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- Living or live Christmas trees are the most sustainable choice this holiday season.
Sustainable Vegan Rugs for a Cozy, Eco-Friendly HomeFinding sustainable rugs that are also non-toxic, vegan, ethically-made, and in your price range can be a bit overwhelming — so here are a few brands that make eco-friendly rugs.
Phthalates Correlated With 100,000 Annual Deaths in U.S. — How to Avoid This Chemical GroupPhthalates are linked to 100,000 premature deaths in the U.S. every year, according to a new study.
Sustainable Toilet Paper Companies, For a Wipe You Can Feel Good AboutSupporting a sustainable toilet paper company that responsibly manages its forests is a great way to make your bathroom routine more zero waste.
How to Properly Recycle Glossy MagazinesThe magazine industry is slowly going the way of the dodo, but most people still don’t know how to properly dispose of glossy magazines.
Zero-Waste Stain Sticks That Are Far More Eco-Friendly Than Tide PensThere are many zero-waste stain sticks on the market, as well as easy recipes for DIY stain removers.
Vegan Charcuterie Board Connoisseurs To Follow on TikTok, Before Your Next PartyAlthough charcuterie boards are traditionally made with meat and cheese, there are so many creative TikToker vegans who post charcuterie board ideas.
"Forever Chemicals" Detected in Kindergarten Classrooms' Air and CarpetsA new study finds that forever chemical exposure via indoor air and dust is much more common than previously thought.
TikTok's Earth Stewardess, an Original Member of "EcoTok," Shares Her "Green Routine" (Exclusive)TikTok's "Earth Stewardess," one of the original members of the EcoTok collective, took the time to share her Green Routine with us via email.
Natural Laundry Boosters: Sustainable Ways to Keep Your Clothes FreshWhat is the best laundry scent booster? We recommend trying these natural, eco-friendly options.
Blogilates Creator, Cassey Ho, Shares Her "Green Routine" (Exclusive)The creator of Blogilates and POP Pilates, Cassey Ho, took some time to tell Green Matters about her passion for tofu, and to share her Green Routine.
One New Yorker’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure, Thanks to “Stooping” (Exclusive)We recently spoke with the couple who runs the Stooping NYC Instagram page, which helps New Yorkers score free furniture from curbs.
Natural Luffas Are a Sustainable Choice — Here's How to Harvest ThemIf you want an exfoliating deep-clean without all the plastic, try harvesting your own luffa from your own garden.
Stay in Touch Sustainably, with Eco-Friendly StationeryWhether you're sending out invites, thank you cards, or if you're simply looking to stay in touch, make sure to secure eco-friendly stationery.
Sustainable Gender-Neutral Period Care: Menstrual Cups, Reusable Undies, and MoreWe’ve rounded up a list of some of the most eco-friendly, gender-neutral period products, including reusable pads, menstrual underwear, tampons, and more.
TikTok's New Favorite Hack Is Boiling Potatoes in the Mesh Bag — but Is It Actually Safe?TikTok is the internet's favorite reference for life hacks, and recently, users have been boiling potatoes in mesh bags. But is this really safe?
This Company Is Combatting “Fast Furniture” With Expandable Bed Frames, Couches, and More (Exclusive)Floyd is combatting "fast furniture" with its sustainable, expandable bed frames, couches, shelving systems, and more.
How Humidifiers Can Provide Allergy ReliefHumidifiers can make dry air more breathable, but can they provide relief from allergies?
Houseplants Hate the Heat Waves Almost as Much as You DoAttention, plant parents! Your green babies are currently at risk of drying out in these hot temperatures — here's how they're affected by the heat wave.
Avocados Aren't Just Good On Toast — 5 Reasons Why They're Great for Your Hair, TooHow do avocados benefit your hair? It turns out the widely beloved green fruit makes your hair healthier in several different ways.
Stock Your Kitchen With Our Favorite Compostable, Reusable, and Zero-Waste SpongesIf you're trying to lower your impact in the kitchen, consider stocking up on a few of our favorite compostable, reusable, and zero-waste sponges.
Marie Kondo Shares Organizational Tips and Tricks for Sparking Joy, Sustainably (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke with professional organizer, author, and TV personality, Marie Kondo, on staying organized sustainably, and about her new line.
Yogis Recommend Eco-Friendly Mats for International Yoga Day (Exclusive)We spoke to a number of yoga instructors and influencers to discuss their favorite sustainable mats for International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
Why You Shouldn't Take Expired MedicineExpired medicine is a fixture of many American medicine cabinets, but what happens if you accidentally take some of it?
