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Celebrating World Bicycle Day: Why We Ride

According to the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is all about “acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle… And that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.” Our reasons for cycling are as varied as the bikes we ride. Training wheels or tandem, on mountains or …

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activism New York Reflections

A call to action: Be (more) political

Last Saturday November 7th we received the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected president and vice-president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. This was widely celebrated by many in the US and all over the world. I was walking in my Brooklyn neighborhood while on the phone with my …

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New York Reviews

The Gleaners and I: Documentary film review

Between years 2003 and 2009, I lived in Granada, a town in the South of Spain of captivating beauty, history and energy. There, I met a group of wonderful women, great friends. We shared our love for films. In winter, we went to Granada 10, one of those independent movie theatres where you can sit …

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Your trash, my treasure: The Buy Nothing project

I am so very excited to share with you all a Facebook group, neighborhood community, circular economy initiative called The Buy Nothing Project. The Buy Nothing Project was created in 2013 by two friends, Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark, in the state of Washington, USA, as an experimental hyper-local gift economy. The project’s tagline says: …

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DIY New York

DIY Deodorant

I have not had any skin sensitivities, bad smell or other issues in my armpits in the past, so I have always used all kinds of deodorants, depending on the accessibility and budget I had at the time. In the past I was not loyal to any brand, type or ingredients, and was never worried …

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