Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- It’s not against federal law to collect rainwater. However, it’s important to note that some U.S. states have restrictions in place.
These 6 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Perfume Dupes Will Satisfy Your Nose and WalletFrom Chanel N°5 to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille dupes, we've compiled a list of vegan and cruelty-free luxury perfume copycats that don't break the bank.
Do Ethically Sourced Crystals Exist? Cleansing Rituals Can't Sanitize the Dark TruthYour smoky quartz crystal may have been mined unethically, polluting the planet and endangering an underpaid miner. Hunting down ethically sourced crystals is a challenge.
On-Trend Sustainable Fashion That Doesn't Break the Bank? Yes, It Exists!Let's face it, most people aren't looking to thrift every item in their wardrobe. Because of this, lifting up affordable sustainable fashion brands is vital.
Ziplocs Are Actually Reusable — Get Infinite Use Out of Them With This HackReducing single-use plastics is important, but when you must use Ziploc or other single-use bags, you can wash them to extend their life. Here's how.
In Need of Sustainable Outerwear? Consider These Vegan and Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Merino WoolLooking to prioritize animal kindness and climate-conscious consumerism this winter? Then ditch the Merino wool and opt for vegan fabrics like hemp, lyocell, and ramie.
"This Is Where I Draw the Line" — Would You Try Reusable Toilet Paper to Reduce Waste?Reusable toilet paper or "family cloths" are sustainable TP solutions, but are they hygienic? Here's what you should know.
"I Had No Idea" — This Amazon Bag Hack Makes Returns Way EasierDon't throw that Amazon bag out just yet! A viral hack on TikTok shows that you can flip Amazon bags inside out and use them for returns.
A Dentist’s Take on Charcoal Toothpaste: Does It Whiten or Wear Down Your Teeth? (Exclusive)Although charcoal-based tooth-whitening products have become popular over the years, they may actually be damaging your tooth enamel.
Mouthwatering Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts That Everyone Will LoveThe vegan lifestyle doesn't mean giving up delicious traditions. We've got 10 tasty vegan Thanksgiving desserts to please your palate.
Keep Your Stainless Steel Jewelry Sparkling With These Eco-Friendly Household HacksSubtly abrasive items and household ingredients like jewelry cloths, toothpaste, and baking soda can be used to keep stainless steel jewelry squeaky clean.
Are Your Period Pants Safe? Investigation Reveals Potentially Harmful Levels of SilverPotentially concerning levels of silver were found in popular brands of period underwear, including Thinx, Marks & Spencer, and Bodyform.
SCOBY, a Uniquely Slippery Ingredient, Is Key When Making Your Own KombuchaA SCOBY is an acronym for kombucha's most important — and weirdest — ingredient: a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which looks like a raw chicken breast.
Spider Plants Might Not Be Toxic to Cats or Dogs, but You Should Still Be WarySpider plants aren’t toxic to cats or dogs. However, that doesn’t mean that the plant should become your pet’s favorite snack.
The Internet Is Shocked to Learn the Truth About Trapped Water in Plastic BottlesEver heard of "trapped" or "lost" water? One social media user is encouraging people to release water stuck in plastic bottles.
Uganda-Based Company Is Transforming Banana Stems From Waste Into Sustainable FabricTEXFAD, a company based in Uganda, is using banana leaves and stems to make sustainable fabric, which can then be used to make various everyday goods.
How to Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog or Cat: 5 Fun Ideas and DIYs to Check OutThese DIY snuffle mats for dogs are simple to make and will greatly benefit your pet. You just need a towel or some fabric to start.
A Canadian Millionaire Is Building 99 Tiny Homes In His Community to Help the Unhoused (Exclusive)A project to build 99 tiny homes in Canada is helping unhoused community members, but some critics say it's unhealthy for the residents to be so cut off from the rest of society.
Leather Expert Calls Out Coachtopia for Greenwashing on Social Media — Details HereA leather expert who breaks down luxury leather items on social media says Coachtopia bags aren't as sustainable as they're made out to be.
HOA Is Making Homeowner Install Electric Vehicle Charger Outside of GarageA California man wants to pay all the costs for an electric car charger in his garage, but the HOA is putting up a fight. Here's what happened.
With Help From Billie Eilish, Gucci Launches Its First Vegan HandbagMusician Billie Eilish, who is also vegan, is using her influence to promote Gucci's new plant-based handbag, made from a new material.
Happy Howl-O-Ween: Here Are Cheap, Low-Waste, and Easy Costumes For Your PupIf you're looking to dress up your dog for Halloween this year, we've compiled a list of easy, cheap, and low-waste costumes your pup won't hate.
Goodwill's Triumphs and Controversies: What to Know Before You Go Poppin' TagsWe're exploring Goodwill's charitable nature and list of controversies, which allegedly include low wages, executive greed, and discrimination.
The Most Pointless Items Money Can Buy, From Pool Noodle Knives to Banana SlicersDid you know you can buy a banana slicer? That's just one of the many ridiculous products adding to the problem of wasted resources.
