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Emily T.


New York, NY

Member since:

October 7, 2012

What do you currently do to reduce your impact? Have you taken any of the NYC training courses we list in our Pages section? If you are a "Green Entrepreneur", you are welcome to add your business to our list in the Pages section.

I center my food life around the Union Square Farmer's Market all year, including composting. I limit my use of plastics by always bringing my own bags and recycling the plastic that does enter my life through the bins at Whole Foods. I buy from local companies when I do shop at grocery stores, which is almost never, and buy in bulk. I can and preserve food for the winter. I've also completely eliminated the use of paper towels in my house by instituting a rag bag made from old worn-out sheets.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I hope to be able to live on a wooden schooner, making sustainable earth- and people-friendly skin products and spreading the love for planet around the world while helping to be part of the environmental revolution.

Please give us one suggestion for a future meet up event!

I'm very interested in exploring the dirty side of "clean" energy--why don't we talk realistically about the environmental impact of creating green technology? I've tried to do research on it, but haven't had much success. I feel that as we create new solutions for our future, we need to realize that there often isn't a golden egg of technology that will save us and that even the so-called green solutions have their environmental consequences.

In which borough do you live? (So we branch out into everyone's communities)


We have FREE vermicompost worms to donate under our "Pay It Forward" program! Interested in setting up a compost bin? See our Pages section for instructions.

I would love to but my housemate has forbidden worms in our house....we still compost, though!


Hi! I have a small business making a line of organic skin care products for men, women and children, called Sustainable Shatni. I'm deeply invested in finding sustainable solutions for our global problems, while creating a greener life.

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