Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- Looking to compost natural waste, but not sure how to get started? Here's a guide on creating your own DIY outdoor compost bin for your backyard.
Big on Gardening? What You Should Know About GlyphosateIs glyphosate safe for humans? The herbicide has attracted a decent amount of attention in recent years for many possible negative side effects.
Landscaping for Beginners: What You Need to Know to Get StartedStarting a new landscaping project involves planning a large number of details, but it’s easy to accomplish as long as you know where to start.
Is Organic Baby Food Really Necessary? Here's What an Expert Says (Exclusive)The battle over whether organic baby food is really necessary continues, so Green Matters spoke with an expert on why buying organic isn't needed.
Rwanda Is One of Few Countries to Manage and Regulate E-Waste on a National LevelThe e-waste problem is a continuous issue, and has gotten increasingly worse — but Rwanda's combatting efforts have been incredibly practical.
How to Adjust Your Rescue Pup: Experts Explain the 3-3-3 Method (Exclusive)Have you heard of the 3-3-3 rule when it comes to bringing home a rescue dog? Here's everything you need to know about adjusting your rescue pup.
Pressure's on for Biden to Back New Clean Water BillWhat is the Water Act? Democratic lawmakers are pressuring President Joe Biden to back new bill that advocates for clean water and new infrastructures.
These Banks Ensure Your Money Is Being Invested Sustainably and EthicallyIf you want to ensure your money is being invested sustainably, open your next account with one of these socially responsible and ethical banks.
Why Your Cucumber Leaves Are Turning Yellow, and How to Make Them Green AgainCucumbers are a nutritious addition to any backyard garden, but what do you do if your formerly verdant cucumber leaves are starting to turn yellow?
CFCs Have Been Illegal For Years Now — Are Aerosols Still Dangerous?Aerosols are notoriously one of the worst household pollutants, but those that contain CFCs have been mostly banned — are they still dangerous?
Everything You Need to Know About Successfully Transplanting a Rose BushRose bushes are beautiful, if not slightly temperamental plants, but transplanting one isn’t as difficult as you might imagine.
How to Grow and Harvest Basil at HomeBasil is a delicious, herbal addition to many dishes, and it happens to be one of the easiest herbs to grow at home.
Here's How You Should Actually Be Disposing of Those Used CondomsAre condoms compostable? It's been a widely debated topic in the zero-waste community, and with Valentine's Day around the corner, we're investigating.
How to Keep Natural Hair Moisturized For a Fully Hydrated LookDry hair got you down? Many types of natural hair could use some help with hydration, so keep it moisturized with these 7 natural beauty tricks.
Is There Mica in Your Makeup? You May Want to Opt for Mica-Free ProductsMica mining often violates child labor laws, but many makeup brands use mica — find out which are mica-free and which ethically source their mica.
How Do Reusable Coffee Filters Work?Different coffee filters can have different impacts on the flavor, aroma, and overall coffee experience, but do reusable filters work any better than disposable ones?
Napping: Is It Actually Good for You?Is napping actually healthy for you? Taking a midday snooze, which is a common practice in many cultures, has a variety of benefits, if done right.
7 Innovative Zero-Waste Toothbrushes That Go Beyond the Bamboo BrushThese innovative zero-waste toothbrushes are more than just bamboo — we've rounded up brushes with reusable handles, replaceable brush heads, electric options, and more.
What Are the Best Human-Grade Dog Food Brands?The dog food industry has more options these days than ever before, but what are the best human-grade brands of dog food?
5 of Our Favorite Sustainable Beauty Innovations From 2021Check out five of our favorite new, innovative, and sustainable beauty products from 2021 (and late 2020).
Will Neom's "The Line" Be the Sustainable City of the Future?The Line is making headlines these days, but is this self-professed “sustainable city” a viable vision of the future or just another impossible dream?
Caring for Poinsettias: How to Keep Them Alive Long After the Holiday SeasonPoinsettia plants make for festive holiday gift, but few know how to properly care for them — here's how to ensure they live past Christmas.
Get Crafty With These Adorable DIY Valentine's Day GiftsWhether you're spending Valentine's Day with your partner, or if you're hanging with your galentines, these DIY gifts are sweet — and sustainable.
How This Affordable Hair Care Brand Ditched Plastic for Aluminum (Exclusive)Eva NYC's hair care product range has completely transitioned from plastic to aluminum packaging, and still manages to be an affordable, zero-waste option.
How Eco-Friendly Is Your Tea Tree Oil? Behind the Skin Care StapleIs tea tree oil sustainable? The natural topical staple cures a variety of skin conditions, but here's how to make sure yours is eco-friendly.
