My Talk with Declan Devine from the NepRWA
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.
Getting Wasted: Recycling at Fordham University
Our latest edition of Getting Wasted dives into Fordham University.
What Can We do about Overfishing Right Now?
What solutions to overfishing are available to us right now?
Electric Vehicles: The Future is Now!
What does the future of electric transportation look like?
What You Need to Know about Reusable Grocery Bags
Reusable grocery bags are an amazing way to help the planet, but only if you use them right...
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
The student life can be hectic, here are some tips to help you along the way, with the planet in mind of course.
How My City Recycles: New Rochelle, NY
Hear from a New Rochelle resident on what makes her town different when it comes to recycling.
What the World Can Learn From Africa’s Earthshots
Africa is doing a lot of things right when it comes to creating a brighter future, for both their people and the planet.
Sustainable Warehousing Solutions: How warehouses can go green
Warehouses aren't the first thing to come to mind when thinking about going green, but their
What Diet is Best For The Environment?
What diets are best for the us and the planet? How can we Eat Better?
Eco-Friendly YouTubers You HAVE to Watch
Here are some of my absolute favorite ethical YouTube channels to watch!
Minimalism: Why it’s About More Than Aesthetics
How can minimalism help us Live Better?
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
Planet Home is collaborating with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the Design Science Studio to present regen·era rising, a virtual gathering of global creators.
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
Tourism is a great way to see and experience new things. But how do we make sure we aren't harming the places we visit?
This or That: Easy Substitutions for Wasteful Items
You can go with this, or you can go with that...
The Pressing Plastic Problem
How can plastic bricks help us solve our plastic problem?
How Cactus Leather Is Piercing The Fashion Industry
Two entrepreneurs in Mexico have pioneered the process of turning cacti into an animal-free alternative to leather.
6 Subscription Boxes to Make Everyday Life More Eco-Friendly
Subscription boxes are quickly becoming great options for a lot of people during the pandemic.
Singapore Smart City to Reduce Carbon Footprint
What does the smart city of Singapore mean for the future of urban living?
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.
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
Hear from Planet Home writer Julianna on what made her fall in love with the ocean.
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
This love letter is part of Planet Home’s Valentine’s Day series.
How Jellyfish Can Help Us In the Fight Against Plastic Pollution
Jellyfish might be the key to solving our ocean's plastic pollution problems.
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
Single-use PPE is polluting our planet, but this startup might just have the answer.
Impossible Burgers and Beyond: How meat substitutes stack up against the real deal
Ever wondered how plant-based burgers compare to the "real thing?"
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 […]