Get Out of the House!

Don’t start hibernating yet, there are a ton of great green events coming up!



When: October 8th, from 1pm to 8PM
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. Brooklyn

What’s Swap-o-rama-rama?

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.

I’ll be there! Come say hi if you see me!


Ear to the Earth Festival

When: October 6-14

Where: Throughout New York City (check here for venues)

A little bit about Ear to the Earth: 

Why are we doing this?

We are, all of us, faced with impending environmental disaster and disruption on a global scale. Yet collectively we are relatively passive as we go about the details of our lives.

As composers, musicians, and sound artists working on Ear to the Earth, we asked ourselves: What can we do? How can we inspire active sensitivity and engagement in environmental issues? How can we maintain our own sensitivity to the world?

Listening to the world is one good way to become more sensitive to the environment. Listening through the ears, sensibilities, and talents of sound artists is yet more compelling and engaging. And creating environmental sound art is active participation and involvement.


Amazon Watch Party featuring Q’orianka Kilcher (she played Pocahontas in the movie The New World with Colin Farrel and Christian Bale) an organic lunch, and speeches by indigenous leaders from the Amazon basin.

When: October 12, (Indigenous People’s Day)

Where: the Gallery One San Francisco One Embarcadero Center  (Clay & Battery), San Francisco

Amazon Watch’s Mission Statement:

To work with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples’ rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil and gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.