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  • TerraCycle
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    Thinking of Going Zero Waste? Here’s What to Do With the Plastic You Already Have

    So, you’ve decided to go plastic-free. The only problem is, you’ve spent these many years accumulated plastic products, single-use or otherwise.

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Jane Fonda Activism
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    Jane Fonda's History of Social and Environmental Activism

    In 2020, actress and activist Jane Fonda flew to Minnesota to oppose the Line 3 — take a look back at her history of environmental and social activism.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Is Crafting With Resin Sustainable?
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    How Environmentally Friendly Is Resin? What to Know About the Popular Crafting Material

    Crafting with resin is becoming more and more popular as people pick up the DIY hobby, but is it environmentally-friendly? Everything you need to know about DIY-ing with resin.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Are Houseboats Sustainable Living Options?
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    Here's Why a Houseboat Might Be a More Sustainable Living Option

    If you're interested in living sustainably on a houseboat, here's everything you need to know about how eco-friendly the lifestyle actually is.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Certifications
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    What Certifications to Look for When Clothes Shopping Sustainably

    These certifications will make it easier for you to know whether your clothes are made and distributed in a sustainable fashion. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Black Plastic Recyclable
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    Why Isn't Black Plastic Recyclable? Here's What You Should Know

    Certain types of plastic — namely black plastic — is recycled differently than others of the like. That said, here's how to dispose of it properly.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • 7 Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas
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    7 Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas, to Start the Day off Ethically, Healthily, and Sustainably

    Need some new ieas for your plant-based breakfasts? These 7 plant-based breakfast ideas are packed with nutrients, and will start your day off right.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Did Greta Thunberg Drop Out Of School?
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    Greta Thunberg's School Climate Strike: What You Need to Know

    Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has traveled the world in the name of stopping the current climate crisis, but did she drop out of high school to do it? Find out if 18-year-old Thunberg is in school in 2021.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Are Avocados Vegan?
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    Some Vegans Don't Eat Avocados — Here's Why

    Why don't all vegans eat avocados? Some refrain from eating them for sustainability and ethical reasons — keep reading for more on the matter.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • How To Dispose of CDs
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    If You Stream Your Music, Here's What You Should Do With All Those Old CDs

    Nowadays, most people stream their music digitally. But what are you supposed to do with your old CDs? Here's how to recycle, resell, or reuse them.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • How To Start An Animal Rescue
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    How to Start a Dog Rescue, According To An Animal-Lover Who's Done It (Exclusive)

    Are you an animal lover with a passion for dog rescue? If you've ever considered starting your own dog rescue, here are 7 steps to get you started.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • How to Get Started Urban Gardening
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    How to Get Started Urban Gardening, What to Buy, and More

    Want access to fresh-grown produce right at your home but live in a city? Urban gardening is a small-space solution that only requires a rooftop.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Are Glyphosates Safe?
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    Big on Gardening? What You Should Know About Glyphosate

    Is glyphosate safe for humans? The herbicide has attracted a decent amount of attention in recent years for many possible negative side effects.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Natural Insecticides
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    Everything You Need to Know About Natural Insecticides

    Are natural insecticides safe? Although they're meant to keep away pests, they can still potentially harm gardeners and local residents alike.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • 3:3:3 Rescue Pet Method
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    How to Adjust Your Rescue Pup: Experts Explain the 3-3-3 Method (Exclusive)

    Have you heard of the 3-3-3 rule when it comes to bringing home a rescue dog? Here's everything you need to know about adjusting your rescue pup.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Is Beeswax Ethical
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    Does Ethical Beeswax Exist? Here's What Cruelty-Free Sources Say

    Does ethical beeswax exist? Find out if beeswax candles and beeswax wraps are ethical, sustainable, and cruelty-free, plus more ethical alternatives.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Natural Hair Moisturized
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    How to Keep Natural Hair Moisturized For a Fully Hydrated Look

    Dry hair got you down? Many types of natural hair could use some help with hydration, so keep it moisturized with these 7 natural beauty tricks.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Mica Free Makeup
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    Is There Mica in Your Makeup? You May Want to Opt for Mica-Free Products

