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Sustainable Design Groupies

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Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2012

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Repairing furniture legs...anyone have any advice for this delicate repair? 1 Reply

Started by Albert Covelli. Last reply by Eco Hustler Jun 1, 2009.

Making conscious choices 2 Replies

Started by Albert Covelli. Last reply by Jennah Synnestvedt Mar 19, 2009.

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Comment by Garbage of Eden Design on April 19, 2012 at 11:17pm

sorry the pic came out so huge in the post!

Comment by Garbage of Eden Design on April 19, 2012 at 11:15pm

Here's what the finished earrings look like:

Comment by Garbage of Eden Design on April 19, 2012 at 11:10pm

Hi Designers!

Happy Earth month! :) I wanted to let you all know about a workshop I'm teaching at Film Biz Recycling on April 29th. We'll be making earrings using parts from umbrella frames and "plarn".

Matt posted a link to a great video demonstrating one way to make plarn just a couple comments ago. We'll be using a different technique at my workshop but I still recommend checking out the video. They have a neat technique too!

Anyway, hope you can join us! You can find more info and register for the class here on my blog:

Comment by Matthew Flego on October 7, 2011 at 10:02am

Design crew,


I don't know if you guys know about what is happening our Oct 21st in Trenton NJ but please think about being there.

Comment by Matthew Flego on September 20, 2011 at 8:29am


The Eatkins are a nice idea.  I wish that it were more socially acceptable to carry around your own napkins so that people at the bagel place wouldn't automatically give them to you when you get morning coffee


Hey all,  Not sure If you know about this plarn thing but here is a video for your enjoyment


Comment by Matthew Flego on September 12, 2011 at 10:20pm

Dear design group.  I am a new member to green edge and to the Sustainable design group.  Thought I would introduce myself and see who is still around. 


Check this out let me know what you think about it.

Comment by Leah on June 9, 2010 at 5:02pm
Cutting on paper waste with sustainable and beautiful cloth napkins. Only, they are called Eatkins, for eating, not for napping :)

# of meals with one paper napkin = 1
# of meals with one eatkin = 200, 000 minimum

Comment by Green Edge NYC on March 22, 2010 at 1:42pm
TONIGHT ~~ March 22 BCL Supper Club at Brooklyn Creative League.
Special Guest Roxi Suger of ANGELROX ~~
Comment by Anita Schillhorn van Veen on July 31, 2009 at 9:55pm
Hi! New to this group, would love to learn more about sustainable design in the city! Would love to check out the Sustainable Design events; anyone planning to go next time? Did anyone go to the one yesterday?
Comment by Rachael Brody on July 21, 2009 at 1:43pm
Series on Sustainable Design in East Village Garden!
Toyota Children’s Learning Garden
603 E 11th St between avenues B & C

Join us in the Toyota Children’s Learning Garden for a 4 part discussion series highlighting techniques to green our limited urban space. Whether you’re working in a garden, apartment, business, or home, come and learn from New York City’s leaders in sustainable design.


The discussions and workshops will take place every other Thursday, July 30th-September 24th, in the garden from 7:00-8:00pm. We will also highlight the area's environmentally conscious restaurants and businesses at the presentations. Following the discussions we invite everyone to join us for hor’dourves and giveaways in the garden generously donated by Sustainable NYC, Angelica’s Kitchen, Quintessence, Hummus Place, Spino, and more.


July 30, 2009: Sarah Siegel, of Michael Van Valkenburg Associates: designer of the Toyota Children’s Learning Garden. She will give a short garden tour and speak about urban garden design, specifically the shad tolerant planting palette and sustainable technologies in this garden.


August 13, 2009: Chris Collins, Executive Director Solar1, will discuss benefits of renewable energy, the work of Solar1, and how to feasibly incorporate such technologies in your everyday life.


August 27, 2009: GreenItYourself Green Roof Workshop: Lori Gibbs and Atom Cianfarani, believe that living a healthy and environmentally responsible lifestyle should be accessible to everyone! They will teach about green roofing and prove tips and techniques for gardening in small spaces.


September 10, 2009: Marni Horowitz, CEO and founder Alive Structures, will speak about green wall installation and other techniques to make sue of our abundantly available vertical space. She will also discuss ecological gardening practices which mimic natural ecosystems that increase abundance, beauty, and biodiversity.

Space is limited, to RSVP and for more information about New York Restoration Project please contact Rachael Brody, 212-333-2552 or

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