Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- You can learn to print sustainably at home with these handy tips, tricks, and some eco-friendly printing paraphernalia.
Green Circle Salons Will Help You Find a Zero-Waste Haircut, Manicure, and More (Exclusive)Green Circle Salons is a certification program that helps customers find eco-friendly salons.
This New England Hotel Is One of the Most Sustainable in the Country (Exclusive)On behalf of Chevrolet, I stayed in one of the most sustainable hotels across the country, and spoke to the hospitality manager about its practices.
Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly Skincare Brands for Sensitive SkinThere are plenty of skincare products that are cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and made by companies that share your values.
Plastic Toys Have a Greater Impact on the Environment and Human Health Than We ThoughtPlastic toys will keep children happy for hours, but the lingering effects of their production and disposal are seriously harming the environment.
Natural Laundry Boosters: Sustainable Ways to Keep Your Clothes FreshWhat is the best laundry scent booster? We recommend trying these natural, eco-friendly options.
One New Yorker’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure, Thanks to “Stooping” (Exclusive)We recently spoke with the couple who runs the Stooping NYC Instagram page, which helps New Yorkers score free furniture from curbs.
The Olympics Have a Higher Environmental Impact Than You Might ThinkThe Tokyo Olympics is doing is best to be as sustainable as possible, but what is the real environmental impact of the Olympic Games?
Natural Luffas Are a Sustainable Choice — Here's How to Harvest ThemIf you want an exfoliating deep-clean without all the plastic, try harvesting your own luffa from your own garden.
3 DIY Recipes to Make All-Natural Toothpaste at HomeStore-bought toothpaste is expensive and full of needless chemicals, but these DIY recipes will help you make your own toothpaste at home.
Eco-Friendly Weddings: Ways to Keep Your Special Day SustainableYour wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but oftentimes they're super wasteful — here's how to ensure yours is eco-friendly.
The Safest and Most Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Cooking OilDisposing of cooking oil isn’t a matter of just throwing it into the trash — there are various important environmental factors to consider.
5 Ways to Remember to Drink More WaterIf you aren't naturally a water guzzler, there are a few ways you can remember to stay hydrated, whether it be with apps, tracking bottles, or more.
Stay in Touch Sustainably, with Eco-Friendly StationeryWhether you're sending out invites, thank you cards, or if you're simply looking to stay in touch, make sure to secure eco-friendly stationery.
How to See the Full Buck Moon Illuminate the Night Sky This WeekLater this week, on Friday, July 23, 2021, the Buck moon is going to illuminate the night sky with an eerie red hue — here's how to see it.
Why Eco-Friendly MLB Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives in a Van (Exclusive)Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a Volkswagen van in the offseason to keep his lifestyle sustainable.
These DIY Summer Date Night Ideas Are Perfect For Any CoupleIf you're looking for some cheap and creative date night ideas this summer, we've come up with a few DIY options that won't break the bank.
TikTok's New Favorite Hack Is Boiling Potatoes in the Mesh Bag — but Is It Actually Safe?TikTok is the internet's favorite reference for life hacks, and recently, users have been boiling potatoes in mesh bags. But is this really safe?
This Company Is Combatting “Fast Furniture” With Expandable Bed Frames, Couches, and More (Exclusive)Floyd is combatting "fast furniture" with its sustainable, expandable bed frames, couches, shelving systems, and more.
Ditch the Plastic With These 5 Sustainable, Zero-Waste Baby BottlesPlastic bottles are a common choice, but there are many more sustainable, zero-waste baby bottles out there.
Avocados Aren't Just Good On Toast — 5 Reasons Why They're Great for Your Hair, TooHow do avocados benefit your hair? It turns out the widely beloved green fruit makes your hair healthier in several different ways.
Stock Your Kitchen With Our Favorite Compostable, Reusable, and Zero-Waste SpongesIf you're trying to lower your impact in the kitchen, consider stocking up on a few of our favorite compostable, reusable, and zero-waste sponges.
How Sutton Foster's Daughter Inspires Her to Protect the Planet (Exclusive)Sutton Foster, legendary Broadway actress and master crafter, recently shared her Green Routine with Green Matters.
Marie Kondo Shares Organizational Tips and Tricks for Sparking Joy, Sustainably (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke with professional organizer, author, and TV personality, Marie Kondo, on staying organized sustainably, and about her new line.
Celeb Tattoo Artist, Bang Bang, on How Tattoos Can Be More Eco-Friendly (Exclusive)Green Matters caught up with one of New York's most legendary celebrity tattoo artists, Bang Bang, to hear his "Green Routine" and collab with Lightlife.
Celebrate Foraged Foods in Honor of FairWild WeekWhat is Fair Wild Week? From June 21 to June 25, we're celebrating the foraged plants we eat daily, promoting conservation and sustainable harvesting.
