How Kombucha is Helping #MakeBetter Wood
The idea for a kombucha-based alternative wood stemmed from 21 year-old Gabe Tavas, the winner of the 2021 James Dyson Award.
How the World’s Biggest Brands Are Going Water Positive
Let's explore how “water positivity” can lead to change, the Solutionists making a difference, and five companies with big plans to conserve water.
Back to School: Tips for Planet-Friendly Student Life
It can be tough to maintain a planet-friendly lifestyle in college. These solutions make living a greener lifestyle that much easier.
I’m An Imperfect Solutionist… And That’s Okay
Being a Solutionist isn't about being perfect, it's about doing better a little bit everyday.
How Old Phones are Protecting the Rainforest
Rainforest Connection repurposes old phones to help protect our rainforests.
Don’t Play with Your Food, Wear It: Normani’s Food Couture
Normani’s vegetable vestments mix fashion with dinner in a way that generates a discussion on how food can and should be used.
How to Organize a Town-Wide Cleanup
If we all held a cleanup, the world would be a better, healthier place. Here are the tips and tricks that you need to know in order to plan your own!
Is Seaweed the Next Great Packaging Solution?
How can we use seaweed to #MakeBetter packaging?
Netflix Documentary “Fantastic Fungi” Explores the Magic of Mushrooms
Mushrooms are somewhat of a mystery to many of us today. We mostly encounter them on our plates, in the grocery store, or occasionally in our backyards; but there’s so much more to these organisms than meets the eye.
How This Robot is Cleaning Our Beaches
How is the BeBot robot reducing plastic waste on our beaches, and what does the technology mean for the future of our oceans?
Starbucks’ Reusable Cups are Back and Better Than Ever!
If just one person makes the switch to a reusable coffee cup, it eliminates 23 pounds of waste per year. Are you ready to make the switch?
No Masks in Landfills: Where to Send Your Used Masks
It’s important that we’re proactive in thinking about PPE waste. Here’s where you can send your used masks that isn’t the landfill...
Listen Carefully: How to Make an Impact with Your Favorite Tracks
Here are a few ways in which you can use your love for music to make the planet a better place.
Penguin’s New “Green Ideas” Book Collection Features Modern Environmental Classics
Penguin's Green Ideas brings together the modern classics of environmental literature.
Dying to Protect Coral Reefs? We Have Just The Thing For You!
The ocean has given us so much, but now that it needs our help, could we give it our all and even more?
Glass Half Full: Gotham Project Reduces Waste in the Wine Industry
Solutionists are promoting circularity and fighting waste in the wine industry.
Solving Fire with Fire, and Other Solutions
Wildfires seem never ending, but several solutions offer us a glimmer of hope for breaking this vicious cycle.
Types of Packaging Better Than Plastic
Innovators around the globe are working to eliminate the need for plastic packaging for better alternatives.
San Francisco Start-Up Creates Low Emission Airconditioning
San Francisco start-up Gradient has plans to change the way we cool down.
Drought Safety: Tips on Saving Water
There are many solutions that can help us mitigate the impacts of future droughts, we just need to act on them.
Stop The Line 3 Pipeline Expansion Project
The efforts to stop Line 3 are reigniting a conversation about the challenges pipelines pose to Indigenous territories, protected wetlands, and water resources.
WaterBear: The Streaming Service for Lovers of Nature, Wildlife, and the Planet
WaterBear is aiming to be the "Netflix for the planet." Can their interactive streaming platform change the way we view content?
The Best Solutions for a Better Wash: Reducing Your Laundry’s Ecological Footprint
Tide is changing the way we think about how we wash clothes, for the planet's benefit.
How You Can Help The Red Panda
A small and loveable creature, the red panda faces the threat of extinction as its' habitat is destroyed and poachers seek out the beautiful red coat they sport. What can we do to help?
How Musicians Can Use Their Art to Do Their Part for the Planet
Here are a few unique ways in which musicians can make an impact with their art, and how concertgoers can do their part as well.
The ABCs of NFTs: What Does a Crypto-Art Future Mean for the Planet?
NFTs are a breakthrough technology, but what do they mean for our planet?
What You Need to Know About Carbon Offsets
What are carbon offsets, and are they really a solution for our planet?
Chicken Not-So-Little: What is Chicken’s Impact on the Planet?
Where does chicken fit in the diet of the future?
What Japan’s Bullet Train Can Teach Us About the Future of Transportation
Let's explore what the Bullet Train is, what the US can learn from this transportation model, and Amtrak's plans for innovating the future of rail travel.
