When it comes to climate action, the Today show believes big change starts with “one small thing” — and we couldn’t agree more.
Just because you don't live near a bulk shop doesn't mean you can't grocery shop sustainably.
"We must start today. We have no more excuses."
Parents want their kids to be informed.
Pokémon Go is rewarding their virtual players for getting involved in the real world.
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.
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.
The mayor officially signed the resolution this week.
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.
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.
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 corporation was found guilty of not including a cancer-causing warning.
It's going to save customers a boatload of money, too.
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.
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.
Electric, not gas.
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.
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.
Meatballs and tacos and sliders, oh my!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eco-friendly Louis Vuitton and Christian Siriano designs lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards.
A Fernandina Giant Tortoise and a Wallace's giant bee were recently discovered, after decades of humans thinking they were extinct.
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.
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.”
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.
Hawaiian lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eventually ban many forms of single-use plastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tech startup Ampaire is upcycling a Cessna airplane to run on electric power, and the company is hoping to be the first to operate an electric aircraft on a commercial airline.
This could mean a major change for the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic pollution continues to be a huge problem for marine animals.
Since 2013, the efforts to divert 100 percent of the tournament waste to recycling, composing, donation, reuse, or the creation of energy has kept more than 6.4 million pounds of materials out of the landfill and onto their next best use.
Of course, a waffle cone is the most sustainable option when it comes to enjoying your ice cream!
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.
Find out what causes a polar vortex, and how you can properly prepare for it.
Experts at Joshua Tree National Park Warn Damage Caused by the Shutdown Could Take “Centuries” to Heal
Even with the government up and running again, the future at Joshua Tree National Park is bleak.
If the bill passes, those convicted could face up to seven years in prison.
The youth know that they’re the future — so they’re fighting for the future they deserve.
These high school students managed to tackle two major problems at once.
Seaworld has a long way to go — but it’s finally making right by Shamu.
This is just one of the many ways they’ll incorporate sustainability into the Olympic games.
You're not the only one to undergo a significant — and maybe even shocking — transformation during the past decade.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Launches With $1 Billion Commitment to End Plastic Pollution, Faces Criticism
The “alliance” is made up of 26 major companies.
The Oceans are warming at an even faster rate than the United Nations guessed they would just five years ago.
This new initiative out of Scotland is simple: You’re already walking your dog, may as well pick up litter while you’re at it.
Should the bill pass, consumers would not only eliminate waste but will also be protected from toxins that often coat the receipts.
It’s taken about half a decade, but New York City’s ban on all things foam is finally effective.
After The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 broke down cleaning The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s more important than ever for us to do our part.
Many people make the mistake of tossing natural Christmas trees away because they're biodegradable -- it actually harms that process in landfills. There are easy ways to recycle these trees, even for those that have opted for the artificial variety.
Polling released by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents support the Green New Deal.
A new study suggests that the “cleanest” way to commute in a city is to take a bike.
Norway has banned palm oil-based biofuel, taking a major step towards protecting the rainforest.
Milan shares their ambitious plan to fight for a greener future for its citizens.
Costa Rica just had a major clean energy milestone: They went 300 days using only renewable energy.
There are 1.5 billion less plastic bags in circulation in Australian after two major supermarket chains banned their use.
Dr. David Vaughan had plans to retire but called them off after he discovered a way to restore dying coral reefs — by accident.
The nonprofit and grocery store chain will collaborate on reducing food and packaging waste, and offering more sustainable food options.
The giant postcard urges world leaders to take action on climate change, and it may just have set a Guinness World Record.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive politicians are pushing for this legislation. But what does it do?
The orphaned orangutans must pass a test at the end of their schooling to prove they've been rehabilitated and can do things like build nests, identify natural enemies, and forage for food.
The government will shut down most of its coal plants by the end of the year and halt new licenses on drilling and fracking to achieve this target.
It's the first time a utility and its regulators have replaced power plants with a renewable energy source.
Could robots hold the key to saving Tasmania's vulnerable swift parrots?
Narberth, Penn. is the first town in the state to regulate single-use plastics, and it's all thanks to Troop 7885.
Research suggests the trash pricing system is having an positive impact in the Granite State.
Donate your money and time to these nonprofits assisting Californians through the devastating Camp, Woosley, and Hill fires.
The sustainable exercise machine from SportsArt produces renewable energy with each workout.
Collins Dictionary says there's been a fourfold increase in the usage of the word since 2013, partly due to increased news coverage surrounding environmental issues.