    Mica mining often violates child labor laws, but many makeup brands use mica — find out which are mica-free and which ethically source their mica.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • vegan egg
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    These Are the Best Plant-Based Egg Substitutes for Baking — and Eating

    Are you vegan or vegetarian, looking for an alternative to eggs? These are the 15 best plant-based egg substitutes, according to longtime vegans.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Reusable Cotton Rounds
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    These Reusable Cotton Rounds Are Sustainable Alternatives to Single-Use Facial Wipes

    Ready to switch to reusable cotton rounds? Everything you need to know about reusable cotton rounds, plus 7 of our favorite ones.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Cruelty Free Perfume
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    Cruelty-Free Perfumes and Fragrances

    If you want to smell great without harming animals, try out these 12 cruelty-free and vegan fragrances.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • all natural dog foods
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    7 All-Natural Dog Foods to Keep Your Pup Healthy

    Looking for the best all-natural dog foods? Here are a few of our favorite options, to keep your pets happy and healthy, at no environmental cost.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • organic tampons
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    6 of Our Favorite Organic Tampons

    Organic tampons can lower the environmental impact of your menstrual cycle — and they're much better for you and the planet.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • are gmos safe
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    Is It Safe to Eat GMOs? Here's What the Science Says

    Is it safe to eat GMOs? Keep reading all about the history and potential future of GMOs.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • organic coffee
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    Organic Coffee — Benefits, Where to Buy It, and the Best Brands

    Is organic coffee better than non-organic? There are certain benefits to drinking an organic cup of java — here's which brands you should buy.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • upcycle wire hangers
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    How to Upcycle Those Wire Coat Hangers From the Dry Cleaner's

    If you aren't ready to get rid of and recycle those wire coat hangers from the dry cleaner's or clothing store, here are a few ways to upcycle them.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • trash
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    Are There Reusable or Biodegradable Trash Bags? An Investigation

    Living a low-waste or zero-waste lifestyle means using as many reusable items as possible — that leads us to wonder: do reusable trash bags exist?
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • diy candles
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    A Step-by-Step Guide on Making Your Own Natural Candles

    Whether you're looking for a new bathroom fragrance, or if you're seeking out mood lighting for your room, here's how to make natural candles.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Is Roundup Safe to Use on Vegetables? Here's What You Should Know

    Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide that is commonly used to kill weeds in gardens nationwide — but is it safe to use in a vegetable garden?
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Taco Bell Vegan
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    Is It Possible to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell? How to Make Your Order Plant-Based

    You can eat affordably — and consciously — at Taco Bell.

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • eco friendly floss
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    The Best Eco-Friendly Flosses for Zero Wasters

    Fortunately, there are a few eco-friendly floss options out there.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • chicken backyard
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    A Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

    If you're looking for a sustainable addition to your home, here's a guide on how to keep backyard chickens.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • natural sleep
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    These Natural Sleep Aids Will Help You Catch Some Much-Needed Z's

    If you have trouble falling asleep, over-the-counter sleep aids might not be the way to go — take a look at these natural sleep aids, to catch some z's.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • kill fruit flies
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    How to Make a DIY Fruit Fly Trap, to Ensure Your Home Is Pest-Free

    If you have a problem with one of the most common household pests, these DIY fruit fly traps will get rid of them organically and safely.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • greenhouse
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    How to Start Your Own Greenhouse 101

    Whether you're looking to make your home greener, or if you're looking to sell plants locally, here's how to start your own greenhouse.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • gmos
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    What Can GMOs Actually Do to Your Body? Here's What Experts Think

    Do GMOs have side effects? Some believe them to cause allergies and birth defects, while others maintain it's simply a myth — here are the facts.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • climate change charity
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    Looking to Help Combat Climate Change? Donate to These Sustainability Charities

    If you're looking to help combat the effects of global warming, donate money to any one of these highly praised climate change charities.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • ikea tiny home
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    Are Tiny Houses Sustainable? Here's How They Can Save You Money and Energy

    How sustainable, really, is a tiny house?
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • protein powder
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    Organic Protein Powder vs. Non-Organic — Which Should You Opt For?

