There are so many benefits of plants — so you may as well add more to your home!
CBD oil may seem like a miracle solution — but like anything else, there are some issues.
Here's how five popular types of pots and pans stack up.
There are a lot of reasons to have your own chicken coop — and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money!
Tiny homes aren’t just trendy — they’re also incredibly positive for the environment. But are they safe? Learn more.
As we well know by now, climate change and other environmental issues are not any one person’s concern. They are all of our concerns. That’s why recent coverage of climate change has been calling for international cooperation on all sides.
If you’ve made the decision to go tiny, you probably already know that these tiny homes sometimes come with big problems.
Wire hangers are probably plentiful in your home — but can you recycle them? Learn what to do with all the potential waste.
Vote with your dollar and support ethical companies this holiday season.
Gardening and maintaining a yard can be a fun and rewarding pastime (or sometimes chore), but no homeowner wants to take care of their lawn at the risk of harming themselves, a family member, or even their pets.
There are lots of reasons why you may not opt to use dairy milk — but that doesn’t mean your recipes should have to change.
Being a pet owner comes with a lot of responsibility — make your life even easier by making sure all the plants in your home are safe for your dog.
Here's what you need to know about giving your dog CBD.
Repel gnats without harsh chemicals.
Sustainable fashion may sound like a contradiction — but it is possible to have an ethical wardrobe.
There are plenty of options for giving your old technology new life.
Get your shave on without producing any waste.
Here's a quick and easy oat milk recipe!
If you have ever experienced a hot flash — feeling of heat that comes on suddenly and results in a flushed face and sweat — then chances are you’re willing to do anything and everything to remedy and prevent them.
Now that you have made the essential zero-waste bathroom swaps like buying bar soap, a bamboo toothbrush, and buying an all-metal safety razor, you may be wondering about the upkeep.
If you’ve ever spent any time gardening, you know there is no devastation like the feeling of your plants dying due to pests like bugs or weeds.
Reduce your waste and lower your impact!
Clothing recycling isn't as complicated as it sounds — here's a guide.
Is it possible to be zero waste as a college student? Here are some of our best tips.
If you’re already making your own shampoo bars and zero-waste, non-toxic bar soap, then it feels about time you learn how to make DIY conditioner bars.
It’s weird to think about but nearly everything you do and everything you use in the home contributes to energy consumption.
Make your bed eco-friendly and toxin-free.
Single-use diapers account for 2 percent of the U.S.'s landfill waste.
Do your part to help stop climate change.
How to make your home zero-waste, from the kitchen to the bathroom.
Homemade baby food doesn't have to be intimidating.
Coffee grounds have so many applications in the garden.
Did you know that tiny houses are actually really sustainable?
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.
Here are a few tips to make the transition easier.
Anne Hathaway is going green.
Gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby — not to mention, sustainable and delicious. But gardening can also be fickle, especially if the neighborhood squirrels, deer, and birds have realized how tasty your hobby is.
There are so many easy ways to lower your carbon footprint around the house.
Give and receive for free in your local Buy Nothing group.
Have you ever tried compostable bandages?
Anyone else hungry?
Trying to make your green thumb a little greener? Even if you’re just starting out, indoor plants are a great way to practice your gardening skills
Here's everything you've been wondering about vegan cheese.
Avocado isn’t just delicious — it’s also a great tool to use as a zero-waster!
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.
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.