TrendingNewsWhy This Dutch Town Installed Bat-Friendly LED Street Lights

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.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
TrendingNewsEndangered Mountain Gorilla Population Is On The Rise Despite Challenges

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
TrendingNews'Slow Food' Movement Heads To China To Promote Local Foods

China continues to deal with rising population in their cities, and that includes immigration from other regions of the country. To promote local food growth, 1,000 "Slow Food" villages will be created in an effort to educate those on culture and sustainability.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
TrendingCommunityThis App Encourages People To Take Pictures Of Their Trash To Make Recycling Easier

One of the biggest databases of pollution that's been picked up off the streets has been upgraded to make the experience easier. Litterati, downloadable on iOS and Android devices, now allows for better collaboration, advanced tagging, and easier photo uploads.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
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Everything You Need To Know About Organic Sunscreen Before Hitting The Beach

With the summer fast approaching, plans for sunny beach days and long hiking trips are not far away. Before grabbing your next sunscreen off the shelf, read on to learn how to choose the best type of sunscreen while avoiding the sun’s harmful UV rays.

By Desiree Kaplan
4 weeks ago
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This Detroit Non-Profit Created A Shipping Container Farm To Feed Their Community

The automaker has partnered with a local charity to grow year-round produce and teach children about farming.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 month ago
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Announcing The Winners Of Our #WorkGreen Challenge

And the winners are...

By Green Matters
1 month ago
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GrubTubs Turns Restaurant Waste Into Nutrient-Dense Animal Feed

A Q&A with GrubTubs founder Robert Olivier, who uses food waste from restaurants to help family farmers create nutrient-dense animal feed.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 months ago
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This Toilet Provides Safe Sanitation Without Plumbing Or Electricity

This innovative membrane creates a sanitation system that makes clean toilets accessible to low-income households, which could potentially change the lives of billions.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 months ago
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Green Matters Is Hiring Freelance Writers!

We want your original, reported stories on sustainability.

By Green Matters
2 months ago
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This Company Is Refashioning Old T-Shirts To Fight Climate Change Denial

Fashion resale company thredUP partnered with 12 artists to transform a line of 1,000 secondhand T-shirts into eco-action by printing designs that react to the statement, "Climate change isn't real."

By Tessa Love
2 months ago
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These Small Greenhouses Are Helping Farmers In India Combat Climate Change

Farmers in India have struggled with rising temperatures that lead to less crop yields. It's generated crippling debts and, sadly, suicides at an alarming rate. To combat this, a startup is creating affordable greenhouses and services for higher farming efficiency.

By Brian Spaen
2 months ago
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The Surface Of This Luxury High-Rise Helps Clean NYC's Air

One of New York's most extravagant high-rise residential buildings not only impresses visually, but it also removes harmful chemicals from the air. 570 Broome's exterior has a unique technology that removes nitrogen dioxide with sunlight and self cleans its surface.

By Brian Spaen
2 months ago
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#WorkGreen And Win: Celebrating Earth Day With WeWork And Green Matters

We’re teaming up with the WeWork community to celebrate Earth Day 2018 and host our first-ever #workgreen challenge -- and you could win big! 

By Andrew Levine
2 months ago
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Public Libraries Are Giving Out Seeds In The Name Of Sustainability

Hundreds of public libraries across the country are handing out free seeds to help maintain biodiversity—and community. 

By Tessa Love
2 months ago
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University Of Virginia Tries Compostable Sheets For Freshman Orientation

The University of Virginia is using 100 percent compostable sheets to reduce its environmental impact during freshman orientation this year. 

By Tessa Love
3 months ago
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Birkenstock Launches Natural Skincare Line In Sustainable Packaging

They might be known for their sandals and shoes, but they have expanded their product offerings into an unlikely industry. The footwear company now offers a line of natural skincare products.

By Desiree Kaplan
3 months ago
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This Eco-Friendly Device Can Heat Your Room In Just 15 Minutes

This small and portable dome can heat, scent, and humidify a space for a handful of pennies a day.

By Desiree Kaplan
3 months ago