What do pencils and insurance have in common? Not much, except that they both have “green” options. My friend Erin T. ran into a common problem when shopping for pencils the other day. She was debating what’s the more environmental choice; mechanical or recycled? She chose the fancy recycled ones only to find out later that the mechanical, which uses less material overall, were the best choice. I attended a Solar1 event at The Green Space last week where I met people selling Green IT services & Green Insurance services. Indeed every time I step out the door and into a shop I see “green” products abound. Everything is washed in green these days. And just because a company uses the words green, environmental, recycled, natural, etc. doesn’t guarantee that it is doing its best to actually be a responsible environmentally conscious company. So how do you tell? This is the big question TrueBlueGreen is looking for the answer to.
Luckily, it isn’t all hard work. It’s Earth Day and that means time to celebrate! New York City is chock full of great events, including where yours truly will be, Earth Day New York. A giant street fair with entertainment taking place in Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, Inside & Outside (w/live music) this weekend! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the run down. All the exhibitors at this event are carefully screened to meet Earth Day New York standards. See the full list here. It’s a great chance to see great products making the right choices!
Don’t miss the CO2 E Drive: Green Vehicle Drive & Green Vehicle Fashion Show!
Press Conference: 8:00am at Solar One (East 23rd and the East River) CO2 E Drive: 9am – 10:45am
Green Vehicle Fashion Show in Times Square: 11am – 12pm
Green Vehicle public exhibition: 12pm -5pm
Old-Soulz presents: Earth Day New York “Be the E” PSA 2011
Earth Day New York will dedicate a full hour of its live programming and public service time on its Times Square partner screens to the Green World Campaign’s innovative cell phone initiative inviting people to “text TREE” to fund global tree-planting. This work supports the United Nations Year of Forests 2011.