Beyond the Impossible: The Surge in Plant-Based Food Options
There has been both an irrefutable and immense influx of plant-based options into the market, but which ones will prove successful?
How Fast Food’s Biggest Names Are Reducing Waste
Here are some of the actions that your favorite brands are taking to remain cost-effective, tasty, and eco friendly.
Eco-Friendly TikTok Hacks: Toothpaste, Loofahs and Cooking Oil
We have put together a list of some of the best and simplest eco-friendly hacks TikTok has to offer!
Planet-Friendly Small Businesses on TikTok
There are so many awesome pages and Solutionists on TikTok, here are just a handful!
SZA is Giving the Environment its “Good Days”
SZA is teaming up with TAZO to plant trees in BIPOC communities.
Solutionist Dr. Erika Woolsey Uses VR to Bring the Ocean Close to Home
Dr. Erika Woolsey is a coral reef scientist and leader of The Hydrous, a non-profit dedicated to ocean science.
Crocs Announces Commitment to Become Net Zero by 2030
Will Net Zero become a big feature of corporate branding?
What Boeing’s Sustainability Report Means for the Future of Aerospace
Aircraft manufacturer has released its first Sustainability Report, charting the path to sustainable aerospace.
Fricken’ Flying Taxis: The Future of Travel is Closer Than You Think
The flying taxi market is ready to change worldwide travel.
Aspiration-al Spending: Drake’s Endorsement of Green Banking
Aspiration is fighting the largely pro-fossil fuels banking industry by offering ways to benefit the environment
Crickets: Good For the Planet…and For Us?
Are bugs the food of the future?
Jose Cuervo’s Sweet Alternative to Plastic Straws
Jose Cuervo is innovating the straw. Could their alternative be a viable solution?
How The Tokyo Olympics Changed the Game with Sustainability Efforts
As athletes from around the world go for the gold, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee is going for the green.
Eye-Opening VR Experiences That Connect You to Nature
VR might be known as the hot new thing in the video game world, but it has endless opportunities.
How to Build Ecobricks: A Creative Solution for Repurposing Plastic
Ecobricks, also called bottle bricks, are a fantastic way to repurpose plastic waste. Learn what they are and how to make them right here!
Olivia Rodrigo Proves Fashion Can Be “Good 4 U” and the Planet, Too!
Popstar Olivia Rodrigo is doing a lot with her "Drivers License," including driving change in fashion's environmental impact.
Elon’s “Musk See” Tweet: Tesla to Open Supercharger Network to Other EVs
Tesla is opening its gates to allow 3rd party vehicles to use their charging stations. What does this mean for the future of EVs?
Make Room for Mushrooms: Recipes That Put the “Fun” in Fungi
Mushrooms are an amazing way to spice up your recipes. It's important you choose the right mushroom for the job.
How Technology Can Help Us Hear Nature’s Music
How can technology connect us to nature?
How You Can Help Protect Sea Turtles
6 out of 7 sea turtles around the world are endangered. Luckily, there are easy and effective solutions to help them.
Help the Earth Rise Up with Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S history. Learn more about the budding solutionist right here.
How Art Can Inspire Action/ Make an Impact
Art can be one of the most influential aspects of a movement. Learn the history and the future of art's role in culturing solutions.
Making a Difference; One TikTok at a Time
How is Sabrina Wisbiski changing the way we find sustainable alternatives?
Global Citizen Brings Together BTS, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and More to Defend the Planet
Global Citizen is an international education organization hosting their annual event with some of your favorite music stars!
Music and Mums: Does Music Affect Plant Growth?
Fact or Myth: Can music actually affect plant growth? Let's find out.
What Entrepreneurship Means to Me
Entrepreneurship means something different for everyone. Learn from Planet Home writer Catherine on what being an entrepreneur means to her.
Tesla’s Tech Tiles: Hidden in Plain Sight
Tesla is doing a lot more than just cars. Their next endeavor could change the way we live forever.
Summer Essentials for a Planet-Friendly Lifestyle
Planning a beach day soon? Make sure you're prepared by checking out our list of our favorite summer essentials.
10 Books for Living Better for the Planet
Looking for your next read? We've got you covered.
Is Going Gluten-Free Healthier for You and the Planet?
What are gluten-free options and why are they important for our planet's health?
How a Green Building in Seattle is Shaping the Future
Seattle's Bullitt Center is as innovative as buildings come, let's dive into some of the reasons why.
