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Earth Action: Cancel Catalogs

Earth Action: Cancel Catalogs

Earth911 is honoring the 52 years of Earth Day with 52 Actions for the Earth. Each week through Earth Day 2023, we will share an action you can take to invest in the Earth and make your own life more sustainable. Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed a spike in the amount of junk mail you receive. Around […]

Earth911 Podcast: Safe Catch CEO Sean Wittenberg on Making Seafood Sustainable

Earth911 Podcast: Safe Catch CEO Sean Wittenberg on Making Seafood Sustainable

Meet Sean Wittenberg, founder of the seafood company Safe Catch. He started the business with a mission to source safe and sustainable tuna and other fish after his mother was diagnosed with mercury poisoning when she adopted a diet that included frequent servings of canned tuna. Sausalito, Calif.-based Safe Catch offers a wide variety of fish products in cans and […]

Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Is an Infinite Sphere

Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Is an Infinite Sphere

Earth911 is a universal resource that helps you find your own shade of green. We educate and inform consumers, businesses and communities to inspire thought and facilitate earth-positive consumer decisions. Small changes by thousands of individuals will have a lasting, positive impact. More ideas make less waste!

Wood Stoves for Home Heating

Wood Stoves for Home Heating

There are many reasons why natural gas is the most common home heating source in America while fewer than 10% of U.S. homes burn wood as a primary heat source. If your home is in the wood-burning camp, you already know that fireplaces are not the best home heating system. Fuel availability is often the driving force behind choosing to […]

Sustainable Gift-Giving for the Holidays

Sustainable Gift-Giving for the Holidays

We all want to do our part to help the environment. Then the holidays roll around, and POOF! Suddenly our carbon footprint grows bigger than a Yeti’s. We spend too much, stand in line (virtual and IRL), and even feel resentful about holiday gift-giving. How can we stay true to our sustainability values when we’re expected to buy, buy, and […]

Earth911 Quiz #65: Know Your American Environmental History

Earth911 Quiz #65: Know Your American Environmental History

While the nation is ideologically divided on climate change, people throughout our history have acted to protect the land, wildlife, and humans from pollution. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your knowledge of the U.S. environmental leaders who have helped the nation focus on sustaining life on this Earth. Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps […]

CO2 Is Legally a Pollutant Now

CO2 Is Legally a Pollutant Now

Inflation Reduction Act doesn’t sound like the name of a bill to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But the economy is linked to the environment, and the IRA aims to make that link a more sustainable one. Buried in this money bill is a clause that lays the legal foundation for stronger federal oversight of the emissions most significant to climate […]

Fix-It Guy: 3 Easy 5-Minute DIY Appliance Fixes

Fix-It Guy: 3 Easy 5-Minute DIY Appliance Fixes

After 30 years of being an appliance technician, I have found three quick and easy home appliance fixes that anyone can do in under five minutes. They require very few tools and will save you hundreds of dollars and extend the life of your appliances. 1. Gas Stove Burner That Clicks but Won’t Light On a gas stove, it’s very […]

Earth911 Interview: Urvashi Bhatnagar on The Sustainability Scorecard

Earth911 Interview: Urvashi Bhatnagar on The Sustainability Scorecard

Urvashi Bhatnagar, co-author with Paul Anastas of The Sustainability Scorecard: How to Implement and Profit from Unexpected Solutions, explains the four principles for managing and scaling sustainability. These ideas can be applied to build a sustainable business at a startup or large company to accelerate progress toward low- and no-waste products and services. Urvashi discusses reframing business decisions to emphasize […]

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

We have a big problem with metal recycling in the United States. Metal is easy to recycle, but so many people don’t know where to recycle it. So instead, metal ends up in garbage cans, on the side of the road, and in the ocean.  Did you know that only 45% of aluminum beverage cans are recycled in the United […]