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NYC Fall Festivals That Promote Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Behavior

From apple picking and drinking warm cider to going on a hayride, taking a color tour, and snuggling up in your favorite cozy sweater, there are so many reasons to love fall.
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Happy Cow

#1Thing: Our Favorite Meatless Monday Restaurants in NYC

An easy way for New Yorkers to support Meatless Mondays is to dine at one of the city’s many restaurants serving delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Five of our favorites are listed here.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Here Are 5 Free Things You Can Add to Your Routine to Reduce Waste

Many people compare living sustainably to going on a diet – both commitments require a lifestyle adjustment and involve making sacrifices. Neither of those things sounds fun or appealing … Don’t worry, though! Making small, eco-friendly changes to your routine is a lot easier than you think.
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#1Thing: Companies with Sustainable Shipping Practices

Many companies are aiming to flip their shipping models and incorporate sustainable shipping practices. Here are a few companies making outstanding sustainable shipping efforts.
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#1Thing: Beauty Products With a Sustainable Angle

Plastic packaging is one of the worst pollutants and at times, it seems like there’s no way escape the thousands of items manufacturers encase in it. Thankfully, some companies are committed to making some eco-friendly beauty options.
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Efficient Home

What to Look for In a New Home to Ensure Sustainability

Whether you’re buying or building, here are some things you should look for to ensure sustainability in your new home.
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#1Thing: How to Grow a Garden in NYC

By Lori Melton In urban areas like New York City, green space might be limited, especially at apartments and brownstones. This can mean you might have to get creative if you’re surrounded by concrete and want to grow a garden. Plus, soil contamination is a big problem all over New York. So, it’s...
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Best Sustainable Practices for Grocery Shopping

If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to protecting the planet as you fill up your fridge and check items off your grocery list.
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#1Thing: Sustainable and Organic Sunscreens That We Love

When choosing a sunscreen to purchase, it’s important to look for chemical-free, sustainable, organic products that protect your skin and won’t harm aquatic creatures. Some great eco-friendly sunscreen brands are listed here.
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How to Ensure That Your Produce is Sustainably Sourced

With the threat of a global food shortage looming ahead by 2050, supporting sustainable food systems is more important than ever.
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