Not all materials are created equal and certainly not all plastic is, either.
You don’t have to self-identify as an eco-warrior to know that straws are having a moment right now.
“We believe everybody should have access to fresh food,” the Ponix CEO tells Green Matters.
How exactly do GMOs affect the environment?
David Burtka sat down with Green Matters to share his love of vegan meat.
The PACT Act is one step closer to becoming a federal law.
The greenhouse effect is why so many of the things we do are hurting the planet.
There are plenty of options for giving your old technology new life.
Reduce your waste and lower your impact!
Clothing recycling isn't as complicated as it sounds — here's a guide.
A few lifestyle changes can make a huge difference.
Want to treat your anxiety the all-natural way? Try these natural remedies!
The California Assembly just passed a bill that will ban circuses from using almost all kinds of animals.
The Bridge to Work program is expanding in Little Rock.
Make butterflies feel at home in your very own backyard.
Have you ever wondered why some people don't eat honey?
The fires in the Amazon aren’t just affecting those who live there — it’s also affecting you.
Do your part to help stop climate change.
The glacier's funeral is a wake-up call to protect the Earth.
Here's everything you need to know about sunscreen and coral reefs.
Are plastic straws really that bad?
Coffee grounds have so many applications in the garden.
Here's what we need to do.
Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly School Lunches: Recipes, Lunchboxes, and Everything Else Your Kid May Need
Keep your kid's lunch as zero-waste as possible with these tips.
Melting ice and rising sea levels could have dire consequences.
30 bottles will get you a free ride on the Rome metro.
Here are a few tips to make the transition easier.
Fight the climate crisis with your dollar.
This could remove 85 percent of microplastics from the ocean.
The U.K.'s 5p fee on bags has been extremely effective.
Here's everything you need to know.
The Muncie police department's recent promotion was a huge success for the animal shelter.
Eating locally is a crucial tenet of sustainable agriculture — which, in turn, helps all living things flourish.
Rawhide chews are popular dog treats — but are they safe?
Give and receive for free in your local Buy Nothing group.
Have you ever tried compostable bandages?
The farmers market can even help you save money.
Masai giraffes have gone down in population by almost 50 percent.
Scotland's Wind Energy Just Set a New Record, Putting Country on Track for 100% Renewable Electricity in 2020
Scotland's wind turbines are killing it.
The bus stops are also great for biodiversity, absorbing carbon, and more.
The summit will take place in mid-July.
Your actions can make a difference.
Interested in finding out how to use soap nuts in your laundry routine?
Get ready to flax up your hair.
The group smashed the world record and recovered thousands of pounds of ocean trash.
Sea turtles could soon be off the endangered list!
If you don't want people thinking you bought wart ointment, you should probably remember your tote bags.
Plants are going extinct far too quickly.
Canada finally passed a bill protecting marine mammals.
Other than going for a swim, here are six ways to protect oceans in honor of World Oceans Day.
World Environment Day 2019's theme is air pollution.
This isn’t their first offense: They previously paid a $40 million penalty for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste.
Children will now be able to enjoy the circus without the animal cruelty.
To be eligible to win one of the coveted bibs, all you have to do is make the planet a little cleaner.
Here are my initial thoughts on Loop's first round.
All 11 organizations are doing incredible work for their Baltimore communities.
The law is called "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act."
The neighborhood will be "net zero," meaning it generates as much energy as it consumes.
"We’re really trying to go back to the imagery of the milkman," Loop VP Tony Rossi tells Green Matters.
Adopt, don't shop!
Your summer swimwear can be cute and sustainable.
England will have at least 130,000 more trees planted come 2021.
These products give ocean plastic a new life.
Green Matters spoke with two Broadway Green Captains to learn more.
A garment can produce 1,900 microfibers in just one wash cycle.
When it comes to buying a diamond, you should make the ethical and sustainable choice — here’s why.
Here’s a creative way to keep your used makeup out of the landfill: Donate your used mascara wands to help wildlife in need.
His ax-throwing skills are literally helping the Earth.
We need to protect Mama Earth.
Wolf hunting is a hot-button issue in Minnesota.
Your child is about to become your sous-chef.
Buh-bye, olive oil.
Los Angeles is now the biggest U.S. city to pledge 100 percent clean energy.
Here's how the new tax will incentive sustainable farming practices.
Ooho drink pouches helped the marathon be more sustainable.
The tool has new tips for making your wardrobe more eco-friendly.
Happy Arbor Day!
There are so many to choose from these days.
When it comes to climate action, the Today show believes big change starts with “one small thing” — and we couldn’t agree more.
Just because you don't live near a bulk shop doesn't mean you can't grocery shop sustainably.
"We must start today. We have no more excuses."
From Our Planet to 30 Rock.
