Easy Being Green: Your Earth Day Guide

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Though the concept of any kind of green outside of Central Park can be a difficult one for many New Yorkers, living eco-friendly is now easier than ever. Celebrate your love for our planet with these choice picks for the best eco-friendly beauty products, intriguing art, thought-provoking documentaries, and coolest events happening for Earth Day. And no, that wasn’t a global warming joke.


Tom’s Of Maine

With their Earth-friendly line consisting of everything from 24-hour protection deodorants to perfectly pigmented lip gloss, the entire Tom’s Of Maine collection is the ultimate in looking good while doing good. In addition to ethically-sourced, all-natural ingredients, the company never tests on animals and gives back 10 percent of profits to environmental and humanitarian causes. Sounds like a win-win to us.

Dream Collective

An assemblage of natural beauty products, whimsical jewelry, and environment-friendly sartorial selections, the Los Angeles-based Dream Collective is as ethical as it is fashion-forward. Luckily for everyone living outside of the Golden State, the company has an online boutique.


The Museum of Modern Art, @MuseumModernArt

In honor of Earth Day, everyone’s favorite museum is tweeting Earth-related art from their popular Twitter account all day. First up was a Yoshitomo Nara piece, shared more than 130 times within less than an hour. For all the cultural benefit from the confines of your iPhone screen, the MoMA is a definite must-follow.

High Line Art, @HighLineArtnyc

In addition to showcasing a collection of green, environment-inspired art installations and sculptures found along the famed park, the High Line Art Commission is also tweeting gorgeous, panoramic shots of the green space. Don’t you wish you could work outside today?


Jen Jensen: The Living Green

Presented by the New York Botanical Gardens, tonight’s screening of the award-winning documentary chronicles the life of Jen Jensen, celebrated environmental activist widely thought to be responsible for now-commonplace green activities including community gardens. After the screening will panel exploring Jensen’s impact and the current environmental state.

 World Peace Earth Day Celebration

The ninth annual festival invites New Yorkers to celebrate the Earth while taking part in a larger discussion about what they can do to help it. In addition to live performances and general festivities, the Earth Day Celebration on Thurs., April 23 also bring together a group of speakers from diverse backgrounds for panel on environmental issues.




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