Traveling to the Big Apple? These Luxurious NYC Hotels Offer Eco-Friendly AmenitiesCalling all sustainable travelers! NYC is home to a slew of luxurious and Instagram-worthy green hotels, and we rounded up some of the best.
Don’t Know What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkin? Check Out These 10 Fun IdeasThere’s no need to waste your leftover pumpkin. Instead, make pumpkin cream cold foam, create a sugar scrub, or add it to a simmer pot.
Why Do Retailers Use so Many Plastic Bags?! One User Points Out WastePeople on social media are complaining about stores using one plastic bag per item, which creates unnecessary waste.
How Emma Grede and Kris Jenner’s Brand Safely Is Cleaning up the the Home Care Industry (Exclusive)Emma Grede tells Green Matters about the creation and inspiration behind the brand Safely.
These 8 Nutritious Lick Mat Recipes Will Keep Your Dog Happy and HealthyIngredients like peanut butter and pumpkin will keep your pet happy and healthy. Check out these eight nutritious lick mat recipes for dogs.
Woman Thrifts Vintage $800 Designer Top for $6A woman on TikTok discovered a gold vintage Whiting and Davis top for just $6 at a thrift store. Here's what happened.
10 Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil, From Reducing Stress to Hair GrowthPeppermint oil can be used to get rid of pests, clean the house, treat cold symptoms, reduce stress, flavor foods, and more.
Chatting With the Talented Darlings of the Reworked Vintage Clothing Movement (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' reworked vintage clothing designers Maddie West and Brooke Karasack got candid about their sustainable fashion journeys.
10 Things You Can Do With Those Old Jeans in the Back of Your ClosetFound some old jeans in your closet? Try a few DIYs, consider upcycling, or see if you can recycle them.
Recycling Your Socks: Getting Rid of Old Pairs, SustainablyIf you're looking to dispose of old pairs of socks that are ridden with holes, there are many sock recycling programs out there.
Don't Throw Away Your Old Bras — Donate Them to These OrganizationsAlthough giving away used bras feels awkward, don't trash them — instead, these organizations will properly reuse and recycle them.
From Sexy Intimates to Fashionable Basics — Shop These Sustainable Underwear BrandsFrom sexy intimates to fashionable nude basics, check out these sustainable underwear brands that we swear by!
Shopper Scores $770 Lapalma Stools at Thrift Store for $50 EachOne lucky thrift shopper found Lapalma LEM stools for just $50 apiece, though they sometimes retail for nearly a thousand dollars each.
Shopper Finds $450 Staub Dutch Oven in Thrift Store for $19.99It's great finding valuable items when you are thrift shopping. One shopper was super excited to find a Staub Dutch oven at a thrift store for a major bargain.
Try These 7 Ethical Halloween Candy Brands for a More Socially Conscious Spooky SeasonSure they may be sweet, but many popular candy brands are not made ethically. Here are candy brands out there you can feel good about supporting.
Researchers Have Developed a Super Strong Eco-Friendly Glue Inspired by MusselsResearchers are developing an eco-friendly glue inspired by a certain bivalve mollusk: the mussel. Details on the sticky soya oil-based innovation.
How to Read Crochet Patterns: A Simple Guide to Help Get You StartedLearning how to read crochet patterns can be overwhelming. It’s best to start by studying the most popular terms and abbreviations.
PVC in Shower Curtain Liners Makes Them Nearly Impossible to Recycle — DetailsShower curtain liners cannot be recycled because they are made of PVC. However, there are a few sustainable alternatives.
People Pay Extra for Salmon That's Pink — but Here's Why It Looks That WaySalmon is the second-most popular fish in the U.S., and customers pay more for farm-raised fish with a deep pink color. Here's why.
Latinx-Owned and Hispanic-Owned Sustainable Companies to Support During National Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to support small Latinx-owned and Hispanic-owned companies — especially ones with sustainable practices and products.
Vintage Digital Cameras Are Making a Comeback — Here’s Where to Find Them SecondhandVintage digital cameras are cool again. You can find the perfect secondhand camera at thrift stores and on popular resale websites like eBay.
Why You Shouldn't Decorate Your Yard With Fake Spider Webs This HalloweenFake spider webs may look festive for the fall, but they're not good for the environment. Here's why you'll want other ways to decorate.
Digital Scrapbooking Is the New and Improved Way of Sharing and Preserving MemoriesDigital scrapbooking is a creative new approach to preserving and sharing memories. People use apps like Paper and Canva to bring their ideas to life.
Realtor Shares Surprising Drawbacks of Solar Panels on Home's ValueSolar panels may not always be a great investment. One real estate agent shared a video with a few reasons *not* to buy a home with solar panels — here are the potential issues.
Lego Axes Promise to Make Recycled Plastic BricksLego, which promised to begin selling recycled plastic bricks by 2023, has dropped that plan. Here's an update on Lego's sustainability initiatives.
School Raffles Off "Green" Parking Spot to Gas-Guzzling Car — Details HereA teacher was infuriated to find their school raffled a "green" parking spot to a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee. Here are the details.