Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

Can a bank be eco-friendly? Conventional banks are among the biggest investors in the causes of climate change. By investing your money in those banks, are you investing in global warming? If so, it might be time to switch to a new bank!
  • Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Jeans are a pretty universal classic but they have deep roots in the USA. Although many brands have outsourced to foreign countries, there are a few brands that are producing beautiful, high-quality denim right here in the USA and keeping a focus on responsibility and sustainability.
    Weekend Reading: Why I'm So Into Witches

    Weekend Reading: Why I’m So Into Witches

    My dear readers, I learned so much these past two weeks about denim, leather, and lyocell, whether coconut oil, almond milk, Naked Juice, and organic beauty products are as good for you as you think, and found a great site for booking conscious travel. Wanted to share, here you go! Elsewhere I wrote: I did...
    READ NOW: The Green Girl's Guide to Improving Your Hospital Stay

    READ NOW: The Green Girl’s Guide to Improving Your Hospital Stay

    It took 23 years, but I finally landed in the hospital as an adult. I was completely unprepared for this. All I had in my possession were the sweats I trudged into the ER in, my wallet, and my cell phone. I was also logistically unprepared, which contributed to pain, frustration, and a slower healing...
    A Men's and Women's Packing List for Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    A Men’s and Women’s Packing List for Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’ve been searching for a credible packing list for that special place in Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula. Well, if that’s where you are headed, do not do what I did, which was to read up on fashion bloggers’ packing lists for all the touristy spots in Costa Rica,...
    A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    Red Hook is known for a few things (‘hit hard by Hurricane Sandy’; ‘that’s where IKEA is, right?’), but remains a bit of a mystery to most. I’m here to tell you that this saltwater locale, this almost-a-beach-town, is a pearl of the Brooklyn waterfront. Despite being slightly off the beaten track (i.e. not exactly...
    New NYC Bill Would Require 10 Cent Fee on Plastic Bags

    New NYC Bill Would Require 10 Cent Fee on Plastic Bags

    New legislation introduced Tuesday is trying to change the habits of New Yorkers, by requiring retail and grocery stores to charge consumers at least 10 cents per plastic bag used.
    Eco-Friendly and Hot Things to Do in NYC This Week, August 2nd, 2013

    Eco-Friendly and Hot Things to Do in NYC This Week, August 2nd, 2013

    Welcome to the last month of summer. My, where did it go? For many of these recurring summer events, you have six weekends or less to cram them in. Don't say I didn't warn you!