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Plant-Based Shoes

Plant-Based Shoes

Vegans and vegetarians who want to extend their cruelty-free choices from their diet into their wardrobe have a lot more choices than they did just a few years ago. But when it comes to sustainable shoes, things get a little more complicated. The most common material used for vegan leather is PVC plastic. PVC has a terrible environmental record, and […]

Maven Moment: Easter Food Traditions

Maven Moment: Easter Food Traditions

One of my strongest childhood memories is the celebration of the Easter season. For my family, it lasted from Ash Wednesday through Lent and ended on Easter Sunday. My favorite part of the holiday was Grandma’s cooking and baking. She made mouthwatering homemade pasta and dried it on the beds on top of linen tablecloths before it was cooked. (And […]

The Problems With Glow Sticks

The Problems With Glow Sticks

Initially designed for military and civil security use for emergency lighting, glow sticks have applications as varied as camping lights and night-fishing lures. Yet, you’ll most often see them dangling from the wrists of 7-year-olds at birthday parties or brandished on nightclub dance floors. They’ve become almost synonymous with celebrations like Independence Day, Halloween, and music festivals. But after the […]

Meatless Breakfast & Lunch: An Easy Strategy To Cut Your Carbon Foodprint

Meatless Breakfast & Lunch: An Easy Strategy To Cut Your Carbon Foodprint

Try our meatless breakfast and lunch strategy, with a food-waste elimination twist, to make your footprint transition a success. Cutting meat from your diet and replacing it with plant-based protein is the most impactful change you can make for the planet. But going cold turkey is hard for most people, and often results in backsliding. Meat consumption accounts for up […]

We Earthlings: Saving a Rainforest Lowers CO2 Levels

We Earthlings: Saving a Rainforest Lowers CO2 Levels

Existing rainforests are our most effective natural method to prevent climate change. They process between 1.2 billion and 1.8 billion tons of carbon annually, flushing excess CO2 from the environment. Deforestation destroys the planet’s lungs. Let’s save the rainforests, our planet, and ourselves. Share We Earthling posters to inspire others with your stories. This poster was originally published on November […]

How To Participate in Earth Day 2022

How To Participate in Earth Day 2022

Invest in Our Planet. That’s the theme for Earth Day 2022, coming up on April 22. How are you celebrating Earth Day? There’s so much you can do to invest in our planet, from joining a cleanup, planting trees, and civic action to hosting an event online or in your community. We have a chance to completely rethink everything, from […]

Earth911 Podcast: Future Meat’s Koby Nahmias on Lab-Grown Beef, Chicken, and More

Earth911 Podcast: Future Meat’s Koby Nahmias on Lab-Grown Beef, Chicken, and More

Meat production accounts for the lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions in the human food supply. Meat represents 57% of greenhouse gas emissions generated by feeding people, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Food. Yaakov (“Koby”) Nahmias, is the founder and president of Future Meat Technologies, an Israeli company that grows meat from animal cells in […]

A Stylish Investment: Making Fashion Sustainable

A Stylish Investment: Making Fashion Sustainable

The fashion industry is renowned for its wastefulness and steep environmental impact, but EarthDay.org’s new campaign, Fashion for the Earth, aims to change that. To successfully realign the fashion industry to sustainability, businesses and governments must work together. But consumers also play a role, because even if you have no interest in fashion, you purchase and wear clothing. Invest in […]