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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.

Kinetic art installation mimics synchronized flocking of 400 birds (Video)

These origami-inspired ‘birds’ soar, open and close their wings, and even make some unexpected sounds.

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.

11 facts about Iceland’s elusive elves

As if the landscape of fire and ice wasn’t wonderful enough, the stories of its magical creatures make it all the more wondrous.

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.

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.

6 ways to use old ribbon or paper to make pretty gift bows

Why buy new gift bows when the best ones can be made easily with things you have on hand?

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.

80-year-old wooden escalators repurposed into impressive sculpture

Instead of trashing these old treads, they have been made into a inter-looping work of art in the same station.