If Green Cleaners Aren't Cutting It, You Might Need a Cleaning "Re-Set"
Even in the areas that routinely get the natural treatment, there's a time and a place for the big guns.
Aug 26, 2021
IKEA Will Begin Selling Renewable Energy to Homes in Sweden
NEWS
Offering clean energy will greatly contribute to IKEA’s target goal of becoming a net zero company by 2050.
Aug 25, 2021
Look for These 4 Things on the Label Before You Use Any Cleaning Product
While it may not seem like that big of a deal to gloss through all that text and get to cleaning, you could be missing some crucial details.
Aug 24, 2021
Your Detergent Bottle Is Working Against You — and Your Wallet
As it turns out, the majority of people have probably been using far too much laundry detergent for far too long.
Aug 12, 2021
You Should Dig Through Your Own Garbage in the Name of Sustainability
The first step is acknowledging that, sure, this is a little strange.
Aug 8, 2021
This Browser Extension Makes Shopping on Amazon a Lot More Sustainable
The app breaks down the science behind each item you’re considering, then decodes why it matters, category by category.
Aug 7, 2021
10 Items That’ll Make Your Next Grocery Run Easier
You'll be wondering how you ever shopped without them.
Aug 5, 2021
This Is What the Ideal Eco-Friendly Cleaner Looks Like
There are many stages in the lifecycle of a cleaning product, and each stage offers new opportunities to be good to the planet.
Aug 5, 2021
These Prefab Tiny Houses Are Built to Better Withstand Natural Disasters
The tiny homes look like pod houses out of a sci-fi flick.
Aug 2, 2021
Experience Off-Grid Living With This Luxurious Travel Trailer
If you’ve always dreamed of getting away from it all and living off-grid for a little while, there’s no need to scrimp on style.Living Vehicle, a luxury travel trailer company founded in 2017 by husband and wife duo Matthew and Joanna Hofmann, was crafted on the couple’s passion for freedom, and their decade of experience designing and living in mobile spaces. This week, the innovative company announced their 2022 model, which is more akin to a luxury residence than a trailer.
Aug 1, 2021
Olympians Are Currently Sleeping on Cardboard Beds
NEWS
After the world’s most impressive athletes expend all their energy to compete in their respective fields at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, they return to the Olympic Village to get a good night’s sleep on… cardboard beds. It doesn’t seem very glamorous, and to be fair, it’s not. But the cardboard beds in the Olympic Village are actually pretty cool, and incredibly eco-efficient.
Aug 1, 2021
I Didn’t Realize How Much I Loved This Chair Until I Had to Leave It Behind (Bonus: AT Readers Get an Exclusive Discount!)
Shopping
It's supportive enough for the office, stylish enough for the dining room, and durable enough for high-traffic kitchens.
Jul 22, 2021
See the Latest in Sustainable Home Design from the No Waste Challenge Winners
For the third year in a row, IKEA and What Design Can Do have partnered to find the latest in sustainable design through their "No Waste Challenge" contest.
Jul 22, 2021
6 Household Uses for Mint
Whether you have a mint plant growing on your windowsill or a bottle of mint essential oil that you’re not sure what to do with, there are several household uses for the herb. Below, six household uses for mint you may not have thought of before.While you’re at it, also be sure to check out our guides on how to grow herbs indoors, what the best indoor herb growing kits are, and the 10 easiest herbs to grow.
Jul 11, 2021
LEGO Just Designed Its First Brick Made From Recycled Plastic
NEWS
This is a game changer for LEGO.
Jun 28, 2021
Amazon Is Running a Prime Day Deal on the Collapsible Water Bottle I’m Carrying Everywhere All Summer
Bonus: It squeezes into a tiny disc when empty, and it weighs practically nothing.
Jun 21, 2021
How to Properly Throw Out Disposable Face Masks
According to sustainability experts.
Jun 17, 2021
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Jar of Pasta Sauce
The jars are just as versatile as the sauce that comes inside!
Jun 9, 2021
How I Grow More Than a Dozen Types of Vegetables on My 8x4 Back Patio
City living just got that much greener.
