Sustainable News Roundup: January Edition
From Kroger's initiative that prioritizes pollinators in the supply chain to the world's largest cruise ship setting sail, here are some headlines you may have missed this month.
Does Coconut Milk Go Bad? Here's What a Registered Dietitian Says
We asked a registered dietitian if coconut milk goes bad, how to tell if it's expired, and how to store it to make it last longer.
The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe for Kids—And How to Naturally Dye It
A kid-friendly DIY that's fun and reduces food waste? This homemade playdough recipe is a must-make.
11 Landfills That Have Undergone Stunning Makeovers
Landfills are an environmental blight and an eyesore. The good news? Some of these trash heaps have been transformed into beautiful outdoor recreation spaces.
What Is Temu? The Sustainability of the Online Marketplace That Asks Users to 'Shop Like a Billionaire'
After countless TikTok hauls and viral commercials, Temu is trending. But what exactly is the online marketplace—and can companies like this ever be sustainable?
Bugs Bugging You? Here's How to Get Rid of Gnats Sustainably
Gnats may be small, but they can be a huge nuisance. Here's what you need to know about how to get rid of gnats sustainably.
20 Sustainable Date Ideas to Help Make Every Day as Special as Valentine's Day
Dates are even more memorable when they prioritize the planet. Read on for a list of sustainable date ideas that are simple, romantic, and fun.
9 Daily Habits to Foster Sustainable Parenting
In an era where planet Earth could use a little extra TLC, many parents are setting out to raise their little ones with a side of sustainability. These daily habits can wield a super-sized impact on shrinking your family's footprint.
Are Manatees Endangered? Here's What's Putting Them at Risk
Once mistaken for mermaids, manatees are some of the most mythical mammals around. Here's what you need to know about the sea cows—and the threats to their ecosystem.
Does Olive Oil Go Bad? Here's What You Should Know
How long has that olive oil been sitting in your pantry—and is it still good? Here's everything you should know.
12 Unusual Animal Friends, Including the Capybara and Crocodile
Some wildlife pairings are stranger (and cuter!) than others. These unusual animal friends prove that nature is all about organized chaos.
Research Oceanographer Jessica Cross Talks Ocean Acidification—and What We Can Do to Help
The carbon emitted into our atmosphere is also absorbed into our seas, a process known as ocean acidification. Here's what you need to know.
Tired of Being Cooped Up Inside? 23 Winter Activities That Let You Enjoy Nature
Take a break from hibernation and try one of these eco-friendly winter activities, from planting a winter garden to visiting a frozen waterfall.
How to Make DIY Sugar Scrub at Home—Plus, 5 Fun Ideas to Try
Making your own self-care products eliminates unnecessary packaging and chemicals while saving you money. This sugar scrub recipe makes crafting your own sweet and easy.
7 Eco-Friendly Winter Activities for Kids
Colder temperatures mean getting creative with playtime. These winter activities for kids will help you get started.
Is Aquaponics the Future of Farming?
Cody Parker, founder of Drop the Beet Farms, is sharing everything you should know about the sustainable farming method.
Are Sea Turtles Endangered?
Sea turtles aren't just majestic, they're also vital to the health of the planet's coastal and marine ecosystems. But are sea turtles endangered, and which species are most at risk?
10 DIY Closet Organizer Ideas, No Plastic Bins Needed
Looking to get your closet under control? Skip the unnecessary plastic bins in favor of these DIY closet organizer ideas.
9 Low-Maintenance Plants That Thrive Off Neglect
Cultivating an indoor jungle? With relaxed watering schedules and casual light needs, these low-maintenance plants make growth an easy feat.
10 Low-Waste Mocktail Recipes That Are Good for You and the Planet
Sobriety is trending. Here's a selection of low-waste mocktails that benefit your body and the environment.
Sustainability Goals vs. Financial Realities: 4 Ways to Find Balance
As we enter 2024, our mission is to equip you with all the tools you'll need to balance your sustainability goals with financial realities.
4 Ways Sustainability and Organization Go Hand-in-Hand
Sustainability has a lot of secret sisters, including organization. Here, Brightly founder Laura Wittig shares four hacks that save her time, energy, and unnecessary waste.
New Year, New (Sustainable) You: 3 Ways to Set Resolutions That Stick
Kick off the New Year with these tips that will help you make positive, sustainable changes for yourself and the planet in 2024 and beyond.
Does Sugar Go Bad? Here's What You Should Know About the Pantry Staple
If you're debating on tossing an old bag of sugar during your next kitchen clean-out, hold up. Here's how long the pantry staple actually lasts.
Making Your Own DIY Winter Candles? Here Are 7 Seasonal Scents to Consider
From peppermint to pumpkin spice, these scents will ensure that your DIY winter candles fill your home with comfort and joy.
Here's Exactly How to Remove Tree Sap from Clothing
Loving on trees can mean dealing with sap or resin stains. Learn how to get sap out of clothes like a pro.
Which Type of Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly? 5 Popular Options, Ranked
We ranked five types of Christmas trees to uncover which is the most eco-friendly and sustainable: live, artificial, rented, and more.
7 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes for the Holidays
DIY gifts are both special and planet-friendly. Here are some options you can make in under 30 minutes for the holidays.
The Environmental Impact of an Average Christmas Dinner
Want to know the environmental impact of Christmas dinner? Here's the carbon footprint of the meal and how to make it more sustainable.
13 DIY Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Still Have Time to Make This Year
These DIY ugly Christmas sweaters are easy to put together using what you already have, saving money and reducing waste.
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