Best Deep Sea Documentaries to Dive Into
Check out some of the best ocean documentaries available now, highlighting our planet's greatest wonders.
Top 3 Best Fruits & Veggies to Grow in New England
Learn from a New England resident themselves!
How Can a Single Bracelet Help Save the Oceans?
Dorsal bracelets are doing big things to improve how we can support our oceans.
LEGO Launches Plant-Based Botanical Collection
The LEGO botanical collection is changing up the way we play.
National Clean Beaches Week: Your Questions, Answered
Clean Beaches Week is from July 1-7. Follow us on Instagram for daily facts and challenges!
How Wildlife Cameras are Keeping the West Coast Safe
How are wildlife cameras revolutionizing the way we detect fires?
Planet Home’s Top 10 Summer Travel Tips
Summer's here! Where is your next trip planned?
How Mari Copeny Brought Clean Water to Flint, Michigan
Mari Copeny (born July 6, 2007), also known as Little Miss Flint, is a youth activist from Flint, Michigan, focused on their ongoing water crisis.
Act Natural: Discovering Modern Solutions by Mimicking Nature
How can we use nature to discover solutions to our own problems?
World Rainforest Day 2021: How to Celebrate
What does World Rainforest Day mean for our planet?
Pop (Solar) Powerhouse Lorde is Back: Why We Love Her New Single “Solar Power”
Lorde is bringing renewable energy and eco-consciousness to pop music - and we love to see it!
Public Transit Helps Your Wallet and The Planet!
What does the future of public transportation look like? How can we enjoy and support it right now?
Water You Drinking Today? Diving in with a Local Water Guru
Earlier in April I had a fantastic talk with Declan Devine from the Neponset River Watershed Association.
How to Have a Fun Summer 2021
Summer 2021 is right around the corner. Here are some awesome tips to make the most of it!
How This Student-Entrepreneur’s App Supports Clean Transit
Maggie Bachenberg is the founder of Pointz, the app on a mission to create a safer world for cyclists and all those who want to move better.
Tech For Good: The Future of AI in Healthcare
AI might make some people nervous, but could it be the key to revolutionizing the healthcare industry in the near future?
How to Celebrate World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.
The Lilies: How Monet Brings Nature Close to Home
How did Claude Monet express his appreciation and understanding of nature through his art?
World Environment Day 2021: Everything To Know
Mark your calendars! World Environment Day is this June 5th.
How Artist Chris Jordan is Flipping Earth’s Narrative
Chris Jordan is an American artist, photographer and film producer based in Seattle, Washington. The goal of his work is to inspire others to take action for the planet.
How to Make a Positive Impact with Your Daily Coffee Fix
How can we make a positive impact on the planet through the coffee we choose to drink?
Exciting Innovations in Public Transport Coming Your Way
Countries around the world are investing in clean transport, from electric trains to solar powered bus stations.
EVs I’m Most Excited About
Check out some of the most exciting upcoming electric vehicles for 2021.
I’m Missing the NY Stars
Have you ever gone star-gazing? The night sky is a great reminder of our planet's wonders.
How Public Transit Saves Me Money and Helps Our Planet
More change in your wallet can also bring positive change for the planet!
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Party
Having your first post-vaccine party? These money-saving tips are also eco-friendly.
Vegan Alternatives that are Better than the Originals!
Looking for some delicious vegetarian options? We've got you covered!
The Beginner’s Guide to Ocean Stewardship
Our ocean needs us! Here's how you can help.
How We Can Use Food Waste for Energy
Learn how food waste is being used for solar energy (yes, really!)
Netflix’s Kiss the Ground Makes the Link Between Filmmaking and Environmentalism Clearer Than Ever
Kiss the Ground is a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.
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
Straws are just the first step. The battle against plastic continues!
Snacks that Taste Good and Feel Good
What if you could make a positive impact with every trip to your pantry? Here's how!
How to Use Instagram to Inspire Action
Stop scrolling and start inspiring! Here's how you can use Instagram to make an impact.
How the Suez Canal Impacts our Planet
Here's what we got out of the Suez Canal situation (other than memes)
Earth Day Your Way: 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2021
Warm weather is back and just in time for Earth Day!
The Best Furniture for a Stylish & Conscious Home
Furnishing your home is often a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
How the Shipping Sector Can Become Our Next Major Earthshot
How can we improve the shipping industry to benefit our planet?
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
Here are some tips for living green in the Big Apple.