Not only is lavender one of the most delicious-smelling herbs out there, but it’s also one of the most resilient and useful around the house.
If you think vinegar is just for pickling vegetables or for making homemade dressings, then prepare to be amazed by all the surprisingly wonderful things vinegar can do around the house.
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.
Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors — and indoor air can often be harsher than outdoor air.
Do you know which method is more sustainable: hand-washing the dishes or using a dishwasher? Oddly enough, the answer may surprise you.
This School Cafeteria Is the 'Greenest Restaurant in the World,' So We Interviewed Co-Founder Rebecca Amis
Plants are a good way to naturally deter mosquitoes — without any additional waste, to boot.
Baking soda could be your zero-waste secret ingredient — especially when it comes to cleaning your home!
Here are my initial thoughts on Loop's first round.
"We’re really trying to go back to the imagery of the milkman," Loop VP Tony Rossi tells Green Matters.
These products give ocean plastic a new life.
Kristen Bell loves thrift shopping just as much as you do.
A garment can produce 1,900 microfibers in just one wash cycle.
Wondering about zero-waste deodorant?
Making your own makeup remover is one way to stay zero-waste (but still glam)!
By making your own soap, you can know — and control — all the ingredients that go into it!
Clean vs. non-toxic vs natural... what's the difference?
Composting is an eco-friendly lifestyle choice that can work for everyone, even if you live in an apartment.
Basil is the ultimate zero-waste option: You can grow it at home, and it doesn’t require any storage.
Ready to start making your kitchen fit in with a low-impact lifestyle? Keep reading for five changes to make your kitchen more zero waste!
Your child is about to become your sous-chef.
These vegan YouTubers all share delicious recipes that you can make on a budget.
Buh-bye, olive oil.
Get ready to reduce waste and save some cash.
The tool has new tips for making your wardrobe more eco-friendly.
The bulk section can be intimidating at first — but this guide will help anyone, from new shoppers to seasoned pros.
Meal kits can produce less emissions than grocery store meals.
Just because you don't live near a bulk shop doesn't mean you can't grocery shop sustainably.
Parents want their kids to be informed.
From Our Planet to 30 Rock.
The low-impact shoes are even more eco-friendly now.
In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to make the switch from paperwork to storing important documents digitally.
'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.
Are you up for the challenge of a zero-waste seder?
Vinegar can help you with so many things around the house.
Give these products a second life by planting them!
Here are six tips for picking the most eco-friendly TP.
Nontoxic toilet cleaner is so much better for your home.
Target just launched the Target Clean label.
When living a low-impact lifestyle, indoor plants that purify the air and can be used around the house in different ways are a total no-brainer.
The wild grass straws are 100 percent natural.
You love to spoil your pet — so why not do it in a way that’s healthy for your pet and the planet?!
Welcome to the world of microgreens — miniature plants, herbs, or vegetables that are comparable to sprouts, but unlike sprouts, use soil and sunlight to grow.
You can now recycle disposable razors, blades, and packaging.
Why buy new jars when you can reuse the one that once housed your pickles or peanut butter?
Zero-Waste Moms Join Forces for #GreenMomsWeek, Showing that Eco-Conscious Parenting Is Not About Perfection
"It doesn't look Instagram perfect like one may think," @yourecofriend tells Green Matters.
The zero-waste shop is supposedly the first in the Middle East.
Green Matters spoke with Artis to learn about the company's animal-free makeup brushes.
For those of us who don’t have the luxury of simply sipping our tap water (or want to take extra precautions to make sure our water is properly filtered), there is a way to purify water sans plastic.
Yoga is pretty earth-friendly in itself, but there are a few ways to make your practice even greener.
A new study estimates that Earth has room for 1.2 trillion more trees — and that planting them could be the key to canceling out CO2 emissions.
Green Matters spoke with tentree's CEO to learn more about the company's mission and business model.
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.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Announce Hello Bello, Their Affordable and Plant-Based Baby Care Company
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard just launched Hello Bello, which aims to make healthy baby care products more accessible.
