eco-friendly

  • Eco-Fasion for Everyone

    Whoever coined the phrase “green is the new black” several years past was amazingly clairvoyant. Today, green is so much the new black that couture’s other colors pale in comparison when not paired with sustainable textiles, nontoxic dyes, or recycled packaging.

    Sustainable style may be the hottest trend in fashion, but not all eco-apparel is cut from the same cloth. Here's what you need to know to look and shop smart.
    By Sarah Toland
  • Brave New Period

    Your time of the month certainly isn’t the time of your life, but tampons and pads are easy, effective, and something you hardly even think about. So what’s the problem? All those period products add up, hurting the planet—and maybe your health.

    Safe, eco feminine care - it's not so scary.
    By O'Rya Hyde-Keller
  • Joy to the Earth

    Everyone hopes for a white Christmas, but a green holiday season can be just as festive. Do you recycle and limit waste throughout the year but, amid all the gifts, garland, and extra lights involved with winter holidays, get too harried? Take these simple steps to make this season merrier for you and yours—and the planet.

    By Marcy Franklin
  • Stay Warm Sustainably

    Baby, it’s cold outside. But before you crank the dial on the thermostat, consider this: Home heating accounts for 8,800 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per household annually, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. With a few quick fixes, you can combat climate change—no shivering required.

    By Jodi Helmer
  • 5 New Ways to Green Your Office

    So your office already recycles, reuses printer paper, and everyone turns off the lights in the kitchen when they go back to their desks. But this Earth Day get ready to make your workplace even more eco-conscious with these unconventional ways to protect your productivity and the planet.

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • The Beauty Pantry

    It’s getting easier every day to find clean and green skin- and haircare products as more and more brands introduce sophisticated formulations that feature the best of nature’s bounty with minimal chemical residue. You can now go organic with virtually anything you choose to spray on, rub in, or lather up with.

    Look no further than your kitchen for indulgent (and budget-friendly) skin savers.
    By Hillari Dowdle
  • Glow Local

    You try to buy food from your local farmers’ market and support local businesses as much as you can, so why not do the same with your beauty products? All you need to do is follow the lead of spas across the country.

    What beauty secrets might be hiding in your backyard?
    By Lindsey Galloway
  • BYO To-Go

    Americans toss out enough plastic forks, knives, and spoons each year to circle the equator 300 times. One Styrofoam food container takes more than a million years to decompose in the landfill.

    By Nicole Duncan
  • The Green Party

    19 ways to celebrate summer and decrease your impact on the earth:

    Before the Bash

    1. Call or send an Evite to your guests, and skip the cute little note cards. In addition to saving trees, your family and friends will get quicker notice about your party—which also means swifter RSVPs.

    Eco-entertaining made simple.
    By Heather Larson