How We Can Use Food Waste for Energy
Would you believe me if I told you that every time you took a bite of food, you were dispersing energy? Just like energy coursing through cables, your food has energy too! The sound that your food makes while you eat it, the heat you feel in your mouth, it’s all just energy! According to […]
Falling Fearless-ly Back Into Nature
Taylor Swift's "Folklore" and "Evermore" reconnects us to nature in ways we need more than ever.
Why Plastic Straws Aren’t the Real Problem
The topic of plastic straws became a buzzword in the environmental world when a plastic straw ban was released in Washington in January of 2019. Other states have since implemented a partial ban – working towards a complete ban over time. Since then, straws have become the symbol of plastic waste for many organizations, and […]
Snacks that Taste Good and Feel Good
Let’s talk about something very important – our snacks. I don’t know about you, but my snacks are what keeps me going when I have a really busy day… which for me is every day. Snacks make or break my entire vibe – so it is very important to me that they are not only […]
How to Use Instagram to Inspire Action
Since its inception in 2010, Instagram has become one of the fastest-growing and most-used apps year after year. What started as nothing more than a space to share fun photos has become a powerful marketing tool for businesses, brands, and people. The app is great for businesses and their marketing, but it’s become so much […]
How the Suez Canal Impacts our Planet
On March 23, 2021, Evergreen Marine’s container ship Ever Given found itself wedged between both banks of Egypt’s Suez Canal. With the bow of the ship running aground and the stern swinging itself towards the opposite shore, this massive 1,312-foot, 220,000-ton ship was stuck in a major way. For six and a half long days, […]
Earth Day Your Way: 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2021
Warm weather is back and just in time for Earth Day! As we start to return to “normal” lives, let’s think back on why this holiday was started in the first place. In the 1960s, more and more people were starting to realize the effect that pollution had on the planet, so they decided to […]
The Best Furniture for a Stylish & Conscious Home
Furnishing your home is often a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, there are a wide variety of affordable, beautiful, and planet-friendly furniture brands that will quickly have you kicking back in style. You might be asking where? Well, we’ve done the research for you. With that being said, here are Planet […]
How the Shipping Sector Can Become Our Next Major Earthshot
Many of you might relate to this: A while back I was tagged in a photo on social media that had no business seeing the light of day. I knew I had packed on some weight, was losing my hair, and dealing with all the other fun things age brings, but it wasn’t until I […]
This Plant-Based Product is Nacho Average Cheese
Oakland-based entrepreneur Ashley Kirk has a vegan friendly cheese that's perfect for nachos, mac & cheese, and more!
How to Be a Planet-Friendly New Yorker
Having lived in NY my entire life, I’ve seen the state and city go through many changes. One of the most noticeable changes has always been the level of waste you can see when going about your travels and daily routine. Rather than focusing on the negatives, let’s focus on the positives. New Yorkers have […]
Getting Wasted: Recycling at Fordham University
Being in college, there are many limitations on the things you have, the things you can do, and the ways you can do them. Many college students do not have the ability to cook, or they have very minimal options for means of a kitchen. Typically they just have access to a microwave and a […]
What Can We do about Overfishing Right Now?
When I was a kid, I wanted to learn how to fish. I would see it in the movies or at the pond in my hometown, where parents and children laughed as they reeled in their catches, small but nevertheless meaningful. As I got older, I saw less and less people doing it for fun, […]
Electric Vehicles: The Future is Now!
Since the turn of the 21st century, hybrid and then all-electric vehicles have been gaining popularity among both auto manufacturers and consumers. In 1997, Toyota debuted the Prius, the first mass produced hybrid vehicle, thus laying the groundwork for the slew of hybrid and all electrical vehicles we’re familiar with now. Rapid innovation in batteries, […]
What You Need to Know about Reusable Grocery Bags
Many states have recently banned single use plastic bags and now charge a small fee for alternative brown paper bags. For me in New York, that fee ranges anywhere from 5 cents to 50 cents per bag. This was done in an effort to make the transition to reusable bags that much more motivating to […]
Bein the Know When it Comes to GMOs
GMOs. What are they? Are they good or bad? Here's what you need to know.
K-Pop Superstars Blackpink Go Green with Climate Action Statement
K-Pop superstars Blackpink call their fans to action in a statement about climate change.
