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 […]
How To Go Zero Waste
Interested in living a zero waste life? Here are some easy ways to create less trash in your home and start your zero waste journey.
What we learned from David Attenborough’s Netflix documentary, “A Life on Our Planet”
"A Life on Our Planet" explores environmental solutions that paint a hopeful image of the planet's future.
Waste-Free Whoppers? Burger King is testing reusable packaging.
Burger King is testing reusable packaging in select locations – a good sign for the fast food industry's move towards eco-friendly solutions.
Top Tips for Growing a Home Garden
Starting a home garden comes with questions. What should you grow? How do you keep plants alive? These tips will help you get started.
Crabs in the closet? Allbirds new apparel uses recycled crab shells
Allbirds' new apparel is made partly from recycled crab shells. Biodegradable materials help curb the fashion industry's environmental impact.
How Eating Less Beef Changed My Life
How does going vegan impact your health? Eating less beef and opting for more plant-based options could help with chronic pain.
Why local food is healthy food
Eating local and supporting local farms makes a positive impact on the environment, your health, and your community.
How Artists Make Plastic Pollution Personal
Plastic pollution is a major issue that effects our environment. Artists are taking a creative approach at raising awarness about the issue.
Why connecting with nature is so important
Connecting with nature is important not only for your mental and physical health, for your personal relationship with the environment.
Here’s the dirt on planting trees
Planting trees makes a positive impact on your local ecosystem, wildlife, and even your health!
Bestselling author Steven Kotler explains why he’s optimistic about the planet’s future
Steven Kotler is a bestselling author, two-time Pulitzer nominee, and one of Planet Home's first solutionists.
How to go plant-based on a budget
You can be vegetarian or vegan even if you're on a budget! Here's how a college student went plant-based and saved cash.
5 Delicious Fall Baking Recipes You Need to Try (Vegan-Friendly!)
Baking is the perfect cozy activity for this fall. Here are some delicious (vegan-friendly!) recipes you need to try.
Getting Wasted: How College Students Recycle at the University of Maryland
University recycling programs inspire students to make an impact. Hear from one student at the University of Maryland, College Park.
7 Ways To Celebrate World Planting Day
There are lots of ways to celebrate World Planting Day! Plant a tree, do some gardening, support forestry organizations, or try this app.
10 Ways To Cut Plastic Out Of Your Life
Single-use plastics are polluting the environment. There are easy ways to cut plastic out of your life to help reduce pollution.
10 Instagrams That Will Change Your Life
These environmental Instagram influencers will help you make a positive impact on your life, your communities, and the planet, too.
Eco-Friendly TikTok Creators You Need to Follow
TikTok has tons of eco-friendly creators who share tips and trips that make a positive impact on your life and the planet, too!
Virtual Learning: The Benefits and Tips for Success
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shifted students of every age to virtual learning. A college student shares the benefits of online learning and her tips for success.
Why We Need Ocean Stewardship
The ocean is home to endless wonders and diverse marine life. We need to protect this natural wonder by practicing ocean stewardship.
Getting Wasted: How College Students Recycle at American University
Colleges campuses across the country are introducing innovative recycling programs. Here's how American University gets it done.
How Deep Sea Mining Affects Marine Wildlife
They say that when something is out of sight, it's out of mind. Deep sea mining may not be something we think about, but it affects us all.
How Scientists are Making Flip-Flops from Algae
Scientists are using algae to create biodegradable flip flops, a solution against plastic pollution that will help clean our oceans.
10 Tips for Becoming a Compost Guru
Composting is a simple, easy way to have a positive impact on the planet and your garden! These tips will make you a compost guru in no time.
How Advocates are Shifting the Tide on Underwater Munitions
Underwater munitions present challenges for marine ecosystem, the food chain, and pubic health. Advocates are working to promote solutions.
Protected: Beach Bum to Beach Fun
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Sustainable Beauty and Skincare Solutions
There are countless beauty and skincare products to choose from. Why not pick what's best for your health and the planet?
Top Tips for Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more frequent. Stay safe throughout the season with these tips for hurricane preparedness.
What You Need to Know About Clean Transport
Clean transport reduces emissions and minimizes the resources used to manufacture vehicles. Our planet needs clean transport solutions.
The Consequences of Your Cotton T-shirt
The production of cotton products has massive environmental consequences. The desertification of the Aral Sea is an example of the impacts.
“Kiss the Ground” Tackles Climate Change in Hopeful, Must-Watch Documentary
“Kiss the Ground” explores regenerative agriculture and biosequestration as climate solutions. In this interview, producer Ryan Engelhart gives us a behind the scenes look at the film's origins.
Zero Emissions Day: How You Can Be Part of the Solution
September 21 is Zero Emissions Day. Join solutionists everywhere in giving the Earth a day off from greenhouse gas emissions.
Happy Anniversary, Planet Home Community!
A year ago, we gathered in San Francisco for Planet Home 2019. To our community, Happy Anniversary & thank you!