Jun 8, 2021
Why The Best Thing For Your Cleaning Routine Is a $3 Diaper
Microfiber cloths are popular for a reason, but they have a real dark side. Here's why cleaning experts think you should quit microfiber and reach for a diaper instead.
Jun 8, 2021
7 Things You Should Never Do With Paper Towels
One of the easiest ways to cut back on single-use paper is realizing that some areas at home are best left untouched by the controversial paper towel.
Jun 7, 2021
I’ll Never Go Back to Paper Towels After Trying These $20 Dishwasher-Safe Alternatives
Spoiler alert: You're about to save a lot of money!
Jun 3, 2021
6 Little (But Totally Effective) Ways to Make Going Green a Lifelong Habit
According to experts.
May 24, 2021
5 Easy Ways to Make Your Work-From-Home Setup More Eco-Friendly
According to experts.
May 28, 2021
The Smartest Thing You Can Do With a Food Storage Container Missing Its Lid
Tupperware lids are like the socks of the kitchen with how they disappear into thin air.
May 20, 2021
5 Things You Shouldn't Do at the Farmers Market, According to a Pro
You've probably done at least one of them.
May 18, 2021
This $20 Solution Let Me Channel the Dream of Line-Drying My Sheets in Fresh Air
I wanted to harness the power of the sun to help whiten my sheets, and for the breeze outside to infuse them with the scent of fresh air.
May 17, 2021
The First Thing I Do With My Nightstand Water Every Morning
I've discovered one way to add a win/win moment to my morning routine.
May 17, 2021
If You Have a Window, You Can Compost — Here's How to Get Started Now
Plus, what master composters want you to know about smells.
May 14, 2021
14 Cleaning Product Label Buzzwords and What They Really Mean
When it comes to important values like protecting the earth and safeguarding your family's health, greenwashing makes things murky.
May 14, 2021
4 Tools That Helped Me Finally Eat All My Produce Before It Went Bad
And save so much money in the process.
May 13, 2021
5 Things You Can Buy at a Thrift Store to Organize Your Kitchen
Each of the five suggestions below are commonly found in resale retail, and they just might be what you need to get your kitchen under control.
May 13, 2021
One Question to Ask If You Want to Take Green Living to the Next Level
According to an expert.
May 5, 2021
Bamboo Paper Products Are a Trendy, Eco-Friendly Solution
Bamboo paper products look the same as traditional paper products, and they work as just as well as traditional paper products, but are they actually better for the environment?
May 5, 2021
There Has Never Been a Better Time to Install a Green Roof
Take your new gardening hobby to new heights.
Apr 29, 2021
10 Furniture Items You Should Consider Buying Secondhand
According to designers, old is often > new.
Apr 29, 2021
This $35 Laundry Accessory Makes My Microfiber Cloth Habit Way Greener
It's a simple way to prevent the pollution of our planet from right inside your laundry room.
Apr 26, 2021
6 Ways to Make Your Dog's Routine Even Greener and More Eco-Friendly
From recycled leashes to cricket treats.
Apr 26, 2021
A New Sustainable Home Goods Shop Just Launched Online
Introducing Shades of Green, an online home goods shop with a user-friendly sustainability evaluation system.
Apr 25, 2021
Inside the Rise of “No-Buy” Neighborhood Groups
Where else can you find sourdough, pianos, and a new way to live — for free?
Apr 24, 2021
7 Everyday Items You Might Not Realize You Can Reuse
Save money and the environment in one go!
Apr 24, 2021
The Best Places to Buy Stylish Sustainable-Minded Home Decor Online
According to interior designers!
Apr 24, 2021
Behold, a Kitchen Appliance That Converts Waste Into Soil Within 24 Hours
Pela has announced the launch of Lomi, a sustainable new kitchen composter.
Apr 23, 2021
6 Everyday Habits You Might Not Realize Are Hurting the Environment
And how to change them for good.
Apr 23, 2021
The Company Store Is Going Green with a New Bedding Collection
What better way to celebrate Earth Month than with a soft-meets-sustainable comforter upgrade!?
