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How harnessing your inner hero can help you take climate action

How harnessing your inner hero can help you take climate action

You can think that you may not be good enough to take climate action on our planet, but by challenging the status quo and changing the way we see ourselves, we can feel empowered to create change for our world.
May 27, 2024
How climate activist Drew Wilkinson, co-founder of Microsoft’s sustainability community, is empowering employees to take climate action

How climate activist Drew Wilkinson, co-founder of Microsoft’s sustainability community, is empowering employees to take climate action

What if you could challenge your workplace to give employees a seat at the table when it comes to taking climate action at work? Drew shares how sustainability can be a part of your job.
March 17, 2024
How Kiana Kazemi, Founder and CEO of Beaker, is leveraging data ethics to amplify environmental and social justice

How Kiana Kazemi, Founder and CEO of Beaker, is leveraging data ethics to amplify environmental and social justice

Reflecting on her exploration in the intersections of data, ethics, and justice within her work, Kiana highlights how data science and engineering are powerful tools for scaling transparency and action. 
March 17, 2024
Branden Harvey, founder and CEO of Good Good Good, on why sharing good news matters

Branden Harvey, founder and CEO of Good Good Good, on why sharing good news matters

Branden highlights how his company is helping communities around the globe feel more hopeful about the world.
January 29, 2024
A deep dive into modern philanthropy with Hannah Thomas, Strategy Director at BBMG

A deep dive into modern philanthropy with Hannah Thomas, Strategy Director at BBMG

Hannah dives into the reality of modern philanthropy and ways organizations can participate with a regenerative approach.
January 29, 2024
Building an Indigenous-owned beauty brand with Jenn Harper, CEO of Cheekbone Beauty

Building an Indigenous-owned beauty brand with Jenn Harper, CEO of Cheekbone Beauty

Cheekbone Beauty is changing the lives and futures of Indigenous communities while bringing more representation into the cosmetics world. 
December 23, 2023
4 ways to save money on plastic-free cleaning products

4 ways to save money on plastic-free cleaning products

Here are some tips for you to save on cleaning products that are truly better for your wallet and the planet!
December 23, 2023
Kylie Flanagan, creator of Climate Resilience Project on the importance of community and collective care

Kylie Flanagan, creator of Climate Resilience Project on the importance of community and collective care

Kylie emphasizes the importance of learning from various perspectives, experiences, and identities in understanding the many solutions that can be implemented to address climate justice.
December 10, 2023
How Dan Vekhter found community at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

How Dan Vekhter found community at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Reflecting on his experience at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Dan embraces the importance of building community in his daily life. 
December 8, 2023
Kriselle Gabriel, former Social Media Manager at She the People, on intersectionality and women of color in politics

Kriselle Gabriel, former Social Media Manager at She the People, on intersectionality and women of color in politics

Kriselle highlights what it means to approach politics with an intersectional and inclusive lens. 
October 14, 2023
Creating a sustainable kids clothing brand with Marianna Sachse, CEO and Founder of Jackalo

Creating a sustainable kids clothing brand with Marianna Sachse, CEO and Founder of Jackalo

Marianna explores how she's incorporating circularity and sustainability into kids fashion.
October 8, 2023
Environmental Defense Fund’s Daniel Hill talks climate action at work and #OpenDoorClimate

Environmental Defense Fund’s Daniel Hill talks climate action at work and #OpenDoorClimate

Daniel shares what it means to be a climate professional and how to forge a climate career on a warming planet.
September 28, 2023
Dr. Alina Soto on how we can heal in a broken system

Dr. Alina Soto on how we can heal in a broken system

In what's stated to be the hottest year recorded in human history, healing, and social support on a warming planet are more crucial than ever. Dr. Soto is here to show us their holistic approach. 
September 23, 2023
Founder and CEO Olivia Pedersen talks how Sustaio is rewarding users for reducing their footprint

Founder and CEO Olivia Pedersen talks how Sustaio is rewarding users for reducing their footprint

