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Find Out Which Major Supermarkets Are the Most and Least SustainableBrightly just published a sustainability ranking of seven of the biggest American stores: including Aldi, Costco, Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
These Gluten-Free Pasta Straws Will Brighten Up Your Cocktail, Sustainably (Exclusive)These gluten-free pasta straws are one of a kind, and a solid alternative to single-use plastic or paper straws.
“Forever Chemicals” Found in Half of Beauty Products Tested — Here’s Our PFAS-Free Makeup ListPFAS-free makeup brands are out there — and it could be a good idea to support them, since forever chemicals have been found in more than half of U.S. and Canada's makeup.
Black Environmental Activists to Follow This JuneteenthIn honor of Juneteenth, we’ve rounded up seven incredible Black environmental activists who we recommend following on Instagram.
Stella McCartney’s Sustainable Autumn 2021 Collection “Celebrates Animals as Our Equals”Stella McCartney's Autumn 2021 is her most sustainable yet, and calls for an end to the fur industry.
'Picture a Scientist' on Netflix Tackles Sexism in the Science Community'Picture a Scientist' on Netflix challenges gender issues in the science community — here's a look into the three women scientists that star in the documentary.
Lorde’s New Environment-Inspired Song ‘Solar Power’ Is Renewable Energy for the SoulLorde has released the first single off her upcoming album of the same name, “Solar Power” — and it's inspired by the environment.
Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Done, Finished, FinitoThe Keystone XL pipeline has officially been canceled.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg Shares Her “Green Routine” (Exclusive)Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg shared her Green Routine with Green Matters while promoting her partnership with Excedrin.
How Olivia Rodrigo Is Making Sustainable Fashion Part of Her BrandOlivia Rodrigo opened up about her passion for ethical and vintage fashion in a new interview — plus, we have the details on her sustainable merch collection.
Khloé Kardashian’s Water Bottle Drama: Everything You Need to KnowKhloé Kardashian rant about single-use water bottles went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Sustainable Pride Merch by LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses to Combat Rainbow WashingPride merch is best when bought from a sustainable, LGBTQ+-owned, small business.
Estonia Is Shutting Down All Its Fur FarmsEstonia is banning fur farming nationwide — five years from now, all fur farms across the country must be completely shut down.
Heather Morris Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dishes on New Dark Comedy Podcast (Exclusive)Heather Morris of 'Glee' is constantly using her platform to promote sustainable living, so we interviewed her for our Green Routine series.
Vegans: There's Finally a Plant-Based Skyr Yogurt on the MarketIcelandic Provisions has just released a vegan skyr, and the company claims to be the first to sell a non-dairy skyr in the U.S.
'Vanderpump Dogs' Star Dan Babic on Adoption and Lisa Vanderpump's "Raw and Real" Side (Exclusive)'Vanderpump Dogs' is coming soon — and Dan Babic, whose episode chronicles the story of Babic adopting his rescue dog, spoke with Green Matters about the show.
What Happened at Fairlife Milk? It’s Been Two Years Since the Viral VideoNow, as we come up on the two-year anniversary of the Fairlife milk controversy, many are wondering exactly what happened at Fair Oaks Farms.
5 Reef-Safe Sunscreens That Leave No White Cast, for Dark Skin TonesWe’ve rounded up five of the most popular reef-safe sunscreens without a white cast.
Court Orders Shell to Halve CO2 Emissions by 2030 in Historic RulingA Dutch court has ordered Shell to almost halve its carbon emissions in the next nine years.
Vegan Grape Leather Bag Raises $200K on KickstarterVegan grape leather, made with the byproducts of the winemaking process that often go to waste, is the newest sustainable fabric.
Greta Thunberg Highlights the Five Ways “We Are F--cked” in New Short FilmGreta Thunberg's new short film '#ForNature' highlights the relationship between the animal agriculture industry and the climate crisis.
Tiger King Park: Justice Department Seizes 68 Big Cats From Lowe's ZooThe U.S. Department of Justice has seized nearly 70 big cats from Tiger King Park — but who currently owns the park?
Celebrity Pet Matchmaker On Hollywood Dog Rescuers, Adoption Advice, and More (Exclusive)In honor of National Rescue Dog Day, we interviewed Melissa Bacelar, aka the celebrity pet matchmaker, and the founder of Wagmor Pets.
Just 20 Companies Produce 55 Percent of Single-Use Plastic on EarthAccording to a new report, a group of just 20 companies are responsible for more than half of the single-use plastic used on Earth.
This Is Why You Should Keep Your Smartphone as Long as PossibleThe environmental impact of buying a new smartphone, which most people do every two years, is a lot higher than you might think.
