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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...
  • Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    When the classic fashion brand Eileen Fisher set out on a journey to be completely sustainable, they started examining their fabrics, researching how to switch from hardy and long-lasting but unsustainable viscose to an equivalent tencel fabric, for example. But eventually, they had to figure out what to do about the question of what customers...
    Cleaned Out Your Closet? Here's Where to Take Your Old Clothes

    Cleaned Out Your Closet? Here’s Where to Take Your Old Clothes

    When I’m feeling unhappy or bored or out of control, a good clean-out always lifts my spirits. Doesn’t matter what – jewelry box, clothing closet, box of ribbons – seeing everything neatly folded and knowing that I’ve banished some meaningless clutter from my life makes me feel good. This must be the most productive addiction ever,...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, June 13th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, June 13th, 2014

    The season for parties is at full throttle. Let’s go party hopping, starting with Everlane and Young and Able tonight: Everlane Housewarming Fri. 06/13 | 7 to 10 pm @  Everlane is all about “radical transparency,” so they’ve created a “home space” in their pop-up shop where all of the objects will be accompanied by their origin and...
    On a Mission to Recycle Everything, My Building Superintendent Built the Best Recycling Area Ever

    On a Mission to Recycle Everything, My Building Superintendent Built the Best Recycling Area Ever

    My building might have the best recycling area in the city. So how can we get the residents to use it?
    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...
    Cocktail Party Chatter: A New Brooklyn Flea, Show Down Climate Deniers, the Latest Cool San Fran Initiative

    Cocktail Party Chatter: A New Brooklyn Flea, Show Down Climate Deniers, the Latest Cool San Fran Initiative

    I scour all the blogs, mags, and newspapers to bring you this cheat sheet of sustainable issues and news in New York City and beyond.
    H&M Starts Clothes Recycling Program

    H&M Starts Clothes Recycling Program

    Once you decide your H&M shirt is not cool anymore, or it ripped, or you ate too many lobster rolls and it no longer fits, there's not a consignment shop in the city that will offer you money for it. Not anymore.