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  • Mutual aid group
    Community

    How Mutual Aid Groups Directly Support Communities by Filling in the Government's Gaps

    Mutual aid groups help build community ties, make up where the government's lacking, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Zac Efron World Nature Conservation Day
    Community

    Join Zac Efron in Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day

    Protecting our planet’s natural resources should be a priority every single day — but most of all, on World Nature Conservation Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Seattle Chocolate Company
    Food

    Are You a Chocoholic? Seattle Chocolate Company CEO Talks Sustainability and Inclusivity (Exclusive)

    In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' Jean Thompson of the Seattle Chocolate Company talked the importance of sustainability, ethical sourcing, and inclusivity.
    By Bianca Piazza
  • Tires
    Big Impact

    Car Tire Dust Is a Major Source of Microplastics, and It’s Killing Marine Life

    Drivers beware: car tire particles contain something that prevents them from breaking down — which is polluting waterways and killing the coho salmon.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • How to Become a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
    Community

    Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator Is Fairly Easy — and Free — in Many States

    There are so many ways to express your love for animals — such as becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Vegan music Morrissey
    Community

    Vegan Musicians With Killer Songs About the Vegan Lifestyle

    There is plenty of vegan music out there these days.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Sinkhole
    Weather & Global Warming

    Weak Infrastructure and Inclement Weather Created Bronx Sinkhole, Reports Say

    New Yorkers were seriously shocked when a sinkhole swallowed a mini van in the Bronx — but what caused this shocking event?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Wild bison
    News

    After Thousands of Years, Wild Bison Return to the U.K. to Repair Land

    In an effort to sustainably manage woodland in Kent, U.K., wild bison have been reintroduced to their natural habitat.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • World Chimpanzee Day
    Community

    How to Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day, Which Honors Jane Goodall's Discoveries

    World Chimpanzee Day is celebrated every July 14, in honor of Jane Goodall's discoveries.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • New Species 2022
    Community

    These New Animal Species Have Been Discovered — or Rediscovered — in 2022

    Experts have already discovered a few new and rare species in 2022.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Tesla Controversy
    Community

    Tesla Is in Hot Water After Underreporting Environmental Data

    What is Tesla's 2022 controversy about? Environmentalists are furious with the sustainable car company 2022 for underreporting environmental data.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities San Francisco
    Community

    The Most Sustainable Cities Across the Globe

    These sustainable cities and communities are welcoming places to live around the world.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Who Killed Dom Phillips
    News

    Who Killed Dom Phillips and Bruno Araújo Pereira? The Men Were Murdered in the Amazon

    Who killed Dom Phillips and Bruno Araújo Pereira, and why would someone do so?
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Lauren Conrad
    Community

    Lauren Conrad on Her Nonprofit, Shopping Consciously, and Living Sustainably (Exclusive)

    Lauren Conrad spoke with 'Green Matters' about her nonprofit The Little Market, plant-based swaps, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • America The Beautiful
    Community

    Filming Disney+’s ‘America The Beautiful’ Was Bittersweet (Exclusive)

    Although filming 'America the Beautiful' was a fulfilling journey, cinematographer Greg Wilson tells us what it was like filming the effects of climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Recycling
    Community

    For Years, Cleveland Residents Thought They Were Recycling — Now They Actually Can

    For years, the residents of Cleveland, Ohio thought they were recycling, when it was really going to landfill. Now the city is debuting a new program.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • PFAS
    Community

    The EPA Has Lowered the “Healthy” Levels of Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water

    Although PFAS, or forever chemicals, are incredibly ubiquitous, the EPA says the "healthy limit" of consuming them is lower than previously thought.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Moms Clean Air Force Almeta Cooper
    Environmental Justice

    Why Almeta Cooper and Moms Clean Air Force Are Encouraging Parents to Fight Climate Change (Exclusive)

    We sat down with Almeta Cooper, the National Manager for Health Equity for to join Moms Clean Air Force, to learn more about the organization's work.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Juneteenth and American Flags
    Community

    10 Facts You Should Know about Juneteenth

    On June 19, 1865, Juneteenth was born, and it's now celebrated as the unofficial end of slavery in the United States. Here are 10 facts about the holiday.
    By Kori Williams
  • Nancy Pelosi
    News

    Biden’s Protecting Our Kids Act Will Hopefully Combat Gun Violence

    What is Biden's Protecting Our Kids Act? This is the Biden Administration's latest effort to combat gun violence, following the Uvalde shooting.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Latinx
    Community

    AOC Says Using "Latinx" Is PC — Here's What It Means, and Why Some Feel It's Controversial

    What is Latinx? While many are comfortable with using the phrase, which refers to Latin American communities in the U.S., some find it controversial.
    By Green Matters Staff
  • World Ocean Day
    Community

    World Oceans Day Will Focus on Collective Action for the Oceans This Year

    What is World Oceans Day exactly? This annual holiday aims to remind people all around the world of how important it is to protect our major oceans.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • How to Celebrate Pride Month at Work
    Community

    How to Celebrate Pride Month Sustainably — at Work, Parades, and More

    We’ve rounded up some tips on how to celebrate Pride Month at work, in ways that could actually create meaningful change within your company.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Facts About Pride Month
    Community

    Pride Month: 10 Facts About the Important Holiday, and Why It's a Protest, Not a Party

    In honor of Pride Month, we’re sharing 10 facts about Pride Month, from the history of the holiday to info on this year’s celebrations.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Mommy Farmer TikTok Boone
    Community

    TikTok's Mommy Farmer Says Her Corgi Boone Was "Intentionally Killed"

    Mommy Farmer’s beloved dog Boone was just killed, leaving the TikTok creator, her family, and everyone on Twin Pines Farm heartbroken.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Goldman Environmental Prize Winners 2022
    News

