The idea of living a zero-waste life may be foreign to your friends and relatives — here’s how to start the conversation.
The low-impact shoes are even more eco-friendly now.
Ariana Grande, Leo DiCaprio, and More Stars Come Together to Record “Earth,” Lil Dicky’s New Climate Change Anthem
Listen to "Earth," the new song that can not only motivate you about climate action, but also show you what it would be like if Ariana Granda was a zebra.
In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to make the switch from paperwork to storing important documents digitally.
Khal Drogo no more — Jason Momoa shaved his signature beard in an effort to get you to rethink plastics.
The right whale population is finally growing again.
'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?
Kernza could potentially have a much lower environmental impact than wheat.
The mayor officially signed the resolution this week.
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.
Here's what to do if your state ranks high on the list.
The new material is strong enough to replace plastic packaging.
There are 530,000 potential PHES sites on the planet.
Twitter is full of people #crying over the Netflix series.
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 grocery store says that all packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
The wild grass straws are 100 percent natural.
Chemical recycling works very differently than standard plastic recycling.
Nine New Non-Animal Cosmetic Tests Approved in China, Bringing the World a Step Closer to Ending Animal Testing
There's still a long way to go when it comes to banning animal testing, but this is an important step.
The controversial practice is finally over.
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.
A dead fetus was also found inside the female sperm whale.
Manhattanites will have to pay to enter the borough below 60th Street.
Plant lovers, rejoice!
The ban will go into effect in early 2020.
Earth Hour Is This Weekend – Here's Everything You Need to Know, And a Few Suggestions for Observing
Here are a few suggestions for observing Earth Hour this weekend.
In the wake of the Food and Drug Administration finding dangerous levels of asbestos in cosmetic products marketed to children, new legislation has proposed warning labels on products that might contain the known carcinogen.
The return program is one of Lush's many sustainability initiatives.
The corporation was found guilty of not including a cancer-causing warning.
It's going to save customers a boatload of money, too.
You love to spoil your pet — so why not do it in a way that’s healthy for your pet and the planet?!
Unsurprisingly, the popularity of milk alternatives has many dairy farmers seeing a significant decrease in sales.
The UN is reminding people that if they profit off of ads featuring animals to give back to those animals in need.
Tesco is experimenting with a new way to cut back on waste by changing the way they package their produce.
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.
Biodegradable Plates and Cutlery Made from Wheat Bran May Not Be Gluten-Free, But They Are Pretty Cool
Wheat bran is the newest material for biodegradable tablewares.
Green Matters spoke with the actor and comedian about the fun new campaign.
Wind and solar power are on the rise.
Hundreds of dolphin bodies keep washing up.
This is an excuse to book a vacation, right?
You can now recycle disposable razors, blades, and packaging.
The Environmental Working Group just released its annual guide to pesticides in produce.
The flowers will help feed bees and butterflies living in cities.
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.
36 Beagles to Be Freed From Cruel Year-Long Fungicide Experiment, Following Undercover Investigation
The Humane Society plans to rehome each dog.
Greta Thunberg Shares Powerful Reflection on Youth Climate Strike: "We Need a Whole New Way of Thinking"
The 16-year-old Swedish activist doesn't believe the burden should fall on children.
China is slowly but surely reducing restrictions on cosmetic animal testing.
Plastic waste doesn't simply go "away."
As the Youth Climate Strike winds down, here are a few actions to continue helping the planet.
The brewery spent three years developing this adhesive.
The 16-year-old Swedish activist is a pioneer in the fight against climate change.
The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Sustainable and Affordable, and It's Breaking Ground This Year
The CEOs of the two companies behind the neighborhood tell Green Matters about 3D-printed homes.
Here's how to get involved, whether or not you're a student.
By making your own soap, you can know — and control — all the ingredients that go into it!
Electric, not gas.
Visiting zoos and aquariums are not the best way to show your love for animals.
Maisie Green has knit more than 450 doggie coats and blankets for the shelter.
The program will officially kick off this fall, for all 1.1 million NYC public school students.
The Girl Scouts are about so much more than cookies.
It's a proposed ban on bans. Yup.
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.
Michael Bloomberg Launches "Beyond Carbon" Campaign to Shut Down All Remaining Power Plants in the U.S.
Bloomberg has a goal of shutting down every single coal-fired power plant in the U.S. by 2030.
These seven women from around the globe are are the ultimate eco inspiration.
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.
Waste less food, save more money.
Meatballs and tacos and sliders, oh my!
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.
The ban goes into effect immediately.
The new initiative will save 1 million pounds of plastic a year.
A new invention could save tens of thousands of pounds of plastic throws from sewers and landfills.
The Late "Grandfather" of Climate Science Shared One Last Key to Solving Global Warming, Just Before His Death
Just before his death, Wallace Smith Broecker shared his final words for the climate science community.
