Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- 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?
This Startup is 3D-Printing Wood Made From Upcycled Sawdust (Exclusive)Forust that is 3D printing wood by upcycling sawdust and other byproducts from the wood industry that would otherwise be considered waste.
IKEA Is Now Buying Back Furniture in the U.K. — How the Program WorksIKEA’s furniture buyback program just expanded to the U.K., with a goal of reducing IKEA’s environmental impact and waste output.
Food Waste-Saving App, Too Good To Go, Expands to More U.S. Cities (Exclusive)Food waste-saving app, Too Good To Go, is expanding beyond New York to other cities nationwide, with plans to debut in more by the end of 2021.
This App Rates Restaurants Based on How Wasteful They Are (Exclusive)Many restaurants produce quite a bit of waste between packaging and utensils, but we spoke with the creator of an app that rates restaurants on sustainability practices.
Biden Proposes We Phase Out Using HFCs as Refrigerants — What Will Replace Them?Most refrigerators run on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which notoriously have a high environmental impact. That said, Biden proposed we phase them out.
What Are the Origins of May Day? Behind the Annual Spring HolidayWhat are the origins of May Day? The annual springtime holiday took place this past weekend, and it has quite a bit of history.
Zero Wasters Will Love This Package-Free Grocery Delivery Service (Exclusive)Jarr, a Vancouver-based business, is a package-free grocery delivery service, and Green Matters was able to catch up with the founder, Emily Sproule.
Are Compostable Bags Really Compostable? What You Need to Know This Int’l Compost Awareness WeekHappy Int’l Compost Awareness Week! Here's everything you need to know about compostable and biodegradable bags.
10 Great Gifts for Your Vegan Friends and RelativesFinding a good gift for a vegan friend or relative isn’t always easy, but there are plenty of fun options out there if you know where to look.
Colorado to Become Second State to Legalize Human CompostingWhat is human composting? Colorado is about to legalize the process, which allows deceased humans to be composted rather than buried or cremated.
Who Gives A Crap About Toilet Paper, Anyway? How This TP Company Is Doing Things Differently — ExclusiveWho Gives A Crap cofounder Danny Alexander tells us more about the sustainable toilet paper brand.
Report Exposes How Sustainable 26 Major Toilet Paper Brands Are — Check Out the Winners and the LosersThe NRDC released its annual Issue with Tissue 2.0 report, ranking toilet paper brands based on sustainability.
This Company Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Sustainable Tiny Homes (Exclusive)Shipping container company SG Blocks recently launched SG Home, a line of sustainable houses and tiny houses made from shipping containers.
6 Sustainable Pillows That Will Help You Rest EasyFinding a sustainable pillow can help you get restful sleep while keeping your conscience relatively clear.
Clean Up Your Daily Regime With Our Clean Skincare GuideIf you're looking to lower your environmental impact in all aspects of your life, our clean skincare guide for Earth Day will help clean up your routine.
Influencers in the Sustainability Space Share Their Earth Day Resolutions (Exclusive)Influencers in the sustainability, low-impact, and eco-friendly space give Earth Day resolutions, to help inspire you to make some this year, too.
Can You Recycle Bike Tires? Here's How to Make Sure Yours Get a Second LifeWhether you have old bike tires that are worse for wear, or if you simply popped yours on a recent ride, here's how to properly recycle bike tires.
Hassle-Free Ways to Recycle Your Shredded PaperWhy is it so difficult to recycle shredded paper? There are things you need to know if you're discarding the contents of your paper shredder.
Pokémon Go Is Observing Sustainability Week — and Rewarding Those Who ParticipateThose who partake in Pokémon Go can participate in sustainability week activities, and receive rewards for recording and submitting their good deeds.
Organizing a Community Cleanup? Here's What You'll Need to DoWhether you're organizing a community cleanup for Earth Day, or if you're hoping to do so in the future, here's what you need to know beforehand.
Our Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Guide For Earth DayIf one of your Earth Day goals is to keep your home clean with clean products, we've compiled a complete guide to sustainable products for your home.
How to Start Going Zero Waste: 7 Steps for BeginnersHere's our beginner’s guide to transitioning to a zero-waste or low-impact lifestyle.
How Do Zero-Waste Shops Work?Zero waste’s increasing popularity has given rise to many businesses dedicated to the purpose of sustainability, but how do they work?
Matchbox Commits to Greener Toy Cars, Packaging, and More by 2030Matchbox cars are getting a green makeover in honor of Earth Day.
