Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

5 Tasty Tea Brands That Will Look Pretty on Your Shelf

5 Tasty Tea Brands That Will Look Pretty on Your Shelf

There's so many wonderful teas out there. If you're looking for a new, pretty, functional, or tasty tea sachet to add to your repertoire, try one of these!
What Does Sustainability Mean, Anyway?

What Does Sustainability Mean, Anyway?

In honor of Earth Day, instead of doing product roundups or event listings, I decided to do something more simple, and get back to the roots of what I do here on EcoCult. I wrote this post on what “sustainability” means for the sustainable fashion site Zady. Even though it’s...
Discount Alert! Get Your Crystal, Jewelry, and Spirituality Fix at Williamsburg's Species by the Thousands

Discount Alert! Get Your Crystal, Jewelry, and Spirituality Fix at Williamsburg’s Species by the Thousands

{I asked and she gave! Get 20% off Species by the Thousands online store with code eco14. Go get some magic.}  The Species by the Thousand store is located just outside the hip part of Williamsburg, only a block from the rumbling Williamsburg Bridge, on South 4th Street and Driggs. The...
You Need to Sign Up for ABC Kitchen's Fancy Pants, Curated CSA

You Need to Sign Up for ABC Kitchen’s Fancy Pants, Curated CSA

This CSA is a carefully curated assortment of goods from several farms, so that you get a for-real variety of fruits and vegetables to work with every month. The cherry on top is that each box comes with recipes by ABC Kitchen’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Oh, and you even get access...
Four Super Easy, Organic Spring Cocktail Recipes for When It Finally Gets Warm

Four Super Easy, Organic Spring Cocktail Recipes for When It Finally Gets Warm

I'm not going for complicated cocktails. The most I'll do is pour a few ingredients and ice into glass and go. No muddling, measuring, or singing of peels! Luckily, there are a few haute and summery mixers out there to make the job easy.
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My New Policy on Free Stuff

My New Policy on Free Stuff

I know my weaknesses as a human. I occasionally crave a Reese’s peanut butter cup. (No, Newman’s will not do.) When I get in a bad mood–it’s rare, but it happens–you had better move off to another block until I calm down. And when people give me free stuff, I feel beholden to them, journalistic...
Go Shopping at ABC Carpet & Home to Plant a Tree

Go Shopping at ABC Carpet & Home to Plant a Tree

ABC Home is celebrating Earth Day the best way: by planting trees! Throught April 22nd, for every in–store purchase at the 888 Broadway store, ABC will plant a tree with The Carbon Poverty Reduction Program, led by Professor Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement. A tree will be planted with the purchase of any amount. (Hot...
You Need to Know This: Are You a Bettertarian? If So, You'd Better Stop Eating Sushi

You Need to Know This: Are You a Bettertarian? If So, You’d Better Stop Eating Sushi

My friends at Kabinet, which lets you stalk the beauty picks of notable gals, are giving away Weleda products! Wishlist your favorite on Kabinet to enter. + I’ve been meaning to get myself down to one of the non-toxic salon Tenoverten’s three locations. Now I have another reason: a new line of top and base coats meant to...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 18th, 2014

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

I’m so sorry about the cold week! But it should be much nicer this weekend. Here’s what’s on the docket: Vallarinosaltonstall Thru end of April | Mon. thru Fri | 10 am to 8 pm + Sat. | 11 to 6 pm @ UES Pop-Up Tired of black? Get some spring color into your life...
3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Using Grass-Fed Protein

3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Using Grass-Fed Protein

I love having a smoothie for breakfast. But I also like getting protein in there. It keeps me fuller longer, especially if I’m going to be running around the city all morning. When I discovered Source Organic Whey protein powder, I got excited. I’m a conscious carnivore, which means I only eat animal products when...
How Long Will It Be Before Fashion Catches Up With Food? A Zady x Whole Foods Panel

How Long Will It Be Before Fashion Catches Up With Food? A Zady x Whole Foods Panel

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Zady and Whole Food’s panel. The organic nibbles alone were enough incentive to go, but I also got to network with some Very Important People in the sustainable fashion scene. Zady asked me to write up the recap. Here it is: Last Wednesday we teamed up with...
Discount Alert! The Questions You'd Like to Ask Gia Bahm of Unearthen Jewelry

Discount Alert! The Questions You’d Like to Ask Gia Bahm of Unearthen Jewelry

{I asked and she gave! Get 20% off your order with code ECOCULT at checkout.} Unearthen is outlandishly beautiful. And I don’t mean outlandish as in, so, so beautiful. I mean, it’s outlandish. And beautiful. At the same time. You see it, and you have a sharp intake of breath. I want that.  I first saw the...
Want Love Need: 9 Things I Found This Week That I Think You Would Like, Too

Want Love Need: 9 Things I Found This Week That I Think You Would Like, Too

So many beautiful, useful, and sustainable things cross my desk every week, so I condense them all into a handy post of my favorites for you to peruse. I hope you find something you like in here! Love: Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen Don’t you know that you’re always supposed to ask for your cuticles...
Weekend Recap: Smorgasburg, Vegan Shop-Up, Murals, the Park

Weekend Recap: Smorgasburg, Vegan Shop-Up, Murals, the Park

Spring sauntered in this weekend, like, “You miss me?” I was reminded of a short story I read in the New Yorker, which follows a couple as they try to figure out how to best take advantage of a perfect day. The story keeps restarting, following them through different decisions. It spoke to me, because...
The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Will Ruin Your Life

The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Will Ruin Your Life

I’m going to write this post right this second and publish it, because at the rate “Basic Bitch” is blowing up the internet, it will be “basic” itself on Tuesday afternoon. But I have to write it, because I’ve been tagged and emailed approximately a dozen times with “Basic Bitch” items. Everyone knows I’m a...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 11th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, April 11th, 2014

It's a good weekend for shopping and eating. But isn't it always?
Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals?

Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals?

Last month when I was wandering the floor at Natural Products Expo West, I stopped by a booth for a makeup company called Everyday Minerals. I was curious, because I’ve been using bareMinerals for some time, and had an inkling I should find a replacement. bareMinerals isn’t so toxic, but I feel like there is...