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 in our oceans and to “bridge the gap” to a cleaner, more sustainable world. The bridge launch will be Friday, September 22nd, at the Starrett-Lehigh Building. It will be parked downstairs for the press and public to see. Then comes the partyAfter you cross the bridge, go up to our lovely Starrett-Lehigh rooftop garden where we’ll have the“Marketplace of the Future” showcasing products and services offering products that are better for people and the planet. We’ll have drinks, jazz, horsdervs, open skies, and sustainable vendors.

Travel Blogger Summit Global Goals “Green” Gala

Friday, September 22nd, 7pm – 11pm  @ HI New York City, 891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

Join 100 of the top celebrities, journalists, bloggers and digital media influencers in travel for an epic evening in support of scholarships and grants for youth travel. Held in Manhattan’s largest privately-owned green space – HI NYC’s backyard – enjoy food, drinks, music, and cameos alongside newsmakers from across the industry. This event is the highlight of the 2017 Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship, a sequel to the prestigious 2014 White House Summit that made waves around the world. With a purpose to create a more tolerant world through travel, the Summit attracts influencers dedicated to this cause. Proceeds of your ticket go directly into the hands of deserving young adults who want to experience the world – many for the first time. This event equally supports Hostelling International USA’s (HI USA) Explore the World travel scholarships and Partners of the America’s Study Abroad and Diversity Fund.

$300 (in advance) $350 (at the door) | Register here.

Dune Planting

Saturday, September 23rd, 11am – 1pm @ Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, New York, NYJoin Surfrider Foundation and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) for a community volunteer day of dune planting and appreciating our environment. For this dune restoration, we will be planting shrubs and native grasses to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly and bring water (in a reusable bottle); it’s going to be a warm day.

Join Surfrider Foundation and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) for a community volunteer day of dune planting and appreciating our environment. For this dune restoration, we will be planting shrubs and native grasses to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly and bring water (in a reusable bottle); it’s going to be a warm day.

Free. | RSVP here.

Exclusive Fitting Event: Grammar NYC

Tuesday, September 26, 5pm – 9pm @ 331 E 14th St, New York, NY

Try on Grammar’s collection of “5 Perfect White Shirts.” Meet the designer and receive styling tips from well-known ethical fashion blogger Nikita of Hungry Wardrobe. Drinks will be served!

BSC Event: Future of Sustainable Travel

Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Prime Produce, 424 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Sustainable Tourism has become a top priority for the United Nations, designating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. During this panel, we will dive deep into the meaning of sustainable travel, understand how it can be used as a vehicle for social change, and discuss ways that we are travelers can make better decisions when choosing to visit another city or country. Our experts and practitioners will share their knowledge and insights about their work, the travel industry, and ways in which they are making travel sustainable on an economic, environment, and cultural level. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

$20 | Get tickets here.

EILEEN FISHER Circular By Design Installation

Thursday, September 28th from 6pm-9pm @ the Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY

Renew is the embodiment of EILEEN FISHER’s commitment to circularity and a future without waste. As an innovative take-back and reuse program, Renew collects worn or torn EILEEN FISHER garments from their customers in exchange for credit, ensuring that nothing goes to landfill. Garments are either mended or overdyed using natural materials, or become raw material for new one-of-a-kind designs. To date, the company has taken back over 800,000 garments.

Details here.

Mayanoki “Meet The Maker” Series featuring Rooftop Reds Winery

Friday, September 29th, 6:30pm OR 8:30pm @ Mayanoki, 620 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009

Mayanoki will be hosting the first event in their “Meet the Makers” series, featuring head winemaker Chris Papalia from Rooftop Reds – the first and only rooftop vineyard in the world located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In celebration of their first ever rooftop harvest, this one night only event will feature an exclusive wine pairing highlighting a number of their unreleased vintages from Finger Lakes grown grapes paired with your omakase dinner. Take this opportunity to speak with Chris and learn more about their process in growing, harvesting and creating exceptional wines, while eating the best sushi in NYC. Your ticket includes a 15 course completely sustainable omakase sushi dinner with an exclusive pairing of Rooftop Reds wines. Tax and Gratuity are included.

$200 | Get tickets here.

A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, October 14th, 10am – Sunday, October 15th, 6pm @ Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

The #BESTVINTAGEUNDERONEROOF is back in Brooklyn this fall! Bringing together over 60 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from both coasts and beyond, A Current Affair is back with the best vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Exhibitors include Moth Food (Michigan), Arrow + Anchor (Nashville), Desert Vintage (Tucson), Amarcord (New York), and MORE!

$12 – $28 | Get tickets here.

The Fair Trade Difference Panel + Screening

Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm @ Patagonia SoHo, 72 Greene St, New York, NY 10012

In celebration of Fair Trade Month, join Fair Trade USA and Patagonia for a panel discussion and film screening at Patagonia SoHo. The evening will feature 3 short films on what Fair Trade is and why it matters and a panel discussion with Paul Rice, the founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, and leaders from Patagonia, West Elm, RUNA, Death Wish Coffee, and more — about their journey to make the most ethical choice the easiest one.

RSVP by emailing

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.

Kowtow x SWORDS-SMITH Sustainable Marketplace

In-Store and Online Pop-Up Shop through September 21st, 98 South 4th St. (Bedford Ave & Berry St), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (sponsored by Seresin Estatewines)

The New Zealand based brand Kowtow is for women who live an effortless and conscious lifestyle. The Fall 2017 Collection, entitled Pace Forward, is inspired by the simplicity of daily rituals, with hints of modernist architecture, contemporary art and minimalism. The Sustainable Marketplace at SWORDS-SMITH presents the largest offering of Kowtow in the USA, alongside accessory and product designers who share the same commitment to sustainability and elevated design including Noto Botanics, K/LLER, Bario Neal, Tangent, Manready Mercantile and Swedish Stockings.

Be Social Change Event: Living Sustainably in NYC – Networking Happy Hour + Fireside Chat w/ Summer Rayne Oakes

Thursday, October 5th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ WeWork, 205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Come connect with Be Social Change’s diverse community of professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives and learn how Summer has built a career as an author, model, and sustainability advocate as well as launched initiatives such as Homestead Brooklyn (connects urbanites to nature) and SugarDetox.Me (10-Day and 30-Day online programs to help people reduce their sugar intake) to inspire others to lead healthier and more sustainable lifestyles!

#Sandy5 Mobilization for Climate Action

Saturday, October 28th, 11:00am @ Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NYC

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy flooded our subways, destroyed our homes, and took loved ones from us. Like in Florida and Texas, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must protect us from the impacts of climate change and lead a just transition to a renewable energy economy. We cannot wait any longer. On October 28th, we will assemble and march over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then rally at the Smith NYCHA Houses in Manhattan. On October 28th, let’s march to demand a better future.

Free | RSVP 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.

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.

Seed to Self Journey: Experience What’s Possible In a Truly Ethical Textile Value Chain

April 15th-21st, 2018, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, South India

The Seed to Self Journey is a journey of learning and self-discovery, through the organic cotton regions of South India. You will be taken on a transformative journey to learn the impact of the current fashion paradigm, and more importantly, the way to move forward to a more holistic way. You’ll explore the inner and outer change that can weave positive transformation into the fashion industry and the clothes we wear. As a member of the fashion industry, a socially conscious individual or as our friend, we invite you to join us on a life-changing and values-based journey that will also be rich in experiences and full of enjoyment.

More info here.

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