Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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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!
    News Green New Yorkers Should Know: Farms at the Projects, NYC Hearts Solar

    News Green New Yorkers Should Know: Farms at the Projects, NYC Hearts Solar

    Ready to hit the pool? This beautiful photoshoot of easy, wet hairstyles was taken at–where else–Le Bain. [Refinery29] New York tops the list of solar-friendly states. Huzzah! [SolarPowerRock.com] Looking for an NYC urban farm? Check your local housing projects. [Gothamist] A Copenhagen design group wants to turn empty midtown office spaces into pop-up hotels. [EcoSalon]
    The Perfect Pool Party and Beach Playlist for Summer

    The Perfect Pool Party and Beach Playlist for Summer

    The perfect pool party or beach playlist takes a special music sauce. It must be upbeat, yet laid back. I should give guests lounging around the pool the sense that "It doesn't get better than this." It must sound good when backed by the percussion of cold beers being cracked open, and inspire listeners to...
    Street Style the Green Way: Get Cozy

    Street Style the Green Way: Get Cozy

    Sometimes you want to put something cozy on, and yet still look a little … bodacious. I like the body-conscious cut of this organic sweater dress by IRO, which I picked up at the new hyper-curated store Black + Graze in SoHo. Can you tell I like black tights? I sure do. I recommend you...
    The Perfect 2012 Pool Party Playlist for Summer

    The Perfect 2012 Pool Party Playlist for Summer

    Alliteration. Copious references to summer. Delicious chillwave tracks that melt into one another like a scoops of ice cream on a hot day. These are the things that a perfect 2012 summer playlist is made of. When my sister asked me to do her a “favor” and make her a playlist for her pool party...
    Could You Replace Your Neosporin with Honey?

    Could You Replace Your Neosporin with Honey?

    When I saw this post on Boing Boing about a seal whose shark bike was healed with honey, I was intrigued. According to the vets who nursed the seal back to health before releasing it, honey has a variety of properties that make it great for treating wounds. It’s antibacterial, water repellent (hence sealing off...