How to Be Eco-Friendly in College
If you too are struggling with balancing saving money, trying to be an adult and manage all of your responsibilities and still be eco-friendly with your actions, this should hopefully give you an idea on how to best approach this very apparent struggle! For a little bit of background on me, I just graduated from […]
How My City Recycles: New Rochelle, NY
Before we talk about how my city recycles, let me tell you about why I wanted to delve into this! Having lived in Westchester, New York my whole life, I feel passionately about the area and it’s preservation. I grew up in the city of Yonkers and moved to the city of New Rochelle when […]
What the World Can Learn From Africa’s Earthshots
When you think of environmental solutions, the continent of Africa likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, you may not have even considered it at all. But Africa is doing a lot of things right when it comes to creating a brighter future, for both their people and the planet. In […]
Sustainable Warehousing Solutions: How warehouses can go green
Spending most of my teens and twenties in the relocation industry, there isn’t a single warehousing position I haven’t experienced. From sweeping floors to sales floors, I’ve seen first-hand the inner workings of warehousing in the United States. I have witnessed and felt the back-breaking grind the good, hard working people of this industry go […]
What Diet is Best For The Environment?
As of late, we have all been more aware of our impact on the planet. Many of us, being trapped at home, have adapted our lifestyles and changed the way we do things. Personally, I’ve adapted to quite a few sustainable alternatives to wasteful things I was doing previously. For example, I no longer use […]
Eco-Friendly YouTubers You HAVE to Watch
I used to spend so much time, money and resources shopping. I often did not think about my purchases or consider if I really needed or wanted what I was buying. I just bought for the purpose of buying. Which is horrible for your finances and for your environmental impact. I’m not sure that I […]
Minimalism: Why it’s About More Than Aesthetics
Minimalism is a very popular trend as of recently and mainly it’s for the aesthetics. Many resources claim that by living a ‘simple’ life you will be happier and more fulfilled. Essentially, your life will not be cluttered by arbitrary material possessions and you can live a better life, or so they say. Minimalism was […]
Ode to Oat Milk: The Environmental Benefits of Dairy Alternatives
Dairy alternatives like oat milk and almond milk are growing in popularity. Which is better for your health and the environment?
Planet Home X regen·era rising
Here at Planet Home, we’ve always believed that art has the power to inspire people to take action and create a brighter future for our planet. At our past event, we linked up with artists and experience builders to develop immersive experiences that creatively present solutions to our planet’s challenges. Together we created our community’s […]
TikTok Challenge Inspires Global Trash Clean-Up
A viral TikTok video is inspiring young people around the world to pick up trash. Planet Home interviewed Daniel Toben to get his story.
What You Need to Know About Ecotourism
The Hidden Dangers of Ecotourism I want you to close your eyes and imagine your ideal vacation. Now that you’ve done that, think of some of the places and experiences that ideal vacation involves. If you’re anything like me or the rest of the world, that vacation probably involves a beach, nature, or just being […]
This or That: Easy Substitutions for Wasteful Items
There is a huge misconception that being eco-friendly and making environmentally conscious decisions involves a great deal of effort and constant energy. So many people do not make any efforts to be more environmentally friendly because they believe that it is an all or nothing deal. This could not be further from the truth! Every […]
The Pressing Plastic Problem
Building Blocks Whether you are aware of it or not, the recycling system around the globe is flawed. Even when we think we’re doing our part to save the planet, much of our plastic is no longer used again and ends up in landfills. But there might be a solution: plastic bricks. No, this isn’t […]
How Cactus Leather Is Piercing The Fashion Industry
What do cacti and cows have in common? At first glance, very little — but believe it or not, both of these things are used to make different types of leather. In 2019, two entrepreneurs in Mexico pioneered the process of turning cacti into an animal-free alternative to leather. Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez […]
6 Subscription Boxes to Make Everyday Life More Eco-Friendly
6 Subscription Boxes to Make Everyday Life More Eco-Friendly The hard work and dedication required to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly life can often feel overwhelming. Between feeding yourself and your family, caring for your pets, maintaining your health and hygiene, and keeping your home clean, it takes quite a bit to keep you up […]
Singapore Smart City to Reduce Carbon Footprint
While the hustle and bustle of city life is alluring, dense populations and excessive pollution can make urban spaces some of the least environmentally friendly destinations. Enter smart cities, urban areas that utilize advanced technology to enhance the lives of citizens and reduce carbon emissions. Predicted to be up and running by 2023, Singapore’s innovative […]
How to Spot Greenwashing
Lots of brands claim to be eco-friendly to attract consumers. Knowing how to spot greenwashing will help you know which brands you can trust.
