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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...
  • 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...
    The Best Sustainable Wedding Florists in New York

    The Best Sustainable Wedding Florists in New York

    If you’re serving local, organic food at your wedding, then make sure that ethos extends to your flowers! Just like asparagus and strawberries, flowers are agricultural products that have seasons where they are the most beautiful and fragrant. And conventional flowers suffer from the same ethical quandaries and poor quality as conventional food. Most flowers sold...
    A Sustainable Cooking Recipe: Beet and Radish Greens

    A Sustainable Cooking Recipe: Beet and Radish Greens

    Don’t forget that love on top! Root vegetables, like the beets and radishes in this recipe, have beautiful, delicious greens on their tops. Radish greens are a little more delicate than beets and go well in salads, but both types of greens are great sautéed like in this dish.
    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    This summer we're featuring sustainable and seasonal recipes from our favorite CSA, Local Roots NYC. With over 22 pick up locations at neighborhood bars and cafes, New Yorkers can get all their weekly, locally grown groceries through Local Roots NYC: veggies, fruit, breads, dairy, meats, fish, and more. These recipes focus on ingredients local to...
    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,...
    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    If you didn’t know from just owning a nose, conventional nail salons are incredibly toxic. The NYT Times details it here: “Big Job” employees are veterans, experts at sculpting false nails out of acrylic dust. It is the most lucrative salon job, yet many younger manicurists avoid it because of the specter of serious health...