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 […]Expand Full Story
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 […]
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.
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?
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!
It’s World Cleanup Day! Join this challenge to make an impact.
Celebrate World Cleanup Day by joining the All Global Cleanup Challenge, created by TED-Ed, Litterati, and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
Why You Need a Reusable Face Mask
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the environmental impact of disposable facemasks. Fight pollution with reusable masks, instead.
Greenwashing: How False Advertising Plays into Conscious Consumerism
Many brands like to claim being sustainable and eco-friendly. As conscious consumers, we need to be careful of greenwashing.
A Trashy Pandemic: COVID-19’s Waste Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a major waste problem, from disposable masks and gloves to increased water usage.
How 3-D Printing is Redefining the Meat Industry
Startup Redefine Meat is 3D-printing plant-based steaks, marking the next round of innovations in plant-based eating.
Building Sustainable Cities in the New Normal
Architects and city planners alike are turning towards regenerative urban design to create more sustainable, environmentally friendly cities.
What You Need to Know About Coral Bleaching (And What You Can Do About It)
Coral bleaching is caused by rising ocean temperatures related to global warming. These solutions can help restore our reefs and protect our oceans.
The Fashion Industry’s Dirty Secret
The fashion industry has a big environmental impact, from pollution to excessive waste production. But today, sustainable brands are changing the industry.
Burning Man Went Virtual This Year, But Is Its Future Sustainable?
Music festivals have a huge environmental impact. Last year, we helped create solutions to get Burning Man sustainable and regenerative by 2030.
The Atmosphere Protects Us, It’s Time We Protect It
Greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from human activities are damaging the planet's atmospheric conditions. Reaching "drawdown" is the solution.
Register Now: Bloomberg Green Festival, Sept. 14 – 18
In a time where it is easy to feel disconnected from the world around us, we can all take advantage of any opportunity to work towards a better future for our planet. Next week’s Bloomberg Green Festival from September 14th-18th will gather business leaders, artists, and scientists alike for innovative conversations around sustainability What To […]
Your Meat on Drugs: When Farmed Foods Harm Health
It's no secret that agriculture has a major impact on the environment. The use of antibiotics in farmed animals can also impact our health as consumers.
With Record-Breaking Wildfires Ablaze, We Need Solutions to Catch Fire
This year, a record number of wildfires set the western United States ablaze. How do we prevent wildfires? Luckily, there are solutions.
Why We Need to Prioritize Health and Wellness
The year 2020 has been stressful, to say the least. Collectively we have experienced a global pandemic, continued calls for racial justice, wildfires, hurricanes, and power outages – just to name a few of the stressors impacting our everyday lives. This year has taken a toll on each of us in one way or another […]
What is a Circular Economy?
A circular economy aims to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and increase efficiency.
When It Comes to Equality, We Have to Fight for Climate Equity Too
When it comes to combating the widening inequality gap, we rarely think about environmental issues as part of the disparate impact to people of color and frontline communities. This goes far beyond affordability of air conditioning (or heating) concerns. Think about pollution. San Bernardino County in California has consistently poor air quality that creates chronic […]
Earth Overshoot Day Pushed Back Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Earth Overshoot Day 2020 was pushed back as a result of the coronoavirus pandemic, but humanity still has work to do to create a regenerative ecosystem.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Comes to an End
As Netflix's "Patriot Act" comes to an end, we're taking a look back at the show's coverage of environmental issues, like fast fashion.
Transmute Your Artistry: A Virtual Masterclass on Live Performance | Aug. 24 – 28
With live performances still on hold in many places due to the pandemic, now is the perfect time for artists to focus on perfecting their craft. For those looking to elevate their live performance skills, join the free Transmute™ Your Artistry masterclass series from August 24 – 28, 2020. Transmute Your Artistry: A Masterclass on […]
New Regenerative Organic Certification Raises Standards for Agriculture
The new requirements under the Regenerative Organic Certification raise the standards for sustainability and social good in agriculture.
Sustainable Brands to Hold Racial Justice Virtual Event | Aug 18 – 19
Sustainable Brands are coming together for a virtual event focused on racial justice and equity in business practices, August 18-19.
Bill Nye Joins TikTok to Inspire a New Generation
Once upon a time, Bill Nye the Science Guy graced our television screens with a little bit of comedy and a whole lot of science. With Millennials and Gen Z increasingly turning away from traditional broadcast TV and towards online streaming and social media, entertainers are looking for new ways to connect with today’s viewers. […]
How Neil Sahota Uses Artificial Intelligence for Good
When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), for many people it brings to mind fears of robots taking over the world, not unlike a scene right out of iRobot or Ex Machina. But for AI trailblazers like Neil Sahota, this technology isn’t here to create problems for humanity. In fact, AI has the potential to […]
Celebrating Plastic-Free July with Mobot
On Wednesday July 29, Planet Home’s very own Antony Randall (CEO) joined Lani Cooper, founder and CEO of Mobot, on Instagram Live to close out their month-long celebration of Plastic Free July. Every Wednesday this month, Cooper hosted a series of live interviews in a segment appropriately titled Talking Trash, discussing the challenges our planet […]
5 Ways to Eat More Sustainably
Here at Planet Home, we know taking everyday actions to live a healthier, happier life can have a direct impact on our own health as well as the health of our environment. Each of us has the power to create positive change for the planet by applying eco-focused solutions to our lifestyles, starting with the […]
Look Outside Your Window: Nature is Healing!