    Is organic protein powder better than non-organic protein powder? Here's the
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • climate change people
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    Is Humankind Completely Liable for Global Warming? Here's What Experts Think

    Is climate change completely caused by humankind? Here's what we think, based on the leading climate change contributors.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Skin Care
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    Zero-Waste Skincare: 5 Low-Impact Face Masks You Can Make at Home

    Do it yourself means you can control all the ingredients you’re putting on your face. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • water bottle
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    This Is the Greenest Type of Reusable Water Bottle You Can Find

    What should I look for in a reusable water bottle? We've listed each of the pros and cons for each type, to help you decide on one to purchase.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • straw ban
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    A Running List of Cities, Restaurants, and Hotels That Have Banned Plastic Straws

    Where are plastic straws banned? You'll only find paper straws throughout certain cities, and offered at certain restaurant and hotel chains.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • organic gmo farming
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    What Is the Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO? Here's What You Should Know

    Does organic mean non-GMO? Here's what each term means, and the difference between the two so you can better understand the terms and phrases.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Here's the Rundown on the Watermelon Radish

    What is a watermelon radish? The beloved root vegetable is having a moment on Instagram, so here's the run-down on the popular culinary staple.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • shop sustainable
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    Sustainable Fashion Brands to Stay Stylish Ethically in 2021

    Looking for more sustainable fashion brands? These are ethical, sustainable and humane brands that will ultimately help green-ify your closet.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • how is carbon footprint measured
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    How Is Your Carbon Footprint Measured?

    As we live, breathe, drive cars, and cut down trees, we as a people emit greenhouse gases into the air. This is marked by what’s called a carbon footprint. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • code
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    Here's What You Need to Know About Properly Abiding by Recycling Code 40

    What is recycling code 40? Although it's relatively uncommon, abiding by the correct protocol is absolutely mandatory – here's how to do it properly.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Hair Care
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    How to Find the Right Shampoo Bar for Your Hair

    Shampoo bars are a great way to reduce waste in the shower — here's our advice for finding the best shampoo bar for your hair.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • coral dying
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    Coral Reefs Are Dying Out Due to Coral Bleaching — Here's What That Means

    Why are coral reefs important? Keep reading for everything you need to know about how they maintain biodiversity in our earth's oceans.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • ocean microplastic affects
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    Microplastics Are Littering Our Planet — but Where Do They Come From?

    Where do microplastics come from? The tiny molecules can be found in the ocean, in the rainforest, and even human placenta. But where does it come from?
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • fracking dangers
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    In Addition to Pollution and Maybe Sinkholes, Fracking May Cause Earthquakes

    Does fracking cause earthquakes? Here's how the highly controversial oil drilling method may contribute to quakes and seismic activity in general.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • overfishing
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    How Does Overfishing Affect Biodiversity? Let's Do a Deep Dive

    How does overfishing affect biodiversity? Our oceans and the planet as a whole are greatly affected by the fishing industry in more ways than one.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • subway sandwich vegan
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    Vegan Options at Subway, From the T.L.C. Sub to the Veggie Delite

    It is totally possible to eat vegan at Subway. You just have to know what to order.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • eggs vegan
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    Do Vegetarians Eat Eggs? Behind the Highly Debatable Answer

    Do vegetarians eat eggs? Stay tuned for what you need to know regarding one of the most debated topics in the plant-based community.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • make compost tea
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    Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own Compost Tea

    What is compost tea? The sustainable and natural plant fortifier is perfect for those of us who love keeping our homes green and zero-waste.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • kids gardening
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    Try These 4 Easy Gardening Activities With Your Kids, for a Sustainable Day Outside

    Whether you're a parent or if you're simply entertaining visiting family friends, these gardening activities for kids are perfect for a day outside.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • vegetable garden
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    Elevate Your at-Home Garden With These Easy-to-Grow Fruits and Veggies

    If you're looking to up your garden game, elevate your selection with these easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • gardeniing
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    These Eco-Friendly Garden Tips Will Keep Your Plants Extra ~Green~

    Make sure your garden is the eco-friendliest it can possibly be, with these tips and tricks to ensure you're following sustainable practices.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • why is pvc bad
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    PVC Is Incredibly Harmful to the Environment — Here's Why

    Why is PVC bad for the environment? Keep reading for what you need to know regarding the highly-contested synthetic material that's often green-washed.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • why is pvc bad for the environment
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    Why Is PVC Bad for the Environment?