Oatly Launches IPO, Despite Last Year’s Controversy (or Perhaps, Because of It)Oatly will start selling stocks to the public this week, despite the controversy the oat milk company faced to get here.
These Environmental Justice Organizations Are Fighting for People and the PlanetThere are many environmental justice organizations using their resources and platforms to educate the masses on the intersections between climate and social justice.
The “Big Five” Are No Longer Animals to Hunt, But to PhotographA group of photographers and conservationists recently came together to redefine the centuries-old big five as the "New Big 5."
Affordable Bidet Attachments to Take Your Toilet to the Next LevelThere are so many affordable bidet attachments out there that you can easily install on your toilet by yourself — or even take with you on the go.
18 Dead Elephants Found in India — but by Lightning or Poison?A herd of 18 dead elephants was recently found in a remote forest in India.
What Are Forever Chemicals? Study Finds PFAS in 100 Percent of Breast Milk SamplesForever chemicals aka PFAS can contaminate pretty much everything around us — and two new reports have detected forever chemicals in surprising places.
A Vegan World Could Essentially End the Climate Crisis — Here's What It Would Look LikeA vegan world would be a much more compassionate, just, and healthy place, and pretty much everyone on the planet would ultimately benefit from the change.
Biden Gives Final Approval to Historic Offshore Wind Farm, Vineyard WindPresident Joe Biden just approved an offshore wind project called Vineyard Wind, located in Massachusetts.
Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Around the U.S. Reopen for Tours After COVID ClosuresThese farmed animal sanctuaries around the U.S. have reopened for in-person tours as of May 2021.
With the World Reopening, People Are Surrendering Their “Pandemic Pets”With lockdown restrictions lifting in many countries, many are surrendering and rehoming their “pandemic pets.”
Slashing Methane Emissions by 45 Percent Is Crucial to Avoid Climate Catastrophe — and Easy, Says UN ReportCutting our methane emissions by at least 40 percent could massively help the planet avoid climate catastrophe.
The Grand Canyon Is Letting 12 Hunters Kill Bison. 45,000 Applied.Officials are opening up the Grand Canyon to bison hunting this fall — technically, “lethal removal.”
A Year After “Nature Is Healing” Memes, the Links Between COVID and Climate Change Are Clearer Than EverThere are endless connections between the coronavirus and climate change — namely, humans had the power to start these crises, and they certainly have the power to stop them.
Nikki Reed Shares Her “Green Routine” in Honor of New Vegan Shoe Line (Exclusive)Nikki Reed recently launched line of sustainable vegan sneakers, and she shared her Green Routine with us in honor of the release.
This Startup is 3D-Printing Wood Made From Upcycled Sawdust (Exclusive)Forust that is 3D printing wood by upcycling sawdust and other byproducts from the wood industry that would otherwise be considered waste.
IKEA Is Now Buying Back Furniture in the U.K. — How the Program WorksIKEA’s furniture buyback program just expanded to the U.K., with a goal of reducing IKEA’s environmental impact and waste output.
Lizzo’s Best Vegan Recipes, As Seen on Her TikTokLizzo is constantly blessing TikTok with plant-based recipes, leading her fans to wonder if she is vegan.
Pandora Is Replacing All Mined Diamonds With Lab-Grown OnesPandora will no longer source mined diamonds, instead only using lab-grown diamonds in its collections.
One-Stop Shops for Sustainably Shopping Online That Are Better Than AmazonSustainable one-stop-shops can help make online shopping a little more eco-friendly. Check out this list of our favorite sustainable online marketplaces.
South Africa Finally Outlaws Captive Lion Breeding and Bone TradeSouth Africa is outlawing captive lion breeding and the lion bone trade.
A 300-Ton Fatberg Has Severely Clogged an English SewerA Birmingham sewer has become clogged with one of the biggest fatbergs England has ever seen.
Are Compostable Bags Really Compostable? What You Need to Know This Int’l Compost Awareness WeekHappy Int’l Compost Awareness Week! Here's everything you need to know about compostable and biodegradable bags.
Sustainable Gift Ideas for an Eco-Conscious Mother’s DayMother's Day can be celebrated sustainably — check out our gift guide to eco-friendly presents and experiences.
Nicky Hilton Shares Her “Green Routine” to Celebrate Her Sustainable Shoe Line (Exclusive)Nicky Hilton just released her first sustainable fashion line of sustainably-made vegan shoes, in collaboration with French Sole.
Colorado to Become Second State to Legalize Human CompostingWhat is human composting? Colorado is about to legalize the process, which allows deceased humans to be composted rather than buried or cremated.