Earth Day 2015

earthday2015If you are anything like us, we imagine that you celebrate the Earth most every day. But April is that time of year when we get a chance to show that love outwardly.  There are many ways both  big and small that we can show our appreciation for Mother Earth. Here are a few ways that together we can turn tiny acts into big impact.

Request a Bin for your building – A bin in your building is the gift that keeps on giving. Both you and your neighbors will never know how you lived without one.

Host a drive for your organization/building – Not everyone can have a permanent bin nearby but that shouldn’t stop you from benefiting from our service. We will help you create a one day or multiple day event that will help your community keep clothing out of landfills. We are flexible and creative. Put us to the test!

Visit a local GrowNYC greenmarket – Where else can you recycle clothing and shoes while supporting farmers and producers from the region.

Whether you are an individual who wants to bring our service home, or an employee who would like to share it with their colleagues, we are eager to find a way to work with you.

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO REQUEST A BIN FOR YOUR BUILDING

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Thaw by GrowNYC

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Join the GrowNYC community for seasonal beverages and hors d’oeuvres as we Thaw out from a long winter, reconnect with one another and look ahead to spring.

Hosted by Room & Board
For more than 30 years, Room & Board has focused on the simple idea that good design should be beautiful, affordable and long-lasting. We work closely with American artisans to offer furniture and accessories—even custom pieces—that fit the needs of modern life. We’re proud to say that more than 90 percent of the products we sell are handcrafted in the U.S. to give customers the best combination of quality and price.

Room & Board
236 West 18th Street 
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
RSVP HERE


Benefitting GrowNYC


GrowNYC is a resource for any New Yorker who wants to create a healthier city, for themselves, for their neighbors and for the next generation. GrowNYC provides opportunities for making sustainable choices and actions a permanent fixture of NYC—textile recycling, building-wide and school-wide recycling programs, healthy eating at their 54 Greenmarkets, composting, school and community gardens, reuse opportunities like Stop ‘N’ Swap events, and much more.

Your donation today means more gardens, greenmarkets, cleaner air and water—a greener and healthier New York.

*The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $25, as this reflects the fair market value of goods and services to be provided at the event.

March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

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It takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and one-third of a pound of pesticides to grow the cotton used for its production. The manufacturing process for a pair of jeans uses approximately 400 mega joules of energy and emits as much carbon dioxide as driving 78 miles. And that is just the beginning, since almost half of the environmental impact of an apparel item comes from consumer use and “end of life,” resulting in 14.3 million tons of textile waste generated every year in the United States alone. Curious to know what all this means and what we can do to limit the environmental and social impacts of the clothing we wear every day?

This month, our forum will explore the subject of eco and ethical fashion. We will discuss the current state of the industry and introduce designers and manufactures working to build a greener future for the apparel sector. Don’t miss this intimate conversation and have your questions answered by thought leaders in the field of sustainable apparel.


March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

Bard MBA Classroom
1150
6th Avenue 
5th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
RSVP HERE

Speakers will include:

Kate Black, Editor-in-Chief at Magnifeco.com, Creator of EcoSessions
Melissa Cantor, Co-Founder & Editor at Ethica
Francisca Pineda, Creative Director of BHAVA, Founder of Ethical Fashion Academy

This forum is free and open to the public!

co-hosted by Net Impact Bard MBA

greenhomenyc_logoOrganizer: GreenHomeNYC

A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.

GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.

GreenHomeNYC is also a long time affiliate of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the nation’s leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. To find out more, visit www.nesea.org.

GreenHomeNYC is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation

 

Green Festival New York City 2015 | Fri April 24-26

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The Green Festival is back at the LEED Certified Javits Center for their 5th year in New York City. New York continues to be on the forefront in reducing energy consumption & has one of highest percentages of green space among US cities. It also has the highest percentage of workers commuting by public transportation, bicycle, or by foot. The city’s sustainability program PlaNYC has helped achieve the cleanest air in 50 years, adding 865,000 trees and five million feet of reflective rooftop to the urban landscape and has helped to reduce the carbon emissions by 19% since 2005. Visit America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event- be a part of the solution!

Javits Center

655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM – Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
RSVP HERE

Now three days long!
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Organizer: Green Festival

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Green Festival is a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations – all under one roof. It provides excellent opportunities for green brands to generate business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, build awareness and strengthen relationships in an expansive and engaging green marketplace.

 

TEDC Inaugural Earth Day Celebration

tishman-logo-squareIn celebration of Earth Day, the The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) will facilitate a full day of programming designed to stimulate thought and facilitate action around complex environmental issues.

An evening panel discussion will examine the role of design, policy and social justice in the environmental movement (confirmed panelists include Rhea Sue, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council) and explore the role of TEDC at The New School and in the greater community. Throughout the day, TEDC will host a series of pop up classes and a special screening of the award-winning Years Of Living Dangerously.

The New School
 Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue 
New York City, NY 10003
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
RSVP HERE

 

Wed Jan 7th: Cotton Road Movie, following the commodity of cotton, screening 6-9pm

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What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do with China? Americans consume nearly twenty billion new items of clothing each year, and at least one billion of them are made in China. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker’s lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Are we connected to one another through the things we consume? Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy.

Cotton Road director Laura Kissel will come up from her home in South Carolina to screen the movie, engage in a post-film Q&A as well as host a fun post-holiday clothing swap. Bring 5-10 of your best duds to trade with others and help make a dent in the textile waste stream by re-using! All leftover clothing will be donated to Wearable Collections,

Visit Cotton Road Movie Website:

Date: January 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Free! $10 suggested donation at door. RSVP required.

 

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