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Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

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 grocery store (if you haven’t brought your own reusable or...
The World's Largest Indoor Farm Is Creating 300 Jobs in Kentucky

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 facility is based in Morehead, Eastern Kentucky. A region where...
Nando's Commits to Adding Vegan Options to Fight Climate Change

Nando’s Commits to Adding Vegan Options to Fight Climate Change

Peri-peri chicken restaurant chain Nando's says it will add more plant-based offerings to its menu in an effort to combat climate change. The announcement is part of the chain's new sustainability commitments. The company aims...
40% of People In These 11 EU Countries are Cutting Back on Meat

In 11 European Countries, More Than 40% of People are Eating Less Meat

A new study finds Europeans are consuming less meat. The survey revealed just over 40 percent of consumers living in 11 European countries have either reduced their meat intake or have stopped eating red meat...
Adidas and Allbirds Will Launch the ‘World’s Most Sustainable Shoe’

Adidas and Allbirds Will Launch the ‘World’s Most Sustainable Shoe’

Adidas and Allbirds are teaming up to design and produce the "world's most sustainable shoe." Allbirds—a six-year-old footwear brand based in San Fransico—will collaborate with global sporting giant Adidas to design a new, sustainable shoe....
Sustainable Electricity Source Discovered in Vegan Meat

Sustainable Electricity Storage Discovered in Vegan Meat

Australian researchers are using jackfruit and durian waste to develop a new, sustainable, and ultra-efficient form of electricity storage. The research uses the often discarded cores of tropical fruit as high-performance supercapacitors. This method of...
This Vegan Startup Is Replacing Animal Fats With Plants

This Food Tech Startup Is Replacing Animal Fats With Plants

CUBIQ Foods is aiming to replace animal-based fats with vegan and cultured ingredients. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Raquel Revilla and Andrés Montefeltro, the Barcelona-based food tech startup promotes sustainability, human health, and animal welfare. One...
IKEA Just Shared Its Garden Sphere Design for Free

IKEA Just Shared Its Garden Sphere Design for Free

Blueprints for IKEA's Garden Sphere are available for free download, distribution, and reuse. The product design allows any users to feed an entire street, block, or even neighborhood, depending on population. The Growroom gardening sphere...
Sims 4 Goes Eco With Vertical Gardens and Living Rooftops

Sims 4 Goes Eco With Vertical Gardens and Living Rooftops

Electronic Arts (EA) just announced the launch of a new "Eco Lifestyle Expansion" for the popular video game The Sims 4. The pack allows Sims players to go green by adopting environment-conscious activities and...
Why UK Universities Are Banning Beef En Masse

Why UK Universities Are Banning Beef En Masse

An investigation by the PA news agency finds a growing number of UK universities are banning beef amid environmental concerns. The report shows veganism is becoming more mainstream at educational institutions across the UK. Around half...
Vegan Starbucks Breakfast Sausages Are Coming Soon

Starbucks Is Launching Vegan Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausages

Starbucks has confirmed that plant-based breakfast sandwiches made with vegan Beyond Meat patties will be launching in Canada from March 3. The Beyond Meat, Cheddar and Egg Sandwich will be part of Starbuck's spring menu...
Bill Gates Thinks There’s No Good Reason to Eat Beef Burgers Anymore

Bill Gates Thinks There’s No Good Reason to Eat Beef Burgers Anymore

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, thinks there's no good reason to eat beef burgers anymore. The billionaire philanthropist just appeared in an episode of YouTuber and engineer Mark Rober's show to taste test...
Vegan Leather: Your Definitive Guide to the Best Brands and Styles

Alternatives to Leather: Your Vegan Guide to the Best Brands and Styles

Vegan leather is a rising star in the fashion world. The leather alternatives market is expected to reach $85 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research data. The report highlights increased awareness of the...
New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

A population-wide shift to a vegan diet could reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by as much as 42 percent. This is according to a new University of Otago study. Lead researcher Jono Drew...
Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Hamburgers pose a problem to environmentally-conscious carnivores. Animal agriculture accounts for 14.5 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Cattle raised for meat and dairy...
Robert Downey Jr. Is Going Vegan Now

Robert Downey Jr. Goes Vegan

Robert Downey Jr. has said he's going vegan "for legumes." The Iron Man actor stars in the 2020 film "Dolittle" produced by his wife, Susan Downey. Downey Jr. made the comments while the couple was...
Panera Is Removing Meat From 50% of Its Menu

Panera Is Removing Meat From 50% of Its Menu

American bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread is removing meat from half of its menu. Panera is ditching animal products to make way for additional vegan options. In an interview with Business Insider, Panera CEO Niren Chaudhary...

The Golden Globes Go Vegan for the Environment

The Golden Globes Awards ceremony is going vegan -- for this year's event, at least. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Thursday that the menu at the 77th ceremony will be plant-based...
5 Simple and Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Christmas Tree Out of the Dumpster

The holiday season has come to a close and if you had a real Christmas tree this year, you're probably already thinking about getting rid of it. While you can opt to haul the tree...
IKEA Is Investing $220 Million to Become Climate Positive

IKEA Is Investing $220 Million to Become Climate Positive

IKEA is investing more than $220 million in an effort to become "climate positive." The international home furnishings retail giant announced earlier this month that it would be spending a further $221 million on sustainable...
Beef Is Banned From the Salesforce Conference

Beef Is Banned From the Salesforce Conference

San Francisco-based software company Salesforce has banned beef from its Dreamforce conference. The mega-event, which brings together 171,000 people for four days, celebrates "trailblazers and customer success."  The beef ban saves 9 million gallons of...