New York Loves Earth Day
For most TreeHuggers, Earth Day is every day -- how does it fit into your plan? And why get excited? Because there are so many fun events happening on and around April 22nd. The festivities kicked off in style yesterday. EGBNY, in collaboration with Teknion, GreenDrinks NY, and o2NY, put on Project Earth Day, an Eco Fashion show, celebrating and showcasing emerging eco-designers such as aGaiN NYC, Contessa d'Eleganza, Bahar Shopar, NaturevsFuture, Entermodal, Ekovarhuset and many more.
Below the fold is a partial list of happenings in New York City. Please add your tips and suggestions in the comments section!4/21-4/22 10am-6pm, Spring Awakening: Earth Weekend at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market W39th St bet 9th and 10th Ave.A weekend long outdoor bazaar featuring eco-conscious purveyors. Special participants include Garden In Transit, Project GreenHouse, Mr. Ellie Pooh, City of New York Dept. of Sanitation, Good Magazine, Earthwise Bags, Ingeo NatureWorks and Organic Avenue.
4/20-4/21, EarthFair in Grand Central StationEnjoy large scale projections of Earth and interactive exhibits that help educate and inspire New Yorkers on how to be conscious consumers and more active citizens. Come and meet TreeHugger and enjoy free concerts! More info here.
4/22 1-6pm, Swap-O-Rama-Rama, New York University Eisner & Lubin Auditorium 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor Bring $10 and any size bag of your unwanted clothes to participate in this large scale clothing swap featuring DIY workshops and a fashion show of rescued duds.
4/22 8am-2pm, Electronics and Clothing Recycling Event, Union Square NorthSafely dispose of old computers, gadgets, batteries, clothing and sheets. Even if you don't have stuff to drop off, swing by to check out mountains of expired electronics and familiarize yourself with the e-waste issue.
4/22, 11am-8pm. Green your wardrobe at Kaight! 83 Orchard Street. Stock up on organic cotton tees, socks, skivvies and denim; bamboo sweaters and separates; and reclaimed leather totes. Kaight will donate 10% of all in-store sales to Earth Pledge.
4/22 Natural Heights Clothing Swap, Natural Heights 688 Washington Avenue, BrooklynBring at least one gently used item of clothing. All of the clothing will be "auctioned off" and the audience will decide who takes home each item. Also, button making workshop with Allison Teich of aGaiN NYC.
4/24 LVHRD: Bi-Fold III: GRN, Location will be revealed to ticket holder by text message on the day of the event. LVHRD (pronounced: Live Hard) welcomes Eco Fashion designer Marci Zaroff and industrial designer Russell Robertson for a presentation on organic fashion and the future of public transportation hosted by The No Impact Man, Mr. Colin Beavan. Get in on the action here.
4/24 7:00-8:30pm, Green Apple Talk #3: Environmentalism Now, The Strand Bookstore Panel discussion exploring how far the environmental movement has come since the first Earth Day in 1970, featuring Ramon Cruz, of Environmental Defense, Emily Gertz, co-author of Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century, Aaron Naparstek, of Transportation Alternatives & Streetblogs.com and super model Anne-Marie Van Dijk. Moderated by Bryan Keefer.
4/25 6pm-8pm, Net Impact NY Professionals Chapter presents: At Home in the World, Kips Bay 2007 Decorator Show House, 14 East 82 Street, (Btw. Madison & Fifth Avenues)Explore six spectacular floors of the 35th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House--with green design elements throughout; Connect and network with our community over organic light fare and sustainably produced drink in the grand entrance hall; Get inspired by learning what two highly creative and charismatic eco-preneurs are doing to green different consumer markets, locally and globally. Register here.
Happy Earth Days!
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