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Danish island embraces trash-free lifestyle

Bornholm is a small Danish island in the southern part of the Baltic Sea. At only 227 square miles (588 square kilometers), the island is home to about 40,000 people and welcomes around 600,000 visitors each year. The island is…

Going green when it's your time to go

Burial and cremation are the most common ways we dispose of the dead, but while these methods are steeped in tradition, they’re far from environmentally friendly. Embalming bodies requires cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and phenol — in fact, in…

'Gruesome Grannies' and 10-year-olds shut down London for the Extinction Rebellion

A lot of British baby boomers got a lift this weekend as the police cleared Waterloo Bridge of the Extinction Rebellion supporters who occupied four important sites for the last week. It was all a very polite rebellion, mostly non-violent,…

Instead of throwing away food, this Indiana school is sending it home with students

Cultivate rescues food from many local organizations around the area. (Photo: Cultivate) A new pilot program at an Indiana elementary school is taking food that normally would’ve gone to waste and turning it into meals for students in need. On…

5 tips for sustainable shopping beyond the grocery store

Shopping isn’t as carefree at it used to be for me, and it has nothing to do with money. I’m trying to curb the number of things I bring into my home, partly because I’m attracted to minimalism (even if…

Take a shower strike for clean water

Well Aware’s founder, Sarah Evans, didn’t just wake up one day and decide to start an international water nonprofit. Well Aware — which, to date, has transformed the lives of more than a quarter-million people across 61 communities in Kenya…

Desire paths: The unsanctioned shortcuts crisscrossing public spaces

Whatever you call (or aren’t sure to call) them, chances are you’ve contributed to more than a few informal shortcuts that veer off the prescribed concrete path. Desire paths — or desire lines, as they’re more formally known in urban…

People are rising to the #trashtag challenge

Shrijesh Siwakoti, a computer science major at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, devoted part of his spring break in Asheville, North Carolina, to cleaning up trash. Siwakoti and 10 other students spent nearly seven hours along a creek and…

Kids will strike for the planet on March 15

Playing hooky from school is generally frowned upon, but what if students are skipping class to pressure adults to do something about climate change? It’s the question that some schools around the world have been facing for a few months…