Tag Archives: green living

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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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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Grow NYC presents Greenmarket Grains Week

Grow NYC is a community non-for-profit outreach program that aims to provide fresh produce to New Yorkers, create awareness about recycling and reducing waste, and encourage future generations to become environmental leaders through education. From November 14th-21st, they are hosting … Continue reading

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