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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

City Park Foraging Tours Weekends 11:45 am – 3:45 pm Because of the warm winter, many early season edibles are already around, such as daylily shoots, flowering hairy bittercress, lesser celandine, chickweed, curly dock and bitter dock, garlic mustard, rockweed, wild carrots, as well as common evening primrose. $20 suggested donation. Call Wildman Steve Brill...
  • Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...
    EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

    EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

    I’ve always been intrigued by Chinese medicine, but have never taken the time to truly learn about its principles. When 5YINA Skincare sent me a few of their products to try recently, I was thrilled to learn more about this company, which was founded by two experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ervina Wu and Angela...
    Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    It was the Friday night of my bachelorette party, and my girl gang was gathered around the kitchen island at my best friend’s Bushwick loft, dressed up for dinner out. One of my friends, Megan, was wearing a flattering LBD that was clearly well made. Somebody complimented her, and she said, “Thanks! It’s Rent the Runway.”...
    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...
    10 Documentaries You've Got to Watch ASAP

    10 Documentaries You’ve Got to Watch ASAP

    Ranging from climate change and environmental issues; diets and health; social justice and inequality; and spirituality; these documentaries are must-sees for 2017.
    Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I'm Loving

    Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I’m Loving

    I find new brands to love a variety of ways. I receive pitches from them, hear about them at industry events, or find them on other blogs. The ones I’m featuring this month represent my very favorites that I have come across. Which one is your favorite? Want: Bella Dahl Hand-dyed, treated and quality controlled in...
    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    This post is sponsored by Azura Bay, a curated collection of luxurious and socially conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands.  “Did you bring that white lacy bodysuit?” my now-husband eagerly asked, as I rifled through my duffle in our minimoon cabin in the Hamptons. I turned and raised my eyebrow at him. “Yes.” “Yay!” How...