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How to Help Trans Kids in Texas: Where to Donate, Send Letters, and MoreNow is a great time to support organizations working to protect and support trans and non-binary youth in Texas.
How Food Co-Ops Work to Save You Money, Reduce Waste, and Build CommunityFood co-ops are a great place to shop for zero-waste, local, and healthy foods, get involved in your community, and so much more.
Guinness Beer Could Soon Be Made With Regeneratively-Grown BarleyGuinness just announced a new regenerative agriculture pilot program that the brand believes will be one of Ireland’s most ambitious agriculture programs in history.
Outdoor Afro’s COO on Inspiring Black Joy in Nature, Celebrating the Planet, and More (Exclusive)Outdoor Afro works “to create and inspire Black connections and leadership in nature,” as COO Joseph Mouzon tells Green Matters.
How to Make a Sustainable Margarita on National Margarita DayIt’s National Margarita Day! If you’re an eco-conscious fan of margs, you’ll be delighted to know that there are so many easy ways to make an eco-friendly margarita.
A Restaurant Accidentally Spilled 50,000 Gallons of Sewage Into Newport Beach's WatersA massive sewage spill in Newport Beach has forced beaches to shut down.
The Ultimate Guide to Recycling Guitar Strings, Woodwind Reeds, and MoreKeep reading for our guide on how to recycle guitar strings, orchestral strings, woodwind reeds, and more.
Why Anti-Fast Fashion Activists Protested the PrettyLittleThing Fashion ShowFans of popular fast fashion brand Pretty Little Thing may be wondering, is PrettyLittleThing ethical?
'Bad Vegan' Docuseries Is the True Crime Story of a Famous Restauranteur's Downfall'Bad Vegan,' a documentary series heading to Netflix, is actually a true crime docuseries about restaurateur Sarma Melngailis, also known as the vegan Bernie Madoff.
What You Need to Know About the Potential Avocado Shortage in the U.S.Due to a new, temporary ban on avocado imports from Mexico, the U.S. might be on the precipice of an avocado shortage.
U.S. Government Will No Longer Consider Race In Fight for Environmental JusticeWhat is environmental racism, exactly? The U.S. government has just made a disappointing declaration in regards to fighting for environmental justice.
Flavored Nutritional Yeast Just Dropped, and It's About to Rock Your Kitchen (Exclusive)You can now buy flavored nutritional yeast, and it comes in two flavors: Roasted Garlic and Smoky BBQ.
Vegetable Ivory Is Making a Resurgence in Fashion — How the Sustainable Material Is Made (Exclusive)What exactly is vegetable ivory, and what can it be used for?
6 Super Bowl Commercials That Highlighted SustainabilityCheck out six of our favorite Super Bowl ads from 2022, each of which hopefully inspired viewers to consider sustainability.
Why You Won't See Any Single-Use Plastic in 'Marry Me,' the New J.Lo MovieThe movie 'Marry Me' doesn’t show any single-use plastic on-screen, instead intentionally opting for reusables.
How to Host Galentine’s Day, SustainablyWhen is Galentine’s Day 2022? Here are all the details on this year’s holiday, plus a few tips on how to host Galentine’s Day, sustainably.
Memphis Zoo Responds to Billie Eilish-Backed Campaign to Free Two Senior PandasBillie Eilish recently voiced her support of a campaign to free two pandas from the Memphis Zoo, and the zoo has finally replied.
Mask Mandates Are Not Causing Litter — The System IsA new study frames mask mandates as the cause of increased PPE litter — but it's the system that's at fault.
Michael Regan Is Leading the EPA "Through the Lens of Environmental Justice"EPA Administrator Michael Regan recently appeared on 'The Daily Show,' where he spoke about his goals as EPA Administrator.
The USPS Proposes New Vehicles With Worse Gas Mileage Than HummersThe Postal Service overhaul bill just passed in the House, angering environmentalists, as it would give the USPS a massive amount of gas-guzzling delivery vehicles.
Pamela Anderson’s PETA Ads Prove She Is Dedicated to Protecting AnimalsOver the years, Pamela Anderson’s PETA ads have made waves — and this week, she starred in a new one in honor of Valentine’s Day 2022.
The Ultimate Guide to Vegan-Friendly Musical InstrumentsAre any musical instruments vegan, or is it common for them to be made using animal-derived materials?
These Zero-Waste Restaurants Around the World Are the Future of DiningThese zero-waste restaurants are making a number of efforts to reduce both their landfill waste and environmental footprints.