Ryan of Ryan's Recycling is the newest spokesperson for Recycle Across America.
Will guac still cost extra though?
Overheating Oceans and Overfishing Has Caused Fish Populations to Significantly Decline, Study Finds
We have the power to prevent a fishless ocean.
"Nature is where I feel the most comfortable," the model said.
Kitbull will have you wanting to run to your local animal shelter.
"Conscientious and informed consumers absolutely reject the exotic-skins trade," a representative for PETA tells Green Matters.
Yoga is pretty earth-friendly in itself, but there are a few ways to make your practice even greener.
The festival will not sell or provide plastic drink bottles this year. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring reusable bottles.
Etsy is trying to neutralize its shipping process.
Here’s a creative way to keep your used makeup out of the landfill: Donate your used mascara wands to help wildlife in need.
Microplastics have officially affected animals living on the ocean floor.
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.
Panda Express previously had zero vegan or vegetarian options on its menu.
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.
Animal dissection could be a thing of the past in California if the new RAISE Act becomes law.
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.
Eco-friendly Louis Vuitton and Christian Siriano designs lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards.
If you want whiter teeth, you can make a super easy, zero-waste recipe at home.
A Fernandina Giant Tortoise and a Wallace's giant bee were recently discovered, after decades of humans thinking they were extinct.
These vegan YouTubers all share delicious recipes that you can make on a budget.
The world's biggest shipping company is switching to renewable fuel.
Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun White, and Kyrie Irving are among the 14 athletes to invest in Beyond Meat and partner with the brand on its new campaign.
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?
Since launching last year, Monarchs in the Rough has partnered with hundreds of golf courses to preserve monarch butterfly populations.
Australia will no longer allow new products to go on the market if they aren't cruelty-free.
Of the animals examined as part of a study, 75 percent of sea turtles have increased their populations.
So many exciting plant-based foods rolled out over the past week. Anyone else feeling hungry?
Australia to Plant 1 Billion Trees in the Next 11 Years, Bringing the Country Closer to Paris Agreement's Goals
The Australian prime minister announced plans to instal nine forestry hubs across the country by 2030, which will help with climate change, forestry, and jobs.
The U.K. government is also streamlining household recycling and composting collections and introducing a bottle deposit return scheme.
Bill Gates demonstrated the ways humans cause climate change in a YouTuber-style video, featuring squishy toys and a pie chart.
Solar Power From Outer Space Could Soon Bring Energy to the Earth, If China's Ambitious Vision Goes According to Plan
China is reportedly working on sending a solar power station into orbit, which will be used as energy on earth.
The study's authors also shared tips that helped the 114 restaurants in the study reduce food waste.
This is a whole new definition to the term “corporate sustainability.”
If you’re slowly becoming more aware about what goes into our food-aggregating, farming, and pesticides, then this is a great place to start.
The Mayor of Los Angeles announced plans to shut down three power plants and replace them with a clean energy source.
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, a milestone moment for land conservation in the U.S.
Satellite images prove that the Earth is now greener than ever before — thanks, in part, to aggressive tree-planting plans.
Barbie is pushing past her plastic origins to take on new careers as a wildlife conservationist, a polar marine biologist, and more.
Hawaiian lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eventually ban many forms of single-use plastic.
The Good Food Institute has awarded a $3 million grant to 14 scientists working on new faux meats.
Cove is hoping to make the single-use water bottle game a little easier on the environment with its 100 percent biodegradable water bottle.
There’s a reason why plants are a zero waster’s best friend.
More than 40 percent of insect species are on the path to extinction — here's how we can stop insect populations from declining.
Seoul's mayor hopes to shut down the city's two remaining dog slaughterhouses, and eventually, the shops that sell dog meat, too.
23-year-old Amarildo Silva uses his off-time to collect abandoned tires and upcycle them into pet beds.
IBM's new recycling system VolCat can break down materials that are often difficult to recycle, and it could help cut down on fossil fuel emissions.
People are loving Mexico-based company Biofase's single-use cutlery and straws, which are made from discarded avocado pits.
If you’re looking for the best places to donate your clothes, look no further — these are the places you should donate your clothes.
Two fashion sustainability professionals share their advice for affecting change when it comes to ethical shopping — because it's so much more than boycotting fast fashion.
IKEA recently rolled out new initiatives to help support a circular business, including a new refurbished furniture program.
The vacation spot recently passed a measure banning sunscreen containing two specific chemicals, both of which have been linked to harming coral reefs.
Sure, babies need things, but there is almost always a sustainable alternative.
Lyft just announced a new feature called Green Mode, in which passengers can request to be picked up in electric cars.
An Australian city recently installed drainage nets in its water reserve, and the innovative filtration system has gone viral for being so simple yet brilliant.
Believe it or not, how you wash your dishes definitely has an impact on our environment.
The varieties of coffee that make up most of our consumption — along with a variety of others — are at risk of extinction, as per a new study.