If you want whiter teeth, you can make a super easy, zero-waste recipe at home.
New Report Reveals Which Sustainable Toilet Paper Brands Are Actually Sustainable — And Which Aren't
A new report ranks the most — and the least — eco-friendly toilet paper options on the market.
Who knew that “going green” could mean literally going green?
So many exciting plant-based foods rolled out over the past week. Anyone else feeling hungry?
There’s a reason why plants are a zero waster’s best friend.
People are loving Mexico-based company Biofase's single-use cutlery and straws, which are made from discarded avocado pits.
IKEA recently rolled out new initiatives to help support a circular business, including a new refurbished furniture program.
Believe it or not, how you wash your dishes definitely has an impact on our environment.
Since glass is 100 percent recyclable and has the ability to be endlessly recycled without losing its quality, they are perfect for storing just about anything.
Unilever, Coca-Cola, and P&G Among Brands Partnering With TerraCycle to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic
Some of the biggest producers of single-use plastic are coming together to make it a thing of the past.
So, you’ve decided to go plastic-free. The only problem is, you’ve spent these many years accumulated plastic products, single-use or otherwise.
If you thought the compost was the most sustainable solution for your food scraps, think again.
Do it yourself means you can control all the ingredients you’re putting on your face.
It’s not impossible to store produce without plastic. In fact, it’s probably healthier.
Sure, the waste created as part of your oral hygiene routine may not seem like a lot — but it quickly adds up.
Standard Industries is getting into the solar game in a major way.
You can’t eliminate laundry — but you can eliminate the amount of waste you create while cleaning your clothes!
Everyone needs a handy-dandy stain removal chart, whether you’re living a zero-waste lifestyle or not.
Your bathroom is likely the smallest room in your house — but is still responsible for producing a lot of waste.
You can make the most “green” decision possible — even during your time of the month.
Next time you eat an orange or cook with a lemon, hold onto the peel — you can do a lot with it!
Washington D.C. has voted in favor of passing the Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, which may implement the country’s most ambitious renewable energy policy in the country.
Start your new year off on the right foot by detoxing your bedroom.
If you celebrated New Year’s, you probably know what a hassle confetti can be — but what you may not know is that it’s also harsh on our planet.
With so much “stuff” necessary to take care of your dog, it can be tricky figuring out a low-impact plan that keeps everyone happy — you, your pup, and the environment.
Keeping your impact down during the holidays isn’t easy — but this guide could help.
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.
CUBO is a modular project designed to meet Manila's housing crisis sustainably, with locally sourced bamboo and rainwater harvesting tanks.
Reduce the impact of your holiday meal with this guide to a zero-waste Thanksgiving.
The Hyggelight is a "growing" candle that can be reused as a planter after the soy wax is burned.
The UN says the globe needs to drastically reduce its carbon emissions to beat back climate change. Here's what individuals can do.
Arielle Assouline-Lichten turns the rubber typically used for gym flooring into coasters, placemats, and side tables.
Abbie Sellers offers nuts, pasta, spices, toothpaste, and more in her new store Fulfilled.
It's not only a sustainable, energy-saving abode but it's perfect for Lord of the Rings fans.
Fido can enjoy a green roof with an automated faucet, a solar-powered fan, and a secret drawer stocked with treats.
Use that extra avocado or papaya on an organic DIY face mask that exfoliates and hydrates your skin.
Hosting a party doesn't have to mean you're left with lots of trash and waste.
The European Union is phasing out halogen lights by September 1, and encouraging consumers to buy LED instead.
A local nonprofit is building tiny cottages for low-income families who lost their homes in the hurricane last fall.
Find an energy efficient fridge with a lower carbon footprint through this handy shopping guide.
Ian Dow, a 33-year-old nomad from California, turned an old ambulance he won on eBay into a tiny home he could travel the world with.
It's solar-powered, nearly zero emission, and currently on an island off the coast of Helsinki.
Re/Max partnered with Henry Ford College to build and auction off a cute tiny home that supports children's hospitals.
The rOcean One is an alternative to single-use plastic that purifies, carbonates, and flavors water from your tap.
