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10 Best Articles on Sustainability

The most useful articles and videos on sustainability from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Sustainability Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on sustainability by Refind users.

  1. Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work
  2. Can You Dress Well and Save the Planet?
  3. Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not…
  4. 8 Sustainability ideas that will change the world
  5. An environmentalist gets lunch

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on sustainability—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on sustainability.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Sustainability, including:

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Vogue Business

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WIRED UK

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YES! Magazine

Award-winning national media organization. Reframing the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions since 1996. Nonprofit, reader-supported.

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