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August 2 2014

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Happy Earth Day!

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Earth Day is finally here. Hopefully you’ve outfitted yourself accordingly: vegan ballerina flats? Check. Organic cotton T-shirt and leggings combo? Check. Green-leaning tinted moisturizer with SPF protection? Obviously. We invite you to peruse our Natural Beauty column to remind yourself of all of the eco-friendly products and promos we’ve posted this month; if you feel like going the extra mile on your lunch break, here are three eco adventures you can take in New York City today to properly fête the planet.

What: Burt’s Bees makes smoothies—with bikes!

Where: Look out for an army of Burt lookalikes equipped with beards and striped conductor hats handing out similar costuming materials around Rockefeller Center and in Central Park and directing you toward Times Square, where a flock of Burt’s will be churning out pedal-powered fruity beverages.

When: From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: Fresh does clay and highbrow cooking.

Where: Award-winning chef Michel Nischan will be serving up tips and small bites from his new cookbook, Sustainably Delicious, at Fresh’s Union Square location at 872 Broadway. Today also marks the launch of the brand’s new Umbrian Clay Bar, an in-store station where the cult ingredient will be available for purchase in its pure, loose powder form. 10 percent of today’s sales will be donated to the Wholesome Wave Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making affordable, locally grown foods available to everyone.

When: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: Lavera at the Green Shows

Where: If you have yet to check out Grand Central Terminal’s luxury eco pop-up bazaar, today would be a good day to drop by. Among the stalls, which boast organic and naturally derived fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items, is Lavera, the German natural beauty giant that’s steadily building up its cred stateside. The company’s mineral pigment lipsticks with organic shea butter and almond oil are a personal favorite.

When: Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of Fresh.com

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