Bottle-Fed Babies Swallow Millions Of Microplastics A Day, Study Finds
Exposure is far higher than previously thought and also affects plastic food containers.
California Bans PFAS Firefighting Foams
State also prohibits 24 chemicals from use in cosmetics.
How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled
NPR and PBS Frontline spent months digging into internal industry documents and interviewing top former officials. We found that the industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn't work — that the majority of plastic could be, and would be, recycled — all while making billions of dollars selling the world new plastic.
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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!
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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
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!).
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
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
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
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
CLEAN YOUR HOME WITHOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS
Make your place shine without poisoning your body or the environment.
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
LIFE WITHOUT BULK OPTIONS
Can you be zero waste without bulk options? Tips on how to avoid plastic. READ MORE
LA Compost is bringing LA’s food system closer to a closed circle with many co-benefits with overall reduced emissions. READ MORE
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
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
GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES
Growing your own food is a step towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. LEARN MORE
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
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
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
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
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
Sustainable Furnishings Council - a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices. LEARN MORE
Architectural Digest PRO takes a deeper look at whether interiors can ever really be green. LEARN MORE
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
From Laundry to Landscape: Tap Into Greywater. Recycling your household water is smart and surprisingly simple. LEARN MORE
What We Stand For
"Making Peace with Nature is the defining task of the 21st century. UNEP's new report offers a blueprint for the sustainable world we need, with practical recommendations on how to tackle the three planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution."
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