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    Here's How You Can Mindfully Dispose of All Your Leftover Easter Eggs

    Can you recycle easter eggs? Stay tuned for instructions on how to properly and mindfully dispose of all your leftover plastic and real painted eggs.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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    2020’s Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Are Here, To Help You Shop for Pesticide-Free Produce

    The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen were just released by the EWG, providing guidance on shopping for pesticide-free produce.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    7 Ways to Make Your Yoga Practice More Eco-Friendly

    Yoga is pretty earth-friendly in itself, but there are a few ways to make your practice even greener.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Hilary Duff Is Swapping Out Single-Use Products for the Planet: "It Becomes Easier and Easier"

    Hilary Duff opened up about her sustainable living journey in a cover story for Parents magazine's Mother Earth Issue.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Grocery Shopping Online vs. Delivery vs. In-Store — Which Has the Lowest Emissions?

    A new study believes this is the lowest-impact way to buy consumable groceries.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    10 Experiential Holiday Gift Ideas to Keep Things Zero-Waste

    Share experiences, not waste.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    CBD Dog Treats: Are They Safe, and Do They Really Work?

    Here's what you need to know about giving your dog CBD.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    These Remedies Will Relieve Your Allergies — Naturally

    If you know the misery of constantly sneezing, reaching for a tissue to address that runny nose, and perpetually watery eyes, then chances are, you’re affected by allergies. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Our Guide to Organic Sheets and Organic Mattresses — Eco-Friendly and Non-Toxic Options

    Make your bed eco-friendly and toxin-free.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Are Diapers Biodegradable? Here Are the Most Sustainable Diaper Options

    Single-use diapers account for 2 percent of the U.S.'s landfill waste.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Reef-Friendly Sunscreen — Why It's Important, Plus Our Recommendations

    Here's everything you need to know about sunscreen and coral reefs.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How to Make Baby Food at Home

    Homemade baby food doesn't have to be intimidating.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Home Garden

    Coffee grounds have so many applications in the garden.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Benefits of a Tiny Home: Everything You Need to Know About the Eco-Friendly Houses

    Did you know that tiny houses are actually really sustainable?

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    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.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How Anne Hathaway Is Raising a Zero-Waste Family and Making Film Sets Greener

    Anne Hathaway is going green.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How "Buy Nothing" Facebook Groups Work to Create a Gift Economy in Communities

    Give and receive for free in your local Buy Nothing group. 

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How to Use Soap Nuts to Make Your Laundry Routine Zero-Waste

    Interested in finding out how to use soap nuts in your laundry routine?

    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Food

    6 Ways to Fight Food Waste at Home

    Eliminating waste is easier when it's in your control — check out these small tips that'll make a big difference. 

    By Cori Sue Morris
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    5 Environmentally Friendly Party Favor Ideas

    Creating a sustainable goodie bag can be easy, fun, and affordable.

    By Susanna Kohn
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    Family

    The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge Pushes Parents To Get Kids Into Nature

    A mom came up with the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge to get her kids spending more time away from their screens — and now she's inspiring other parents to do the same. 

    By David Minerva Clover
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    Family

    This Company Makes Toys From Recycled Plastic

    Green Toys makes beach pails, rockets, and Sesame Street gardening kits out of recycled plastic milk jugs.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    4 Types Of Plastic-Free Straws Perfect For Kids

    Reusable straw options for plastic-free drinking

    By Susanna Kohn
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    Family

    This Easy Essential Oil Blend Is The Perfect DIY Summer Bug Spray

    This is a great all-natural alternative to conventional bug repellants. 

    By Susanna Kohn
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    7 Eco-Friendly Products Perfect For Your Family Pet

    Whether it's a talkative parrot, a slippery snake or just good old Fido, millions of people nowadays consider their pets part of the family. That's why we've rounded up seven green products for eco-conscious pet owners of every kind.

    By Desirée Kaplan
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    Family

    Nature Preschools Offer Kids An Education Classrooms Can't

    The rising popularity of nature preschools confirms it: The outdoors are essential for well-developed thinkers.

