How To Go GREEN Like a New Yorker

featured April 20 on BONDNYMagazine.com

In honor of Earth day on April 22nd, we challenge you to GO GREEN like a real New Yorker! Unsure how to do that? Check out the options below!

1. Adopt a Street Tree!

Did you know that you could adopt a street tree in NYC? Our street trees provide shade in the summer, beautify our city and improve the air quality all year round. But they need care. Million Trees NYC offers workshops on how to care for trees. You can attend a tree-planting, request a street tree, or even pick up your own.

Find more info at: http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/

2. Go Green with Your Delivery (and Take-Out)

I’ll be the first one to admit, I get a lot of meals delivered. We are all busy New Yorkers. An easy way to go green is to ask for no plastic cutlery. Eat your food in style with your silverware, and cut down on the plastics that are produced. Many delivery websites also have a “go green” option that you can select, making this green step even easier!

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by Anjie Cho


Making Global Change with the Power of Community!

SPARK*: Making Global Change with the Power of Community

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)

The Moderns
900 Broadway 
Suite 902

New YorkNY

I'll be speaking on a panel tomorrow evening for Green Drinks NYC, a green networking organization "the largest environmental networking organization dedicated to unifying the sustainable community in New York".

The topic will be "The Power of Community", moderated by Shop Your Values Week Founder, Jeff Hittner.  The panelists joining me are Juan Carlos (the Founder of the White Roof Project) and Phoebe Stern (Director of Operations of Fourth Arts Block).

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by Anjie Cho


Take the Shop Your Values Week Pledge!

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Support 200 local stores & restaurants offering discounts for ethical consumers!

We're excited to announce our participation in the city's first Shop Your Values Week! Join thousands of New Yorkers in pledging to shop locally, ethically and sustainably from May 3-10 in NYC in support of hundreds of businesses that are engaging their community, supporting employees and improving the environment. We've helped put together numerous free events and discounts across the city. By supporting these stores and restaurants you'll be contributing to a NYC we can all be proud of! 

Shop Your Values Week is a fun and easy way to shop and share your values. All 200+ stores and restaurants participating are offering discounts and incentives, including Green Table, Murray's Cheese, Jill Anderson, Egg, Brooklyn Boulders, Think Coffee and others! The full directory of businesses is here.

We've got numerous FREE events planned throughout the week, as well. From our "Dance Your Values" outdoor party on the East River this Friday to "Yoga Your Values" on Sunday. 

So take the pledge and join us at www.shopyourvaluesweek.com!
 


Greening Our Schools

Tonight I'll be speaking at GREENING OUR SCHOOLS at the Neighborhood School in the East Village. 

Thu, April 19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Neighborhood School Auditorium 121 East 3rd Street between 1st & Avenue A (map)

 

Come learn how others are changing their schools - from composting to green roofs, community gardens and CSAs. And from healthy school lunch options to solar power. A little bit of effort goes a long way. Bring your examples and ideas about what more we can do...together. Brought to you by a coalition of East Village/Lower East Side Schools who want to share resources and make an even bigger impact on our children's lives and our community. Solar 1, The Neighborhood School, the Earth School, East Village Community School, Children's Workshop School, NEST, and others.