These Are the Best Plant-Based Egg Substitutes for Baking — and EatingAre you vegan or vegetarian, looking for an alternative to eggs? These are the 15 best plant-based egg substitutes, according to longtime vegans.
These Reusable Cotton Rounds Are Sustainable Alternatives to Single-Use Facial WipesReady to switch to reusable cotton rounds? Everything you need to know about reusable cotton rounds, plus 7 of our favorite ones.
The Best Sustainable Face Masks by Slow Fashion BrandsA sustainable cloth face masks can be worn over and over again — here are 10 slow fashion brands making eco-friendly cloth face masks.
How to Ensure Your At-Home Manicure Is Eco-FriendlyAttention, zero-wasters — if you're looking to ensure your grooming habits are eco-friendly, we have a few sustainable nail care tips and tricks.
How to Make Natural Vegan Candles at HomeStore-bought candles are often expensive and not environmentally-friendly, but making your own natural vegan soy candles at home is easy and fun.
Savor the Flavor: What to Do with Used Coffee GroundsCoffee grounds are actually a bit more useful than many people might assume, even beyond their composting capabilities.
How to Dispose of Dog Poop With Zero WasteDog parents are more than familiar with picking up after their pooches, but does all of that waste actually have to go to waste?
How a No Buy Month or Shop Stop Can Help You Live More SustainablyWith so many people in debt and so much excess waste already piling up in landfills, shop stops and no buy months are looking like a great way to kill two birds with one stone.
The Best Reusable Notebooks + How They WorkIf you find yourself going through a lot of notebooks, you might want to invest in a more eco-friendly reusable notebook.
What Are the Most Eco-Friendly Reusable Hand Warmers?Hand warmers are an ingenious way to keep out the cold, but are there such things as reusable hand warmers?
Want to Work in Sustainability? Check Out These Environmental JobsThe future of our planet hangs by a thread, and it is only by adopting more sustainable practices, technologies, and jobs that we can prevent further damage being done.
These Low-Waste Decorating Tips Will Liven Up Your Living SpaceIf you're looking to redo your home in the most guilt-free way imaginable, take a look at these low-waste decorating tips.
7 All-Natural Dog Foods to Keep Your Pup HealthyLooking for the best all-natural dog foods? Here are a few of our favorite options, to keep your pets happy and healthy, at no environmental cost.
Keep Your Baby Looking ~Fresh~ in These Sustainable Baby ClothesWhether you're having your first baby or if you're seeking out an eco-conscious baby shower gift, these sustainable baby clothes are perfect.
The Most Affordable E-Bike: How to Turn Your Bike Into an E-BikeElectric-assist bikes have become a popular, eco-friendly fad in recent years, and upgrading your analog bike into an E-bike is actually easier than you think.
How to Upcycle Those Wire Coat Hangers From the Dry Cleaner'sIf you aren't ready to get rid of and recycle those wire coat hangers from the dry cleaner's or clothing store, here are a few ways to upcycle them.
Are There Reusable or Biodegradable Trash Bags? An InvestigationLiving a low-waste or zero-waste lifestyle means using as many reusable items as possible — that leads us to wonder: do reusable trash bags exist?
A Step-by-Step Guide on Making Your Own Natural CandlesWhether you're looking for a new bathroom fragrance, or if you're seeking out mood lighting for your room, here's how to make natural candles.
Lasagna Gardening Will Effortlessly Help You Develop a Green Thumb, SustainablyWhat is lasagna gardening? Named after the classic Italian dish, this sustainable gardening method helps you compost and recycle materials to better grow your plants.
Is It Possible to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell? How to Make Your Order Plant-BasedWhether you ate fast food before you went vegan, or if you simply want an on-the-go plant-based option, here's how to order a vegan meal at Taco Bell.
Volunteer With These Local Climate Commissions to Help Your Town's EcosystemTackling local climate issues is absolutely vital, in the ongoing fight against climate change — get involved with these local climate commissions.
A Guide to Keeping Backyard ChickensIf you're looking for a sustainable addition to your home, here's a guide on how to keep backyard chickens.
What Kind of Compost Is Good for Gardening?Different composting techniques result in different blend of beneficial bacteria, but what kind of compost is good for gardening?
How to Prepare Compost for GardeningLearning how to prepare compost for gardening requires only a few simple things: time, patience, and a little bit wisdom.
Get the Poop, Er, Scoop on the Best Manure for Vegetable GardeningManure stinks. But is there a green alternative to animal dung? And which manure is best for vegetable gardening?