Happy Earth Day!

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Earth Day, which officially began on April 22, 1970, is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Earth Day started as a whisper and has grown into a global call to action that encourages millions of people to do their part in protecting our environment. Everyone can make an immediate difference in keeping our communities cleaner and greener by simply following the three “R’s”: reduce, recycle and reuse.

Let’s start with the easiest: recycling. One way that I like to recycle is by shopping at and donating my clothes and unused household items to local thrift shops and vintage clothing stores.

Here is a list of several vintage stores and thrift shops located in New York that I like to support.

Shoppers can find “something old, something new” at Flying A located at 169 Spring Street near West Broadway.

Chelsea Girl Vintage Clothing is another favorite of mine. In addition to helping the planet by wearing recycled vintage clothing, five percent of your purchases goes to a charity of your choice when you shop at Chelsea Girl Vintage Clothing.

Legacy on Thompson Street in the Village is known for its vintage clothing, originals and hard-to-find designers.

And last but not least, Housing Works is a New York-based charity that runs secondhand shops to raise money to advocate for the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS. Now is the perfect time of year to clean out your closets and donate any unwanted and gently used items to any of the 12 Housing Works thrift shops located throughout New York City.

Vintage is the new black.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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