    Goldman Environmental Prize 2022: Here Are the Seven Winners

    The Goldman Environmental Prize 2022 winners have just been announced, honoring a total of seven people in six important categories.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Vegan Richa Hingle Instant Pot Cookbook
    Community

    Vegan Richa Releases Her Third Cookbook, Where She Let Her "Creativity Flow" (Exclusive)

    Vegan Richa, a recipe creator by the real name of Richa Hingle, is celebrating the release of her third cookbook, which features Instant Pot recipes.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • World Bee Day theme
    Community

    World Bee Day 2022: When It Is, Theme, How to Celebrate, and More

    If you’re looking forward to celebrating bees and all they do for our planet this year, keep reading for the World Bee Day 2022 theme and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Rescued by Ruby dog
    Pets

    Ruby the Rescue Dog Passes Away, 2 Months After 'Rescued by Ruby' Premieres on Netflix

    Ruby the rescue dog, who was the basis for the recent Netflix movie 'Rescued by Ruby,' has passed away at the age of 11.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Coldplay
    News

    Coldplay Criticized for Partnering with Oil Company on "Sustainable" World Tour: "We Are Doing Our Best"

    Environmentalists are now criticizing Coldplay for its latest major tour partnership: an oil company known for greenwashing.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
    Community

    6 Jewish American Climate Activists, in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is Jewish American Heritage Month — to pay tribute, here are six incredible Jewish American environmental activists.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Coral Reefs
    Clean Energy

    Wind Turbines Are Being Used to Grow Coral Reefs

    How can wind turbines save coral reefs? In addition to being a cheap and clean source of renewable energy, they may foster a healthy growing environment.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Eco-friendly fireworks
    Community

    Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Fireworks for All Your Celebratory Needs

    Between graduation season and the Fourth of July, fireworks are many people's idea of fun. Are there eco-friendly fireworks? Or eco-friendly firework alternatives?
    By Anna Garrison
  • Sustainable Theaters
    Community

    How These Sustainable Theaters and Organizations Are Making the Industry Greener

    The theater industry can be quite wasteful, and could seriously do with more sustainable theaters.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Bioenergy Crops
    Community

    Planting Bioenergy Crops Is Less Sustainable Than Planting Trees, Study Says

    What are bioenergy crops? According to a recent study, planting bioenergy crops instead of trees will do less to curb the ongoing climate crisis.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Asian American Environmental Justice
    Community

    4 Incredible Asian American Women Who Are Fighting for Environmental Justice

    There are so many incredible Asian American environmental justice activists fighting for a better and more sustainable planet.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Overgrown Lawn
    Community

    Here’s Why Some Communities Are Doing "No Mow May"

    Why are some communities doing 'No Mow May'? To celebrate spring and to give pollinators a place to pollinate, people aren't mowing their lawn.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • The Smell of Money
    News

    Produced by Kate Mara, 'The Smell of Money' Doc Highlights Environmental Racism of the Pig Industry

    The new documentary 'The Smell of Money' exposes eastern North Carolina's pig industry and how it is hurting people.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Beach sewage discharge
    Community

    U.K. Water Companies Discharged Scary Amounts of Raw Sewage Into Water in 2021

    Raw sewage was released into English bathing waters about 25,000 times in 2021 alone. In fact, the situation is so bad that someone actually created a sewage discharge map of the U.K.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Turtle Conservation
    News

    Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Upon Us — Here’s What You Should Know

    Right now happens to be nesting season for sea turtles in the Carolinas and in Florida — here's what you should know about
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Noise Pollution
    Community

    Here’s How Noise Pollution Affects the Environment

    Although noise pollution doesn't involve actual pollutants, its environmental impact is shockingly high.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • 'Youth v Gov' Documentary
    Climate Action

    'Youth v Gov' Documentary, About Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit, Is Coming to Netflix

    The newest documentary coming to Netflix is 'Youth v Gov,' about the 'Juliana v. The United States of America' lawsuit and the youth involved in it.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Maya Penn activist
    Community

    How 22-Year-Old Climate Activist Maya Penn Stays Motivated Amidst Eco-Anxiety (Exclusive)

    If you are looking for some inspiration and motivation within the climate movement, look no further than Maya Penn.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Devishi Jha Harvard
    Community

    Devishi Jha, Harvard Student and Sustainability Entrepreneur, Shares Her Climate Activism Advice (Exclusive)

    We spoke with sustainability entrepreneur and Harvard student Devishi Jha about climate activism, ethical business, and more, in honor of Earth Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Kinari Webb Health In Harmony
    News

    Kinari Webb of Health in Harmony Talks Saving the Rainforest and Earth Day Plans (Exclusive)

    We spoke with Kinari Webb of Health in Harmony, a nonprofit organization that dedicates money and time to protecting our planet's rainforests.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Taylor Bright sustainable fashion
    Community

    How TikTok's @SustainableCherub Went From Shopping Addict to Sustainable Fashion Educator (Exclusive)

    Sustainable fashion educator Taylor Bright, aka @sustainablecherub on TikTok, shares her sustainability journey with us in honor of Earth Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Earth Day Soybean Farmer
    Community

    A Lifelong Soybean Farmer Shares Sustainable Farming Techniques For Earth Day (Exclusive)

    We spoke with soybean farmer and agtech professional, Tony Mellenthin, about sustainable farming techniques, and his upcoming plans for Earth Day.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Jewish Veg
    Community

    Lisa Apfelberg of Jewish Veg on the Intersections Between Judaism, Environmentalism, and "Ethical Eating" (Exclusive)

    Jewish Veg aims to bring the Jewish and vegan communities together, director Lisa Apfelberg tells us exclusively.
    By Sophie Hirsh
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