Author Archives: Emily Adaire

About Emily Adaire

Professional book reader, child chaser, animal lover and cookie taster.

Birdbath Bakery

Imagine a bakery with walls made of wheat and cups made from corn. Treats are made from organic ingredients and the staff wears recycled clothing. Sounds like a modern day Hansel-and-Gretel like treat house, right? Actually, it’s really not far … Continue reading

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NYPL Sponsors Green Programs

I took the kids that I babysit to the Seward Park library on the Lower East Side yesterday. As we were checking out our books, I saw a flier for upcoming community programs sponsored by the New York Public Library … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee?

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee? Easily, according to the Department of Sanitation in New York City. There will be a citywide collection between January 4th-January 15th. Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, and … Continue reading

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Zero Footprint Shirt

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, one man has designed the Zero Footprint Shirt. Dave Rittinger, an architect from Brooklyn, has created a shirt made entirely out of leaves and glue. According to his biography, Rittinger discovered that … Continue reading

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Ghost Bikes

In New York City, the battle between cars and bicyclists is a well known tale. Who owns the road? The smog-producing trucks and cars or the eco-friendly bike riders? What about those sometimes inconveniently placed bike lanes? Who has the … Continue reading

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Food Stories

Have you ever wondered where the grapes you had for a snack this afternoon were grown? What about those tomatoes that you chopped up into your salad? Were they grown in California or Chile? Harvestmark helps make the connection between … Continue reading

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Can’t afford a hotel? Climb a Central Park Tree!

On Saturday, the New York Times published a story called “Finding a Bed Among Central Park’s Trees” about twin movie makers Cory and Dana Foht who have spent around 20 nights in hammocks in one of the Park’s elm trees. … Continue reading

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