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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, March 17th Edition

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, March 17th Edition

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...
  • There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    If you didn't know from just owning a nose, conventional nail salons are incredibly toxic. The NYT Times details it here: “Big Job” employees are veterans, experts at sculpting false nails out of acrylic dust. It is the most lucrative salon job, yet many younger manicurists avoid it because of the specter of serious health...
    Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

    Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

    Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I'll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island's sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I've sorted it into different "clients," which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under "personal." It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...
    How to Reuse, Recycle, and Save Old Medical Supplies From the Landfill

    How to Reuse, Recycle, and Save Old Medical Supplies From the Landfill

    I have had more trips to the emergency room in my lifetime than I do fingers on my hands, and each visit I left with more stuff than I came with. That stuff, miscellaneous medical supplies like gauze, ace bandages, and a pair of crutches, would sit and linger in my apartment until I ended up throwing...
    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...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

    Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop Sunday, January 29 | 11 am to 1 pm @ Brooklyn Grange Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Macrame, believed to originate from 13th century,  is a technique crafted by sailors while traversing across the oceans for long lengths of time and therefore share the same knot terms.  In this workshop, students will learn to the basic...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty - 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...