    You know PVC is bad for the environment — here’s why.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • shampoo
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    How Traditional Shampoos Can Affect the Environment, and Eco-Friendly Alternatives

    How does your shampoo effect the environment? The products you keep in your shower may adversely effect your water supply and surrounding grounds.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • sustainable christmas crafts
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    These Sustainable Christmas Crafts Will Ensure Eco-Friendly Cheer

    Get crafty this holiday season without the environmental impact. These 5 Christmas craft ideas are eco-friendly and kid-friendly, for ultimate cheer.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • coffee cannisiter
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    5 Craft Ideas to Reuse and Upcycle Your Old Plastic Coffee Containers

    Not sure what to do with your plastic coffee containers? Upcycle them with these 5 useful craft ideas.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • strongest natural deodorants
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    Smelly Pits? These Are the 10 Strongest Natural Deodorants

    If you've been let down by natural deodorants in the past, these are 10 of the strongest formulas for all armpits.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • charcoal grill
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    The Environmental Pros and Cons of Charcoal: Can It Be Eco-Friendly?

    Does eco-friendly charcoal exist? Here's what you need to know about sustainable options, that will ensure your barbecues are safe for the environment.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • arctic
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    Here's What Will Happen, if the Arctic's Ice Caps Actually Melt

    What happens if the Arctic melts? If the ice caps in the North pole end up completely melting, sea levels will rise and habitats will be demolished.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • homemade birthday gifts for friends
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    Instead of Buying Gifts, Here Are the Best Homemade Birthday Presents You Can Make

    Giving your friend a birthday gift shouldn't break the bank. Check out these 7 homemade, sustainable, and ethical birthday presents to gift your friends.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • best thrift shops in san francisco
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    These Are the Best Thrift Stores in San Francisco, California

    Shopping secondhand in San Francisco, California? Check out 10 of the best thrift stores in the Bay Area.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • is plant based meat healthy
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    Is Plant-Based Meat Healthier For You Than Real Meat? Here's the Scoop

    A plant-based lifestyle may ultimately be healthier, but does that mean plant-based meat itself is healthier than beef alternatives?
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • natural makeup brands
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    The Best Natural Makeup Brands For Every Sustainable Beauty Queen

    If you're looking for a new natural makeup brand to add to your clean beauty routine, these 9 are clean, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • canning peaches
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    How to Can Peaches: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Although peaches are seasonal up North, they're are a year-round staple in some areas. Therefore, learning to can peaches is necessary to learn.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • hurricane
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    Are Hurricanes Actually Getting Stronger? Scientists Think So

    Over the years, it seems as though our hurricane season has become stronger and longer — are hurricanes getting stronger? Read on for how they're formed.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • gardening tools
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    These Must-Have Gardening Tools Will Make Your Backyard Flourish

    Whether you're looking to start a garden or ensure that it flourishes year-round, consider buying these must-have gardening tools for your yard.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • wildlife climate change
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    Climate Change Affects Animals in a Truly Devastating Way

    How does climate change affect animals? Here's what you need to know about the ongoing climate crisis' devastating affect on animals worldwide.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • eco friendly crafting
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    Tips, Tricks, and Products Every Sustainable Crafter Should Have up Their Sleeves

    Whether you seriously love crafting or if you're simply obsessed with DIY projects, take a gander at these zero waste craft closet tips and tricks.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • activated charcoal
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    6 Zero-Waste Uses for Activated Charcoal

    To incorporate activated charcoal into your daily routine, Green Matters compiled a list of six zero-waste ways to use activated charcoal daily.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • green tech
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    5 Tech Gadgets That Are Totally Zero-Waste

    Those seeking out zero-waste tech gadgets should peruse a few of our favorite varieties that are guaranteed to keep you up and running sustainably.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • zero waste dishes
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    How to Wash Dishes Zero-Waste

    Believe it or not, how you wash your dishes definitely has an impact on our environment.

