Topic: Sustainability

4 Creative Ways to Upcycle Plastic Bottles

Though we are trying to reduce the single-use plastic in our homes, it is sometimes inevitable to have to purchase that 2-liter milk jug or gallon of laundry detergent. So instead of tossing your empty plastic bottles into that big blue recycling bin, here are four fun and unique creations you can make at home.

10 Ways to Help Save Our Oceans

With a staggering 8 million tons of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, it’s safe to say we have some work to do to clean up our act. The good news is there are tons of small changes we can make each and every day to live a little more eco-consciously.

How To Host An Eco-Friendly Party

This holiday season, host a party with pizzazz and purpose with these tips. Check out our favorite sources for eco-friendly invitations, drinks, snacks, decor and ways to give back locally.

How (and Why) to Stop Using Plastic Straws

Over 500 million disposable plastic straws are used every day in the United States alone. Thankfully a handful of companies are making it easier than ever to go plastic straw-free.

Three Earth-Friendly Ways to Send Flowers

Picking up any old bouquet from the florist or your local market may seem straightforward enough, but what you may not realize is those supermarket florals — and even the flowers provided by your local florist — could come with a dark side.

Celebrate Arbor Day with a “Forest Bath”

Trees are pretty amazing — they clean the air, prevent erosion, regulate temperature, and have even been proven to have a calming effect. Learn more about how you can get more trees growing in your neighborhood and celebrate Arbor Day.

Why We Need Dark Skies

Could the constant illumination of our skies be causing detrimental effects to our health and environment? And if so, how can we help?

How to Recycle without a Program

If you’re in an area with a poor or nonexistent recycling program, don’t despair — there are plenty of ways to lessen your burden on the landfills on your own. Here are a few ways you can go rogue and recycle anyway.

New from Adidas: Biosteel Sneakers

Adidas debuts new biodegradable sneakers made of Biosteel — artificial silk — in a move toward greater sustainability. Are you on the wait list?

Reducing Ocean Pollution Starts With You

We’re all familiar with the sad images of plastic bags lining beaches, but what if there was a waste product that was so small it was actually getting into the internal organs of marine life, and becoming part of our food chain?

Subscribe to Avocado Green Magazine

Get updates on fresh content.
Free forever, unsubscribe at any time.