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Sustainable Road Trip: a Green Getaway to Carmel, California

Some people feel that 3D movies offer the ultimate adventure. ...Lisa BeresMay 21, 2019

The Importance of Kids Being in Nature

Once upon a time, kids of any age returning from ...Alison LuedersMay 21, 2019

Earth911 Podcast, May 20, 2019: Helmm’s Sustainable Antiperspirant for Men

Listen to “Earth911 Podcast, May 20, 2019: Helmm’s Sustainable Antiperspirant ...Earth911May 20, 2019
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The Search for Sustainable Pavers

When people hear the word “pavement,” asphalt and concrete are ...Gemma AlexanderMay 20, 2019

How To Make Concrete From Atmospheric Carbon

Concrete, steel, and myriad other construction materials we take for ...Taylor RatcliffeMay 17, 2019

Earth911 Inspiration: The Greatest Danger to Our Future Is Apathy

Earth911 inspirations. Print them, post them, share your desire to ...Earth911May 17, 2019

Earth911 Podcast, May 17, 2019: The Moses Filter Can Lead Cities to Debris-Free Storm Drains

Listen to “EARTH911 Interview Moses Filter 050919” on Spreaker. The ...Earth911May 17, 2019
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Millennial Politics: Is Climate Change the Most Important Issue?

Some might classify millennials as the generation of high expectations. ...Elizabeth WeissMay 16, 2019

Creative Chefs Dish Out Five Vegan Mac & ‘Cheese’ Recipes

If you are shifting toward plant-based eating, you’ll be delighted ...Patti RothMay 16, 2019
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Earth911 Quiz #56: Does This Go in the Blue Bin?

Editor’s note: Does This Go in the Blue Bin is ...Earth911May 16, 2019

We Earthlings: Yeah, I’m In To Cook Organic

What connects us all? Nature and our shared relationships through ...Earth911May 15, 2019
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Maven Moment: Hand-Me-Down Clothing

The good old-fashioned tradition of hand-me-downs! It is the most ...Earth911May 15, 2019

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Dishwasher Efficiency: Water vs. Energy. Even among the greenest dishwasher manufacturers, there is a trade-off between water and energy efficiency. Which is more important? https://t.co/AJSwTV0B0U https://t.co/DcdoAkhXc0

Dr. Katrina Cornish of American Sustainable Rubber Co. genetically engineered dandelions to produce natural latex in vertical indoor farms in the U.S. for the sporting goods, medical supplies, and tire industries. #innovation #rubber #monoculture https://t.co/TlDnNOib7s https://t.co/0snkGMCsrM

Earth911 Poster -- Print, Share, and get your friends thinking about nature. "In nature there is no waste; everything is connected to everything else; everything must go some place; and there is no such thing as a free lunch." - Dr. Barry Commoner https://t.co/FQZOMSkNPC

Although many environmentally concerned people consider the emissions related to their homes, cars, and food, what about the sustainability of your smartphone? #Sustainability #Smartphone #How&Buy #Earth911 https://t.co/okzgE5r2iX https://t.co/x7BxZtkQYu

Maven Moment: Joanna remembers the value of sharing. Hand-me-down clothes are better for the world than fast-fashion. #Sustainability #frugality https://t.co/UL0QONLRkm https://t.co/YAoYtudDW3

#Carpets are full of complex fibers that make them impossible to break down in landfills. Despite complications, nearly all types of carpet can be #recycled. Depending on the fiber, carpet can be broken down and used to make a new product. https://t.co/nNRua4soSr https://t.co/GqiMk1EfV7