Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Rally against BP!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Congress needs to pass the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act, which would eliminate the cap on BP’s liability—and also to pass campaign finance and ethics reforms to stop big corporations from buying influence and making the kind of bad policies that led to this disaster.

Here’s the event description:

Come to Union Square on June 10 to send a message to Congress and the Obama Administration: Your job is to work for the public interest, not Big Oil’s interests! And make sure that BP pays for every dollar of damage it has caused. We will have speakers, signs, and even a Toxic Lemonade Stand — so we can all see what will happen if Big Oil/Big Business continues buying our politicians. Join us to press our national and state officials for reforms to save our land, water, future, and democracy.

Look for us in the Southwest section of Union Square Park. You can take subways L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6.

Cruelty-free Fashion

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Cruelty-free fashion is where it’s at. I love, love, love Moo Shoes. They don’t just have shoes – they have belts, bags, shirts, sweatshirts and more. They are also vegan owned and operated.

The mens shoe selection is great. If you don’t want traditional combat boots because of the leather – try these! They have a big selection of seriously super cute and high fashion womens shoes too. 

Moo Shoes has a store in NYC or you can shop online at

Fashion can have a conscience

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

I am a big fan of the clothing designer John Bartlett. Not only are his collections fantastic, he has a great blog. I was very excited to read about his recent Vegan transformation. Starting in September 2010 he won’t be using leather in his designs, but instead leather alternatives. BRAVO! Look good- feel good, and feel good – look good.

Brown Rice Family

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I was on my way to teach Yoga, on the 6 platform at Union Square. As I walked I began to hear music, serious jamming, with such a soulful vocal. Everyone on the platform was into it. It was the Brown Rice Family, performing “I Feel like Dancing.” I bought their CD and use their music in some of my classes. They call themselves a “world roots” band and have members from Korea, Japan, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA. They also make organic handmade soaps. Only in NYC!