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Eco-News from Brightly

Read our most recent articles covering eco-friendly lifestyle tips, climate change information, zero-waste recipes, animal news, sustainable trends, and more.

10 Nonprofits to Support on Giving Tuesday and Every Day
Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to support your favorite nonprofits. Here are 10 Brightly staff picks to start with.
5 Ways to Shop More Sustainably on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
You can take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sustainably and responsibly. These shopping tips will help you keep the planet in mind.
Eco-Friendly Kwanzaa Tips: Gifts, Food, Candles, and More
Having an eco-friendly Kwanzaa is easy with these tips. Here are five simple things you can do to make your celebration more planet-friendly.
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.
10 DIY Christmas Ornaments That Use Materials You Already Have
You can make festive DIY Christmas ornaments for your tree using things you already have around the house. Here are 10 fun projects to try.
11 Eco-Friendly DIY Christmas Decorations to Make for the Holidays
Instead of buying new, use what you already have to make these eco-friendly DIY Christmas decorations. There's wreaths, stockings, and beyond.
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The Most Recognizable Fast Food Chains, Ranked From Most to Least Sustainable
We ranked the most ubiquitous fast food chains, including McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, and Taco Bell, from best to worst in terms of sustainability.
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6 Natural Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin
If you have acne-prone skin, give these natural skincare products a try. They're soothing, gentle, and eco-friendly.
15 Zero-Waste Products to Kickstart Your Sustainability Journey
Being more eco-friendly is easy with these zero-waste products. Here's the swaps you need to kickstart your sustainability journey.
The Truth About Shein: How Sustainable and Ethical Is the Fast Fashion Brand?
Does Shein use child labor and unfair working conditions? An investigation into how sustainable and ethical Shein is.
6 Sustainable Items in Dakota Johnson’s Closet
Channel Dakota Johnson's signature style with these six eco-friendly items directly from her aspirational wardrobe.
The Best Sustainable Laundry Pods to Try in 2022
The new guard of sustainable laundry pods cleans your clothes sans environmental harm. These are our favorites.
16 Non-Toxic Baby Toys to Make Playtime Safe and Fun
From recycled plastic submarines to play gyms crafted from natural wood, these non-toxic baby toys make play fun, safe, and sustainable.
The Founder of Patagonia Just Gave Away His Company in Support of Environmental Causes
Patagonia founder and longtime nature-lover Yvon Chouinard is combatting climate change by giving away his company.
11 Sustainable Work Bags for Your Office Commute
Returning to the office provides the perfect excuse to invest in a sustainable new work bag. Here are the perfect options for your essentials.
14 Hispanic-Owned Sustainable Brands to Support Now and Always
Supporting Hispanic-owned sustainable brands is a simple way to uplift the community during Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.
11 Sustainable Clothing Brands Prioritizing the Planet
These sustainable clothing brands are championing change in the fashion industry and bettering the planet in the process.
7 Trending Types of Jeans to Rock in 2022—Plus Sustainable Picks for Each
We've identified some of 2022's most beloved types of jeans, along with shoppable, sustainable options for each aesthetic.
Secondhand Shopping Is Trending—But Is It Still Sustainable?
Moves like buying in bulk and reselling fast fashion items take some of the sustainability out of secondhand shopping, finds new report.
Footwear's Footprint: How Sustainable Is the Shoe Industry?
A look into the footwear industry's carbon footprint, issues with unsustainable materials, and waste. Plus, positive changes being made.
How to Style a Jean Jacket in 2022: 4 Easy Ideas to Try
Here's how to style a jean jacket—everyone's favorite wardrobe staple—in 2022. Plus some eco-friendly options to shop.
The Best Sustainable Fashion and Beauty Labor Day Sales 2022
From eco-friendly dresses to clean skincare, these are the best sustainable fashion and beauty Labor Day sales of 2022.
The Best Sustainable Kitchen and Home Labor Day Sales 2022
Shop the best eco-friendly home and kitchen Labor Day sales of 2022 from Our Place, Uncommon Goods, and more.
6 Organic Mattresses to Buy in 2022
Buying an eco-friendly and organic mattress is an environmental choice that's sure to help you sleep soundly. Here are the top picks.
The Best E-Bike Conversion Kits for Upcycling Your Ride in 2022
If you're not quite ready to invest in an electric bicycle, these e-bike conversion kits allow you to upcycle your regular ride.
This Sustainable Dish Pad Is Going Viral for Drying Right Before Your Eyes
Say goodbye to mildew and hello to the Dorai Dish Drying Pad, a sustainable and reusable dish pad that dries instantly like magic.
Creepy But Climate-Friendly: Last-Mile Delivery Drones Could Curb Carbon Emissions
According to a recent study, using drone delivery for small packages could significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Sustainable Photography Guide: 5 Simple Changes to Make Today
While photography is a relatively low-impact practice, it can be made even more sustainable with a few extra considerations.
5 Simple Ways to Head Back to School Sustainably
Have a sustainable back-to-school season with these tips and tricks that reduce waste, save money, and protect the planet.
Yes, You Can Buy a Tiny House from Home Depot—Here’s What It’ll Cost You
Tiny homes are the next big thing! Here's how Home Depot is making the process easier than ever.
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