Olivia breaks down how Sustaio is helping users live more sustainably.
September 25, 2023
Planning a sustainable wedding with Lauren Bercier, co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms

Planning a sustainable wedding with Lauren Bercier, co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms

Here's how Something Borrowed Blooms, a rent and return floral company, is helping to reduce waste in the floral and wedding industry.
September 22, 2023
Jannis Kempkens, founder of Circology, on designing a circular future

Jannis Kempkens, founder of Circology, on designing a circular future

Jannis describes what it means to incorporate circularity into our day-to-day lives.
June 30, 2023
How Ridwell is helping households reduce waste

How Ridwell is helping households reduce waste

Here's how Ridwell is empowering communities to shift towards a future with less waste.
June 30, 2023
How loving books made me rethink mass incarceration

How loving books made me rethink mass incarceration

Mass incarceration and climate change are more related than you think.
July 2, 2023
Shareholder advocacy and holding corporations accountable with Kelly McBee of As You Sow

Shareholder advocacy and holding corporations accountable with Kelly McBee of As You Sow

Kelly breaks down how As You Sow uses shareholder advocacy to nudge companies to take action on sustainability.
June 30, 2023
Climate tech and breaking into the climate space with Natalie Lavery of Climate People

Climate tech and breaking into the climate space with Natalie Lavery of Climate People

Natalie dives deeper into how the climate tech industry is addressing climate change and ways we can stay optimistic when finding a climate job. 
June 29, 2023
Megan Brown on navigating climate denial and climate change in Rural America

Megan Brown on navigating climate denial and climate change in Rural America

What's it like to talk about climate in Rural America?
June 29, 2023
Sheila Hoffman talks living in Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing

Sheila Hoffman talks living in Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing

Sheila shares her cohousing experience in Capitol Hill and the role of cohousing in building community. 
July 3, 2023
Indigenous food sovereignty with Sara Calvosa Olson

Indigenous food sovereignty with Sara Calvosa Olson

Sara explores how using traditional foods can create systemic change within our agricultural system.
June 26, 2023
Katie Patrick on fighting climate doom and taking action on climate change

Katie Patrick on fighting climate doom and taking action on climate change

Katie challenges the doom and gloom beliefs that come with climate change and dives deeper into how we can create positive change while having meaningful climate conversations. 
June 25, 2023
Kriselle Gabriel, founder of Empowered in Color, on bridging religion and social justice

Kriselle Gabriel, founder of Empowered in Color, on bridging religion and social justice

Kriselle highlights how she has reclaimed her faith while engaging in social justice work and helping marginalized communities.
June 25, 2023
Exploring energy transitions and systemic change with Grant Symons, Director of Transition HQ

Exploring energy transitions and systemic change with Grant Symons, Director of Transition HQ

Transition HQ is on a mission to help local organizations, governments, and communities in New Zealand create and develop strategies for a successful energy transition.
June 25, 2023
How I picked my ideal compost solution, and you can too!

How I picked my ideal compost solution, and you can too!

Composting 101: Here's how you can compost in your home.
June 23, 2023
How Riya Collective is taking a holistic approach to sustainable fashion

How Riya Collective is taking a holistic approach to sustainable fashion

Arian shares her thoughts on how Riya Collective is engaging in holistic and sustainable fashion. 
June 25, 2023
Beauty e-commerce specialist, Faith Carter, talks representation in the beauty industry

Beauty e-commerce specialist, Faith Carter, talks representation in the beauty industry

Faith explores the intersection of race and beauty, and how MÜD is prioritizing marginalized communities. 
June 23, 2023
Yvonne Cuaresma from The Climate Journal Project explores how to deal with eco-anxiety

Yvonne Cuaresma from The Climate Journal Project explores how to deal with eco-anxiety

Here's how The Climate Journal Project is helping us build resiliency against climate anxiety.
June 23, 2023
Transformative justice, accountability, and healing from sexual harm with Jae Ortiz

Transformative justice, accountability, and healing from sexual harm with Jae Ortiz