The idea of living a zero-waste life may be foreign to your friends and relatives — here’s how to start the conversation.
Khal Drogo no more — Jason Momoa shaved his signature beard in an effort to get you to rethink plastics.
Are you up for the challenge of a zero-waste seder?
The mayor officially signed the resolution this week.
Vinegar can help you with so many things around the house.
Here's what to do if your state ranks high on the list.
Target just announced its latest trade-in event.
Prices are going down at Whole Foods.
Carbon offsetting is popular yet controversial.
Abusing a dog or cat is now a felony in Virginia.
The UN is reminding people that if they profit off of ads featuring animals to give back to those animals in need.
NYC's New Plant-Based Medicine Program Is Healing High Cholesterol and Obesity With More Plants and Less Medicine
Dr. Sapana Shah chats with Green Matters about Bellevue's new plant-based medicine program.
As the Youth Climate Strike winds down, here are a few actions to continue helping the planet.
Here's how to get involved, whether or not you're a student.
If the bill passes, those convicted could face up to seven years in prison.
California has taken a big step in the direction of animal rights by banning pet stores from selling dogs bred by puppy mills.
These New Year’s resolutions will help you make a change — for not only you, but also the planet.
Thanks to conservation efforts, select species of endangered whales, giraffes, and gorillas are seeing population gains.
Dr. David Vaughan had plans to retire but called them off after he discovered a way to restore dying coral reefs — by accident.
The giant postcard urges world leaders to take action on climate change, and it may just have set a Guinness World Record.
Could robots hold the key to saving Tasmania's vulnerable swift parrots?
Narberth, Penn. is the first town in the state to regulate single-use plastics, and it's all thanks to Troop 7885.
These social enterprises and Fair Trade companies support underserved communities with their incredible, sustainable accessories.
Donate your money and time to these nonprofits assisting Californians through the devastating Camp, Woosley, and Hill fires.
Once an abandoned space, The Underline is a 10-mile park that aims to connect communities in Miami.
Zoos from Detroit, Dallas, Omaha, and Memphis added roughly 300 dusky gopher frogs to the wild this month, in an effort to stabilize their populations.
The Ukrainian government has transformed the former nuclear power plant into a functioning solar-electric farm.
The hawksbill turtle had an excellent month, as hundreds of hatchlings made their way into the Pacific Ocean.
Woburn Safari Park welcomed a baby Rothschild's giraffe to the herd. She's named Sandy and she's already walking.
To help the native pony recover from near extinction, the Newfoundland and Labrador province will provide land for pasture and breeding.
Support the victims of Hurricane Florence by giving to one of these nonprofits.
Conservationist believe 94 percent of the water vole population has disappeared from Britain. But now, they're reentering a national park.
Scientists at Duke University are using trees to locate the remaining lemurs in Madagascar.
The new World Bank bond series aims to raise $3 billion for water projects around the world.
You can rent these documentaries on elephants, vegan meat, mountains, and wild rivers on iTunes and Vimeo.
Plastic straw bans harm people with disabilities — especially since eco-friendly alternatives like metal and paper straws don't work for them.
The WasteShark aquadrone vacuums plastic trash from harbors and ports, keeping it from entering oceans.
Stella Bowles convinced the Canadian government to stop polluting the LaHave River with a simple science fair project.
NFF President Mary Mitsos tells us about post-fire restoration and the $500,000 crowdfunding campaign "Summer of Trails."
Louisiana fishers are taking the 5 gallon bucket challenge to keep their lakes and bayou clean.
This meeting of industry leaders, politicians, and celebrities will brainstorm ways for the world to hit the goals of the Paris Agreement.
At least 10 municipalities in Guatemala have implemented single-use plastic bans over the past two years.
Tom and Mark Nardone spend their weekends on the Detroit River, pulling garbage out of the water.
The city of Missoula could go "zero waste" by 2050 with an ambitious plan to cut its waste stream by 90 percent.
Wearing leaves and bright colors, Uyra Sodoma encourages children in Amazon communities to protect their environment.
"Green sisters" are helping to save endangered species and blocking pipelines with makeshift chapels.
Belize has saved the second-biggest coral reef in the world, which provides food and economical benefits to the Central American country. After passing legislation to ban oil exploration, UNESCO has taken it off their endangered list.
Beluga whales are heading from China to a new home on an Icelandic island that brings them closer to a natural habitat. Multiple organizations are not only providing them a better home, but are hoping that other entertainment parks follow in their footsteps.
To keep rare bat species in an area where they thrive, a community that's already created nearly 100 sustainable homes is changing their street lights. These new red LED bulbs will allow humans to continue operating at night while the bats can avoid it.
Mountain gorillas remain an endangered species, but conservation efforts such as regulated tourism and habitat protection has increased their population over the last 35 years. It's jumped 25 percent in a specific African region in the past eight years.