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You Can Now Get A Subscription Box Of Non-Toxic Cleaning Products & Your House Will Thank You

Cleaning your house is one of those activities that's kinda hard to make exciting. We all have to do it, and whether we opt for traditional cleaners or more modern natural options, the end result is ideally the same. But green cleaning company…
By James Loke Hale

10 Books About Refugees To Inspire Empathy & Action

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a day to commemorate the "strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees" worldwide and show support for people who have been displaced. In observance of this important day, the global non-profit Room to…
By Melissa Ragsdale

9 Things All Allies At Pride Need To Know

It's Pride Month, and if you're an ally planning to head to your local Pride parade, whether alone, with other allies, or with a group of LGBTQ friends, you may be wondering exactly what you can do to prep for attending Pride as an ally. Which is…
By James Loke Hale

This Is How Many People Are Needed To Create Social Change, According To Science

Social change is an ongoing process. Widespread societal shifts, from the gains made during the Civil Rights movement to #MeToo, tend to happen incrementally over time — usually, thanks the work of a vocal minority that catalyzes progress for the…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Google.org Will Match Up To $2 Million In Donations For Puerto Rico Recovery & Here’s How To Help

The crisis in Puerto Rico is far from over, and another hurricane season is on its way. After Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September of last year, killing an estimated 4,600 people, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan…
By James Loke Hale

15 Gifts To Get Your Dad This Father’s Day That Also Give Back

Father's Day is right around the corner — Sunday, Jun. 17 — and while you're probably tempted to get your dad any hat or tie you can find for sale on the internet, consider this: get him a gift that gives back. If the majority of your attempts at…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

New York May Be The Next U.S. City To Ban Plastic Straws

Most of us probably don’t think about how much plastic we use (and throw away) on a daily basis. From plastic grocery bags to take-out silverwares, these small pieces of plastic add up fast, and not in a good way: The impact our plastic waste is…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Cate Blanchett Led The Cannes Women's March & Her Powerful Statement Will Make You Cheer

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, 21 directors are competing for the top prize: The Palme d'Or. Three of those directors are women. Just three. As a result, a Cate Blanchett led the Cannes Women's March to protest the lack of womendirectors in the…
By Sophy Ziss

All New Homes In California Will Have This Major Eco-Friendly Feature Starting In 2020

As concerns about world pollution and greenhouse gas emissions intensify, the Golden State just stepped up its environmental game in a major way: as part of its efforts to totally eliminate fossil fuels within the next two decades, California will…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The UK Will Soon Ban All Single-Use Plastics — Including Straws

According to Forbes, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a proposal to ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics during a meeting with Commonwealth nations in April 2018. The ban on plastic drinking straws comes as part of the country's…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

9 Movies Out This Year Starring WOC That'll Inspire You To Fight For What's Right

When we talk about inspiring stories on-screen, women of color often get left behind. But it's so important to highlight the diverse tales of Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American, and other women from around the world, whether it's by…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Things To Say To Someone Who Doesn’t Recycle (Yet)

If you're a recycling devotee, there are few things more frustrating than going to every effort to make your household as recycling-friendly as possible, only to turn round and see your roommate throwing their plastic bottles and cans in the trash.…
By James Loke Hale

9 Surprising Ways Adopting A Dog Can Instantly Improve Your Health

If you're convinced that having a dog makes you a better person, you're probably right. Study after study has shown the health benefits of having a dog, from reduced stress to improved heart health, to a better social life — the list just goes on…
By Carolyn Steber

I’m Risking Arrest The Day After Earth Day For This Important Reason

Lee Ziesche is a filmmaker and organizer working with Seeding Sovereignty to tell the stories of communities fighting to stop the expansion of fossil fuels. In this op-ed, she explains how she uses her activism to campaign for renewable energy. In…
By Lee Ziesche

5 Myths About Recycling That Need To Be Shut Down

Do you have nightmares that the planet is going to end up like the wasteland of Wall-E, with mountains of waste and an arid desert landscape uninhabitable by humans? Climate change is continuing its trudge onwards, and unless we take action soon,…
By JR Thorpe

7 Easy Steps You Can Take To Bring Recycling To Your Office

Recycling is becoming more and more commonplace, but it still isn't everywhere: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we only recycle around 35 percent of our daily waste, when we could be recycling much more — and that includes our in…
By JR Thorpe

13 Docs Streaming Right Now That'll Help You Understand What's Going On In The World

Right now, we're all experiencing a major case of information overload. We turn on the news and see images from the Syrian civil war, with different groups trying to seize control of the country. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Facebook…
By Amen Oyiboke

Girl Scouts In The NYC Shelter System Are Selling Cookies Online & Here’s How To Support Them

Considering every cent of the money raised by Girl Scout cookie sales benefits your local council and troops, it's easy to excuse buying those five (okay, ten) boxes of Thin Mints when cookie season rolls around. While you are definitely supporting…
By James Loke Hale

I Saw The Wage Gap Spread From Mother To Daughter — Here’s How I’m Stopping The Cycle

I worked for the federal government during high school. I think I probably started working when I was a sophomore. From early on, I had to work to try to make ends meet to try to help out my family. All I recall is just pay day. That’s about it. I…
By Letitia James

3 Books About Equal Pay To Help You Better Understand The Scope Of The Issue

Another Equal Pay Day, another year where women are still grappling with the realities of the wage gap. For those unaware, Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date women must work full time up until to make the same amount that men made working full time…
By Kerri Jarema