Leda Health is a company that provides healing after sexual harm. Jae, Former Director of Healing Services, shares their approach to transformative justice through art, creativity, and accountability.
June 23, 2023
“How to make climate your career:” Justin Hardin, Co-founder of Climatebase, on building a platform for climate action

“How to make climate your career:” Justin Hardin, Co-founder of Climatebase, on building a platform for climate action

Climatebase describes itself as the #1 place for climate employment. Justin dives deeper into how Climatebase is making careers in climate more accessible.
June 23, 2023
Katya Abazajian of Civic Source talks FOIA (public information) requests and using data for social good

Katya Abazajian of Civic Source talks FOIA (public information) requests and using data for social good

Katya highlights the importance of using FOIA requests and data to create open and just cities. 
June 23, 2023
How Plastic Bank is reducing ocean plastics

How Plastic Bank is reducing ocean plastics

Here's how Plastic Bank is saving our oceans and creating a circular economy for communities around the world.
June 23, 2023
Kristen Kammerer, CEO of Generation Environment, talks the power of individual action and micro philanthropy

Kristen Kammerer, CEO of Generation Environment, talks the power of individual action and micro philanthropy

Kristen talks how Gen E is using its platform to scale positive environmental impact and create a community of changemakers.
June 23, 2023
“It’s okay to not be okay:” Dana Daugherty on the power of mental health, activism burnout, and community care

“It’s okay to not be okay:” Dana Daugherty on the power of mental health, activism burnout, and community care

Dana explores the importance of mental health awareness and the power of prioritizing our mental well-being.
April 21, 2024
Ash Glover-Ganapathiraju, founder of Ojaswe, on building a regenerative food company

Ash Glover-Ganapathiraju, founder of Ojaswe, on building a regenerative food company

Ash dives deeper into how climate activism, regenerative agriculture, and delicious food can go hand in hand.
June 23, 2023
Moji Igun on sustainability consulting and building a waste-free world

Moji Igun on sustainability consulting and building a waste-free world

Moji discusses her work in guiding communities and local businesses toward a zero-waste future.
June 23, 2023
Sierra Club's Ruth Sawyer talks public comments, climate advocacy, and local action

Sierra Club's Ruth Sawyer talks public comments, climate advocacy, and local action

Ruth opens up about how we can use public comments and advocacy to create change within our communities.
June 19, 2023
Rob Chan, Senior Manager at Turo, on transitioning into a climate career

Rob Chan, Senior Manager at Turo, on transitioning into a climate career

Rob shares his tips and tricks on pivoting into the climate space.
May 31, 2023
“If you can't appreciate something, you can't protect it”: Russell Moffitt from the Marine Conservation Institute on protecting our oceans and climate change

“If you can't appreciate something, you can't protect it”: Russell Moffitt from the Marine Conservation Institute on protecting our oceans and climate change

Russell opens up about the importance of ocean conservation in meeting our global climate goals by 2030. 
May 23, 2023
Dr. Kim Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make, on climate science, feelings, and hope

Dr. Kim Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make, on climate science, feelings, and hope

Dr. Nicholas dives deep into her role as a scientist, her writing process for Under the Sky We Make, and the ways we can make individual and structural changes for our planet. 
May 23, 2023
Sophia Westwood of Midday Tech talks the power of using your dollar to scale solar energy

Sophia Westwood of Midday Tech talks the power of using your dollar to scale solar energy

Sophia opens up about how she is helping to build solar panels where it matters the most. ‍
May 23, 2023
“Be loud, be vocal, and be specific”: Nandini Jammi on challenging disinformation and corporate accountability in the ad tech space

“Be loud, be vocal, and be specific”: Nandini Jammi on challenging disinformation and corporate accountability in the ad tech space

Nandini discusses her work in fighting misinformation and holding corporations accountable as ads are growing at an untenable scale.
May 23, 2023
Indigenous activist, Pennie Opal Plant, talks capitalism, climate change, and protecting our planet

Indigenous activist, Pennie Opal Plant, talks capitalism, climate change, and protecting our planet

Pennie opens up about her journey, the impact of our current systems on our planet, and how we got to where we are today. 
May 23, 2023
How e-bikes are changing the way we travel

How e-bikes are changing the way we travel

Learn how you can travel the world at the pace of a bike!
May 18, 2023
Find Joy in Using What You Have

Find Joy in Using What You Have

Revelations about the sustainability movement and its complicated relationship with aesthetics and trends
February 7, 2023
Our annual sustainable holiday gift guide!