Show Your Fur Baby Love By Celebrating National Pet Day This WeekendIf you're looking to show your fur baby some love, celebrate National Pet Day this weekend by treating your cat or dog with these paw-dorable gifts.
How Environmentally Friendly Is Resin? What to Know About the Popular Crafting MaterialCrafting with resin is becoming more and more popular as people pick up the DIY hobby, but is it environmentally-friendly? Everything you need to know about DIY-ing with resin.
Here's Why a Houseboat Might Be a More Sustainable Living OptionIf you're interested in living sustainably on a houseboat, here's everything you need to know about how eco-friendly the lifestyle actually is.
Jane Fonda on How Civil Disobedience Can "Align Your Body With Your Deepest Values"Jane Fonda opened up to Elle about Fire Drill Fridays, civil disobedience, and more.
Is It Actually Possible to Change the Color of Hydrangeas Using Coffee?Hydrangeas are beautiful and highly sought after by home gardeners, but is it really possible to change their color using something as commonplace as coffee?
How Certified B Corps Are Making the Business World More SustainableSome businesses are dedicated to the highest standards of social and environmental viability, but what makes one a certified B Corp?
6 Eco-Friendly Dog Beds to Keep Nap Time SustainableThese eco-friendly dog beds will help keep your dog’s nap time as planet-friendly as possible.
The Best Sustainable Weighted BlanketsWeighted blankets help ease anxiety and relieve tension, but finding the right sustainable version isn’t always easy.
Exploring the Ethical Aspects of SustainabilitySustainability is often touted as a moral imperative in terms of consumerism, but is it really an ethical issue?
Exploring the Secrets of Vertical Vegetable Gardening, From Top to BottomPlanting a vertical vegetable garden is a great way to save space and take your gardening skills to a whole new dimension.
"Lights Out Philly" Is Philadelphia's New Initiative to Protect Migrating BirdsA new initiative called "Lights Out Philly" is protecting migrating birds in Philadelphia by turning off unnecessary lights that could be hazardous.
Counting Down the 6 Best Brands of Ethical Dog FoodWe don’t often think about the ethical ramifications of feeding our pets, but some dog food brands take their commitment to ethics and sustainability very seriously.
Sustainable Easter Baskets, Candy, Eggs, and MoreIf you're celebrating Easter this year, make sure to keep things sustainable with recyclable and biodegradable baskets, eggs, candy and more.
Farm Animals Can Be Self-Sufficient and Sustainable Backyard GardenersSome choose to keep farm animals in their backyards as sustainable and self-sufficient backyard gardeners, to fertilize and cut the grass naturally.
We're Dreaming of a Green Christmas — Sustainable Holiday Tips From an Expert (Exclusive)Although the holiday season can be notoriously wasteful, we exclusively spoke with World Centric's Lauren Olson for sustainable holiday tips.
How Earthships Are Changing the Face of Sustainable LivingEarthships are said to be the new face of sustainable living, but what exactly are they?
If You Stream Your Music, Here's What You Should Do With All Those Old CDsNowadays, most people stream their music digitally. But what are you supposed to do with your old CDs? Here's how to recycle, resell, or reuse them.
How Eco Consulting Can Help Businesses Be More SustainableEco consulting is a fairly new concept in the world of business and it’s helping wayward corporations become more sustainable.
What Are the Six Factors of Sustainability, and How Can We Adhere to Them?Finding true sustainability is the key to achieving future economic, environmental, and societal success, but how can the six factors of sustainability can help us reach those goals?
What Are the Three Pillars of Sustainability, and How Do They Impact Our Daily Lives?The three pillars of sustainability might seem like an abstract concept, but their practical applications are easy for anyone to understand.
You Can Finally Buy Lia, the Flushable, Zero-Waste Pregnancy TestLia, the first biodegradable, flushable, and zero-waste pregnancy test, is finally available.
How Zero-Waste Chef Max La Manna Is Fighting the Climate Crisis With FoodChef Max La Manna keeps his kitchen zero-waste and vegan — and he wrote a book called "More Plants Less Waste" to help you do the same.
These Zero-Waste Influencers Don't Care About Being Perfect: "This Idea of Perfection Is Impossible"Zero-waste influencers can sometimes focus too much on perfectionism — but these bloggers are keeping it real by sharing their trash.
Sustainable Dog Food Brands You’ll Be Happy to Feed Your PupDog food might seem like it’s a one-size-fits-all type of thing, but some brands are far more sustainable than others.
Treat Your Dry Winter Scalp with These Natural RemediesIt's completely natural to suffer from a dry scalp during the cold winter and spring months, but these natural remedies will banish those itchy flakes.