Apr 23, 2021
One Eco-Friendly Thing You Can Do This Weekend
Weekend Projects
It actually involves doing nothing at all.
Apr 22, 2021
This New Online Marketplace Has Your Sustainable Home Needs Covered
For Earth Day and every day!
Apr 22, 2021
This New Service Wants to Make Online Shopping Even Greener
Say goodbye to cardboard boxes and eco-guilt.
Apr 22, 2021
Environmental Racism Is Everybody's Problem — Here Are 5 Ways to Fight It
Natural resources, such as water and even the very air we breathe in this country are a matter of inequality — and this has become a matter of life and death.
Apr 22, 2021
30 Small Ways to Green Your Cleaning Routine
The great news is, being an eco-friendly cleaner isn't all or nothing. You can make small shifts to improve the impact your cleaning routine has on the environment.
Apr 21, 2021
10 Home Finds So Luxe You’d Never Guess They Were Made From Recycled Plastic
And they don't cost a fortune either!
Apr 21, 2021
6 Easy Switches and Upgrades That Will Help You Save Money and Energy
According to sustainability experts.
Apr 19, 2021
Two Times When "Biodegradable" Doesn't Actually Mean Biodegradable
If you're buying bamboo toothbrushes and dish cloths to help the planet, here are a few things you should know to make sure your eco-friendly intentions actually help the environment.
Apr 16, 2021
7 Easy Ways to Reuse Water at Home, Starting With Your Cooking Water
These tips will feel like second nature.
Apr 17, 2021
The Eco-Friendly Home Feature That's Worth Every Penny
Do you have one?
Apr 12, 2021
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Repurpose
From console tables transformed into bathroom sink cabinets to blanket boxes turned into side tables and more!
Apr 14, 2021
This Is The Most Unique, Sustainable Pantry You've Ever Seen
If you have blank wall space and like to upcycle, you can have a vintage, one-of-a-kind pantry.
Apr 13, 2021
This House Built Out of Straw Bale Is a Lovely Sustainable Home
Green House Tour
It was important to Julia and John to build a house in a way that was respectful of the environment and that would be sustainable to live in long-term. It took three years from when they started building to before they were able to move in, but it's because they did nearly all the work themselves while working full-time jobs.
Apr 13, 2021
Starbucks Is Launching a Borrow-A-Cup Program to Reduce Waste
The coffee franchise is launching a borrow-and-return trial in the Seattle area to see just how much the company can cut down on plastic waste.
Apr 12, 2021
5 Affordable Decorating Tips That Are Zero Waste, According to Reddit
The r/ZeroWaste community knows their stuff.
Apr 12, 2021
9 Plastic Wrap Alternatives
We hate to hear it, but it’s the truth: Plastic wrap is bad for the environment. So for a more sustainable kitchen, we’ve been switching to reusable alternatives. Don’t know where to start when it comes to replacing your disposable plastic wrap? Then check out the ideas below.For smaller items, repurposed glass jars work perfectly. They have the see-through nature of plastic wrap and can be popped in the dishwasher after being used.
Apr 12, 2021
It's Time Cork Flooring "Popped" Up in More Homes, and Here's Why
This trusty, do-it-all material is perfect for your home!
Apr 11, 2021
10 Easy, Money-Saving Changes That Will Make Your Kitchen Much Greener
Why pick between being eco-conscious and thrifty when you can do both?
Apr 7, 2021
This Is the One Easy, Sustainable Swap You Can Make at Home
According to interior designers!
Apr 7, 2021
This Is Why You Shouldn't Mix Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
Combining soda and vinegar won’t hurt anyone — but don’t expect the mixture to do a good job cleaning, either.
Apr 5, 2021
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Egg Carton
It has a surprisingly versatile second life.
Apr 1, 2021
Here Are 7 Simple Lessons That Will Help Brand New Plant Parents
Less stress, more greenery.
Mar 23, 2021
The “Green” Features That Will Make Your Home Easier to Sell
According to real estate agents.
Mar 23, 2021
6 At-Home Habits You Already Have That Are Also Helping Your Plants
According to experts.
Mar 17, 2021