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees — NaturallyThese natural carpenter bee repellents should clear the little buggers out of your home for good.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of TicksThese natural methods for getting rid of ticks are an easy way to ensure a safe, Lyme-free summer.
6 Effective and Natural Tips for Keeping Squirrels Out of the GardenHow do you keep squirrels out of the garden?
Maintaining Grass Sustainably: How Much Water Your Lawn Really NeedsIt's crucial to make sure you aren't over-watering your grass for the sake of your community and the environment — here's how much water it really needs.
‘Building Off the Grid’ Is More Than Just Entertaining TV — the Lifestyle Can Be Sustainable'Building Off the Grid' has been around since 2016, and the show is a great vehicle for teaching people how to live a sustainable lifestyle.
How to Build and Furnish an Eco-Friendly HouseEco-friendly homes are only effective if they possess certain qualities, so what goes into making a house eco-friendly?
How Home Gardening Can Benefit the EnvironmentGardening can be a very therapeutic way of reconnecting with nature, but did you know that it can also help the environment?
5 Reef-Safe Sunscreens That Leave No White Cast, for Dark Skin TonesWe’ve rounded up five of the most popular reef-safe sunscreens without a white cast.
Am I Being Greenwashed? Sustainable CEOs on the Pitfalls of Greenwashing (Exclusive)You've likely seen products donning environmental certifications, but not all of them are necessarily credible — here's how to tell if you're being greenwashed.
The Best Indoor Plants for Your HomePlants are a great part of home decor, but what are the best indoor plants for every type of environment?
How to Successfully Unclog a Drain Using Baking Soda, Vinegar, and a Little Know-HowSimple baking soda could be the key to clearing up minor clogs, but there's a trick to it, of course.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Moringa's Health BenefitsMoringa is not a word that many folks are familiar with, but this incredible plant has been used for culinary and medical purposes for centuries.
Affordable Bidet Attachments to Take Your Toilet to the Next LevelThere are so many affordable bidet attachments out there that you can easily install on your toilet by yourself — or even take with you on the go.
With the World Reopening, People Are Surrendering Their “Pandemic Pets”With lockdown restrictions lifting in many countries, many are surrendering and rehoming their “pandemic pets.”
Expert Gives Tips on Shopping Facebook Marketplace's Secondhand Furniture (Exclusive)Facebook’s Head of Multicultural Communications, Sonia Sroka, gave Green Matters exclusive tips for shopping secondhand furniture on Marketplace.
Biden Proposes We Phase Out Using HFCs as Refrigerants — What Will Replace Them?Most refrigerators run on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which notoriously have a high environmental impact. That said, Biden proposed we phase them out.
One-Stop Shops for Sustainably Shopping Online That Are Better Than AmazonSustainable one-stop-shops can help make online shopping a little more eco-friendly. Check out this list of our favorite sustainable online marketplaces.
Are Compostable Bags Really Compostable? What You Need to Know This Int’l Compost Awareness WeekHappy Int’l Compost Awareness Week! Here's everything you need to know about compostable and biodegradable bags.
Report Exposes How Sustainable 26 Major Toilet Paper Brands Are — Check Out the Winners and the LosersThe NRDC released its annual Issue with Tissue 2.0 report, ranking toilet paper brands based on sustainability.
Turning Home Depot Sheds Into Tiny Houses: Everything You Need to KnowHome Depot’s customizable tiny homes might be an affordable answer for those looking to get into the tiny housing market.
How Do Bathrooms Work in Tiny Homes?Tiny home owners make very practical use of the space they have available, but what do most tiny homes do about bathrooms?
Influencers in the Sustainability Space Share Their Earth Day Resolutions (Exclusive)Influencers in the sustainability, low-impact, and eco-friendly space give Earth Day resolutions, to help inspire you to make some this year, too.
Thinking of Going Zero Waste? Here’s What to Do With the Plastic You Already HaveTerraCycle helps you get rid of plastic you already have.
Our Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Guide For Earth DayIf one of your Earth Day goals is to keep your home clean with clean products, we've compiled a complete guide to sustainable products for your home.
Matchbox Commits to Greener Toy Cars, Packaging, and More by 2030Matchbox cars are getting a green makeover in honor of Earth Day.
How Environmentally Friendly Is Resin? What to Know About the Popular Crafting MaterialCrafting with resin is becoming more and more popular as people pick up the DIY hobby, but is it environmentally-friendly? Everything you need to know about DIY-ing with resin.