Urban farming has exploded over the last several years as city-dwellers seek to find creative ways to provide fresh, quality produce to their local communities.
Cleaning your house can feel like a drag. This cleaning subscription helps you clean up while you give back to those in need.
While most people are debating plastic straws, one businesswoman is urging us to trade in our plastic toothbrushes for bamboo.
Researchers in Philadelphia found that greening vacant lots could have significant mental health benefits.
Here's how Jamie and Ingrid Kwong converted an old fisherman's shack into a sustainable Australian beach house.
TerraCycle helps you recycle batteries and cigarette butts with its free shipping programs.
When it comes to plastic bags, one question persists: Are they recyclable, or not?
Long day at the beach and forgot to reapply sunscreen? Essential oils are a natural remedy for sunburn and can provide healing, cooling, and anti-inflammatory properties to relieve damaged skin that's been in the sun all day.
Make your coffee pod habit more sustainable with these reusable K-cups.
Scoop up solar panels, steel water bottles, and essential oil diffusers on Amazon.
It seems like an oxymoron, but it's possible.
We put cooling pillowcases from Slumber Cloud, Sheex, and Downlite to the test.
This natural candle will burn cleanly and ward off mosquitoes.
When it comes to selecting which houseplants to bring home, it's all about compatibility. Here are the best choices for each kind of personality.
Yoga practitioners can strike their best pose with a little help from subscription boxes which offer tools to help build one's practice. These eight subscription boxes offer expertly curated items that that can help anyone interested in finding their best self.
Things did not go according to plan.
These companies responsibly use resources for their sofas, tables, and chairs.
Air conditioning use is on the rise worldwide. Will the tech catch up?
Harmful toxins are lurking in a surprising spot: your mattress.
Skip the packing peanuts and recycle, recycle, recycle.
Rory Stout explains how a "cool roof" drastically reduces energy costs in the summer.
As bee colonies dwindle, amateur apiarists are taking matters into their own hands with homegrown hives.
Repurpose your old grocery bags into a DIY fruit basket.
When my husband and I moved to Colorado, we had to learn how to landscape in an arid climate. Here's how we pulled it off.
Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest culprits of ocean pollution. But no matter how far upstream you live, starting an ocean-friendly garden can help protect all waterways and keep runoff from ever reaching the sea.
We assessed bottles from Klean Kanteen, S'well, MIRA, and Hydroflask and offered an ideal environment for each one.
When I moved to Amsterdam for a year, I saw the transition to a new country as a perfect opportunity to try living zero-waste. Here's how I pulled it off.
Three leaders in the zero-waste movement dish on how to reduce refuse in the most wasteful room of the house: the kitchen.
Zero-waste expert Kathryn Kellogg shares her tips for a better BBQ.
Dr. Jocelyn Cheng at NYU Langone offers low-tech solutions to beating the heat.
This artist is drawing attention to plastic waste through his very specific craft, and turning his creations into fashion, interior decorating, and jewelry.
We stepped inside the offices of Petal by Pedal, a sustainable flower business that delivers by bike.
Each item is factory-refurbished to like-new condition with little or no cosmetic issues, and every purchase is backed by a 90-day limited warranty.
Drift makes it easy and affordable to switch to clean energy.
Everything you need to know on pricing, sizing, and assembly.
Here's what to do with all those clothes and shoes you don't wear anymore.
Don't throw your used outfits out. Donate them to one of these GM-approved charities.
Interior paints release toxic emissions into the environment, which is why the women-led company Colorhouse is giving the industry an eco-friendly edge with chemical-free paints.
Cities and nonprofits across America are adopting a sustainable new model of affordable housing.
How are the surface cleaners from Seventh Generation, ECOS, Method, and Mrs. Meyer's?
This simple DIY tutorial just requires an old wine bottle, tape, and paint.
With a far lower price than pre-fabs or traditional house-building, this printer forms homes in concrete on site, according to the plans it's programmed to follow. this could completely change the game for underserved populations struggling to find safe, permanent homes.
Here's why you should add some greenery to your home.