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Sustainable Beauty

Hey, there, Gorgeous—it’s easier than you think to beautify yourself without dirtying Mother Earth. Try these 21 simple tips to green your daily routine.

A Greener Way to Dry Clean

Dry cleaning, traditionally far from green, has “cleaned up” its act with fresh, new technologies. Learn what to ask about and look for when seeking a responsible, green cleaner.

Transition Towns

While the government dithers about climate change, more and more neighborhoods are making the transition to becoming low-impact communities.

Arts & Crafts

Is one person’s trash really another’s treasure? According to a Durham, North Carolina-based arts and crafts store, it is.

Affordable Vacations

Enjoy rich experiences while cutting costs and doing good for communities here and abroad. Here are some ways to travel, get involved and avoid tourist traps while walking lightly on the Earth.

Bike to Work

People might start commuting by bicycle to improve their fitness, save money or support sustainability, but they continue because it’s fun.

Dare To Repair

Whether we happen to be game for a do-it-yourself project, or prefer to avoid anything to do with tools, tape, thread and glue, resources abound to help us transform what’s in need of a makeover.

Living Simply

By wanting—and sometimes, doing—less, we create more space for the things that really matter. When an individual first chooses to live on a smaller, more human scale, the other values seem to fall in line.

A Conversation with No Impact Man

From November 2006 to November 2007, New York City author Colin Beavan, his Prada-wearing wife Michelle and 18-month-old daughter, Isabella, went on a yearlong reduce-recycle-reuse odyssey to cut down on their daily ecological footprint.

The Bright Green Future

Going green is not just a trend—it’s a full-scale shift that’s taken place across the consumer landscape in every market. As the market continuously shifts toward healthier options, companies that produce everything from cars to cosmetics to clean energy systems are responding with greater options and lower prices.