Sustainable living refers to the lifestyle changes anyone can make to live a "greener" life.
- Plants have so many benefits, and it’s even better when you can find one that is easy to take care of, like a string of turtles plant.
Conquer Clutter for Good: A Room-by-Room Declutter ChecklistAre you tired of the clutter chaos? Use this declutter checklist to bring back the calm. It's got 35 ideas to declutter your home room by room.
New Year's Eve Is a Generally Wasteful Holiday — Check out These Tips for a Sustainable NYENew Year's Eve is a generally wasteful holiday — here's how to ensure your celebration is low-impact this year by thrifting your 'fit and more.
Upcycling YouTuber MaCenna Lee Talks Her Sustainable Candle Line Auden Lueur (Exclusive)Sustainable interior decorating YouTuber MaCenna Lee got candid with Green Matters about making her Auden Lueur candles "part of your life for the long haul."
Kick off Your Crafting Journey With One of These Eco-Friendly Crochet Kits for BeginnersThese easy crochet kits from Target, Etsy, and more, are eco-friendly and perfect for beginners. Stick around to learn more about these kits.
6 Bathroom Plants That Absorb Moisture and Thrive in the Most Humid EnvironmentsYour bathroom is more moisture-dense than other rooms. These plants will appreciate the humidity no matter how often you use your hot water heater.
Dominate the Bed Bug Battle: Using Glue Traps in Tandem With Other RemediesDealing with a bed bug issue? Find out how to use glue traps to eliminate these annoying critters and why the EPA recommends killing them.
Unpacking the Appeal and Concerns: The Truth Behind Wayfair's Low PricesEveryone wants home décor at affordable prices, but have you ever wondered why Wayfair is so cheap? We pull back the curtain on their business model.
Looking to Buy Fresh Flowers? Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Floriculture and AlternativesConsidering the environmental impact of the floriculture industry, those bridal bouquets smell putrid. From dried to faux flowers, let's talk sustainable alternatives.
Things to Do in Tulsa: The Oil Capital of the World Is Surprisingly SustainableKnown for its booming oil industry, Tulsa, Okla., offers plenty of eco-friendly things to do. Visitors can embrace cowboy culture and a sustainable lifestyle!
10 Super Quick Crochet Projects That Can Be Completed in One Hour or LessShort on time? You can crochet coasters, bookmarks, hats, and more in less than an hour. Keep reading to learn more about these quick projects.
Is Mario Badescu Good? Some Think It's Overhyped After Experiencing Concerning Skin IssuesMany beauty bloggers have had adverse experiences with Mario Badescu, while others swear by the cruelty-free company's skincare products.
Is Quince as Sustainable as the Brand Claims? The Truth About This "Luxury for Less" Direct-to-Consumer LabelAs an online factory marketplace, Quince keeps the prices of its "luxury" offerings low, prompting shoppers to wonder if it's legit.
Vegan Caviar – a Sustainable and Delicious Alternative to a Classic DelicacyMade from seaweed and other plant-based ingredients, vegan caviar is an excellent, eco-friendly substitute for traditional caviar.
10 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns to Help You Get Into the Holiday SpiritLooking for the best free Christmas crochet patterns? Keep reading to learn how to make garlands, stockings, ornaments, and more.
Is It Illegal to Collect Rainwater? Why Some States Don’t Allow ItIt’s not against federal law to collect rainwater. However, it’s important to note that some U.S. states have restrictions in place.
These 6 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Perfume Dupes Will Satisfy Your Nose and WalletFrom Chanel N°5 to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille dupes, we've compiled a list of vegan and cruelty-free luxury perfume copycats that don't break the bank.
Do Ethically Sourced Crystals Exist? Cleansing Rituals Can't Sanitize the Dark TruthYour smoky quartz crystal may have been mined unethically, polluting the planet and endangering an underpaid miner. Hunting down ethically sourced crystals is a challenge.
On-Trend Sustainable Fashion That Doesn't Break the Bank? Yes, It Exists!Let's face it, most people aren't looking to thrift every item in their wardrobe. Because of this, lifting up affordable sustainable fashion brands is vital.
Ziplocs Are Actually Reusable — Get Infinite Use Out of Them With This HackReducing single-use plastics is important, but when you must use Ziploc or other single-use bags, you can wash them to extend their life. Here's how.
In Need of Sustainable Outerwear? Consider These Vegan and Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Merino WoolLooking to prioritize animal kindness and climate-conscious consumerism this winter? Then ditch the Merino wool and opt for vegan fabrics like hemp, lyocell, and ramie.
"This Is Where I Draw the Line" — Would You Try Reusable Toilet Paper to Reduce Waste?Reusable toilet paper or "family cloths" are sustainable TP solutions, but are they hygienic? Here's what you should know.
"I Had No Idea" — This Amazon Bag Hack Makes Returns Way EasierDon't throw that Amazon bag out just yet! A viral hack on TikTok shows that you can flip Amazon bags inside out and use them for returns.
A Dentist’s Take on Charcoal Toothpaste: Does It Whiten or Wear Down Your Teeth? (Exclusive)Although charcoal-based tooth-whitening products have become popular over the years, they may actually be damaging your tooth enamel.
