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I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! February 12 Edition

I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! February 12 Edition

Indigo Workshop Saturday, February 13 | 11-3pm @ Kremer Pigments, 247 W 29th St (between 7th and 8th Aves), Manhattan The Dogwood Dyer has quit NYC, but is back for a special workshop this February! Unlike most modern indigo dye vats that are prepared quickly with a chemical reducing agent, this workshop will use only sugar and...
  • How to Naturally Treat and Prevent Colds and the Flu

    How to Naturally Treat and Prevent Colds and the Flu

    This post originally appeared on EcoHabitude’s blog, a marketplace for eco-friendly fashion and products.  *cough* *sniffle* *snort* *atchoooooooo!* If you live in a big city like us, you can find yourself dodging germs left and right. As the seasons change, our bodies need time to adjust to the weather which often results in weakened immunities. Have...
    Why It's Important to Stop Talking, and Start Volunteering

    Why It’s Important to Stop Talking, and Start Volunteering

    This post originally appeared on Style Wise, a place for ethical consumers and conscious people to join hands and learn more about shopping and living sustainably. Last month, I joined a community organizing group here in Charlottesville. I did it because having a pet cause no longer feels like enough, because people in this town...
    All the Ways You Can Compost in New York City

    All the Ways You Can Compost in New York City

    This post by Brittany Barton originally appeared on Sparkle Kitchen, where you’ll find tasty, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, tips for healthy living, and ways your food choices can be both nourishing and respectful of the environment. San Francisco does it. Portland does it. Vermont does it. NYC is doing it next. Composting is coming to a...
    Fernweh Jewelry Combines Wanderlust With Microfinance

    Fernweh Jewelry Combines Wanderlust With Microfinance

    Just a couple months before Mia Tonelli and Rachel Widmark turned 24 in December, they launched a jewelry line, Fernweh Jewelry. “Do we look 24?” Widmark asks me after they reluctantly admit their age to me at the beginning of our interview. “Yes… I just didn’t expect somebody who is 24 to launch a jewelry line,” I say. “That’s what...
    Hey Single Ladies! Pamper Yourself With Roses for Valentine's Day

    Hey Single Ladies! Pamper Yourself With Roses for Valentine’s Day

    OK, so I’m not single now. But I have been single. And I know that that sinking feeling when you leave school or work and no one ever left a bouquet of flowers on your desk with a note professing that he’s been hiding his deep love for you until this very moment, and would you please...
    Maybe the Key to Beautiful Skin Is Just Balancing Your Doshas

    Maybe the Key to Beautiful Skin Is Just Balancing Your Doshas

    Usually when we think of our problem skin, it’s in term of a set of unrelated problems: dry skin, eczema, acne, oily skin, etc. But what if you could address your skin woes using a unifying theory? That’s the goal of Sundara Holistic, a new skincare line that addresses your skin problems using Ayurvedic principles...
    I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! January 29th Edition

    I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! January 29th Edition

    Antifreeze 2016 Saturday, January 30 | 7 pm @ Littlefield Poor Gowanus Canal. So polluted and toxic, it deserves a little love. Drop by Littlefield (located a safe distance from the Gowanus Canal itself) for Antifreeze 2016, a fundraising gala in support of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to cleaning up and beautifying...