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • is your cookware zero waste
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    Is Your Cookware Zero-Waste?

    You’re doing everything you can to live an eco-friendly, nontoxic, and sustainable lifestyle. But is your cookware zero waste?

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • how air pollution affects humans
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    This Is How Air Pollution Impacts the Human Body

    Pollution affects everyone and everything — from our environment to animals to humans. It’s not just detrimental to one area of life; it can be dangerous for all of it.

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • global warming
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    Experts Believe These Are the 'Solutions' to Global Warming

    What are the solutions to global warming? There are many things we could do to help combat and hopefully stop the climate crisis from worsening.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • impossible foods healthy
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    Is the Impossible Burger Healthy? Here's How It Compares to Beef

    Is the Impossible Burger healthy? There's a lot to consider.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • impossible foods
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    Did Impossible Foods Really Test on Animals?

    Impossible Foods makes its “meat” entirely from plants, but some vegans have an issue with the brand.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • slime
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    Here's How You Can Make Slime, Sans the Borax

    If you're looking for a fun and safe way to play to play with your kids, here's how to make slime without borax, using all-natural ingredients.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • vegan foods protein
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    Which Vegan Foods Have the Most Protein? These Plants Are Powerhouses

    Protein is easy to get on a vegan diet
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • weeds vegetable garden
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    Is Preen Safe for Vegetable Gardens? What to Know Before Using It

    Is Preen safe for vegetable gardens? Here's what you should know before using the weed killer and preventer on any type oof food you're growing.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • sustainable app
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    11 Apps That Will Help You on Your Sustainability Journey

    There are so many sustainability smart phone apps, from BikeMap, which helps you navigate the roads without a car, to Done Good for ethical shopping.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • cruelty free mascara
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    These Are the Best Cruelty-Free, Zero-Waste Mascaras

    Cruelty-free mascaras are easy to find these days — here are some of our favorites, which happen to come in sustainable or refillable packaging.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • lazy lawn
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    What Is a Lazy Lawn? Here's How to Get Started

    Lazy Lawn is an artificial lawn that takes mowing, seeding, weeding, and watering totally out of the equation.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • morning stomach pain
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    Here's Why Your Stomach Might Hurt in the Morning, and Natural Cures for It

    Why does my stomach hurt when I wake up? There are many possible reasons you may experience morning stomach discomfort, as well as natural cures.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Hair Care
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    Here Are a Few Natural Ways to Remove Body Hair, if That's What You Prefer

    If you prefer a clean-shaven look, there are several ways to remove body hair naturally, to avoid products with chemicals, dyes, or fragrances.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • garlic harvesting
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    How and When to Harvest Garlic: Everything You Need to Know

    Garlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your home garden.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • thrift
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    Thrift Stores Near You For a Super Sustainable Shopping Spree

    If you're seeking out a sustainable shopping experience, we've compiled a list of thrift stores near you for the ultimate green shopping spree.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • Diapers
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    Do Compostable Diapers Exist? Biodegradable Brands to Look Out For

    Diapers are a necessary evil, but they can be really costly over time and don’t forget, they’re essentially single-use. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • mylo vegan leather
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    Mushroom Unleather Is the Latest Eco-Friendly Fabric to Be Embraced by Major Fashion Brands

    Mylo highlights the fashion industry's need for "smarter, more sustainable solutions."
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • bottle bricks ecobricks
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    How to “Bottle Brick,” One of Our Favorite Zero-Waste Hacks

    "Bottle bricking" is a little-known activity that helps reduce landfill waste, brings affordable housing and furniture to people in need, and more.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    These 10 Foods Can Naturally Induce Labor

    Are you pregnant and looking to induce labor? These 10 foods naturally induce labor in pregnant women.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • how to know compost ready
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    This Is How You Know That Your Compost Is Officially Ready to Use

    How do you know if your compost is ready? You'll know your compost pile is finished and ready to use with these several indicators.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
  • alley farming
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    Behind Alley Cropping, a Sustainable and Useful Agricultural Method

    What is alley cropping? Keep reading for everything you need to regarding this sustainable agricultural method, and how it's advantageous for farmers.
    By Stephanie Osmanski
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