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PFAS and other chemicals found in dollar store products

PFAS and other chemicals found in dollar store products

A huge number of products sold at dollar stores contain harmful chemicals. A study on various products, including toys, electronics and food, found that many contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other harmful chemicals.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Researchers behind the study tested 226 products purchased from five of the most popular dollar stores. They tested the products for […]

Conservation projects on track to score $1 billion

Conservation projects on track to score $1 billion

The new America the Beautiful Challenge will help tribes, territories, states and NGOs apply for grants for conservation projects. The Biden administration plans to use the new $1 billion program to help reach its goal of conserving 30% of U.S. waters and lands by 2030. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Over the next five years, an initial $440 million will fund […]

Vintage-inspired kitchenware from Smithey is built to last

Vintage-inspired kitchenware from Smithey is built to last

Cooking should bring joy. While every experience may not elicit glee, having quality cookware can certainly enhance the experience. Smithey takes the very basic idea of creating long-lasting, durable cookware to the next level with craftsman-style cookware. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The mission of the company began with Founder Isaac Morton and his admiration of vintage ironware. As […]

Made in the USA cotton sheets come from sustainable farming

Made in the USA cotton sheets come from sustainable farming

Producers of high-quality textiles are bringing locally-grown cotton and bedsheets back to America. North Alabama’s Red Land Cotton produces its own home-grown cotton on a third-generation family farm. They create luxury linens like sheets and towels out of their cotton. It’s a sustainable farming operation that aims to change the way we buy cotton home goods. Continue reading below Our […]

3 prefab CLT condos are being built in Canada

3 prefab CLT condos are being built in Canada

The first cross-laminated timber (CLT) condo project in Toronto, Canada will make a big difference in the way people see prefabricated construction. Prefabrication is a highly effective way to create sustainable buildings that use fewer materials. Windmill Development Group, Leader Lan Developments and R-Hauz worked together to create three prefab CLT condo projects to Toronto. Continue reading below Our Featured […]

Amid Hopes and Fears, a Plastics Boom in Appalachia Is On Hold

Amid Hopes and Fears, a Plastics Boom in Appalachia Is On Hold

Karen Gdula lives in the house she grew up in, a modest home on a pretty street in rural western Pennsylvania. Ivy Lane, in her view, is someplace special. “There’s a warmth and a caring,” she said. “We look out for each other.” The street never needed those bonds more than on September 10, 2018. Retired and newly married, Gdula […]

Miller Hull’s EMission Zero program offsets tons of carbon

Miller Hull’s EMission Zero program offsets tons of carbon

A Seattle-based architecture firm has offset 16,679 tons of carbon and counting. The firm, Miller Hull, has focused on sustainability and environmentally-friendly policies since its founding. Its achievement was possible through the firm’s EMission Zero program. This program seeks to eliminate greenhouse gases in the built environment. And so far, the program seems to be a huge success. It’s time […]

Loop Living planters give anyone a green thumb

Loop Living planters give anyone a green thumb

It’s easy to identify the benefits of greening your home inside and out. We’re not talking about green design here (although that’s good too), we’re talking about a green thumb. Israel-based Loop Living founder Elisheva “Eli” Manekin took the trial and error road to growing plants. Her journey resulted in planters that make the brown thumb to green thumb transition easier for […]

Vacation home in Australia is a slice of heaven

Vacation home in Australia is a slice of heaven

You would never know Beach Slice, a modern vacation home, recycles many of its building materials. Located an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Australia, it’s the perfect place to call home. Steffen Welsch Architects designed the home to be a triangular little slice of holiday heaven, or the perfect place to retire. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Beach Slice uses […]

Biomimicry house hints at a solution to the climate crisis

Biomimicry house hints at a solution to the climate crisis

Houses separate us from nature. At least, that’s the idea we’ve had until now. Architecture that uses biomimicry, permaculture and related practices to keep nature in our building spaces offers a green alternative. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos B+H Architects Director of Biomimicry Jamie Miller is an advocate of sustainable building practices like biomimicry to help with the climate […]