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A Good Year for Green?

Silvia Milanova | Jan 8, 2014 | General | 


Another year has come and gone. Marked by the ball drop in New York’s Times Square and other celebrations around the world, 2014 came with a big bang (as do most years). And this new beginning may be the perfect time to reflect on the year we left behind, and look ahead to the year we are about to experience. Because with the New Year, we have the chance to welcome more prosperity and joy, new discoveries, and certainly some new opportunities.

 

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Holistic Muse: Embrace the Joy of the Season!

Denise DeForest Pastoor | Dec 18, 2013 | Green Living | 


Denise, How can I cope with holiday stress and embrace the joy of the season?

Holidays are a time to celebrate the joy, peace, hope, and love of the season! Unfortunately, we often forget the true meaning and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of obligations, responsibilities, and expectations.  Creating a conscious energy shift in how to celebrate the holiday season will empower a more meaningful season.

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Dede's Green Scene: Vintage Vinyl Journals

Dede Tabak | Dec 4, 2013 | Story Behind EcoPlum Products | 


Katie Pietrak gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “like a broken record” by transforming unplayable records into hip, unique journals. Inspired by her own record collection that she started when she was 15, Katie wondered “why not take these beautiful albums and make them into notebooks?”

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Chryso’s Beauty Buys: Healthy Homemade Makeup & Skin Care

Chryso D'Angelo | Nov 13, 2013 | Story Behind EcoPlum Products | 


Face it. Choosing the wrong makeup or skin care product can cause breakouts, blotches, and dryness. But forget about what’s visible. If the beauty products you’re using are wreaking that much havoc on the surface, what could be happening beneath the skin? And how is it affecting your body?

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Repairing the World through Apparel

Silvia Milanova | Nov 6, 2013 | Story Behind EcoPlum Products | 


Usually when you buy a shirt from your favorite store, it’s just a shirt. Okay, it may be a sparkly, expensive, only-for-special-occasions shirt, but it’s still just a shirt.

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Holistic Muse: Herbs

Denise DeForest Pastoor | Oct 28, 2013 | Green Living | 


“Dear Holistic Muse, Denise,

How can I use herbs to improve my health?”

 

-From an EcoPlum reader

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Dede's Green Scene: Global Frackdown!

Dede Tabak | Oct 23, 2013 | Entertainment and Media | 


This past Saturday, October 19th, was the second annual Global Frackdown. This event unites concerned citizens everywhere for a day of action to inform elected officials in our communities and across the globe that we want a future powered by clean, renewable energy, not fossil fuels. Over 1,000 New Yorkers met at Chelsea Piers to participate and to tell New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking and to invest in clean energy. Cuomo promised to make a decision on whether or not he will allow fracking in NYC before his next election.

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Dede's Green Scene: Ten Days of Climate Action

Dede Tabak | Oct 2, 2013 | Entertainment and Media | 


How do we creatively engage the public in positive action around issues of climate change? The Human Impacts Institute tried to answer this question with its third annual Ten Days of Climate Action, from September 20 – September 30, to bring together artists, musicians and performers to install and create climate-inspired public works throughout New York City. Each day featured a unique work by artists, writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians and performers, meant to inspire people to think more critically about how their actions impact climate change and our environment.

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Progress Report: NYC’s CitiBike Share

Lew Blaustein | Sep 18, 2013 | Cars and Transportation | 


  • This is a guest post by Lew Blaustein from GreenSportsBlog.


Back in early August, GreenSportsBlog (GSB) posted a story about CitiBike share during its early days.  Last night, Baruch College (part of the City University of New York system) and the Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) hosted a panel discussion that provided a progress report on the almost 4-month-old program.

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Chryso's Eco Friendly Beauty Buys: Go Vegan!

Chryso D'Angelo | Sep 11, 2013 | Green Living | 


Being a vegan (‘vee-gan’) may mean different things to different people. According to Vegan Action, “while vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.”

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