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Because you’ve got better things to do, I scour the interwebs for everything you need to live sustainably in the city. Read, know, then enjoy your weekend!

A thoughtful essay on the question of whether sustainable consumerism actually works. [Co.Exist]

You know that skincare company you’ve been hearing about? S.W. Basics of Brooklyn? Here’s the background on them, plus some lush pictures. [Cool Hunting]

New York foodies: Let them eat crickets! [Inhabitat]

Extreme locavorism is now a thing in NYC. These eight restaurants grow their own food right on the roof. [Well+Good]

Lead isn’t the only terrifying ingredient in lipstick anymore. [NY Times]

One of my favorite eco-friendly clothing brands, Reformation, teamed up with Nasty Gal for a very cool collab. [Nasty Gal]

Beekeeping and raising chickens in the city is hard, yo. [NY Daily News]

The U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act is up for major renovation. Will lawmakers deliver? [Ensia]