The group smashed the world record and recovered thousands of pounds of ocean trash.
Sea turtles could soon be off the endangered list!
This School Cafeteria Is the 'Greenest Restaurant in the World,' So We Interviewed Co-Founder Rebecca Amis
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.
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.
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.
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.
The automaker has partnered with a local charity to grow year-round produce and teach children about farming.
And the winners are...
A Q&A with GrubTubs founder Robert Olivier, who uses food waste from restaurants to help family farmers create nutrient-dense animal feed.
This innovative membrane creates a sanitation system that makes clean toilets accessible to low-income households, which could potentially change the lives of billions.
We want your original, reported stories on sustainability.
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."
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.
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.
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!
Hundreds of public libraries across the country are handing out free seeds to help maintain biodiversity—and community.
The University of Virginia is using 100 percent compostable sheets to reduce its environmental impact during freshman orientation this year.
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.
This small and portable dome can heat, scent, and humidify a space for a handful of pennies a day.
A government mandate has forced the community college system to upgrade their energy systems, but they've actually been wanting to do it for decades, anyway.
Biofit designs indoor gyms that bring in the outdoors. With eco-conscious materials such as bamboo, nontoxic paint, and tons of plants throughout their workout spaces, these gyms are unlike most you may have seen.
Shipping containers have found another sustainable use: university buildings. Copying its "Insta House" design, MB Architecture has provided Bard College in New York with a media lab that can open up and be used for other needs.
California-based startup Bird is attempting to lead the electric scooter sharing industry just six months into operation. They've received $100 million in a second round of funding.
March 18 marks the first ever Global Recycling Day, an initiative led by the Bureau of International Recycling to improve our recycling habits worldwide by changing our idea of recyclables from "waste" to a valuable resource.
Nike's Circular Innovation Challenge allows regular people to help the company get creative in the area of sustainability. They can either develop new tech for material recycling or design new products using Nike Grind materials.
This is a huge step forward in solving China's air pollution problem.
Wales has been working to reduce waste for years, and is far ahead of almost every single nation in the world. How do they do it? With passionate citizens and government funding.
A city in India has had a system in place for purifying millions of gallons of waste every day into clean water and fertilizer for fish and plants. The old system is being threatened by encroaching real estate markets.
Plantagon is close to finding an economically stable way to grow plants indoors that benefits the building itself.
United By Blue is focused on reducing ocean trash and plastic pollution. The company has pledged to remove one pound of trash from the oceans and waterways for every product they sell.
The event is meant to raise awareness about the insufficient waste management system on the island and how single-use plastic is ruining beaches and industry.
A new gym in Rochester, New York is equipped with cardio equipment that captures the energy from your workout and turns it into electricity to power the gym itself.
The Seychelles is protecting biodiversity in their incredible ocean reefs by protecting their financial future.
SkyLab Boston wants to protect the neighborhood of Roxbury from gentrification while promoting diversity in the tech industry.
The company wants to show that they don't just talk about environmental responsibility and sustainable production—they live it.
This is something you can do running, walking, biking, or boarding, because garbage is everywhere.
This nonprofit organization is helping their community's safety and health, while growing strong beehives. Their tagline? "Work hard, stay bumble."
After pledging to donate protected Patagonia land to the Chilean government, Tompkins Conservation follows through in an official announcement this week. It's the biggest private land donation ever and creates over 10 million acres of national parks.
From teacher to construction engineer, Radwa Rostom found a way to improve Egyptian housing sustainably with her new startup, Hand Over. They use rammed earth construction to create better housing for those on informal settlements.
Weston Snowboards, a U.S.manufacturer, teamed up with the National Forest Foundation and other likeminded outdoor brands, to launch the Freedom of the Forest campaign. The campaign hopes to raise money for the U.S. Forest Service and maintain forests.
The Boring Company is looking to extend their underground tunnel to 6.5 miles, heading to West Los Angeles in California and providing a "proof of concept."
Ucareo is a small town in Mexico that could be vulnerable to predatory energy companies looking for land to develop. They're taking steps to make sure energy generated in their area will go benefit the community first.
A new startup is looking to help small grocery stores in urban areas with fulfillment centers that are operated by robots. This would cut down on costs and make it quicker and easier to fulfill online orders that are delivered to customers.
Peter Vesterbacka helped create the Angry Birds phenomenon that's spawned multiple sequels, shows, and a Hollywood movie. He now wants to expand by creating an underground tunnel that would connect major cities.
There's been national growth in the farming industry with over two percent of people under the age of 35 purchasing land in rural America. This means using less pesticides and fertilizer, and helps the growth of the local food market.
C.F. Møller is in the process of building a new sustainable school in Denmark with a focus on raising plants, cooking food, and physical activity.
Unlike other sponges and cleanup methods, the Oleo Sponge can recover oil and other petroleum products from under the water and poses no harm to the environment.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency gave Social Bicycles, the creaters of JUMP Bikes, the first-ever city permit for a stationless e-bike system.
Litterati is a new app for mobile devices that makes it easy for communities to document their collection of trash. It's led to funding from supporters and the US government to expand the app, creating more collaboration and further data analysis of our pollution.
France added laws to prevent supermarkets from wasting their groceries, forcing them to donate to charities and food banks. It's led to the country being a top performer in the 2017 Food Sustainability Index.
A local chapter of The Surfrider Foundation has an annual event that gathers together activists dedicated to coastal conservation efforts. By collecting their old Christmas trees, the group is able to rebuild sand dunes in North Carolina.
San Francisco is mimicking a successful program in Boston where doctors are able to refer patients to a food pantry with a specialty in nutrition.
China has officially unveiled a kilometer-long stretch of highway built of transparent concrete and solar panels, which will provide clean electricity, charge electric cars and even melt snow in the winter.
Sam Clune, a former mortgage broker, took his skills from installing solar panels on an RV to creating systems for three different homeless camps around Berkeley. This provides consistent energy for dozens of people, who had to rely on coffee shops and libraries otherwise.