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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...
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It’s coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I’ve listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Now through Sunday, April 16 2017 @ Cooper Hewitt – 2 East 91st Street Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni...
    Weekend reading: Please Don't Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    Weekend reading: Please Don’t Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    I told mindbodygreen my favorite NYC restaurant and comfort food dish along with other NYC wellness leaders. Dig in! | mindbodygreen The Holidays I guarantee you this will be the best eggnog recipe you’ll ever try. | EcoCult archives The end-all-be-all guide to holiday charitable giving. | Reading My Tea Leaves 13 classy ideas for...