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  • March for Science: What You Need to Know

    Fri 12:09pm By Haley Shapley
    2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the March, and Earth Day will get an inaugural march to add to its festivities: the March for Science. Millions of people are expected to join in, from places as far apart as Anchorage, Alaska, to Wangdue, Bhutan. But what…
  • Unique Earth Day Traditions to Start as a Family

    Thu 10:00am By Molly Smith
    When it comes to celebrating Earth Day on April 22, there is no shortage of ways environmentally conscious people choose to honor this day. (Check out the coolest 2017 events around the country here.) When you’re trying to raise young stewards of the planet,…
  • For the Birds: Upcycled Birdhouse Designs

    Wed 9:30am By Patti Roth
    In backyards, wild birds feast in suspended red discs that formerly served as traffic lights. And residential options for feathered families include petite wooden abodes embellished with parts from old skis and ski poles. Innovative artisans are…
  • The Complete Guide to Earth Day 2017

    Tue 10:03am By Haley Shapley
    How are you celebrating Earth Day? You could spend it in the great outdoors (all national parks are free this weekend), or by supporting an eco-friendly company. If you need a little inspiration, we’ve compiled activities all across the country, plus…
  • Busy Moms: Finding the Time to Recycle in the Bathroom

    Mon 7:00am By Wendy Gabriel
    Every mom I know is busy — it’s in our DNA. In order to make sure everyone is where they need to be with everything they need to have, multitasking is a built-in mom job requirement. But when you’re trying to do everything, sometimes important things…
  • Earth Day Home Makeover: 5 Eco-Chic Design Ideas

    Apr 14, 2017, 7:00 am By Lisa Beres
    As a former interior designer, I can confirm that beauty and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. Here are five eco-chic design ideas to cultivate a healthier home. I hope this Earth Day serves as a catalyst for positive change — both in your home…
  • Why Unilever Has Committed to 100% Recyclable Packaging

    Apr 13, 2017, 11:05 am By Madeleine Somerville
    Large brands often bear the brunt of the blame for plastic waste and pollution, and rightly so. Look at any news story about plastic pollution and you can see their handiwork — single-use plastic water bottles littering roadsides, grocery store bags tangled…
  • How Mealworms Could Eat Away Plastic Waste

    Apr 12, 2017, 11:13 am By Chrystal Johnson
    The plastic consumption culture in the United States is getting out of control. Everywhere we turn, we’re surrounded by plastic. Plastic is such a versatile material that it’s used in the production of nearly everything these days. Even if you try to…
  • Green Your Garden: 10 Water-Conscious Design Tips

    Apr 11, 2017, 7:00 am By Lisa Beres
    Note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. How green does your garden grow? If your yard requires an abundance of water to maintain that brightly colored curb appeal, it might…
  • 7 Retailers with Impressive Recycling Programs

    Apr 10, 2017, 7:00 am By Sarah Lozanova
    Although many common household items are easy for most of us to recycle through municipalities, others are more complicated. Some retailers have stepped up by offering recycling programs to encourage wider participation. These seven retailers that recycle…
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