    By Nicole Caldwell
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    4 Companies That Sell Organic Stuffed Animals Your Kid Will Love

    Here's where to find safe, certified organic plush toys, including stuffed teddy bears and narwhals.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    Your Guide To Sustainable Summer Beach Essentials For The Whole Family

    Summer's coming! Get ready to be a beach bum with this sustainable gear, from organic towels to recycled sandals the whole family will love.

    By Nicole Caldwell
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    8 Eco-Friendly Party Supplies For A Sustainable Celebration

    Swap your plastic forks for compostable cutlery.

    By Kristin Hunt
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    This Children's Book Is Made Of Recycled Plastic

    "How Pippa Became The Queen of the Ocean" is the first children’s book about ocean pollution to be created with upcycled ocean trash.

    By Desirée Kaplan
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    Jessica Alba Gets Real About How She Makes 'The Honest Company' Thrive

    Movie star turned business mogul, Jessica Alba, has been making headlines ever since she launched The Honest Company. At a recent NYC event, Alba discusses what she has learned through experiences in the green beauty industry and what makes a sustainable company work.

    By Desirée Kaplan
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    Food

    These 9 Vegan YouTubers Make Easy, Healthy, and Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes

    These vegan YouTubers all share delicious recipes that you can make on a budget.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    5 Tips to Get Kids of All Ages Involved in the Kitchen

    Your child is about to become your sous-chef.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Food

    Bulk for Beginners: How to Shop in the Grocery Store’s Bulk Section

    The bulk section can be intimidating at first — but this guide will help anyone, from new shoppers to seasoned pros. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    'Big Bang Theory' Star Melissa Rauch Releases Free Children's Book 'The Tales of Tofu,' Making Healthy Eating Fun and Accessible

    Rauch hopes the book will give children a positive and fun association with healthy eating.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    How to Recycle Your Car Seat at Target and Get 20% Off New Baby Gear

    Target just announced its latest trade-in event.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    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.


    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Everything You Need to Know About the Youth Climate Strike on March 15

    Here's how to get involved, whether or not you're a student.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    If You Love Animals, Don't Visit Zoos or Aquariums — Consider This Ethical Option Instead

    Visiting zoos and aquariums are not the best way to show your love for animals.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Girl Scouts Is Fostering Young Environmental Leaders as Programs Expand to Address Climate Change

    The Girl Scouts are about so much more than cookies.

    By Sophie Hirsh
  • trader joes plastic
    Food

    Trader Joe's Is Listening to Customers and Reducing Plastic In Its Stores

    The new initiative will save 1 million pounds of plastic a year.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Technology

    The U.S. Sucks at Recycling, and This 9-Year-Old Is Trying to Fix It

    Ryan of Ryan's Recycling is the newest spokesperson for Recycle Across America.


    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Family

    Pit Bull and Stray Kitten Form an Unlikely Bond in Pixar's Newest Short Film 'Kitbull'

    Kitbull will have you wanting to run to your local animal shelter.


    By Sophie Hirsh
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    The U.K.'s First Certified Flushable Wet Wipes Are Finally Here

    The U.K. rolled out a new "Fine to Flush" certification for wet wipes, and one brand has already come through with a flushable wipe.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    California Legislator Proposes Bill to End Animal Dissection Statewide

    Animal dissection could be a thing of the past in California if the new RAISE Act becomes law.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Barbie Goes Green With New Careers in Wildlife Conservationism, Entomology, and More

    Barbie is pushing past her plastic origins to take on new careers as a wildlife conservationist, a polar marine biologist, and more.

    By Sophie Hirsh
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    Family

    Why It’s Time to Make the Switch to Compostable Band-Aids

    Switching to compostable band-aids is a small change you can make to lower your impact. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Family

    Crayola’s ColorCycle Lets You Recycle Any Markers — Not Just Their Own

    Crayola wants to help you recycle any markers — not just their own. 

    By Carly Sitzer
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    How to Have a Low-Impact Holiday Season

    The holidays are often associated with excess — for good reason; if you're looking to minimize your impact this holiday season, following these tips is a good place to start. 

    By Stephanie Osmanski
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    Family

    How To Make DIY Slime With Super Safe Ingredients

    Kids will love making this homemade slime — and parents will love that all the ingredients are safe for their children. 

    By Susanna Kohn
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