For Fair Trade October, Every Purchase Matters

In 1998, imports of Fair Trade Certified coffee into the U.S. measured 76,059 pounds. Last year, that number came in at a whopping 109,795,363 pounds, meaning two things: the coffee consumption habits of Americans show no sign of slowing down, ...

Proper Disposal Keeps Meds Out of the Waterways

The U.S. EPA recently added antibiotics, sex hormones and other pharmaceuticals to its list of known water contaminants, responding to evidence that trace amounts of medicines have entered the American drinking water supply. So far, chemical concentrations have remained low, ...

The Web's Most Stylish Shopping Bags

Whether you’re hitting the supermarket or the farmers’ market, it can be hard to avoid single-use bags. Many vendors place your purchase straight into a plastic bag, sometimes double-bagging to make heavy purchases easier to carry. While most grocery stores ...

Surprising Uses For 5 Items You Already Have

It’s a safe bet that a dig through your bathroom cabinets, refrigerator or under the sink will yield five everyday household items: baking soda, vinegar, soda water, lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. While it’s easy to rattle off the general ...