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Don’t rush out to buy a new ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater

There are ways to have your Christmas sweater fun without driving fast-fashion pollution.

How the humble potato rescued Europe from impending doom

When explorers brought potatoes back from the Andes, Europe was able to reverse its population decline and establish greater food security.

France will ban cell phones in elementary schools

Starting September 2018, students under age 15 will not be allowed to use their phones at any point during the school day.

With Lolistraw, you can have your straw and eat it too

But even more exciting than its edibility is the Lolistraw’s hyper-compostability.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is lit by 5,000 candles at Christmastime

Called ‘First Light,’ this now-famous event at Ontario’s first European-built settlement is a special experience for the whole family.

Expect a meat tax within 5-10 years

An investor network managing $4 trillion in assets has warned investors that they should prepare for the inevitable — a climate-driven “sin” tax on meat.

Plastics industry has known for years that it’s polluting oceans

But it has chosen to “deny, confuse, and fight regulation.”

East Africa doesn’t want your used clothes

Used clothing donations are more of a hindrance than a help, in the eyes of the East African Community. We need to listen to what they’re saying.

Our 3 favorite food trend predictions for 2018

Whole Foods published a list of all the food trends it predicts for next year, and several of them fit right in on TreeHugger.

How to have the greenest Christmas tree ever

These eco-friendly decorating tips will make your tree greener than the color of its pine needles.