Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island’s sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
  • 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...
    Why, Exactly, Is Polyester So Bad for the Environment?

    Why, Exactly, Is Polyester So Bad for the Environment?

    This post originally appeared on Tortoise and Lady Grey, a fashion and lifestyle blog which aims to promote ethical and sustainable wardrobe choices, and inspire readers to embrace a slow fashion lifestyle.  Polyester is cheap and versatile and for that reason it has become ubiquitous in fashion, but the environmental impacts of polyester are also significant....
    The Case for the Better – Not Perfect – Choice

    The Case for the Better – Not Perfect – Choice

    "You don't have to set yourself in fire to warm others." Readers, I can relate so much. I often feel like sustainability advocates are asked to set ourselves on fire, and then we ask our followers to do the same, calling it "easy!" Sure, it often sounds like a call to do the right thing,...
    How I'm Livin': Karen Shimizu, Deputy Editor at Organic Living

    How I’m Livin’: Karen Shimizu, Deputy Editor at Organic Living

    What better person to get sustainable living tips from than an editor at the new magazine Rodale’s Organic Life? For that, we have Karen Shimizu, a conscious life and food writer, who lived in New York City for eight years as she worked her way up at the foodie magazine Saveur. She worked in Manhattan during...
    The Need to Know List: You Should Switch to Alpaca From Cashmere

    The Need to Know List: You Should Switch to Alpaca From Cashmere

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday! Here are the things I found fascinating and useful this week. First, some fun news: I’m now officially a contributor to Conscious Magazine! Look for my monthly recommendations of the best events in NYC. This lovely Christian lady at Relevant Magazine made the assertion that in order to help the...
    Green Things on My Mind: Quinoa Milk Is a Thing

    Green Things on My Mind: Quinoa Milk Is a Thing

    If New York City were designed to provide all its own food, this is what it would look like. Gaze at these gorgeous pictures of the night sky in the darkest parts of America, where light pollution is almost nonexistent. The eco-friendly Park Slope fashion boutique Bhoomki has been on my radar for a little...
    G-Star RAW Announces Jeans Made From Recycled Plastic Collected From the Oceans

    G-Star RAW Announces Jeans Made From Recycled Plastic Collected From the Oceans

    While everyone was obsessing over shoe candy at the rest of New York Fashion week, I stopped by the American Museum of Natural History for a somewhat heavier event. In the main hall, underneath the giant blue whale, scientists and speakers discussed the dire situation of sea life and ocean birds, who are eating and...