Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

I promised you as I went through the process of planning a sustainable wedding, I would share what I learned with you. Well, the next thing after choosing a venue, for us, was locking down the caterer! I did some heavy research, as I do, and came up with a long and then short list...
  • Sustainable Day Trip: Hudson Whiskey's Farm-to-Glass Distillery in Upstate New York

    Sustainable Day Trip: Hudson Whiskey’s Farm-to-Glass Distillery in Upstate New York

    It’s upstate New York time, and I’m exuberantly adding the Hudson Whiskey distillery to my “must visit” (again) list. Right as spring hesitantly broke over New York state, Hudson Whiskey offered me the opportunity to take a day trip up to the the micro distillery. My love of upstate destinations is well documented, plus I’ve developed...
    Sustainable Wedding Inspiration: Stephanie and Justin

    Sustainable Wedding Inspiration: Stephanie and Justin

    This gorgeous post originally appeared on My Kind Closet, a blog devoted to the sustainable and animal-friendly lifestyle.  I love weddings. They’re an excellent excuse to put on a fancy dress and get together to eat food and party with your nearest and dearest. I’m a bit biased, but my wedding was seriously the best...
    The 15 Coolest Sustainable Wedding Venues for Brooklyn Couples

    The 15 Coolest Sustainable Wedding Venues for Brooklyn Couples

    I’m planning my sustainable wedding, and sharing all my meticulously researched findings with you! This is the first step in planning your eco-friendly NYC wedding: finding the venue.  When it comes to your sustainable wedding, a venue is both paramount, and not that important. It’s paramount because it sets the tone and vibe for your...
    EcoCult Tackles the Wedding Industry. Send Me Your Ideas!

    EcoCult Tackles the Wedding Industry. Send Me Your Ideas!

    This blog is about sustainable living, but really, it’s about my sustainable life. And now that I’m engaged, I’m going to be digging into the sh*%show that is the wedding industry to uncover the best sustainable … well, everything! And I want to share all my findings with you in my signature, no-B.S., it-had-better-be-beautiful style. Coming up,...
    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    1. Create Plenty of Decoys, so She Doesn’t Suspect Not all was well in the land of Illich and Alden. For the past, oh, four months, I had become increasingly annoyed with Illich’s inability to plan anything, or even just manage his time. I felt like I was the one making everything happen. For example:...
    Get All the Adorables from Susty Party's Sustainable Partyware

    Get All the Adorables from Susty Party’s Sustainable Partyware

    Susty Party‘s headquarters are just as adorable as you would imagine. This spunky little maker of sustainably-made partyware works out of a lofted space in Greenpoint, with a view out of the window to Manhattan across the East River. There are bright knick-knacks crowded onto the work desks, the remains of a winter-themed photo booth...
    Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

    Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

    To kick of the spring season, the Ethical Writers Coalition put together a trio of sustainable floral workshops. Held in the bright DUMBO studio of vintage jewelry retailer Mode Marteau on a Sunday, attendees had hands-on tutorials on arranging flowers, making flower crowns, and product design using salvaged sails to make wall planters. The event...