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Biodiversity 101

When you hear about habitat destruction, invasive species, and extinctions, what you’re hearing about is the loss of biodiversity. And…

Earth911 Podcast: SHÄP’s Jürgen Pretsch on Building a Sustainable Sharing Economy

Jürgen Pretsch is the founder of SHÄP, a recently launched rental marketplace that focuses on connecting people with items to…

Greener Shopping Difference Maker: The Oasense Reva Smart Low-Flow Showerhead

A sustainable home will be a smarter home, and you can start with the shower. The Oasense Reva smart showerhead…

Earth Action: Plant a Tree

Earth911 is honoring the 52 years of Earth Day with 52 Actions for the Earth. Each week through Earth Day…

Earth911 Podcast: Westerlay Orchids’ Toine Overgaag on Making the Flower Business Sustainable

The flower industry has a heavy environmental footprint but some growers are changing their agricultural and shipping practices. Toine Overgaag,…

Earth911 Inspiration: Autumn Is a Second Spring

Today’s Earth911 inspiration is from French philosopher and author Albert Camus: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is…

The Gross Truth About Garbage Gyres

All rivers lead to the sea. And along the way, they collect a lot of garbage. That garbage gets washed…

Earth911 Podcast: Maya van Rossum on the Green Amendment for the Generations

Are the laws of the United States fitted for sustainability? Our guest today, attorney Maya van Rossum, argues that it…

How To Reduce Microfiber Pollution From Your Laundry

If you wear much synthetic clothing, you likely create microfiber pollution every time you do the laundry. A type of…

Going Beyond Beekeeping to Protect Pollinators

It’s not a stretch to say that civilization depends on pollinators. More than a third of global food production relies…