Topic: Sustainability

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?

LEGO Goes Renewable Three Years Early

This past May, LEGO shocked the world when they announced they had achieved their goal of balancing their energy use with 100% renewable sources — three years ahead of schedule.

Bees in Danger, And Why it’s a Big Deal

Bees being added to the endangered species list is, in fact, a big deal. Bees are a crucial part of a very complicated ecosystem that gives us our food.

Reduce Emissions & Waste to Help Save Our Planet

If we all started making small choices each day to reduce carbon emissions and waste, we would be well on our way to reversing (or at least slowing) climate change. That’s why we all have to do our part.

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