Which Diet Trend is *Actually* Good for You?
Keto, paleo, pescatarian, vegan. With so many diet trends out there, which is best for your health and the environment?
Should We Eat Less Beef?
Eating less beef has proven health and environmental benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and a smaller carbon footprint.
Make the most out of spring cleaning with these resale sites
Spring is coming, and with it comes major wardrobe changes. As the world grows greener and more refreshing, the time for sundresses and bright sweaters, and the strong urge to clean out the old to make space for the new begins to rear its transformative head.
Is Lab-Grown Wood The Solution to Deforestation?
Have you ever considered the amount of resources, energy, and effort that goes into making your wooden furniture?
Environmental Conditions and Food Security
Food security, or having physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food, is becoming increasingly threatened as atmospheric conditions shift.
How Amsterdam’s Economics Could Benefit the Planet
In economics, many discuss the externalities of producing and consuming. An externality is an unintended impact of an action and when discussed in a negative light, usually has to do with degrading the environment.
Bigger Tech, Smaller Footprint
Apple. Microsoft. Tesla. SpaceX. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard their names by now.
Top 5 Reasons to Spend Time in Nature
There it is. The dreaded notification confirming that even the computerized Netflix robot has noticed your incessant TV binging.
Green Cities: The Solution to Urban Growth?
The city is an eclectic and lively urban playground. Offering job opportunities, culture, and convenience—it’s not surprising that most of the world has chosen to make the city their home.
Why the Ocean is Important to Me
I’ve been drawn to the ocean for as long as I can remember. I was the little girl who watched nature documentaries instead of cartoons. I loved Animal Planet and spent most of my free time watching it, specifically the shows about the ocean. Despite being absolutely infatuated with the ocean, I also feared it. […]
Biodiversity: A Loss We Can’t Withstand
On this planet, there are millions of species. As staggering as that number may be, there once were even more roaming the planet.
A Love Letter to the Night Sky
From colorful sunsets to starry nights, the sky is a natural beauty that we don't always take the time to appreciate.
How Seaweed Can Reduce Cows’ Methane Emissions
Cows produce methane emissions that harm the atmosphere and our planet. Scientists are addressing the issue - with seaweed!
A Lover Letter to Microbes
Microbes are the origin of all life on Earth. This microbiologist shares her passion for microbes and what they mean to the world.
A Love Letter to Nature’s Little Things
Being locked down during a pandemic has made us appreciate all the little things nature gives us.
A Love Letter to the Ocean, from a Marine Biologist
Julianna fell in love with the ocean years ago. Today, she's a seasoned diver and on track to be a marine biologist.
A Love Letter to America’s Waterways
Growing up in Long Island, New York, I have always felt a connection to the water. One of my earliest and most fond memories is watching the ferries and fishermen depart Port Jefferson Harbor on a brisk fall morning, disappearing into the fog as the sun rose over the Sound. Taking yearly field and family […]
How Jellyfish Can Help Us In the Fight Against Plastic Pollution
Jellyfish, the scary, stinging, umbrella-like blobs that keep floating all over the ocean, have always terrified me. After seeing so many movies and tv shows about how bad their stings can be, I’ve decided to keep my distance from them as much as I can. However, as problematic as they are, these jellyfish are a […]
A Love Letter to Renewable Energy
Renewable energy has a special place in this chemical engineer's heart.
4 Vegan Fashion Brands You Need to Know About
Being vegan is in style these days. Fashion brands big and small are meeting the moment with vegan-friendly materials and products.
Planet-Friendly PPE: Startup Makes Biodegradable Face Mask
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, the world has become even more dependent on personal protective equipment. Before the pandemic, PPE was a thing of hospitals, dental offices, veterinarian offices, and laboratories. Now, they’re everywhere, and I think we’ve all seen gloves or a face mask on the ground in a parking lot. Luckily, […]
Impossible Burgers and Beyond: How meat substitutes stack up against the real deal
Regardless of race, creed, or cultural background, the vast majority of us were raised as meat eaters. Like many of yours, my parents followed the traditional Western diet: One portion of meat, one portion of veggies, and some kind of grain. “Now, go do your homework!” Speaking of homework, raise your hand if you remember […]
10 Things that Give Us Hope for 2021
From the revival of endangered species to green leadership, there's lots of great news for the planet in the year ahead.
