Sustainable Events

Looking for events in NYC to help you learn more? We list events about sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical, and green living.

New York Area Sustainability Group Summer Soiree

New York Area Sustainability Group Summer Soiree

JULY 18

Join us for our second annual New York Area Sustainability Group (NYASG) Summer Soiree, on Tuesday, July 18, from 6-8PM at the Monarch Rooftop Bar.

We invite all NYASG supporters to come together to celebrate the summer, and generate ideas and suggestions for our next season. There will be no speakers at this event, but many lively conversations.

Please note that admission is free and appetizers will be provided, but participants will need to pay for drinks.


Shop from local artists at our summer pop-up market by www.solstreet.co

Shop from local artists at our summer pop-up market
by www.solstreet.co

JULY 22

After hosting markets in Manhattan, we are on our way to host pop-ups in Brooklyn, NY. Local makers will be showcasing their handmade products from 11-6PM. Vendors will be selling home decor, sustainable products, fashion, accessories, handmade jewelry and more! Meet-up with local artists, sip on some beer, get henna done and end the day with some ice pops! 

Entry free!

Lot 45
411 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237


Rare Access Inside NYC's $110 Million Flagship Recycling Facility

Rare Access Inside NYC's $110 Million Flagship Recycling Facility

JULY 25

Join New York Adventure Club for a rare evening visit inside New York City’s largest and newest recycling facility, SIMS Municipal Recycling Plant, which displaces 150,000 annual recycling truck trips using its waterway access.
Led by a SIMS Municipal staff member, our experience of this 3-year-old recycling facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn will include:
An overview of the state-of-the-art $110 million facility
A Q&A on recycling tips and myths
A visit to the main facility to see the cutting-edge recycling sorting equipment at work
Sweeping views of New York Harbor from the facility’s waterfront location.

Sims Municipal Recycling, 2nd Floor (End of 29th Street by Water, Head Towards Windmill)
472 2nd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232

NYC Dept of Small Business Services Workshop

NYC Dept of Small Business Services Workshop

JULY 18

Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) - Sustainability Practices Workshop

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) Brooklyn, NY

This Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) workshop, presented by a panel of
corporate partners, reviews corporate Supply Chain Sustainability and how CAP Partners make procurement decisions based on sustainability requirements and what they look for in suppliers – the benefits of sustainability to a supplier’s business and value proposition to potential buyers. This workshop also gives participants the opportunity to ask questions directly to participating corporate procurement and supplier diversity representatives and to network.


Miss Green Planet New York City Social Evening

Miss Green Planet New York City Social Evening

july 15

Clear your calendar - It's going down! Green Planet Social Evening- featuring Miss Green Planet New York City 2016 contest, eco fashion show, music and dance. Join us for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! Wear something green.


NYC Food Waste Fair

NYC Food Waste Fair

JULY 25

A “soup to nuts” approach to food waste prevention, recovery and recycling.

New York City businesses throw away more than 650,000 tons of food waste annually—yet food scraps aren’t garbage. Instead, that food could be used to feed people and animals, nourish soil, grow healthy food, and create energy.

Businesses, investors and policymakers are eager to reduce their food waste footprint, and crave information about practical, tangible, shelf-ready solutions. By pairing an expo-style event with workshops, digital content and live demonstrations, the NYC Food Waste Fair will provide critical resources, and catalyze a growing industry.

The NYC Food Waste Fair will equip business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections to build a waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level. The exhibit hall will showcase dozens of vendors offering food waste prevention, recovery and recycling services. And workshops will provide information from city government officials on how to comply with laws and regulations, as well as tips from experts on how to achieve tangible, cost-effective results.

Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Selima Optique x Love Is Mighty Vegan Pop Up Shop

Selima Optique x Love Is Mighty Vegan Pop Up Shop

july 17 - July 23

Selima Optique is hosting a Love Is Mighty pop up at their Bond St. location in Soho.

Love is Mighty is a New York based luxury footwear and accessories brand committed to sustainability, artisanal craftsmanship and animal-free fashion. The company is dedicated to creating products that showcase an exceptional combination of modern design, innovation, and ancient mastery through collaborations with semi-nomadic tribal artisans in rural regions of the world.

Monisha Raja, Founder and Creative Director, is the recipient of the P.E.T.A Fashion Award for her dedication to fashion and animals.

Bond 07 By Selima
7 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012


NFP Sample Sale

NFP Sample Sale

JULY 22

 

Exclusive NFP Sample Sale! Shop up to 70% off of knitwear designs at both the Nolita and Beacon NY location. A large array of knit/woven pieces such as sweaters, dresses, pants, tops, + vests will be offered all weekend. Prices range from $50 -$200 (retail up to $690). Sizes: XS - L available. Cash and credit will be accepted. All sales are final.

About the Company:
New York-born designer, Gail Travis, has constructed a unique collection of smart geometric shapes and styles using all-natural fibers, where each piece has the ability to link, layer, fold, snap, or shift, creating a platform for personal expression. NFP’s ability to turn upside-down, backwards, and creatively mold, secures the sustainability of each garment. Rooted in timeless architectural shapes, New Form Perspective’s goal is to encourage minimizing the disposable mindset of recent fashion, and increase awareness of fashion’s strength to be an enhancement to our basic environment and personal self. Ultimately sharing the beauty of fashion through it’s ability to be inventive and creative while maintaining a wearable art form, NFP positively motivates each individual towards a more personalized interaction between designer and consumer.

215 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012


FabScrap Volunteer Opportunities

FabScrap Volunteer Opportunities

ONGOING

FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup and recycling of commercial textile waste and fabric scraps from the design, fashion, and entertainment industries in New York City. As a new materials recovery resource, FABSCRAP aims to maximize diversion from landfill by engaging a network of students, schools, artists, crafters, designers, brands, industrial recyclers, and emerging technologies.

FABSCRAP needs help to sort all the fabric it receives from designers. It's easy to learn and fun to do. In exchange for a full session, you may keep 5 lbs of fabric for free!


FABSCRAP Warehouse
184-10 Jamaica Avenue
4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11423