Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- Giving your friend a birthday gift shouldn't break the bank. Check out these 7 homemade, sustainable, and ethical birthday presents to gift your friends.
How Recycled Paper Is Made, and How to Make It at HomePaper is one of the most recyclable materials around, but how is recycled paper made? And how can you make it at home?
How to Get a Free Recycling Bin From Your CityIf you don’t own a recycling bin, it’s pretty hard to start the process. Luckily, there are some pretty easy ways to get a free recycling bin.
These Must-Have Gardening Tools Will Make Your Backyard FlourishWhether you're looking to start a garden or ensure that it flourishes year-round, consider buying these must-have gardening tools for your yard.
Vegan Candles: Why Some Aren't Plant-Based and Cruelty-FreeWhy aren't all candles considered vegan? Not all candles are totally plant-based, but we've compiled a few of our favorite vegan soy varieties.
What Are the Best Reusable Produce Bags?With plastic bag bans popping up all over the country, many Americans find themselves looking for reusable options for shopping. But what are some of the best reusable produce bags out there today?
Are Mattresses Recyclable? Here's The Easiest Way to Recycle YoursIt’s sometimes tricky to get rid of an old mattress but what happens if you don’t want to throw it out? How then do you recycle a mattress?
How to Make Rose Water at HomeRose water can be a potent beauty product or flavor enhancer, and it’s actually not that difficult to make your own rose water at home.
Tips, Tricks, and Products Every Sustainable Crafter Should Have up Their SleevesWhether you seriously love crafting or if you're simply obsessed with DIY projects, take a gander at these zero waste craft closet tips and tricks.
6 Zero-Waste Uses for Activated CharcoalTo incorporate activated charcoal into your daily routine, Green Matters compiled a list of six zero-waste ways to use activated charcoal daily.
5 Tech Gadgets That Are Totally Zero-WasteThose seeking out zero-waste tech gadgets should peruse a few of our favorite varieties that are guaranteed to keep you up and running sustainably.
These Simple Thanksgiving Crafts Are Sustainable and InexpensiveIf you're seeking out DIY Thanksgiving crafts to decorate your house sustainably and on the cheap, we've compiled a few of our favorite projects.
Sustainable Companies Giving Back for Black Friday and Cyber MondayFor Black Friday, instead of looking for the cheapest deals, why not support small, sustainable companies who are donating profits to charity?
From Newspaper to Reusable Boxes, These Are the Most Sustainable Gift Wrap AlternativesSingle-use gift wrap is notoriously unsustainable and non-recyclable — instead, opt for these sustainable gift wrap alternatives this holiday season.
Shop These Black-Owned Companies for Black Friday DealsIf you were planning to shop for the holidays this weekend, shop these black-owned businesses on Black Friday for an economically responsible spree.
Do Vegans Eat Honey?Vegans usually don't eat honey — here's everything you need to know about honey, and its impact on animals and the environment.
Vegan Main Dishes to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving TableThese vegan main dish recipes for Thanksgiving will keep your holiday table turkey-free.
The Trick to Getting Rid of Drain Flies NaturallyDrain flies are not a pest that most people are aware they even have until it’s too late. Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to get rid of drain flies that don’t involve calling an exterminator.
Are Carrots Safe for Dogs? Learn About the Powerful Veggie's BenefitsCarrots are a surprisingly appetizing treat for many dogs and they also happen to be one of the healthiest, low-calorie snacks you can feed your canine companion.
Here's How You Can Make Slime, Sans the BoraxIf you're looking for a fun and safe way to play to play with your kids, here's how to make slime without borax, using all-natural ingredients.
Natural Cures for Back PainBack pain is a difficult problem that often has very complicated long-term solutions, but are there other ways to cure back pain naturally, at least in the interim?
These Are the Biggest Composting Cities in the U.S.Whether you're seeking out an eco-conscious new hometown or if you're simply curious, these are the biggest composting cities across the U.S.
Canned vs. Dried Beans: Comparing Price, Nutrition, Sustainability, and PreparationGreen Matters is comparing canned vs. dried beans in terms of price, nutrition, sustainability, and preparation, to help you decide which to buy.
Global Warming Could Mean More Tick-Borne Diseases — Here Are the Best Natural RepellentsA recent study showed that rising temperatures and global warming could mean for more tick-borne diseases — there are our favorite natural repellents.
These Are the Best Cruelty-Free, Zero-Waste MascarasCruelty-free mascaras are easy to find these days — here are some of our favorites, which happen to come in sustainable or refillable packaging.
