Planet

The Story of Cosmetics
What's in your shampoo, anyway? Annie Leonard explores the toxins in our bathrooms, and what to do about them.
Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps
by Shannon Hayes
When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn't realize just how revolutionary they were.
Step Away From the Plastic Bag
by Kim Eckart
Our associate editor experiments with life after plastic bags.
YES! But How? :: Paper v. Cloth
by Keith Rutowski
Does buying recycled household-paper products make that much of a difference? Are there any better alternatives?
6 Simple Ways to Bring the Water Revolution Home
by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Berit Anderson, Ashlee Green, Keith Rutowski
Get tight with your water budget, live large on dishwater, save some rain, and get your activist feet wet (really).
YES! But How? :: A Greener Pour
by Berit Anderson
I see more and more “green” boxed wines hitting the shelves at the supermarket. Are these really better for the environment?
YES! But How? :: Green Birth Control
by Ashlee Green
Is there such a thing as “green” birth control?
YES! But How? :: Composting in Small Spaces
by Berit Anderson
I don’t have much of a yard. Can I still compost?
YES! But How? :: Hair Colors From Nature
by Berit Anderson
Changing or enhancing your hair color doesn’t have to jeopardize your health. Plant-based hair-color products offer an alternative to permanent dyes.
No Impact Man Movie Trailer
No car, no washing machine, no toilet paper? Preview how Colin Beavan and family fared in their one-year commitment to have no impact on the environment.
How to Make Homemade Gift Bags
by Heather Purser
Why not avoid paper gift-wrap and make your own gift bags?
YES! But How? :: Is There a Safe Plastic?
by Heather Purser
Is there any plastic container that’s safe for food and drink? I have a baby, and most products for infants and children are plastic.
YES! But How? :: Non-toxic Rain Gear
by Keeley Harding
I bike to work, and with winter approaching, I want to stay as dry as possible. But what kind of hazardous chemicals are in my waterproof gear?
No Impact on the Environment Experiment
No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, has put together a guide for you to try out his experiment in living with no impact on the environment.
YES! But How? :: Raw Food for Dogs
Do you know what your pet is eating? How about a homegrown diet for your furry friends.