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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic Sundays at 10am Enjoy a day of biking, relaxation, yoga, meditation and community right here in NYC with Get Up and Ride, Lazy Wellness, Runa and the Perfect Picnic NYC. Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic brings the retreat to you, offering a guided bike ride through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of...
  • Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    If you've decided to swear off polyester because it's a petroleum product, you might be pleased to know that you can buy clothing made with rayon viscose, a biodegradable fabric that is made of a natural, renewable resource: plants. Just kidding! It actually might be worse for the environment. And there are two major reasons...
    Monsoon Season in Kerala, India

    Monsoon Season in Kerala, India

    I shook out my umbrella, dropped it on the floor, and plopped myself down at a table. The rain drummed on the tin roof with force, as if it were trying to tell me something and I wasn’t listening. I had the entire cafe to myself, save for the few employees sitting together in the back....
    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Mamahuhu created a quite comprehensive post that will help you learn about sustainable and ethical fashion from all angles. I’m in there, along with Tedx talks, podcasts, documentaries, and books. | Mamahuhu Fashion Clothing companies have been slow to do anything about polyester microfibers washing into the ocean. | The Guardian How Adidas is rooting out...
    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    This summer we're featuring sustainable and seasonal recipes from our favorite CSA, Local Roots NYC. With over 22 pick up locations at neighborhood bars and cafes, New Yorkers can get all their weekly, locally grown groceries through Local Roots NYC: veggies, fruit, breads, dairy, meats, fish, and more. These recipes focus on ingredients local to...
    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn't Know You Needed

    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn’t Know You Needed

    (Get 20% off with a special code for EcoCult readers!) Ziran is a new brand that uses xiang yun sha silk, a beautiful and sustainable silk from China. Although it originated over five hundred years ago, xiang yun sha silk is a virtually unknown to outsiders, and Ziran is the only U.S. fashion company that...
    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

      The Dominican Republic offers everything: luxury resorts, sports, and nature hikes. This packing list is for the traveler headed to the North Coast, where you can go whale watching, have a nice locally sourced dinner, hit the beach, go horseback riding, and go on a yoga retreat, al within a few days. (Read up on my...
    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...