Our annual sustainable holiday gift guide!

Create a lasting impact with meaningful, climate-friendly gifts
November 30, 2022
I am tired and I will vote

I am tired and I will vote

What to do if you're a burnt out voter.
November 7, 2022
It matters that Drew Barrymore loves the rain

It matters that Drew Barrymore loves the rain

Drew Barrymore REALLY loves the rain. This is what she's teaching us about the climate crisis.
August 10, 2022
American Idols: Kim Kardashian's Private Jet

American Idols: Kim Kardashian's Private Jet

The climate story behind Kim's 17-minute flight
July 11, 2022
Divest from Guns: Ethical Investing Guide

Divest from Guns: Ethical Investing Guide

An ethical investing guide to navigate divesting from guns
June 8, 2022
What to do about abortion access in the United States

What to do about abortion access in the United States

7 actions you can take for abortion access in the United States
May 3, 2022
Solutions journalism and its role in the climate movement

Solutions journalism and its role in the climate movement

What is solutions-oriented journalism and how does Hothouse cultivate climate optimism in their newsletters?
January 5, 2022
How can we take back our democracy?

How can we take back our democracy?

Learn how to get meaningfully involved in local politics and how to actually get your voice heard. Alex Lee, California's youngest state legislator, shares his tips.
December 5, 2021
30 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for 2021

30 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for 2021

The best digital and sustainable gifts you can give this holiday season.
November 24, 2021
22 best books on climate change and social justice to read in 2022

22 best books on climate change and social justice to read in 2022

Will a book about a mushroom make you a better climate and social justice activist in 2022?
November 24, 2021
The 10 best newsletters for environmental and social change in 2021

The 10 best newsletters for environmental and social change in 2021

Overwhelmed by the bad stuff going on in the world and want to do something to help? Start here.
October 27, 2021
What Does It Mean to “Work on Climate”?

What Does It Mean to “Work on Climate”?

Thinking through climate jobs and your role in the solution can open the door to a new career path.
August 5, 2021
The Good Food Foundation's approach to sustainability

The Good Food Foundation's approach to sustainability

In-depth sustainability criteria meets fun and deliciousness.
June 23, 2021
Why Does Sustainable Pet Food Matter?

Why Does Sustainable Pet Food Matter?

The CEO of A Pup Above chimes in on the impact of dog food that's good for your pet and the planet.
June 16, 2021
Q&A with Dr. Kimberly Nicholas - Under the Sky We Make

Q&A with Dr. Kimberly Nicholas - Under the Sky We Make

Yes, if you're rich, according to Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make.
May 26, 2021
How YellowTin is simplifying access to clean energy

How YellowTin is simplifying access to clean energy

Electrifying everything shouldn't be hard. YellowTin empowers customers through a personalized roadmap towards clean energy and cost savings.
May 20, 2021
How do I get a job fighting climate change? (Q&A with Katie Michel of Terra.do)

How do I get a job fighting climate change? (Q&A with Katie Michel of Terra.do)

There's a climate career associated with anything and everything you care about. Learn how to find it.
May 12, 2021
Reader Reflection: Sustainable Changes to Everyday Life

Reader Reflection: Sustainable Changes to Everyday Life

Behavioral change, consumer choices, travel, and education can materially slow down climate change.
May 12, 2021
What you should know about bamboo toilet paper

What you should know about bamboo toilet paper

Is bamboo toilet paper eco-friendly? Why is it so expensive? Christie Low of Honeycomb Luxury tells us everything we need to know about bamboo TP, certifications, hidden costs, and more.
April 28, 2021
How to navigate carbon offsets for sustainable travel