Celebrate Summer Solstice and Connect With Nature Through These RitualsIf you're celebrating the first day of summer, welcome the warm weather and celebrate the sunniest season of the year, by practicing these rituals.
Oregon Legalizes Human Composting and Water Cremation for the DepartedOregon’s Governor Kate Brown has signed HB 2574 into law, which permits funeral homes to compost human bodies via natural organic reduction.
Find Out Which Major Supermarkets Are the Most and Least SustainableBrightly just published a sustainability ranking of seven of the biggest American stores: including Aldi, Costco, Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
Yogis Recommend Eco-Friendly Mats for International Yoga Day (Exclusive)We spoke to a number of yoga instructors and influencers to discuss their favorite sustainable mats for International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
Break Out Your Thermos, Because Starbucks Is Finally Accepting Reusable Cups AgainIs Starbucks allowing reusable cups? The coffee chain's discount program is finally back, after it was temporarily abolished due to the pandemic.
Maintaining Grass Sustainably: How Much Water Your Lawn Really NeedsIt's crucial to make sure you aren't over-watering your grass for the sake of your community and the environment — here's how much water it really needs.
‘Building Off the Grid’ Is More Than Just Entertaining TV — the Lifestyle Can Be Sustainable'Building Off the Grid' has been around since 2016, and the show is a great vehicle for teaching people how to live a sustainable lifestyle.
How to Build and Furnish an Eco-Friendly HouseEco-friendly homes are only effective if they possess certain qualities, so what goes into making a house eco-friendly?
Heather Morris Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dishes on New Dark Comedy Podcast (Exclusive)Heather Morris of 'Glee' is constantly using her platform to promote sustainable living, so we interviewed her for our Green Routine series.
How Coffee Grounds Can Boost Your Garden's HealthAdding coffee to your home garden can give even the most stubborn plants a much-needed caffeine boost.
How Home Gardening Can Benefit the EnvironmentGardening can be a very therapeutic way of reconnecting with nature, but did you know that it can also help the environment?
Plant pH: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Gardening With LimeLime can be a difficult tool to use in gardening. So how do you know which plants need it and which would do better without it?
The Biggest Problem In Recycling, According to Recycle Coach (Exclusive)What is the Recycle Coach App? The app informs consumers of local recycling policies, and we spoke with a rep about the problems with recycling.
Am I Being Greenwashed? Sustainable CEOs on the Pitfalls of Greenwashing (Exclusive)You've likely seen products donning environmental certifications, but not all of them are necessarily credible — here's how to tell if you're being greenwashed.
Stay Sunburn-Free This Summer With These Vegan SunscreensIs all sunscreen vegan? Apparently, some varieties aren't free of animal byproducts, so here's how to make sure yours are entirely plant-based.
Darwin's Arch in the Galápagos Islands Has Collapsed, Leaving Locals DevastatedDarwin's Arch is a famous landmark in the Galápagos Islands, and unfortunately, the unusual structure has collapsed — here's what we know.
Your Houseplants May Contain This “Forgotten Fossil Fuel”What is peat? A recent article from 'The Telegraph' states that keeping houseplants may not be as healthy as we thought, due to the use of peat.
Lake Tahoe Volunteers Removed 200 Pounds of Trash in One Day, AloneLake Tahoe, Calif., is one of the U.S.'s most gorgeous natural areas, but the NoCal destination is littered with trash. Here's how to help.
Affordable Bidet Attachments to Take Your Toilet to the Next LevelThere are so many affordable bidet attachments out there that you can easily install on your toilet by yourself — or even take with you on the go.
Artist Plants Dead Trees in NYC Park as Climate Change WarningArtist Maya Lin has planted dead trees throughout New York City's Madison Square Park to convey a haunting message on the effects of climate change.
Rest Your Head in These U.S. Eco-Friendly Airbnbs During Your 2021 TravelsAs travel is becoming increasingly safer, you may be planning some trips — here are eco-friendly Airbnbs to stay at amid your travels.
Expert Gives Tips on Shopping Facebook Marketplace's Secondhand Furniture (Exclusive)Facebook’s Head of Multicultural Communications, Sonia Sroka, gave Green Matters exclusive tips for shopping secondhand furniture on Marketplace.
Treating Your Mom to Flowers on Mother's Day? How to Ensure They're Low-ImpactIf you're buying mom flowers for Mother's Day, make sure to opt for these sustainably-sourced and low-impact flowers, to ensure you're celebrating sustainably.
Balloons Have a High Environmental Impact — What's the Alternative?What is the environmental impact of a balloon? As fun as they are, balloons actually have a high environmental impact — but what are the alternatives?