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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...
  • Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Do you like capsule wardrobes, sustainability, minimalism, spa time, and some beautiful people watching? You’re reading this, so I’m going to go with, yes. Then you will be obsessed with a certain Scandinavian city, Stockholm. Stockholm is everything the modern conscious traveler could want out of a city. In fact, it’s hard to visit and not be...
    5 Myths About Conscious Bloggers I'm Tired of Hearing

    5 Myths About Conscious Bloggers I’m Tired of Hearing

    Are ethical and sustainable bloggers elitist? Is living a conscious lifestyle easy? Do we think our blogs alone are going to change the world? Conscious bloggers hear a lot of myths about what we do, and here are a few of them I'm sick of hearing:
    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    There’s an entire life that item has already lived before each of its individual ingredients reach the hands of the artisan to craft the final result. And that life may be destructive.
    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...
    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...
    Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    It was the Friday night of my bachelorette party, and my girl gang was gathered around the kitchen island at my best friend’s Bushwick loft, dressed up for dinner out. One of my friends, Megan, was wearing a flattering LBD that was clearly well made. Somebody complimented her, and she said, “Thanks! It’s Rent the Runway.”...
    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...