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Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor enthusiasts are some of the most environmentally-conscious folks out there. Hikers and campers have a certain reverence for nature and its fragile ecosystems. Many follow the ethos of leave no trace — the philosophy of minimizing human impact on the planet. Outdoor lovers are mindful of what they own, why they own it, and what impact their stuff has […]

Earth911 Podcast: Investing for Clean Water Newday Impact’s Doug Heske

Earth911 Podcast: Investing for Clean Water Newday Impact’s Doug Heske

We sit down for another responsible investing conversation with Newday Impact Investing CEO Doug Heske. Our topic is investing to ensure there is enough clean water for humans, animals, and vegetation around the world. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that $472.6 billion of investment is needed by 2035 to continue providing clean safe drinking water, and […]

‘Uncanny’ Art Repurposes Recyclables

‘Uncanny’ Art Repurposes Recyclables

For some innovative upcyclers, aluminum is a favorite material. It is definitely an abundant material — after we pop the top, quench our thirst, and rinse out the residue. If you see some strikingly familiar images within the fanciful flamingo sculptures embellished by artist Francisco Sheuat, you’re on the right track. Perhaps it’s Sprite. Or Fanta. Or AriZona Iced Tea. Can […]

Time for Restaurants to Shift to Sustainable Takeout Packaging

Time for Restaurants to Shift to Sustainable Takeout Packaging

by Paul Kradin, Chief Sustainability Officer, JYBE Customers are complaining loudly that takeout and food delivery packaging is unsustainable. Yet the transition to recyclable and biodegradable takeout packaging is not only imperative, but it’s also easier and more cost-effective than most restaurant companies think. A large and growing number of diners repeatedly assert they would gladly pay more for meals […]

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

Recyclops founder Ryan Smith has a vision for locally grown recycling services. The company’s Uber-like on-demand residential, apartment, and business recycling service is available in 16 states and adds three or more new cities every month. With pickups starting at $12 a month, customers can place plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, and other recyclables in a single-use plastic bag provided by […]

Earth911 Inspiration: How Can I Help the World Today?

Earth911 Inspiration: How Can I Help the World Today?

Today’s Earth911 inspiration is from American environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill: “I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.” Earth911 inspirations. Post them, share your desire to help people think of the planet first, every day. Click the poster to get a larger image. This poster was originally […]

What Are Watersheds? Discover Yours & Help Keep It Clean

What Are Watersheds? Discover Yours & Help Keep It Clean

Watershed. It’s a common enough word, but are you familiar with yours? No matter where you live, your home is in a watershed. And the health of that watershed affects you, your community, and the rest of the planet. Our choices and actions can impact the land a world away. We write on paper that was made from trees cut […]

9 Sustainable Holiday Gifts for the Men in Your Life

9 Sustainable Holiday Gifts for the Men in Your Life

The holiday season is a time for giving and renewal, and you can help the planet by giving environmentally friendly gifts. Here are nine ideas to help you choose sustainable gifts for the men in your life — whether friend, spouse, father, or son — that will help them reduce their impact on the Earth. Society is a long way […]

Earth911 Quiz #49: Bin It?

Earth911 Quiz #49: Bin It?

Every day, we’re presented with recycling questions. Does this bottle go in the recycling bin or does it need special handling? Can I put paper with grease in the recycling bin? In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your knowledge of daily recycling decisions. Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize […]

New Electric Pickup Trucks for 2022

New Electric Pickup Trucks for 2022

2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for truck lovers as more truck manufacturers roll out their new electric models. In the third segment of our four-part series about new EVs in 2022, we’re exploring the soon-to-be burgeoning electric pickup truck market. Pickup trucks are the lifeblood of the U.S. auto industry. In fact, Ford’s F-series has been […]