The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 24/25, 2010
(Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.)
Are you all business when it comes to hunting down gifts and gadgets? Work it at Sustainable NYC, a petite one-stop shop for biodegradable-local-organic-recycled-or-repurposed everything: home stuff (bowls, vases), body stuff (soaps), clothing basics (tees).
There are electronics too, like the phone-, camera-, and MP3 player-juicin’ Solio Hybrid Solar Charger (an hour of sunlight = 20 minutes of chat), and books, like NYC-vased author Elizabeth Royte’s book Bottlemania (re: the no-good, bad, and ugly of bottled water). Or, pick up a pair of supersoft knee-high Mantra Organic Cotton Socks with sayings like “just breathe”.
More to take to the cooler: The store’s made with lumber reclaimed from NYC buildings and the wallpaper and paint are eco-PC.