Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, July 18th 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, July 18th 2014

Turnip the Beet Concert Fri. 07/18 | 7:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange Local bands, local beer, and solid lineup of soulful, folksy music to the backdrop of a killer summer sunset. And it’s all while surrounded by your favorite local veggies. Grab a beer from Sixpoint Brewery, kick back, and listen to music...
Photos: The Sustainable Summer Fest Proves Sustainable Partying Is Better

Photos: The Sustainable Summer Fest Proves Sustainable Partying Is Better

As Emma Grady and I danced on top of the DJ booth under the softly-glowing lights strung across the dance floor, I tapped her shoulder and pointed behind us. An orange Super Moon was rising above the warehouses of Bushwick. “Wow,” was all she could say. Wow, indeed. It was the...
Owner of Sustainable Brooklyn Boutique Kaight Wishes Her Store Wasn't So Special

Owner of Sustainable Brooklyn Boutique Kaight Wishes Her Store Wasn’t So Special

Sponsored Content In August, the fashion boutique Kaight will have been opened for eight years. In sustainable fashion time, that practically makes it a heritage brand. I’ve been of a fan of Kaight for some time, ever since it was located on the East Village. (She opened a second store...
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On Vacation!

I’ll be back officially on August 11th. It’s possible I may post between now and then, but I’m not guaranteeing anything. Now go outside and have some summer fun. Muah! xoxo
Review: Fresh Routes Does a Pop-Up at The USQ Subway Station

Review: Fresh Routes Does a Pop-Up at The USQ Subway Station

There are several businesses serving up the dinner kit model right now in NYC. The premise is this: you really like the idea of cooking your dinner from scratch. But the time, energy, and brain power it takes to pick out a recipe, go to the grocery store, get your ingredients, cook the meal, and then...
sweetgreen's Summertime Cookbook Comes With a Side of Music

sweetgreen’s Summertime Cookbook Comes With a Side of Music

The DC-based chain of restaurants has debuted the sweetlife 2014 cookbook, featuring recipes and music pairings straight from the mouths of this year’s performers, chefs, and members of the sweetgreen family.
EcoCult's First Vlog! A Video Review of New Weleda Skin and Hair Products

EcoCult’s First Vlog! A Video Review of New Weleda Skin and Hair Products

  A few months back, I got a pedicure at Sweet Lily Nail Spa using Weleda skin products. They sent me home with some brand new Weleda products to try.* It was a lot of products to work my way through. But I diligently did so, sharing them with my roommate at the time, Florence....
20/20 Photoshoot Captures Future of Sustainable Fashion in NYC

20/20 Photoshoot Captures Future of Sustainable Fashion in NYC

Dominique Drakeford, CEO and founder of the sustainable fashion PR company Drake Natural, pulled together several of her NYC-based clients to do an upscale shoot with their designs. The result is an urban photo shoot that attempts to capitalize on ethical fashion as a timeless style that will be as fresh in the year 2020...
Eco-Friendly and Hot Things to Do in NYC This Week, July 11th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Hot Things to Do in NYC This Week, July 11th, 2014

Sustainable Summer Fest Sat. 07/12 | 3 pm to late @ Beef Cuts The Ethical Writers Coalition is teaming up with the underground dance party house, Beef Cuts, to throw a summer bash unlike anything NYC has ever seen. Held in Beef Cuts’ newly built outdoor location in Bushwick on July 12th from 3 to 10 pm, this party...
Giveaway: It's Not Even Weird to Be This Excited About Food Storage Containers

Giveaway: It’s Not Even Weird to Be This Excited About Food Storage Containers

Eco-friendly people have this thing about food storage. Conventional people stuff their cabinets with Ziploc reusable containers, Tupperware, and takeout containers that spill out every time you open the cabinet (but never enough lids). To them, this is the most uninteresting and annoying part of the kitchen. But the sustainable set takes the task of putting...
How I'm Livin': Jamie Ortega of the Slow Fashion Mag Sumzine

How I’m Livin’: Jamie Ortega of the Slow Fashion Mag Sumzine

When the first issue of Sumzine hit the scene earlier this year, I was blown away by its look. Or rather, looks. The fashion editorial ran the gamut from uptown pretty, to masculine Brooklyn twee, to edgy downtown rocker-chic, to gentleman and even Sunset Park-ish hip-hop. What was notably missing was the California-granola-mom look that...
Modavanti Is Having a 24 Hour Sale. Go Go Go Go Go

Modavanti Is Having a 24 Hour Sale. Go Go Go Go Go

Sustainable Apartment Renovation: Build It Green! NYC a Must for Salvage Materials

Sustainable Apartment Renovation: Build It Green! NYC a Must for Salvage Materials

In my last entry in my apartment renovation diaries, I showed you the aftermath of ripping out the entire apartment from corner to corner. Now comes the fun part: shopping. The shopping part comes in stages, as I’ve learned. First I had to have the kitchen designed so I knew where the appliances would go...
The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

I’m not officially a contributor to Conscious Magazine! Check out my guide to July events in the city. NYC “MoMA PS1 is very interested in sustainability and new approaches for architecture. We were interested in saying, could we create a new material and a new ecosystem of design, manufacturing and construction … that pushed, that tested...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, The Patriotic Edition

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, The Patriotic Edition

Looking for events that are less AMURICA! and more I think our founding principles are pretty neat, though this country could always improve and I do love it so much here! Then I’ve got the events for you. Cityfox + All Day I Dream for the Fourth Friday, 07/04 | 2 to 11 pm @ the East River in Brooklyn...