How to navigate carbon offsets for sustainable travel

3 simple steps that help you decide how to purchase and evaluate offsets
April 21, 2021
3 Easy Recipes to Fight Food Waste

3 Easy Recipes to Fight Food Waste

Make your own broth, gazpacho, and vinegar with very little effort while reducing food waste!
April 1, 2021
A founder's quest for the most sustainable skincare tool

A founder's quest for the most sustainable skincare tool

Your skin care routine is probably not great for the planet. The Mitty could change that.
March 3, 2021
How is Creol decarbonizing buildings through blockchain tech?

How is Creol decarbonizing buildings through blockchain tech?

Creol's CTO shares their transparent and verifiable tool that tackles building-related CO2 emissions.
February 16, 2021
How is Imperfect Foods Actually Making a Difference?

How is Imperfect Foods Actually Making a Difference?

Imperfect's sustainability manager tells us how their company fights food waste through ugly produce and how you can play your part.
January 27, 2021
You can fight plastic pollution by ending single-use produce bags

You can fight plastic pollution by ending single-use produce bags

80% of Americans are estimated to use single-use plastic produce bags. Find out how BRINGiT will change that.
January 27, 2021
How I set up my new home Buying Nothing

How I set up my new home Buying Nothing

Sustainable doesn't have to mean expensive.
January 20, 2021
Climate anxiety: what it is and 30 ways to manage it

Climate anxiety: what it is and 30 ways to manage it

Climate change can feel overwhelming, but here's 30 actions you can take that will help you cope and build resilience.
January 6, 2021
Meet the chemist creating sustainable, gender-inclusive PPE

Meet the chemist creating sustainable, gender-inclusive PPE

Plus, you can manage this washable PPE from a mobile application.
January 6, 2021
How do I actually make a difference towards climate change?

How do I actually make a difference towards climate change?

How can you create real, tactical change in a world of information overwhelm?
March 30, 2021
10 facts about climate change that changed my life

10 facts about climate change that changed my life

Did you know that recycling isn't effective and oil companies knowingly promoted it so people would stop worrying about the environment?
December 30, 2020
Ending Food Waste through Meal Planning

Ending Food Waste through Meal Planning

Professional chef and founder of Ends + Stems Alison Mountford tells us what got her interested in fighting food waste and how to get involved from your home.
December 22, 2020
What is sustainable investing and is it profitable?

What is sustainable investing and is it profitable?

Sustainable investing isn't as complicated as it used to be. Get practical tips and a guide to navigating sustainable investments thanks to Zach Stein from Carbon Collective.
May 13, 2021
Planning and starting a backyard garden for beginners

Planning and starting a backyard garden for beginners

Growing your produce locally has a positive impact on the climate and on yourself. Plus, it's pretty simple with these basic steps from Pangolin Green!
December 17, 2020
Know your labels: How to be a more informed shopper

Know your labels: How to be a more informed shopper

Sophie McAulay, Director of Growth at GlobeIn, tells us about fair trade certifications and how you can navigate complicated labels to be a more conscious consumer.
May 13, 2021
Giving Tuesday 2020: 10 High-Impact Causes and Charities

Giving Tuesday 2020: 10 High-Impact Causes and Charities

Make your donation the most effective it could be by picking a high-impact charity.
December 17, 2020
11 Native-Owned Brands to Support This Black Friday

11 Native-Owned Brands to Support This Black Friday

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Support Native-owned businesses this holiday season.
December 17, 2020
The 50 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Sustainable Holidays in 2020

The 50 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Sustainable Holidays in 2020

50 eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for the 2020 holiday season
December 17, 2020
Interview With Fracking Expert Alexandria Shrake

Interview With Fracking Expert Alexandria Shrake

What is fracking? Should we ban it? Get your questions answered with fracking expert and ENERGYMinute co-founder Alexandria Shrake.
December 17, 2020

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