Sustainable Living

  • Eco-Friendly Air Conditioners
    Sustainable Living

    These Eco-Friendly Air Conditioners Will Lower Your Impact, and the Temperature of Your Home

    Looking to upgrade your home AC unit? There are so many out there that are more sustainable and energy efficient — you just need to know where to shop.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • A picture of the melting planet
    Climate Action

    Top Tips on How You Can Reduce Climate Change — And Why You Should Get Started Now

    Ways to reduce climate change: here are our top tips on how you can combat environmental breakdown without breaking the bank. Read on for more.
    By Leila Kozma
  • human composting facilities
    Living

    These Human Composting Facilities Are Open for Business — to Deceased People Nationwide

    More and more human composting facilities and funeral homes are springing up in the U.S.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • lulu everywhere belt bag
    Style

    Sustainable Dupes for the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

    Can't find the lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag anywhere? Check out these eco-friendly fanny packs, which are all solid dupes for the lulu version.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Reusable Bag
    Sustainable Living

    International Plastic Bag Free Day Is July 3 — Here Are Our Favorite Reusable Bags

    International Plastic Bag Free Day is July 3, so if you aren't already well-equipped, these are our favorite reusable bags.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • eco-friendly water balloons
    Family

    Try Reusable Water Balloons for an Eco-Friendly Summer Battle

    We suggest using reusable, eco-friendly water balloons for all of your water balloon fight needs.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • A family camping
    Sustainable Living

    Camping This Summer? Check Out These Tips to Keep Your Trip Eco-Friendly

    Whether you're going camping this summer for a much-needed vacation or a relaxing time in nature, here's a few ways to keep your trip eco-friendly.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Microplastics
    Big Impact

    This Swimming Robot Fish Can Absorb Microplastics From the Ocean

    A team of researchers have invented a robotic fish that can “eat” microplastics in the ocean, thereby removing these tiny pieces of plastic pollution from our water.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Girl wearing leather gloves
    Sustainable Living

    The Leather Industry Has a Bigger Impact on the Environment Than You Realize

    The leather industry has a surprisingly extreme impact on the environment, so let's examine the damage and consider the benefits of vegan leather.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Doing Laundry
    Sustainable Living

    Eco-Friendly Washers and Dryers, to Clean Your Clothes Sustainably

    Washers and dryers aren'y always eco-friendly, but with new technology means that there are better options — here are the most sustainable ones.
    By Kori Williams
  • Turtle
    Sustainable Living

    Visit a Turtle Sanctuary, Clean up the Beach, or Shell Out Donations for World Turtle Day

    May 23 is World Turtle Day — show your support by supporting a turtle sanctuary, donating to a conservation organization, or attending a beach cleanup.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • IKEA solar panels
    Clean Energy

    IKEA Customers Will Soon Be Able to Buy SunPower Solar Panels

    Soon, eco-conscious IKEA customers will be able to buy solar panels in the U.S.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic, and Safe Car Seats
    Parenting

    Non-Toxic, Sustainable Car Seats That Grow With Your Little One

    Fortunately, there are plenty of non-toxic car seats without flame retardants and other toxins, that will protect your baby and go easy on the environment.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Water Conservation
    Sustainable Living

    A Landscaper's Guide to Saving Water: Ideas For Your Yard and Garden

    Water conservation landscaping ideas — check out these useful techniques to help build a greener lawn while reducing your environmental impact.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Net-Zero Hotel
    Small Changes

    You Can Stay in These Net-Zero Hotels for an Eco-Friendly Vacation

    Net zero hotels are on the rise as the latest in climate-friendly technology for your vacation. Here's what it means to be a net zero hotel and how to stay in one.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Best Dish Soap for Sensitive Skin
    Home

    The Best Zero-Waste, Sustainable, and Non-Toxic Dish Soaps for Sensitive Skin

    We’ve rounded up a few of the best dish soaps for sensitive skin, including vegan, zero-waste, sustainable, and EWG Verified brands.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • How to recycle LED light bulbs
    Small Changes

