8 Companies Fighting To Push It Back

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Earth Overshoot Day is the day of the year when humanity has used more ecological resources than the Earth can naturally regenerate over an entire year, according to calculations by York University's Ecological Footprint Initiative.In 2021, it falls on Thursday, July 29—nothing to...

Why This Year’s Olympic Games Will Be The Most Sustainable Yet

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This year, The International Olympic Committee also committed to planting an “Olympic Forest” of 355,000 native trees in Mali and Senegal, to protect the region from desertification. Once mature, the forest is expected to sequester 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent—a fraction of the...

5 Ways To Improve The Health Of Your Soil Naturally, From Experts

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You can learn a lot about a garden by digging up its dirt. Ideally, the soil in your hands would be dark, moist, crumbly, and teeming with bugs and earthworms; signs it's effectively delivering nutrients to plants, storing water, and retrieving excess carbon...

We’re Getting Plastic Free July All Wrong: What To Do Instead

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So in addition to sporting your favorite tote, Yinka N. Bode-George, an environmental health advocate, tells mbg that this Plastic Free July, "We have to be having very comprehensive conversations around plastics."Her group, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), advocates for sustainable reform...

How To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste When Ordering Takeout

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For those days when getting off the couch really isn't in the cards, you can avoid waste with a few strategic order tweaks.For starters, opt for cuisines and dishes that tend to come wrapped in less plastic packaging, like burritos (often stored in...

7 Best Gardening Gloves Of 2021 (For Every Type Of Gardener)

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For starters, gardens can be full of prickly thorns, sharp rocks, and hungry bugs that can injure bare skin. Unseen threats like bacteria and parasites can also run amok in soil.Two of the most dangerous soil pathogens are listeria and Toxoplasma gondii. While...

The Environmental Reason This MD Wants Us To Rethink Superfoods

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There are millions of ways to eat well, it seems, but only one way to eat unhealthily: "And that's the one that we have embraced in the U.S.," Miller told us.The heavily processed foods and cash crops like corn and soy that are...

A Full Guide To Vermicomposting: Benefits, Steps & More

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Worms are what make vermicomposting possible: These invertebrate creatures eat food scraps and organic waste, digest it, and leave behind usable material.Although it may be tempting to dig around in your backyard and look for worms yourself, not all worm species are suitable...

The 7 Best Clothing Rental Platforms To Shop Sustainably In 2021

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The company that put rentals on the market continues to expand its offerings, with thousands of styles from over 700 designers. Coming off a switch to a new model, Rent The Runway now ships out 4, 8, or 16 items a month, with...

Is LECA A Good Substitute For Soil? Plant Experts Weigh In

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Another reason someone might use LECA or another type of pebble is if they want to improve their soil's drainage. The idea is that placing them at the bottom of a pot (underneath the soil) can help store any excess water and keep...