An Expert’s Opinion on Animal-Free Fashion (Interview with Kym Canter, CCO)
Fur and leather are being replaced by animal-free alternatives. Planet Home interviewed expert and fashion exec Kym Canter for her thoughts.
Your Period and the Planet: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Feminine Care
When it's "that time of the month," consider these eco-friendly period products that help you manage your flow and protect the planet.
Why Cities Need Green Spaces
One summer I was walking around my neighborhood and passed by a beautiful garden on 132nd St. The gates were open so I wandered in and sat on a beach watching the fish in the koi pond. The gentleman who tended to this garden was kind enough to answer my many questions about this space. […]
Myths About Going and Being Vegan
In my experience, people go vegan for three main reasons: health, environmental impact, or impact on animals. All three are valid reasons. Going and being vegan is a controversial topic; the comment sections under videos or articles about vegan recipes on social media are mostly complaints and rhetorical questions from those who don’t understand why […]
Hydrogen-Electric Flights: What Does This Mean for the Future of Air Travel?
Have you ever had a power cut for over eight hours? Every other day? Doing most of my schooling in India, I was always amused with how the power would go out so frequently and so variably as well, I mean, you’re working on an assignment on your PC and then out of nowhere boom! […]
Review: I Am Greta
In August of 2018, a young Swedish girl could be found sitting outside the parliament building in Stockholm, Sweden with a sign that read “School Strike for the Climate.” While few knew who she was back then, the world now knows her by one name: Greta. Teen climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg has quickly […]
People Over Plastic: Why Corporations Are Banning Single-Use Plastics
Do you hear the birds chirping? Have you noticed how clear the water is lately? The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us so much about the way we live our lives on our Planet Home. I mean, pre-COVID, I can’t even remember the last time I saw a bird other than a pigeon or a crow. […]
Steven Kotler’s “The Art of Impossible” is a How-To Guide on Making Any Dream a Reality
Solutionist Steven Kotler's "The Art of Impossible" reveals what it takes to accomplish your dreams, no matter how big.
New Years Resolutions for Making a Positive Impact
New years resolutions help us make positive changes in our lives. These resolutions help you make a positive impact on the planet, too!
Is Sustainability Dead? (Sustainable vs. Regenerative)
Working towards a more sustainable lifestyle is very popular right now, but is it enough? Sustainability has historically been the goal of eco-friendly movements, but now there is a newfound effort on the need for regenerative efforts. Regenerative programs are more aggressive than sustainable programs, sustainability by definition means to maintain the current state of […]
Countries Around the World Pledge to Plant Trees
Trees have been human’s trusty friends for centuries. Whether serving as a place to curl up with a good book or to take a short snooze, trees have always been there for us, but is it possible that they can help save the planet, too? With only 10 years left to halt irreversible damage to […]
Planet Over Profit: Corporations Making Changes for the Environment
Corporations have a major impact on the environment. These companies are aiming to be more sustainable.
10 Ways To Use Less Water
Water is everywhere. 71% of the Earth is covered with it. The problem is that most of that is undrinkable saltwater. Only 0.5% of Earth’s water is fresh and accessible. As the world’s population increases, so do our water needs. We have the same amount of water available to us as the dinosaurs. More isn’t […]
Shaken, Not Stirred: How a newly discovered “enzyme cocktail” may solve our plastic problem
Week in and week out you put your recycling out, yet somehow the plastic problem plaguing our planet continues to grow. While the world is slowly shifting towards biodegradable packing, the exorbitant amount of plastic polluting our land, air, and oceans will require innovation and ingenuity as well as all of our help. The Centre […]
What You Need to Know About Recycling Beauty Products, According to an Expert
There is still much-needed room for improvement in America when it comes to recycling, as approximately 80% of the things that Americans dispose of in the trash can be recycled. Recycling can pave the way for a brighter future for the planet. In fact, recycled materials that undergo processing to manufacture new items use less […]
5 Fashion Brands with Textile Recycling Programs
Big brands in the fashion industry want to help you recycle old clothes!
Smart Cities: The Green Future of City Life
Imagine a city of the future. Is it green? Completely self-sufficient? Those are no longer future possibilities, but instead are becoming a current reality. They are called smart cities. Smart cities are generally self-sufficient and designed in a way that maximizes efficiency and quality of life for their inhabitants. They are sustainable and built with […]
Good News for the Planet in 2021
From electric bus fleets to paper soda bottles, there's lots of planet-firiendly good news to look forward to in 2021.
