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Living a more sustainable life is everyone’s goal. We help you stay informed about the advancements in technology and science that make these choices easier for all.

IKEA Wants to Buy Back Your Used Furniture

From November, IKEA will buy back certain furniture items from its customers to reduce waste. The new circular economy-inspired scheme is launching to coincide...

How to Shop for Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Traditionally, art and creativity have been mediums to test the status quo, to initiate change, to criticize society, and to break taboos. And in...

Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags By End of Next Year

Canadians will need to remember their reusable grocery bags when they go shopping next year; Canada has announced it will ban plastic bags by...

Scientists Are Growing Human Skin to Stop Animal Testing

Researchers have developed a human skin culture system that could help replace animal testing in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Ten Bio Ltd. is a...

The Best Climate Change Documentaries Now Streaming

Millions of students of all ages are studying from home at the moment due to COVID-19. Distanced education can be a challenge. But the...

Study: Global Veganism Could Undo 16 Years of CO2 Emissions

A new study says that global veganism could remove 16 years of fossil fuel-based carbon emissions from the atmosphere by the year 2050. Researchers said...

What Is Biodegradable Fashion?

Notorious for falling apart after a few washes, human rights violations, and polluting the planet, the fast fashion industry is a modern force to...

France to Shut Down All Mink Fur Farms by 2025

France recently announced a complete ban on mink fur farming following an undercover investigation by animal campaigners. French minister Barbara Pompili announced the end of...

New Technology Can Save the Whales from Ship Collisions

New technology could save whales in Southern California waters from ship collisions. Called Whale Safe, the new detection system provides mariners with up to date...

New Film ‘Rogue’ Exposes the Realities of Lion Farming

M.J. Bassett—the director and writer of Lionsgate’s latest film, Rogue—is about as multifaceted as they come. However, she didn’t always aspire to be in film....

Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Coffee

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every year. Whether you drink it black, iced,...

Food Waste Is Everyone’s Problem. Here’s How to Reduce It

The amount of food wasted around the world is predicted to rise by a third before the year 2030. A report by the Boston Consulting...

This New Netflix Documentary May Make You Feel More Hopeful About the Climate Crisis

You know it, we know it, Woody Harrelson knows it—the climate crisis is not being addressed quickly enough by the world’s governments. Negative stories...

Why Is California On Fire?

As deadly wildfires continue to burn on the West Coast of the U.S. in Oregon, Washington, and California, California Gov, Gavin Newsom has said...

Orca That Carried Her Dead Calf for 17 Days Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

A killer whale named Tahlequah captured the world’s attention in August 2018 after she carried her dead newborn calf for 17 days. But now,...

How ‘Team Lioness’ Is Fighting Poaching in Kenya

In Amboseli National Park, a park in southern Kenya known for its clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro, eight women have been helping to protect...

9 Zero-Waste Bathroom Ideas

When you’re trying to live in a sustainable home, no room is too small to have an impact — and with the right ideas,...

An Ad Promoting Veganism Aired During the ‘Survivor Israel’ Finale

An Israeli ad about veganism is estimated to have reached one-third of the population. The ad aired during the season finale of "Survivor Israel"...

Former Fur Trade CEO Calls for Boris Johnson to Ban Fur Sales

Former British Fur Trade Association (BFTA) CEO Mike Moser wants Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban all fur sales. Moser spent over a decade in...

Is Hydroponic Farming Actually Sustainable?

According to the UN, the world is on the brink of its worst food crisis in 50 years. The global food industry is searching for...

Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

It's the Sophie's choice that has plagued shoppers for decades: “Paper or plastic?” You hear this question every time you check out at the...

Can Perennial Vegetables Help Fight Hunger and Climate Change?

Growing healthy, perennial vegetables could help reduce food shortages and fight climate change. But what are perennial vegetables? Perennial plants grow all-year-round and do not...

All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

The Dutch government has agreed that all mink fur farms will close permanently by March 2021. Mink fur farming was first banned in 2013 and...

What Is Factory Farming? Everything You Need to Know

Approximately 70 billion animals are farmed for food around the world every year. Around two-thirds, which is almost 50 billion animals, are raised in...

Made With Palm Oil? There’s a Fine for That Says New UK Bill

UK companies that sell certain products containing palm oil could face a hefty fine. That's according to a new bill proposed by the government. The...

Where Do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Stand on Sustainability?

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made headlines when talking about the meat industry. While speaking to a Trump campaign rally comprised of...

This Documentary Will Change Your Mind About Protein Grown in a Lab

New feature-length documentary, Meat the Future, directed by Liz Marshall, follows the story of Dr. Uma Valeti, a former leading cardiologist, and his lab-grown...

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Is Creating 300 Jobs in Kentucky

High-tech greenhouse developer AppHarvest just opened the world's largest indoor farm in Kentucky, creating 300 full-time permanent jobs. The 2.76-million square foot controlled environment agriculture...

What Happens If Bees Go Extinct?

Although they're little, wild bees are an important keystone species, and many other species depend on them for survival. Consumers can also thank bees...

2 Rescued Beluga Whales Get a New Home

Two belugas will soon be swimming freely in the ocean for the first time in nearly ten years. After their rescue from a Chinese aquarium,...

Controversial ‘Tiger King’ Zoo to Close Indefinitely

Netflix's true crime miniseries, Tiger King explored the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic. Now, the Oklahoma zoo featured in the hit documentary is closing...

Elephant Poaching Falls By 91% in 2 Years in Kenya

Elephant poaching in Kenya has fallen by 91 percent due to effective wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts. So far, just seven elephants have been poached...