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See the beauty in Trkiye’s plan for sustainable tourism

See the beauty in Trkiye’s plan for sustainable tourism

Travelers often wonder if claims of ecotourism and sustainability are greenwashing. That’s why the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) developed the GSTC Criteria. The organization vets destinations, hotels and tour operators for sustainable management and socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impact. Türkiye, also known as Turkey, became the world’s first government to start developing a national plan with GSTC. The folks at Türkiye Tourism collectively […]

Make takeout greener with these paper food containers

Make takeout greener with these paper food containers

Kari-Out, makers of takeout food packaging containers, invested over $10 million in sustainable paper manufacturing to support their work greening restaurant leftovers. Kari-Out is a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of paper, aluminum and recyclable packaging products for the restaurant takeout industry. The company’s largest investment to date will be used to expand manufacturing capabilities in Kari-Out’s specialty quality packaging […]

Shark deterrent device improves fishing safety

Shark deterrent device improves fishing safety

Fishing is a popular pastime, serving up a combination of required patience along with the rewarding adrenaline of a catch on the line. However, there are certain types of adrenaline even the most dedicated fisherman avoids, including engagement with sharks.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos

Clothes made in Ecuador are reaching the rest of the world

Clothes made in Ecuador are reaching the rest of the world

In the heart of the Andes mountains, ancient cultures developed weaving techniques passed down for generations. These beautiful items are being sustainably made to this day, using the same natural materials and techniques that have worked for thousands of years. One company, EcuaFina, is now selling these items for everyone in the world to enjoy. Continue reading below Our Featured […]

Bitcoin under pressure to adopt more sustainable practices

Bitcoin under pressure to adopt more sustainable practices

Several environmental advocacy groups have launched a campaign to pressure bitcoin miners to change their coding and reduce energy consumption. Led by Environmental Working Group and Greenpeace USA, the campaign claims the massive amount of energy miners use could decrease by 99% with a coding style change.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos According to some reports, bitcoin mining currently […]

Recycling Mystery: Headphones, Earbuds, and Chargers

Recycling Mystery: Headphones, Earbuds, and Chargers

Headphones, earbuds, and chargers have become essential accessories for many of us. Because we go through so many of these accessories, they can add up to a lot of e-waste that contains plastic, metal, rubber, magnets, wiring, and chemicals. None of these materials are good for the environment — whether they end up in landfills or as litter. They need […]

Wild Sounds: The Loss of Sonic Diversity and Why It Matters

Wild Sounds: The Loss of Sonic Diversity and Why It Matters

Sound is made of the most ephemeral stuff on Earth, insubstantial tremors of air. Yet sound is also the great connector and revealer. Because sound waves pass through and around obstacles, they link living beings into sonic information networks. Some of these networks are communicative — songs, music, and speech — and some amount to eavesdropping — predators and competitors […]

Creative Chefs Dish Out Five Vegan Mac & ‘Cheese’ Recipes

Creative Chefs Dish Out Five Vegan Mac & ‘Cheese’ Recipes

If you are shifting toward plant-based eating, you’ll be delighted to know you don’t need to forego a familiar, superbly satisfying, kid-pleasing favorite: macaroni and cheese. Indeed, dairy is referenced right in its name. Even so, this much-adored dish is definitely not left behind in the trendy plant-based realm. It’s firmly in place on meat-free and dairy-free menus. Recipes for […]

Quiz #86: Composting Challenge

Quiz #86: Composting Challenge

By composting, you can reduce the amount of waste in your garbage can and turn your food scraps and lawn clippings into a rich soil amendment for your garden. Do you know what goes in a home compost bin? Challenge your composting knowledge and learn new composting tips in this Earth911 Quiz. Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly […]

Complete ice shelf collapse in Antarctic is a scary signal

Complete ice shelf collapse in Antarctic is a scary signal

What’s cold, as big as Rome and should be firmly rooted in Antarctica? The Conger ice shelf, which collapsed in mid-March due to record high temperatures. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The Conger collapse “is one of the most significant collapse events anywhere in Antarctica since the early 2000s when the Larsen B ice shelf disintegrated,” said Catherine Colello Walker, […]