    How to Recycle Light Bulbs of All Kinds, in Light of the Incandescent Ban

    Here is a simple guide on how to recycle and safely dispose of light bulbs, including incandescents, halogens, LEDs, fluorescents, and CFLs.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • CeroWasteCindy
    Sustainable Living

    Cindy Villaseñor of @Cerowastecindy on Her Sustainability Journey (Exclusive)

    We caught up with Cindy Villaseñor, the creator behind @cerowastecindy, who told us about her sustainability journey, which is a work in progress.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sean O'Callaghan
    Sustainable Living

    Instagram’s @FatGayVegan on His Sustainability Journey (Exclusive)

    We caught up with the creator behind the popular Instagram account @FatGayVegan to discuss his sustainability journey for our Earth Stories series.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sustainable packaging
    Business

    What Are the Best Sustainable Packaging Materials?

    Sustainable packing materials help consumers and entrepreneurs send and receive packages while also lowering their environmental impact in a practical way.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Plastic wrap on a table.
    Sustainable Living

    Is Plastic Wrap Recyclable? Here's How to Safely Dispose of Pesky Plastic Wrap, Explained

    One of the most commonly used plastics is plastic wrap, also known as Saran or cling wrap. Is it recyclable? Here's everything we know.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Unbleached coffee filter
    Sustainable Living

    What Happens If You Put Used Coffee Filters Into the Compost? Here's What You Should Know

    Are Coffee Filters Compostable? Coffee filters can be made using different types of paper — which are thought to impact the quality of the compost.
    By Leila Kozma
  • Knitting
    Sustainable Living

    Here Are 5 Eco-Friendly Yarn Brands for All Your Crocheting and Knitting Needs

    If you're looking to find more sustainable options for your next crochet or knitting projects, consider one of these eco-friendly brands.
    By Kori Williams
  • eco-friendly-sports-equipment
    Living

    These Companies Are Making Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment, From Balls to Boxing Gloves

    There are a number of brands making eco-friendly and vegan sports equipment, from balls to boxing gloves.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • bridal veil rental
    Living

    These Bridal Companies Let You Rent the Wedding Veil of Your Dreams

    Bridal veil rental is a slowly growing option in the wedding industry.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • IKEA’s Furniture Buy Back & Resell
    Community

    IKEA Makes Furniture Buy Back & Resell Program Permanent at 37 U.S. Stores

    IKEA is finally testing the its furniture buy back program in the U.S.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Toothbrushes
    Zero-Waste

    Toothbrushes Cause More Waste Than You Might Think — Here's How to Recycle Them

    Are toothbrushes recycleable? We use them every day, but they also get thrown out a lot. Here are some more eco-friendly options to try.
    By Kori Williams
  • Microplastics Found in Human Blood
    Sustainable Living

    For the First Time, Scientists Have Detected Microplastics in Human Blood

    Microplastics were found in human blood in a recent scientific study.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Eco-Friendly Business Cards
    Business

    Eco-Friendly Business Cards, From Cotton Cards to Digital Cards

    There are plenty of options when it comes to eco-friendly business cards, whether you’re looking for classic paper business cards, digital business cards, or are willing to go DIY.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Celebrating Global Recycling Day
    Sustainable Living

    Global Recycling Day Is Here! If You Want to Celebrate, Look No Further

    March 18 is Global Recycling Day. What can you do to help celebrate this sustainable holiday? Here's a few tips for celebrating Global Recycling Day.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Celebrity vegan makeup brands
    News

    Celebrity Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands That Will Do Your Face a Big Favor

    Whether you're looking for something environmentally-friendly or if you abstain from animal products, these are our favorite vegan makeup brands created by celebrities.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Starbucks reusable cups
    News

    No, Starbucks Is Not Getting Rid of Paper Cups — but a New Program Aims to Promote Returnable and Reusable Cups

    Is Starbucks getting rid of cups? Is the coffee chain's latest announcement a legitimate commitment to reducing cup waste, or is it just greenwashing?
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Activated Charcoal Sustainable
    Sustainable Living

