Attention tree huggers, Earth Day is April 22 and while you’ll probably be doing things that are green on that day, and every other, the rest of us should take part.
To give you some background on this day, the first Earth Day…
In the winter of 1969-1970, a group of students met at Columbia University to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard. This New York group agreed to head up the New York City part of the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers. “The big break came when Mayor Lindsay agreed to shut down 5th Avenue for the event. A giant cheer went up in the office on that day,” according to Kristin Hubbard (now Kristin Alexandre). ‘From that time on we used Mayor Lindsay’s offices and even his staff. I was Speaker Coordinator but had tremendous help from Lindsay staffer Judith Crichton.”
In addition to shutting down Fifth Avenue, Mayor Lindsay made Central Park available for Earth Day. The crowd was estimated as more than one million—by far the largest in the nation. Since New York was also the home of NBC, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, it provided the best possible anchor for national coverage from their reporters all over the country. [From the fantastic, and always true Wikipedia]
So to celebrate this day, and what the hell, every other day because why not be friendly to the Earth more than one day, I bring you Pittsburgh eco friendly fashions that you can order no matter where you are!
Crescent Slip Dress: $140.00
Audrey Dress: $120.00
Essential Trench: $200.00
Asymmetrical Dress: $130.00
Audrey Capri Legging: $84.00
Bloom Double Sash Shirtdress: $227.00
ecoKashmere Page Boy: $64.00
eColorgown Rio Dress: $156.00