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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic Sundays at 10am Enjoy a day of biking, relaxation, yoga, meditation and community right here in NYC with Get Up and Ride, Lazy Wellness, Runa and the Perfect Picnic NYC. Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic brings the retreat to you, offering a guided bike ride through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of...
  • How Your Yoga Clothes Could Help Boost America's Recycling Rates

    How Your Yoga Clothes Could Help Boost America’s Recycling Rates

    This post is generously sponsored by REPREVE®. As always, EcoCult only works with companies we believe are doing good things. Support Ecocult’s mission of education and activism by supporting them! I was talking with an eco-friendly, vegan blogger last week, who was trying to get plastic out of her life. “Water bottles are easy. I can...
    5 Myths About Conscious Bloggers I'm Tired of Hearing

    5 Myths About Conscious Bloggers I’m Tired of Hearing

    Are ethical and sustainable bloggers elitist? Is living a conscious lifestyle easy? Do we think our blogs alone are going to change the world? Conscious bloggers hear a lot of myths about what we do, and here are a few of them I'm sick of hearing:
    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    There’s an entire life that item has already lived before each of its individual ingredients reach the hands of the artisan to craft the final result. And that life may be destructive.
    Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    If you've decided to swear off polyester because it's a petroleum product, you might be pleased to know that you can buy clothing made with rayon viscose, a biodegradable fabric that is made of a natural, renewable resource: plants. Just kidding! It actually might be worse for the environment. And there are two major reasons...
    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Mamahuhu created a quite comprehensive post that will help you learn about sustainable and ethical fashion from all angles. I’m in there, along with Tedx talks, podcasts, documentaries, and books. | Mamahuhu Fashion Clothing companies have been slow to do anything about polyester microfibers washing into the ocean. | The Guardian How Adidas is rooting out...
    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn't Know You Needed

    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn’t Know You Needed

    (Get 20% off with a special code for EcoCult readers!) Ziran is a new brand that uses xiang yun sha silk, a beautiful and sustainable silk from China. Although it originated over five hundred years ago, xiang yun sha silk is a virtually unknown to outsiders, and Ziran is the only U.S. fashion company that...
    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

      The Dominican Republic offers everything: luxury resorts, sports, and nature hikes. This packing list is for the traveler headed to the North Coast, where you can go whale watching, have a nice locally sourced dinner, hit the beach, go horseback riding, and go on a yoga retreat, al within a few days. (Read up on my...