    Activated Charcoal: Health Benefits, How It’s Sourced, and More

    What is activated charcoal? The supplement, which has gotten increasingly popular in recent years, is considered to have health benefits. But is it sustainable?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Biodegradable kitty litter
    Sustainable Living

    Is Kitty Litter Compostable? Sustainability Tips for the Cat Lover in Your Life

    Is kitty litter compostable? Here's a look at which litter brands are biodegradable for the feline pet owner in your life.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Sustainable Underwear
    Sustainable Living

    From Sexy Intimates to Fashionable Basics — Shop These Sustainable Underwear Brands

    From sexy intimates to fashionable nude basics, check out these 7 sustainable underwear brands that we swear by!
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Sustainable Phone Cases
    Technology

    Our Favorite Sustainable and Compostable Phone Cases

    If you're looking for eco-friendly tech, look no further. Sustainable phone cases are on the rise, and here's how you can get one too!
    By Anna Garrison
  • Beer Can Yokes
    Sustainable Living

    How Do Plastic Can Rings Affect Marine Life? Coors Transitions to Cardboard Wraps

    Does cutting the plastic can rings that keep six packs together actually save sea turtles? Or are we wasting our time after cracking open a cold one?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sustainable Music Festivals
    Sustainable Living

    7 Eco-Friendly Music Festivals, to Jam Out Sustainably

    If you're planning to listen to any live music this summer, we've rounded up a few of our favorite sustainable music festivals that work to keep the planet clean.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • What to Give Up for Lent 2022
    Small Changes

    5 Things to Give Up for Lent That Will Also Benefit You and the Planet

    Wondering what to give up for Lent 2022? Each of these ideas just might enrich your life, help you feel healthier, and reduce your environmental impact.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Contact Lenses
    Home

    Stop Flushing Your Contact Lenses Down the Drain — Recycle Them Instead

    Most contact lenses are made with plastic, and while you can't recycle them curbside, here's how you can recycle them.
    By Sara Belcher
  • Food Co-Op Memberships
    Food

    How Food Co-Ops Work to Save You Money, Reduce Waste, and Build Community

    Food co-ops are a great place to shop for zero-waste, local, and healthy foods, get involved in your community, and so much more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Sustainable Margarita on National Margarita Day
    Community

    How to Make a Sustainable Margarita on National Margarita Day

    It’s National Margarita Day! If you’re an eco-conscious fan of margs, you’ll be delighted to know that there are so many easy ways to make an eco-friendly margarita.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Recycle guitar strings
    Small Changes

    The Ultimate Guide to Recycling Guitar Strings, Woodwind Reeds, and More

    Keep reading for our guide on how to recycle guitar strings, orchestral strings, woodwind reeds, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Minimalism and Zero Waste Lifestyle
    Living

    Easy Minimalist Lifestyle Tips That Will Also Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

    What do minimalism and zero waste have in common? Well, a lot. Check out a few of our easy lifestyle tips to help declutter and reduce your carbon footprint.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • 'Tiny House Hunters'
    Home

    Tiny Homes For Sale — A Buying Guide to Purchasing Your Dream Residence

    Are you in the market to down-size your current residence? Check out where to start your search for tiny homes that are currently for sale.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Galentine's Day Leslie Knope
    Community

    How to Host Galentine’s Day, Sustainably

    When is Galentine’s Day 2022? Here are all the details on this year’s holiday, plus a few tips on how to host Galentine’s Day, sustainably.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Mask Mandates Litter
    Community

    Mask Mandates Are Not Causing Litter — The System Is

    A new study frames mask mandates as the cause of increased PPE litter — but it's the system that's at fault.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • How to Avoid BPA
    Living

    American BPA Exposure Levels Are Too High — Here’s How to Avoid the Plastic Chemical

    We’ve got you covered with how to avoid BPA exposure, a lot of which comes down to making easy swaps around the house.
    By Sophie Hirsh
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