Mouthwatering Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts That Everyone Will LoveThe vegan lifestyle doesn't mean giving up delicious traditions. We've got 10 tasty vegan Thanksgiving desserts to please your palate.
Keep Your Stainless Steel Jewelry Sparkling With These Eco-Friendly Household HacksSubtly abrasive items and household ingredients like jewelry cloths, toothpaste, and baking soda can be used to keep stainless steel jewelry squeaky clean.
Are Your Period Pants Safe? Investigation Reveals Potentially Harmful Levels of SilverPotentially concerning levels of silver were found in popular brands of period underwear, including Thinx, Marks & Spencer, and Bodyform.
SCOBY, a Uniquely Slippery Ingredient, Is Key When Making Your Own KombuchaA SCOBY is an acronym for kombucha's most important — and weirdest — ingredient: a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which looks like a raw chicken breast.
Spider Plants Might Not Be Toxic to Cats or Dogs, but You Should Still Be WarySpider plants aren’t toxic to cats or dogs. However, that doesn’t mean that the plant should become your pet’s favorite snack.
The Internet Is Shocked to Learn the Truth About Trapped Water in Plastic BottlesEver heard of "trapped" or "lost" water? One social media user is encouraging people to release water stuck in plastic bottles.
Uganda-Based Company Is Transforming Banana Stems From Waste Into Sustainable FabricTEXFAD, a company based in Uganda, is using banana leaves and stems to make sustainable fabric, which can then be used to make various everyday goods.
How to Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog or Cat: 5 Fun Ideas and DIYs to Check OutThese DIY snuffle mats for dogs are simple to make and will greatly benefit your pet. You just need a towel or some fabric to start.
A Canadian Millionaire Is Building 99 Tiny Homes In His Community to Help the Unhoused (Exclusive)A project to build 99 tiny homes in Canada is helping unhoused community members, but some critics say it's unhealthy for the residents to be so cut off from the rest of society.
Leather Expert Calls Out Coachtopia for Greenwashing on Social Media — Details HereA leather expert who breaks down luxury leather items on social media says Coachtopia bags aren't as sustainable as they're made out to be.
HOA Is Making Homeowner Install Electric Vehicle Charger Outside of GarageA California man wants to pay all the costs for an electric car charger in his garage, but the HOA is putting up a fight. Here's what happened.
With Help From Billie Eilish, Gucci Launches Its First Vegan HandbagMusician Billie Eilish, who is also vegan, is using her influence to promote Gucci's new plant-based handbag, made from a new material.
Happy Howl-O-Ween: Here Are Cheap, Low-Waste, and Easy Costumes For Your PupIf you're looking to dress up your dog for Halloween this year, we've compiled a list of easy, cheap, and low-waste costumes your pup won't hate.
Goodwill's Triumphs and Controversies: What to Know Before You Go Poppin' TagsWe're exploring Goodwill's charitable nature and list of controversies, which allegedly include low wages, executive greed, and discrimination.
The Most Pointless Items Money Can Buy, From Pool Noodle Knives to Banana SlicersDid you know you can buy a banana slicer? That's just one of the many ridiculous products adding to the problem of wasted resources.
Traveling to the Big Apple? These Luxurious NYC Hotels Offer Eco-Friendly AmenitiesCalling all sustainable travelers! NYC is home to a slew of luxurious and Instagram-worthy green hotels, and we rounded up some of the best.
Don’t Know What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkin? Check Out These 10 Fun IdeasThere’s no need to waste your leftover pumpkin. Instead, make pumpkin cream cold foam, create a sugar scrub, or add it to a simmer pot.
Why Do Retailers Use so Many Plastic Bags?! One User Points Out WastePeople on social media are complaining about stores using one plastic bag per item, which creates unnecessary waste.
How Emma Grede and Kris Jenner’s Brand Safely Is Cleaning up the the Home Care Industry (Exclusive)Emma Grede tells Green Matters about the creation and inspiration behind the brand Safely.
These 8 Nutritious Lick Mat Recipes Will Keep Your Dog Happy and HealthyIngredients like peanut butter and pumpkin will keep your pet happy and healthy. Check out these eight nutritious lick mat recipes for dogs.
Woman Thrifts Vintage $800 Designer Top for $6A woman on TikTok discovered a gold vintage Whiting and Davis top for just $6 at a thrift store. Here's what happened.
10 Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil, From Reducing Stress to Hair GrowthPeppermint oil can be used to get rid of pests, clean the house, treat cold symptoms, reduce stress, flavor foods, and more.
Chatting With the Talented Darlings of the Reworked Vintage Clothing Movement (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' reworked vintage clothing designers Maddie West and Brooke Karasack got candid about their sustainable fashion journeys.
10 Things You Can Do With Those Old Jeans in the Back of Your ClosetFound some old jeans in your closet? Try a few DIYs, consider upcycling, or see if you can recycle them.
Recycling Your Socks: Getting Rid of Old Pairs, SustainablyIf you're looking to dispose of old pairs of socks that are ridden with holes, there are many sock recycling programs out there.
Don't Throw Away Your Old Bras — Donate Them to These OrganizationsAlthough giving away used bras feels awkward, don't trash them — instead, these organizations will properly reuse and recycle them.