Myth: Green Gifts Are So Last Year

No Time Like the Present to Go Green It can be easy to assume eco-gifts are passé. How many reusable totes can one person have, after all? But unlike some passing trends, green gifts are only getting cooler. For proof, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things, from decidedly non burlap-inspired eco-fashion to … Read more

health/food science + tips

  Yes, you can…take a deeper dive deeper into the science behind healthy school lunches, herbal remedies, and more! physical health science + tips hot herbal remedies science Yes, medicine DOES grow on trees (and other plants)! Risks and Benefits of Commonly Used Herbal Medicines in Mexico, L. Rodriguez-Fragoso, et. al., Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2008 … Read more

humans and nature science + tips

Planet Earth is a pretty sweet spot to call home. More than any single building could ever hold, this great big green world has nurtured humankind’s earliest memories, our greatest leaps forward, and our most awkward/endearing moments…so yeah, most people have some deep feelings, spoken or not, about our shared casa. Behold, scientific research that … Read more

plant/garden science + tips

In or out of the garden, plants rule. They give us all food, clean air, intrigue, shelter, medicine, and more—all while looking good (or at least interesting…) on top of it. Find out why by entering the wide and wonderful world of EcoMyths-approved plant science… seed science + tips hot seed science Making the Case … Read more

environment science + tips

Itching for more knowledge on the world that surrounds us? You’ve come to the right place for science and tips on all things straight-up environment, from climate to water to wetlands. Go ahead, get smarter. climate science + tips hot snow science Ode to snow: we love it, we love it, we need more of … Read more

Oh, the Behind-the-Scenes Places You’ll Go!

Ever wanted to get behind the studio glass at WBEZ? Tour the city’s greenest greenery with the true experts on the subject from Chicago Wilderness? Journey through the forests of the Morton Arboretum with world-class scientists guiding your adventure? Now you can have your pick of the litter during the silent auction at the EcoMyths Naturally … Read more

OGT To Go: How to Recycle Pumpkins

What’s spookier than zombie mold devouring your aging jack-o-lantern from the inside out? When it happens in a landfill, and does nothing but contribute to our collective methane problem. So, why waste good decomposing pumpkin when you could instead make like a OneGreenThing pro and… Recycle your pumpkin! Here are some ways to do that: … Read more

5 Ways to Ditch Paper

Paper Pile-ups, Begone! — by Lauren Topor, multimedia journalist and Arizona State University grad There’s nothing quite like tax time to remind you that paper has a knack for piling up. That’s especially true when you consider that the average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year, nearly half of which ends up unopened … Read more

Myth: Treat It to Beat It (Water Pollution, That Is)

Nutrients Gone Wild Worried about dipping your toe in your local swimming hole? Or even drinking your tap water? Join the club. Nitrogen and phosphorus overload is fouling up lakes, rivers, and streams across the country, creating plumes of pollution that are far more sinister than their deceptively benign algal blooms moniker. These nutrient-rich blooms … Read more