Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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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...
    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    When it comes to things like cooking, cleaning, organization, finances, etc., there is no one size fits all formula for conscious cohabitation. However, here are some tips that can help you live sustainably and harmoniously with your partner.
    I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here's What That's Like

    I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here’s What That’s Like

    A few years ago, coinciding with some big life changes (job, relationship, etc) I decided to move into a 1970 pop up tent trailer. I bought it from a friend who bought it on craigslist site unseen for $200... And just like that, I was a home owner! She definitely was not perfect, but she...
    8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels

    8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels

      What a difference good organic sheets make. Perhaps I shouldn’t tell you the best sheets, because I know you’re busy. And when you have really good sheets, they make it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Yes, I will blame my recent tendency to hit the snooze button on all the...
    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    The ultimate respect to a traditional art, in my opinion, is to wear it not as a costume piece, but as a core piece to your wardrobe. Even more so if it's helping to preserve a tradition. Mela Artisans makes that easy.
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Locally Grown Valentine’s Day Bouquet Reserve by Friday, February 10 @ Erica Weiner Jewelry in Boerum Hill This V-Day/Me-Day, Molly Oliver has teamed up for a second time with friend and Brooklyn-based jeweler Erica Weiner, to help you give the gift of local flowers! Locally-grown flowers DO grow in February, yes! They are carefully cultivated...