We carefully curated this selection of articles and videos from websites and organizations we trust with the intention to offer practical solutions on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and consume consciously on a daily basis. 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; 

indeed, it's the only one thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

 

 

  • THE LAZY PERON'S GUIDE TO SAVING THE WORLD

    It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts with you. READ MORE

  • UN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

    Sustainability starts with you, so get involved and join us in our efforts to green UNEP through and through! 

    What can you do? READ MORE

  • HOW TO SAVE WATER

    The world has lost 70 percent of its natural wetlands, but through simple actions, we still have time to preserve our remaining water resources and even save money. READ MORE

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  • WATER FOR LA

    From quenching our thirst and growing our food to fueling the production of everything we wear and everything we use to get from here to there, water is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes LA County thrive. The reality is that it takes a lot of water to keep LA County going (millions upon millions of gallons every day!). 

    READ MORE

    Water
  • SOLAR ENERGY

    Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available. READ MORE

    Solar Panels by American Public Power Association
  • GEOTHERMAL HEATING SYSTEM

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Geothermal ground source heat pump systems are one of the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems. READ MORE

    Geothermal by Dan Meyers
  • 14 WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AT HOME

    Being energy efficient is a lot simpler than it sounds. When we all save energy in little ways, it can make a huge difference on our utility bill and protect the environment. READ MORE

    Energy Efficiency Consultation
  • REDUCE PLASTIC AT HOME

    The plastic we use in our kitchen, even if we use it more than once, eventually — and usually fairly quickly — ends up in the trash. Here are some easy swaps you can make. READ MORE

    Modern Kitchen
  • THE ISSUE WITH TISSUE

    It is time for companies to act more as global citizens and usher the world into a more sustainable paradigm. Fortunately, solutions promoting healthy forests and a healthy planet already exist. Companies and consumers simply need to embrace them. READ MORE

    Tissue Box by Julian Paolo Dayag
  • CLEAN YOUR HOME WITHOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS

    Make your place shine without poisoning your body or the environment.

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    Bright and Modern Kitchen
  • TOP 10 HOME DETOX TIPS

    Our homes are reservoirs of a toxic “chemical soup” that can cause asthma, eczema, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, says healthy-home expert Alan Berman. READ MORE

    Spray bottle by JESHOOTS.COM
  • HOW TO REDUCE BPA EXPOSURE

    4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging. READ MORE

    Tupperware Plastic Food Containers
  • 50 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE GREENER

    Expert tips on how to be kinder to the planet – from cooking and cleaning to fashion and finance. READ MORE

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  • SHOPPING SUSTAINABLY

    The choices you make when shopping for food affect your foodprint.

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    Fresh Vegetables in Basket sustainable shopping
  • LIFE WITHOUT BULK OPTIONS

    Can you be zero waste without bulk options? Tips on how to avoid plastic. READ MORE

    Grains in Mason Jars
  • LA COMPOST

    LA Compost is bringing LA’s food system closer to a closed circle with many co-benefits with overall reduced emissions. READ MORE

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  • COMPOSTING FOR BEGINNERS

    Compost is good for two very compelling reasons. It’s great for the garden, and it’s environmentally responsible. READ MORE

    Organic Compost
  • FOOD FOR THE FUTURE: FARMING IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    As climate change worsens and the global population rises, we risk food shortages worldwide. Are organic farming and hydroponics the key to farming's future? LEARN MORE

    Picking Cauliflower
  • FOOD FOR THE FUTURE: A SHORT DOCUMENTARY

    Global agriculture generates as much greenhouse gas as the worldwide transport sector. Sustainable food production is therefore not a luxury but a necessity for our common future. LEARN MORE

    Harvesting Crop Field
  • GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES

    Growing your own food is a step towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. LEARN MORE

    Gardening Rake
  • 10 TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN GARDEN

    Health concerns over the use of pesticides and genetically modified produce have lead many people to consider growing their own vegetables. LEARN MORE

    Organic Home Garden
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

    Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between eaters and farmers. In most CSAs, members purchase a CSA share from the farmer before the growing season, and in return receive regular installments of food. LEARN MORE

    Basket of Organic Vegetables
  • EATING SUSTAINABLY FOOD LABEL GUIDE

    Nutrition facts, health claims, various logos, proclamations of animal treatment — food packaging gives us plenty of reading material. Use this food label guide to find out what does each label means. LEARN MORE

    Dairy and Non-Dairy Products in Fridge
  • ECO-FRIENDLY BEDDING, SHEETS, LINENS & TOWELS

    13 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels. From cozy to classic, luxurious and basic, you’re covered. LEARN MORE

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  • NON-TOXIC, ORGANIC MATTRESSES

    Avocado Green Mattresses are designed in Hoboken and handmade in sunny California with only the finest naturally non-toxic and 100% certified organic materials from our own farms.. LEARN MORE

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  • ECO-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE

    Green furniture companies are sprouting up in response, producing furniture that is sustainable and eco-friendly for the environmentally-conscious consumer. What to look for.  LEARN MORE

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  • SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS

    Sustainable Furnishings Council -  a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices.  LEARN MORE

    Bast Chair in living space
  • CARBON-NEUTRAL INTERIORS

    Architectural Digest PRO takes a deeper look at whether interiors can ever really be green.  LEARN MORE

    Carbon Neutral Interiors Dining Room
  • LEGAL WOOD PRODUCTS

    Shoppers can make a difference, too. Look for the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) label on any products that come from forests.  LEARN MORE

    Wood Trunk
  • GREYWATER SYSTEMS

    From Laundry to Landscape: Tap Into Greywater. Recycling your household water is smart and surprisingly simple.  LEARN MORE

    Pink Bath Tub by Curology
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT

    11 Things You Really Should Stop Recycling: One out of every four items that ends up in the blue bin doesn’t belong. LEARN MORE

    Recycled Trash
  • A GUIDE TO RECYCLING

    What actually goes into the recycling bin? LEARN MORE

    Image by Paweł Czerwiński
  • WHERE TO RECYCLE

    Earth 911 - With over 350 materials and 100,000+ listings, we maintain one of North America's most extensive recycling databases. LEARN MORE

    Plastic Bag Recycling

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