FoodThis Tech Company Is Using Its Network To Feed The Hungry And Reduce Waste

A technology company already has a network in place for connecting food to people, and logistics are often the biggest hurdle for restaurants who want to donate their excess food to the hungry. This company is offering their network and social capital to both reduce food waste and make sure the people who need it are getting healthy, quality meals.

By Aimee Lutkin
5 hours ago
Food3 Innovators Reveal How Their Companies Are Changing The Future Of Plant-Based Food

Dominique Barnes, Patrick Brown, and Kimberlie Le are leaders in the food industry focused on how to offer more sustainable alternatives. By leveraging science and food research, they are finding ways to create plant-based shrimp, fish and burger alternatives from natural ingredients. 

By Desiree Kaplan
7 hours ago
HomeHow Ocean-Friendly Gardening Can Save Our Waterways

Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest culprits of ocean pollution. But no matter how far upstream you live, starting an ocean-friendly garden can help protect all waterways and keep runoff from ever reaching the sea.

By Annie Mcbride
1 day ago
HomeHow To Have An All-Natural Yard With Less Work

When my husband and I moved to Colorado, we had to learn how to landscape in an arid climate. Here's how we pulled it off.

By Karen Nevadunsky
1 day ago
Home

Product Test: What's The Best Steel Water Bottle?

We assessed bottles from Klean Kanteen, S'well, MIRA, and Hydroflask and offered an ideal environment for each one.

By Kristin Hunt
1 day ago
Parenting

8 Eco-Friendly Party Supplies For A Sustainable Celebration

Swap your plastic forks for compostable cutlery.

By Kristin Hunt
2 days ago
Parenting

Your Guide To Sustainable Summer Beach Essentials For The Whole Family

Summer's coming! Get ready to be a beach bum with this sustainable gear, from organic towels to recycled sandals the whole family will love.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 days ago
Food

A CSA Farmer Explains Why You Should Sign Up For A Share This Summer

Through community supported agriculture, you can get fresh and local veggies every week.

By Kristin Hunt
3 days ago
News

Costa Rica Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels By 2021

Costa Rica's new president, Carlos Alvarado, plans to eliminate the country's carbon footprint by banning fossil fuels by 2021. While the timeline seems unrealistic, the country is close to fully running on renewable energy, but they have to fix their transportation infrastructure.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
Community

Everything You Need To Know About Organic Sunscreen Before Hitting The Beach

With the summer fast approaching, plans for sunny beach days and long hiking trips are not far away. Before grabbing your next sunscreen off the shelf, read on to learn how to choose the best type of sunscreen while avoiding the sun’s harmful UV rays.

By Desiree Kaplan
4 days ago
Style

'Be Zero' Founder Reveals The Waste-Free Staples She Keeps In Her Purse

Andrea Sanders, founder of Be Zero, knows a thing or two about creating a green beauty regimen. The popular author and educator teaches people every day how to create sustainable and mindful habits. And today, she's giving Green Matters a peek inside her purse.

By Desiree Kaplan
4 days ago
News

Louisiana Creates Unique Plan To Save Its Coast By Diverting Mississippi River

Levees are built to help prevent the overflow of rivers and to save land from storm surges, but they've had a negative effect on Louisiana's wetlands. The state is creating divisions in these levees to bring needed sediment to marshes in order to restore land.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Travel

10 Stunning Hotels From Around The World That Run On Renewable Energy

From Fiji to Africa, hotels all over the world are turning to renewable energy sources like geothermal heating and solar panels. These ten properties offer a green destination for eco-conscious travelers looking to keep their carbon footprints light.

By Desiree Kaplan
5 days ago
Travel

Adventure Travel's March Toward Sustainability

Almost all ecotourism is adventure travel, but not all adventure travel is ecotourism. Fortunately, adventure travel is slowly but surely embracing ecotourism practices.

By Chez Chesak
5 days ago
Travel

A New Farm-to-Table Food Experience In The Riviera Maya

Eco-conscious tourism possibilities in Mexico's Riviera Maya now include immersive, sustainable food experiences.

By Ethan Gelber
5 days ago
Technology

This Smart Technology Makes It Easier For National Parks To Go Green

A recent report called Smart Parks suggests that connecting national parks with sensors and monitors will help offer useful, real-time communication to park visitors while helping park employees keep better track of things like waste management.

By Desiree Kaplan
6 days ago
Technology

The Surprising Way Drones Can Help Fight Climate Change

Drones can do everything from take beautiful photos to deliver your groceries. But their ability to thwart climate change may be the little gadgets' crown achievement.

By Emily Folk
6 days ago
Technology

This Company Wants To Use Elevated Pods Instead Of Cars And Subways

These carbon pods are a system of mass transit that could eliminate pollution and traffic, while saving any city that adopts them an enormous amount of money.

By Aimee Lutkin
6 days ago