusable pads, menstrual underwear, tampons, and more.
Zero-Waste Hair Products for Natural CurlsThese sustainable companies are making zero-waste products for curly hair!
This Truck Does Free Mobile Laundry for LA’s Homeless Residents (Exclusive)The Laundry Truck LA provides free laundry services for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
Is the Government Really Paying Farmers to Destroy Crops and Kill Animals?Is the government really paying farmers to destroy their crops? Subsidies make it seem that way.
This Campaign Aims to Remove Single-Use Plastic From TV and Movies (Exclusive)The “Lights, Camera, Plastic?” campaign aims to convince TV and film productions to opt for reusable, eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic on screen.
Why Eco-Friendly MLB Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives in a Van (Exclusive)Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a Volkswagen van in the offseason to keep his lifestyle sustainable.
The Olympic Village Cardboard Beds Are Not to Meant to Deter Sex, but to Be Eco-FriendlyThe Olympic Village has cardboard beds this year, and rumors that they are meant to be sex deterrents have been put to rest.
New Doc ‘Meat Me Halfway’ Encourages Reducetarian Diets With Powerful Storytelling (Exclusive)Brian Kateman, creator of the reducetarian movement, is premiering his new documentary 'Meat Me Halfway' on streaming platforms on July 20, 2021.
Poison Ivy Is Flourishing — And Getting Itchier — Thanks to the Climate CrisisClimate change is helping poison ivy flourish — not only is the plant's population increasing, but so is its itch power.
How to Know if Your Aveeno or Neutrogena Sunscreen Was Recalled for Containing the Carcinogen BenzeneJohnson & Johnson has recalled five sunscreens made by Aveeno and Neutrogena, due to them containing the carcinogen benzene.
23-Year-Old TikToker Lives in His Car in the Backcountry to Inspire Climate Action (Exclusive)Alex Haraus, at the young age of 23, has spent the past year living in his car in the backcountry, raising awareness for the climate crisis on TikTok.
Goat Herd Moves Into NYC Park for the Summer to Eat Invasive WeedsThe second annual Running of the Goats in Riverside Park celebrated five goats moving into the NYC park for the summer to manage weeds.
Lungs of the Earth? Two Amazon Regions Now Produce More CO2 Than They AbsorbParts of the Amazon rainforest are actually emitting more CO2 than they’re absorbing — a devastating sign that the climate crisis just keeps getting worse.
EPA May Soon Classify PFAS, aka "Forever Chemicals," as Drinking Water ContaminantsThe EPA may finally do something about PFAS, aka "forever chemicals," in drinking water in the U.S.
Despite Knowing the Risks, EPA Authorized Fracking With "Forever Chemicals" 10 Years AgoThe EPA approved fracking companies to use PFAS, aka “forever chemicals,” a decade ago.
This Company Is Combatting “Fast Furniture” With Expandable Bed Frames, Couches, and More (Exclusive)Floyd is combatting "fast furniture" with its sustainable, expandable bed frames, couches, shelving systems, and more.
Amanda Hearst Shares Her “Green Routine” and Thoughts on Sustainable Fashion (Exclusive)Amanda Hearst, the heiress to the Hearst corporation, is a huge advocate for animals and sustainable fashion.
New Study Says Renting Clothes Is Unsustainable — but It's Missing the Whole PictureIs renting clothes sustainable? A new study argues that it's actually not that great when done on a large scale, but it's missing the full picture.
New Vegan Meats and Products That Have Come Out in 2021Unique new vegan foods seem to launch just about every day in 2021.
Elon Musk Claims SpaceX Starship Can Collect Space JunkElon Musk says that the SpaceX Starship can clean up space by collecting space junk, aka space debris.
Sustainability at the Tokyo Olympics: A Look Into the Recycled Medals, Podiums, and Eco InitiativesThe Tokyo Olympics have a number of sustainability initiatives.
The Sweetest Vegan Honey Brands and RecipesThese vegan honey alternatives taste remarkably similar to bee honey — as do these plant-based honey recipes.
9 Secondhand Websites for Selling and Buying Clothes, Baby Gear, and MoreSecondhand websites and apps can help you buy and sell everything from clothes to baby gear to home goods.
Old Bra Clasps Help Turtles in Need at This Wildlife Rescue (Exclusive)Some wildlife rehabilitation facilities use bra clasps to help mend broken turtle shells.
Is the Gulf of Mexico Still on Fire? The Pipeline Ocean Fire, ExplainedA leaky gas pipeline caused an ocean fire in the Gulf of Mexico — serving as another example of the dangers of the fossil fuel industry.
Pollution Independence Day 2021: How to Get Involved and Support the Earth BillFriday, July 2, marks Pollution Independence Day, a day of climate action organized by a coalition of environmental groups.
The 2021 Northwest Heat Wave: Death Tolls Rise in Canada, Oregon, WashingtonThe heat wave death toll in Canada and the Pacific Northwest is rising alongside temperatures.
How This Grassroots Organization Is Fighting for Environmental Justice in Flint (Exclusive)ETM Flint was founded to advance environmental justice in Flint and fight the water crisis’ lingering effects.
Lucy Hale Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dog Adoption Story (Exclusive)Lucy Hale recently caught up with us to share her “Green Routine,” dish on her upcoming film, and more.
Rachel Bilson Dishes on Her New ‘The O.C.’ Podcast and Her “Green Routine” (Exclusive)Rachel Bilson recently caught up with Green Matters to share her "Green Routine" and dish on her new podcast, 'Welcome to the O.C. Bitches.'
U.K. to Ban Zoos and Safaris From Keeping ElephantsA new U.K. law will prevent zoos from keeping elephants in captivity.
Expert Panel Defines "Ecocide" — and Hopes to Criminalize ItEcocide now has a legal definition — and experts hope it will soon be recognized as a crime by the ICC.
How Sutton Foster's Daughter Inspires Her to Protect the Planet (Exclusive)Sutton Foster, legendary Broadway actress and master crafter, recently shared her Green Routine with Green Matters.
Lego Unveils Recycled Plastic Bricks — but You Can't Buy Them Just YetLego has revealed a recycled plastic Lego brick prototype, which could help reduce the company's plastic output.
Oregon Legalizes Human Composting and Water Cremation for the DepartedOregon’s Governor Kate Brown has signed HB 2574 into law, which permits funeral homes to compost human bodies via natural organic reduction.