My New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet
Make 2021 the best year yet for our planet! From reducing carbon emissions to eating less meat, make your eco-friendly resolutions.
How to Properly Recycle Electronics, Styrofoam, Batteries and More
Step up your recycling game with the help of these amazing organizations!
BREAKING NEWS: Santa’s Sustainability Score
EXPOSED: Santa's sustainability score. Here's what we learned about Santa's environmental footprint.
10 Ways to Prioritize Mental Health During the Holidays
As fun as the holidays are, they can also be very stressful. Make sure to prioritize your mental health!
Why Fashion’s Biggest Brands Are Choosing Used
For centuries, high fashion has been fueled by exclusivity. Owning expensive items from high-end brands has always been interpreted as a status symbol, something only possible for a financially specific group of people — until now. Recently, as a response to consumers’ growing concern for the environment, and catalyzed by COVID-19’s effect on consumer spending, […]
How To Give Back This Holiday Season
The holiday season has officially begun. In December, there’s a holiday for everyone; Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah are just a few. Many involve gifts or giving back in some way, and lucky for us, there are many ways to give back to loved ones and support the world around us. Support Local One of the […]
Shipping Sector Vector: How an increase in demand for international and domestic shipping is affecting our environment.
A lifetime ago, in March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us indoors. Restaurants and retail stores were prohibited from welcoming in-person patrons, roads were eerily empty and, for some reason, there was a severe toilet paper shortage. This, combined with a lack of supervision for those of us working from home, was […]
Your Pet and the Planet: How to Make Your Pet Planet-Friendly
Have you ever thought about your pet's impact on the planet? Here's how your furry pal can be eco-friendly.
These Plastic Items Will Be Banned In Canada In 2021
On October 7, 2020, the Canadian government announced that they are banning certain single-use plastics by the end of 2021. This announcement follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to reduce plastic waste, as well as Canada’s commitment to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. What plastic products is Canada banning? Plastic grocery bags Straws Cutlery […]
A Guide to Sustainable Holiday Fashion
Celebrate the holidays in eco-friendly style with these sustainable fashion tips.
What We Can Learn From the World’s Happiest Country
Bhutan is the world's happiest country - and they also have zero emissions! Find out how why.
Seizing the Economic Opportunity of Clean Energy
Clean energy is not only the best option for the environment, but it comes with great economic opportunities, too!
The Environmental Impact of the Holiday Season
From Christmas lights to winter travel, the holiday season has a major environmental footprint. Here's what we can do about it.
Happy Hanukkah: What Lights Your Fire?
Hearing the frying pan sizzle as the potato hits the oil, I am pleasantly reminded that my favorite dish is in its final stage. The women in my family have been making latkes for generations. These delectable starchy goodies bring memories of past Decembers – both of Hanukkah and my birthday, sharing the same month […]
Real vs. Fake: Which Christmas Tree is More Sustainable?
Are real Christmas trees the more sustainable option compared to artificial trees?
Mother Plants 2 Million Trees to Honor Son’s Final Wish
A young man's dying wish was to create a greener future. His mother made his dream come true, planting 2 million trees over 2 years.
Celebrate The Planet This Holiday Season
Celebrate the holidays in eco-friendly fashion with sustainable solutions for gift wrapping, decorating, and more.
Gift Guide for Ocean Lovers
Make a splash this holiday season with gifts that the ocean lover in your life will love.
Creative Solutions for the World’s Waste Problem
Humanity creates a whole lot of trash. To protect the health of our planet, we need to come up with creative waste solutions.
How to be an eco-friendly gift giver this holiday season
Celebrate the holiday season sustainably by being an eco-friendly gift giver with these tips.
No turkey left behind: Thanksgiving leftover recipes
Don't let your Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste! Turn your leftover turkey into croquettes, shepherd's pie and more with these recipes.
10 Questions for Practicing Gratitude
Ask yourself these 10 simple questions to practice gratitude this thanksgiving.
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Options
Have a healthy Thanksgiving meal with these vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Sides, mains, and desserts included!
Plastic Alternatives: A Growing Market
Plastic. It’s everywhere around us. In our homes, cars, the environment, the ocean. It’s harmful to wildlife, isn’t biodegradable, and releases toxins into the air when burned. We can all do our part to decrease future plastic use. It can be as small as not using plastic straws, using reusable bags when shopping, and avoiding […]