We still use appliances like it’s 1970. There’s a better way.

Some popular energy-saving tips for our home appliances are proving to be old and outdated myths. Here's how we can do better.

By Michael J. CorenJanuary 24, 2023

You’re not going to stop shopping for new clothes. Here’s what to do instead.

For an Earth-friendly closet, how you shop — finding ways to reduce unnecessary purchases of new items, thinking about how you might wear what you buy and looking for clothes that will last — matters.

By Allyson ChiuDecember 6, 2022

Why you should almost always wash your clothes on cold

Laundry can be the most significant thing that you do when it comes to reducing your clothes' environmental impact, experts say.

By Allyson ChiuNovember 29, 2022

The climate-friendly way to furnish your home

How to keep old furniture out of landfills and choose new, sustainable pieces that will do minimal harm to the environment.

By Scott KirkwoodNovember 28, 2022

Why The Washington Post is starting a climate advice column

Our new Climate Coach introduces himself.

By Michael J. CorenNovember 28, 2022

In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E.

New Jersey teachers are explaining the problem even in subjects like art, social studies and languages.

By Caroline PrestonNovember 5, 2022
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We should eat more plants. Here’s which ones are best for the planet.

Some plant-based foods are better for the environment than others.

By Tamar HaspelNovember 1, 2022

Composting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.

A beginner's guide to composting: Whether you live in an apartment or a house with a yard, here's how to do it — and why it's worth the effort.

By Scott Kirkwood October 6, 2022

Considering an electric vehicle? Here’s how to prep your home for one.

How to prepare your home for an electric vehicle, including what it takes to install an EV charger, how much it costs and when it's not possible.

By Rachel KurziusSeptember 26, 2022

8 ways to feel less anxious about things beyond your control

How to feel less anxious and hopeless about climate change, the war in Ukraine and other things beyond your control.

By Lesley Alderman, LCSWSeptember 13, 2022
VoraciouslyPerspective

How subbing pork for half your beef can cut your climate impact

Beef has the highest climate impact of any food, but you don't have to give up meat altogether to make a difference.

By Tamar HaspelJuly 22, 2022

20 ideas to help you go green in the kitchen

Direct actions you can take right now to reduce the environmental impact of your cooking and eating habits, from small to not so small.

By Aaron Hutcherson and Matt BrooksApril 20, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How an organizer tries to be sustainable: Scheduling, biking and hope

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

By Daniel SherrellApril 20, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How a student tries to be sustainable: Biking, activism and food

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

By Sophia KianniApril 13, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How an advocate tries to be sustainable: Seasonal eating and used books

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

By Lucia PriselacApril 6, 2022

Climate change is spurring a movement to build stormproof homes

Intense storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes, floods, wildfires, high winds and extreme heat and cold are becoming more common as climate change impacts the Earth, so resilient homes are becoming more sought after.

By Michele LernerMarch 25, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How an environmental creative tries to live sustainably: Eco-friendly accommodations, rest and appreciating nature

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

March 23, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How an environmental educator tries to live sustainably: Saving water, thrifting and building a plant collection

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

March 16, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How a lifestyle blogger tries to live sustainably: Compost wins, reusables and electric car trouble

Valeria Hinojosa takes readers through a week in her life.

March 9, 2022
ClimatePerspective

How a rocket scientist tries to live sustainably: Zero-waste kits, batch errands and slow cookers

Climate Diaries is a series that sheds light on what an average week — the good, bad, easy and hard — is like for people who are trying to live a more climate-conscious lifestyle. Climate Diaries aims to show a transparent and honest reflection of what people face while on this journey.

March 2, 2022