Four months into a global coronavirus pandemic, some countries around the world have started to re-open society under a new normal. However, many communities have returned to stay at home orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as it continues to spike in some areas. During what has become an isolating or uniquely challenging […]
Discover Planetary Solutions at Planet Home
“I’m just one person… how I can solve the planet’s biggest problems?” This is a challenge each of us faces. Problems like climate change, plastic waste, sustainable food production, etc. are so gargantuan!
PLANET HOME, INAUGURAL ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE, EXPANDS LINEUP
Planet Home, inaugural environmental solutions showcase, expands lineup with world-renowned environmental scientist dr. Jonathan Foley, Musical artists Lany, The Mowgli’s and 24kgoldn, Indigenous environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, And New York Times bestselling author and journalist Steven Kotler
Hasan Minhaj, The Daily Show Alum, Netflix Star and One of Time Magazine’s 2019 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” to Host PLANET HOME Event in San Francisco
PLANET HOME combines the best elements of a summit, concert, festival and marketplace, delivering an impactful and interactive experience for attendees and connecting a new generation of consumers with global thought leaders, eco-forward organizations and innovative companies.
Bill Nye, Snoop Dogg Headline a New Environmental ‘Solutionism’ Festival
While the United States seems unlikely to adopt a proactive environmental policy anytime soon (the Trump administration rolled back 83 environmental regulations, and Congress has yet to pass Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez' Green New Deal), the organization EQ is doing work on the cultural front to get citizens energized about sustainability and climate solutions.
Beyond AI: The Need For Solutionists In Creating A Sustainable World
$7 trillion dollars is the conservative estimate by the United Nations each year in our shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)
Creating Equilibrium Conference And Music Festival: Making ‘Smart’ Fun
It sounds like the beginning of joke: what do you get when you bring together a tech entrepreneur, a musician, an author and a concert promoter? In this case you get Creating Equilibrium: a three-day innovation forum which the founders call an insight incubator disguised as a conference, concert, and immersive festival.
Win A Pair of VIP tickets to Creating Equilibrium
Creating Equilibrium is a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations in a progressive space. This three-day uprising — a radical solutions forum, immersive laboratory, and music festival—features some of the top minds on the planet aimed at crafting and funding real-world solutions to dire ecological challenges. Fueled by some of the rockingest musicians around.
NORTH LAKE TAHOE EVENTS IT ALL STARTS HERE
Creating Equilibrium is a three-day, solutions-focused, innovation forum—an insight incubator disguised as a conference, concert, and immersive festival.
Creating Equilibrium Announces Inaugural Solutions-Focused Innovation Forum Dedicated to Solving Environmental Challenges
Creating Equilibrium, a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations, is set to host its inaugural event August 25 - 27, 2017.
Creating Equilibrium Feat. Secret Stash
Secret Stash is anchored by Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, this iconic duo will be joined by a “secret stash” of musical friends, including Fun.’s Nate Ruess, Godsmack’s Sully Erna, saxophone player Michael Ghegan, and many more—all in one of California’s most majestic settings: the base of the KT22 mountain at Squaw Valley.
Secret Stash Coming to Creating Equilibrium, August 26th
Creating Equilibrium has announced that Secret Stash, a band made up of Mike McCready, Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), Nate Ruess (fun.), and Sully Erna (Godsmack) will be on stage for a concert at heir event at Lake Tahoe, August 26th.
Creating Equilibrium: Village Green Festival
Village Green Festival, a Creating Equilibrium event, is a free three-day concert, festival and environmental conference Friday, Aug. 25-Sunday, Aug. 27, at Squaw Valley.
Planet Home introduces the future of experiential entertainment and environmental solutionism with showcase event in San Francisco
Actors, astronauts, Michelin-starred chefs, musicians, technologists, environmental solutionists and many others unite at the multi-day event meant to inform, entertain and inspire action
EQ is a solutions-focused, innovation forum—an insight incubator experienced through a conference, concert, and immersive festival. The goals of the events and platform are to foster radical new approaches to solving critical global issues by building bridges between world-renowned technologists and world-saving environmentalists. We invite business, industry, and government into the discussion.
A Smarter Way To Use Smart Tech
Technology is unavoidable, whether it’s the smartphone in your pocket, the computer on your desk, or the emails in your inbox. Unfortunately, all those gadgets and apps also have a pretty terrible impact on the environment.