Afro-Vegan Society's "Veguary" Pledge Celebrates Plant-Based Living During Black History MonthVeguary is a month-long pledge to “try living vegan” for the month of February, purposely coinciding with Black History Month, according to the organization behind it, Afro-Vegan Society.
American BPA Exposure Levels Are Too High — Here’s How to Avoid the Plastic ChemicalWe’ve got you covered with how to avoid BPA exposure, a lot of which comes down to making easy swaps around the house.
Environmentalist Characters Are Always the Punchline on Sitcoms, and It's Time to Change ThatEco-friendly TV characters are all too often the punchline — we'd love to see some stronger environmentalists in sitcoms.
Slutty Vegan's Pinky Cole on Giving Back, Her New Cookbook, and "Not Giving a F--k" (Exclusive)To learn more about Slutty Vegan's founder Pinky Cole, we interviewed her for our “Green Routine” series.
Men Care About Sustainable Living, Too — Just Look at These Influencers and ActivistsSomething that may help the men in your life level up is encouraging them to follow male sustainability influencers.
Sure, We Can Keep Fossil Fuels… If We End This One Other IndustryGovernment and corporate reluctance to stop drilling for fossil fuels has inspired some scientists to try and shift the focus to ending another industry that massively contributes to climate change: animal agriculture.
This Toilet Paper Spray from ‘Shark Tank’ Is an Eco-Friendly Wet Wipe AlternativePristine Toilet Paper Spray is an innovative and eco-conscious product that appeared on 'Shark Tank.'
How Community Fridges Work to Improve Food Access and Build CommunityCommunity fridges provide free food (and sometimes other goods) to people in need from the neighborhood, directly help fight food insecurity at the grassroots level, and reduce food waste.
For 136 Years, Groundhog Day’s Punxsutawney Phil Has Been Kept in CaptivityWhere does Punxsutawney Phil live year-round? While many may assume he is treated like an absolute king, unfortunately, the truth is a bit disappointing.
Is Tom Brady Vegan? What We Know About the Newly-Retired Athlete's DietPeople have wondered about Tom Brady’s diet for years now, and if Tom Brady is vegan, vegetarian, or something else entirely.
Wild Crows Are Cleaning Up Littered Cigarette Butts in SwedenIn Sweden, a startup has trained the local wild crows to pick up cigarette butts that have been littered around the city.
28 Facts About Black History and Changemakers, From Beyoncé to Frederick DouglassHere are Black History Month facts for each day of February 2022.
Follow These Black Outdoor Activists and the Organizations They FoundedWe've rounded up a few incredible Black outdoor activists, all of whom have founded organizations working to increase diversity in the great outdoors, fight for climate justice, and protect planet Earth.
These Black-Owned Clothing Brands Are All About Sustainable, Secondhand, and Ethical FashionSupporting Black-owned sustainable clothing companies is easier than ever thanks to the internet.
Freya Cox Dishes on 'Bake Off' Experience, Her Vegan Journey, and Future Goals (Exclusive)Vegan fans of 'The Great British Bake Off' were thrilled when vegan baker Freya Cox joined the cast of the most recent season.
Native Tribes Reunited With Redwood Forest That Was Stolen During California GenocideOne 523-acre stretch of a Californian redwood forest has been returned to the tribes that once inhabited it.
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Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Climate Justice OrganizationsRihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, just made a $15 million donation that will help fight for climate justice.
How Climate Change Is Endangering Winter Olympic SportsAs global heating continues to get worse, in the near future, we could find ourselves without anywhere cold and snowy enough to host humanity’s favorite winter event: the Winter Olympics.
The Best Reusable and Compostable Cotton SwabsAre there any zero-waste Q-tip alternatives out there that can help us avoid sending plastic cotton swabs to landfills?
These All-Inclusive Vegan Resorts Will Take Your Tropical Vacation to the Next LevelThere are a few all-inclusive vegan resorts and vegan hotels out there, such as the Mother Earth Vegan Hotel in Costa Rica.
Vegan Handbags With Erotic Secret Score Investment on 'Dragons' Den'Here’s a look into Frida Rome’s vegan handbags, and spoilers on how the company fared on Dragons’ Den.
How Nutritional Yeast, aka Vegan Liquid Gold, Is MadeWhat is nutritional yeast? Here’s a look into how nutritional yeast is made, what it can be used for, and more.
How to Make the TikTok Green Goddess Salad… Which Is Basically a Chunky DipTikTok’s famous Green Goddess Salad was actually created by Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of Baked by Melissa, and we have the recipe for you.
Incredible Rose-Shaped Coral Reef Unearthed Deep in Tahiti’s WatersA new coral reef in Tahiti was just discovered, giving many people hope that more coral reefs are out there than we thought.