AGAATI Fall Winter 2017 Trunk Show, Hosted By Alden Wicker of EcoCult

Monday, August 21st, 5pm – 8pm @ Doing/Living, 218 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

I’m hosting a happy hour! Come talk eco fashion with me and try on cocktail dresses and perfect-for-work separates from my new favorite brand, AGAATI. Plus, AGAATI founder Saloni herself will be on hand to measure you for custom pre-orders for Fall/Winter ’17 collection. You’ll even get Spring/Summer ’17 styles up to 50% off! Wine and cheese will be served as well!

Free | RSVP here!

Yoga For The Earth Community Yoga Classes

Wednesdays, 7pm @ West Village

Thursdays, 7pm @ Hudson River Park Pier 46

Saturdays, 11am @ Fort Greene Park

Yoga for the Earth is a network of like-minded people who practice yoga with the shared intention of protecting and preserving our beautiful planet. All classes and events are donation based. Proceeds are given to organizations that implement sustainable energy systems, protect animals, clean oceans, recycle food, educate communities, amongst much more goodness. No previous yoga experience is required to join.

 

 

The Element Exchange Clothing Swap Pop-Ups

August 25th (Secondhand Wardrobe Day!), 5:30pm – 8:30pm @ Element Boston Seaport, 391-395 D Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

On Secondhand Wardrobe Day, Element Hotels across North America offer the public the chance to extend the lifecycle of their wardrobe, as 13 million tons of textiles are sent to landfill across the country each year. At Element Boston Seaport’s pop-up attendees will be able to enjoy sustainable bites in the courtyard and sample organic wine through an eco-friendly and automated wine cart while they ‘shop’. The event will see Boston-based clothing upcycling partners helping guests give their items of clothing a new life. Ministry of Supply, a local Boston company which supplies underprivileged young adults with clothing for the workplace and job interviews, will be on-site for attendees interested in shopping and upcycling through their 1 In, 1 Out initiative.

Free. | RSVP here.

TSG NYC Presents: How To Change Our World Through Culinary Travel

Wednesday, August 30th, 7pm – 9pm @ Fools Gold, 145 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

What if you could positively impact our world through something so simple as a conscious decision of choosing where you eat dinner? At Travel+SocialGood, we believe the travel industry has the potential to solve some of our world’s most pressing issues. The key to transforming the industry into a force for good lies in mainstreaming sustainability – and that’s a lifestyle that starts at home. On August 30 and 31, join us and our Hubs in seven cities around the world for events focused on culinary exploration, and how we can change our world through food tourism. In New York City, we’ll share the stories behind sustainable beer brands and craft breweries.

Free. | RSVP here.

Opera Recycles Fashion Show

Saturday, September 9th, 4pm @ Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan 1605 Broadway, Broadway Ballroom, 4th Floor

Opera Recycles puts outdated and extraneous printed marketing materials to creative and beautiful use. In the two years since its launched, more than 7,500 pieces of marketing material has been converted into fashion pieces. Through this initiative, Opera Carolina demonstrates its commitment to environmental consciousness and creative thinking. Opera Recycles, an innovative and strategic initiative, encourages creative and out-of-the-box thinking in regards to environmental problems facing organizations today. This year, Opera Carolina is creating their very own Opera Recycles show at New York Couture Fashion Week.

Starting at $50. Purchase tickets here.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

Saturday, September 16th, 3pm – 6pm @ Lovewild Design, 348 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Learn to make cold process soap hands-on with Dominique Caron, a certified aromatherapist and founder of Apoterra Skincare. During this 3-hour class, you will create you own cold process soap using plant oils, clays, herbs, flowers and essential oils. Learn about the chemistry and safety of mixing lye with oils and leave with a recipe and the skills to make soap at home. Class includes all supplies needed to create and take home your own cold process soap.

$115 | Register here.

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 Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO with stops to practice yoga and meditation and to enjoy a wonderful catered picnic.

$59 | More details and schedule here.

SiiZU Pop Up Shop at Canal Street Market

Throughout the Summer. See Canal St. website below for hours of operation.

Ethical and sustainable brand, SiiZU, celebrates their first pop up shop at the Canal Street Market. Not only will you be able to try on the latest SiiZU collection in person, their team has also curated a rotating series of designer accessories and skincare products that you’ll be sure to love.

City Park Foraging Tours

Weekends 11:45 am – 3:45 pm

Because of the warm winter, many early season edibles are already around, such as daylily shoots, flowering hairy bittercress, lesser celandine, chickweed, curly dock and bitter dock, garlic mustard, rockweed, wild carrots, as well as common evening primrose.

$20 suggested donation. Call Wildman Steve Brill at (914) 835-2153 and register for a tour, or sign up on his site.

Travel+SocialGood Summit 2017

Thursday, November 16th – Friday, November 17th @ NYC (details TBA)

The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism in conjunction with the Global Goals, an ambitious set of targets set to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues by 2030. We look to the Global Goals as inspiration for the issues the travel industry can help to solve, and hope the  TSG Summit will inspire radical change throughout the tourism sector to help achieve these goals through both innovative business practices and consumer behavior. Building off of the momentum and format of previous Summits, this year’s event will be focused on different workshops and activations aimed at finding actionable solutions to push the industry forward. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s summit.

Details here.

Resist

Every day for the next four years @ all over NYC

Itching to hit the streets and keep the momentum going from the Women’s March? Here’s a list of protests going on every day in the city, sometimes there are a dozen to choose from, so no excuses! It’s a great way to meet likeminded people and turn your slacktivism into good old-fashioned activism.

If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!