thredUP Airs Out Your Laundry

ThredUP is an online clothing resale service that takes in your used or new clothing and gives them a new life. They decide which clothes can resell and you decide whether or not you want to donate the rest. This initiative is important because fast fashion is one of the leading causes of pollution in…

Donation Connections in NYC

Today, it is easier than ever to make the connection between donor and recipient for food or textiles in New York City. The city's Department of Sanitation is actively working with small businesses and non-profit organizations to make these connections possible and to create more just like it. These efforts are under their organization donateNYC.…

#MoveTheDate 2019

Earth Overshoot Day is on July 29th this year. Earth Overshoot Day is an important environmental day to learn about. This day gives us an idea how much of the earth's resources we are using annually. Or better yet, it predicts on what day we will have used all of the natural resources that earth…

Igloo’s “RECOOL” Box Opening

Igloo Coolers sent Stay Blooming their new RECOOL cooler to try out. This is the first biodegradable cooler on the market and is made entirely of molded pulp in the USA. The intention of this cooler is to replace the styrofoam coolers that have been commonly used to keep food and drinks cold. The RECOOL…

NYC Earth Day Cleanups

Are you getting ready for Earth Day weekend? Earth Day is on April 22nd, the weekend we speak of is April 20th to 21st. If you live in NYC (or are visiting) then here are 2 cleanup events that we are organizing or facilitating. These events will make you realize your power as a human…

Artists Needed to Encourage Recycling

Image: DSNY If you are a NYC artist this may be a great opportunity for you. NYC's Department of Sanitation is seeking to transform 5 of their garbage trucks. The zero-waste project is Trucks of Art and each truck would be painted by a different artist. The requirements are an idea that either represents the…

Environmentally Woke, Part I

Since introducing Blooming at QC Voices, StayBlooming.com's chief editor, Alyssa Perez, has had three articles published for the Queens College online periodical QC Voices. If you have not had the opportunity to read the column, called Environmentally Woke, then check out the links below to catch up. The Plastic Straw Ban is Gaining Momentum The Great…

Gardens at NYC Public Schools

There’s a cool new initiative in New York City and it’s for the school kids. Grow-to-Learn is a school garden program offering mini-grants to public city schools. These grants are for the students to learn how to build, grow, and manage a garden. All of which requiring a hands on experience and teamwork. Not only getting…