Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Living in NYC and Beyond

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Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

Hi readers! Wild Tussah included EcoCult at the top of their list of the five best ethical blogs, and StyleWise put me in her top ten! Also, I wrote this guide to combatting climate change using your investment money. Not invested? Um, scuse me, you had better have some retirement funds started, at least! Fashion Reformation considers...
  • Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Bridge to a Sustainable Future: A Jazzy Rooftop Marketplace with Dopper Friday, September 22nd, 6pm – 9pm @ 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 The team at Dopper has spent the last months building a Plastic Bridge, a giant mobile art piece made out of 25,000 disposable water bottles. It will be touring the country to raise awareness about the plastic...
    Green Beauty Review: Simple and Nourishing Beauty Is What I Need Right Now

    Green Beauty Review: Simple and Nourishing Beauty Is What I Need Right Now

    Minimalism is one of those trends that may prove to be truly evergreen. With the hustle of modern life and the instability of the current political climate, it’s refreshing to find products that are simply made and easy to use. Kaliks Collective, a brand of handcrafted, small batch skincare, truly exemplifies the basic tenets of...
    Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

    Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

    Readers, I’m going silent for exactly one week, starting Monday morning. No email, no blog posts, no social media. Here’s why. In the meantime, enjoy this reading! Fashion I wrote this treatise on 10 things you can do to shop more sustainably for Racked, as part of their three-part package on thoughtful shopping. British sweatshops...
    Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

    Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

    Hey readers, this week has been a whirlwind! My story for Quartz on the predatory multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe, purveyor of cheaply-made, polyester leggings, went viral, racking up over 800,000 readers. I didn’t go into how terrible they must be for the environment in the story, because, well, obviously. And also, it is long enough as...
    Weekend Reading: We Don't Want to End Up Like Louisiana

    Weekend Reading: We Don’t Want to End Up Like Louisiana

    Hey readers! You can now get my sustainable city recommendations while you wait for your plane to board. I’m in the new Raleigh & Drake app, which is live in 9,000 iPads across eight major airport terminals. It asks creatives for their personal recommendations for various destinations. Getting the scoop from cool people on what...
    Why I'm Giving Up on Mineral Sunscreen

    Why I’m Giving Up on Mineral Sunscreen

    Mineral sunscreens not only don't work, they're annoying to use, and there's little proof that conventional sunscreens are even that toxic. I'm moving on.
    Can Akamai Make Your Beauty Routine Minimal Again?

    Can Akamai Make Your Beauty Routine Minimal Again?

    With minimalism rampaging through the conscious community, it’s hard not to feel guilty about an extensive beauty product collection. The other day I told my husband to come into the bathroom. “Look at how uncluttered it is!” I said proudly, sweeping my arm to indicate the window ledge with nothing but a plant, bath salts, and...