5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Dog ToysSelecting the right toys for our dogs is no easy task, especially when we’re trying to weed through all the potentially-toxic toys to find the best eco-friendly dog toys.
Why Tiny Homes Are Eco-Friendly — And Why They Sometimes Aren'tTiny houses have become the new big investment when it comes to green living, but are tiny houses really eco-friendly, or another big drain on our limited natural resources?
Here Are a Few Natural Ways to Remove Body Hair, if That's What You PreferIf you prefer a clean-shaven look, there are several ways to remove body hair naturally, to avoid products with chemicals, dyes, or fragrances.
Kristin Chenoweth on Holiday Plans and Her Beloved Rescue Pup — ExclusiveGreen Matters caught up with Broadway actress, Kristin Chenoweth, to discuss her holidays plans and her seriously adorable dog adoption story.
The Best Nontoxic, Organic Pillows on the MarketThere are thousands of different pillows on the market to choose from, but if you’re environmentally or health-conscious, how do you know which ones are nontoxic?
7 Effective, Aluminum-Free Men's DeodorantsBuying the right organic and aluminum-free deodorant is not always easy, but there are some tried and true ways to weed the best from the worst brands.
Can You Compost Paper with Ink?It is assumed that nearly all untreated paper products are inherently compostable, but what about paper with ink?
What Does Biodegradable Mean?Many products are labeled or considered to be biodegradable, but what does this word actually mean?
This Is How You Know That Your Compost Is Officially Ready to UseHow do you know if your compost is ready? You'll know your compost pile is finished and ready to use with these several indicators.
Can You Put Moldy Food in Compost?We all know you shouldn’t eat moldy food — but can that mold adversely affect the delicate bacteria in your compost pile?
How to Build a DIY Indoor Compost BinBuilding your own DIY indoor compost bin is as easy as following a few simple steps and knowing how to balance your compostable materials.
Biodegradable vs. Compostable: What’s the Difference?The terms biodegradable and compostable are not always as interchangeable as people might believe, but what do these words really mean and what’s the difference between them?
Do Indoor Plants Need Special Care in the Winter? 4 Tips Plant Parents Should Abide ByWith outdoor temperatures progressively cooling down, plant parents can keep their green babies healthy with these essential winter plant care tips.
How to Use Compost as FertilizerComposting doesn’t just do wonders towards minimizing your overall waste, it can be used to turn your decomposed trash into one of the best natural fertilizers; and it’s free.
Keep Your Chompers Healthy With These Sustainable Toothbrushes, Toothpastes, and MoreTo further minimize your environmental impact, these sustainable oral care brands are worth investing in, for the sake of your dental health.
What to Do With Old Pumpkins (Hint: They're Not Trash)What can you do with old pumpkins? From composting to donating to zoos, there are endless options to keep them out of the landfill.
Can You Recycle Compostable Containers? Here's How to Dispose of ThemCompostable packaging is becoming more and more popular in restaurants these days, but can this miraculous innovation be recycled, or does it fall into the same trap as its plastic predecessor?
5 Zero-Waste Halloween Ideas to Make for a Sustainable CelebrationCelebrating the holidays sustainably can be tricky, but to celebrate Halloween in an eco-friendly manner, here are five zero-waste Halloween ideas.
Here's the Breakdown of What It's Like to Compost in the WintertimeCan you compost in cold weather? Winter temperatures, ice, and snow will definitely change the breakdown process within your at-home compost heap.
Here's Why There Are So Many Ladybugs in Your House During the WintertimeWhat happens to ladybugs in the wintertime? There's a reason why the red and black bugs are commonly found indoors, when the temperatures start dropping.
Should Compost Have Flies?Flies are assumed to be a natural part of the composting process by many, but are these little buggers actually necessary or are they just a nuisance?
Attention, Parents! These Toy Companies Are Taking a Stand Against PlasticThe toy industry wastes massive amounts of plastic, but these toy companies are taking a stand against the wasteful material and cutting back.
Up Your Sustainable Fall Fashion Game With These Eco-Friendly JacketsAs temperatures are dropping, it's around that time to break out a second layer — augment your autumnal "lewk" with these sustainable fall jackets.
15 Black-Owned Vintage Stores You Can Shop OnlineThese 15 Black-owned online vintage shops will help you get your thrift on.
If You Participate in Amazon Prime Day This Year, Shop These Black-Owned BusinessesIf you decide to participate in Amazon Prime Day 2020, peruse a few of our favorite Black-owned businesses participating in the annual event.