City Pulse

By Patricia Wersinger

Tomorrow, April 22nd, is the 40th Annual Earth Day celebration. It is a day to take a stroll in Central Park, sit by a stream of water and take in the pungent riffs of blooming trees with full lungs. Leave your blackberry or iPhone in your bag (or better yet, at home) and wade in a shallow pond, observe a ladybird land on your wrist, listen to a squirrel scurrying by on a mission. Take the time to rediscover who you really are in an environment that is green and natural. In the afternoon, everyone is invited to the Chess and Checkers House in the heart of the park at 64th Street for some fun & eco-friendly art & craft projects. For more info visit You can also go to and use the Earth Day Network Footprint Calculator to measure your impact on the planet. Step into an earth friendly beauty routine and discover what some green skin care lines are doing to help their customers love their skin AND the earth!

Swell Skin will offer 20% off all purchases made on Earth Day. This minimalist skincare line (a skin treatment bar and a vial of oil) is based on nature’s most powerful healer, Sea Buckthorn,

Cali Cosmetics will donate 20% of online sales on Earth Day to Earth Share, which supports several environment charities. Their Oliva Green line, made with Organic Olive Oil, incorporates the beauty benefits of nature into their skin care, hair care and body care.

One Love Organics will donate 25% of sales on Earth Day to the Earth Day Network, which organizes Earth Day events worldwide. This skincare line uses pure, highly concentrated organic ingredients that benefit the skin and sustainable packaging choices.

What ever your way of celebrating Earth Day today, make sure you toast this special 40th celebration. Our earth has been under the weather for a while but judging by the popularity of the earth friendly initiative in cosmetics and many other industries, there is certainly a good chance of recovery.

Originally published April 2011
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day
Take 25% Off $50 at

Social Media

Latest News
  • City Pulse: Book Your Summer Memories
  • Collect + curate your social media images into your own personal book at Perfect as a way to capture this time for years to come.

  • T-fal waffle maker_featured
  • Metro Home: Hot In The Kitchen
  • Hot in the Kitchen in our Metro Home section highlights a quartet of new products for grilling cheese, starting your day off right, staying healthy, and cooking with less mess.

  • BB_Caribana_featured
  • Beauty & The Best: Featuring Nuxe
  • Beauty & The Best features organic Rosa y Fruta, the Orvis blazer, Nuxe’s genius Travel Kit, the Caribana Shop, Fat Hair and a new, pudgy Burts Bees lip crayon.

  • City Pulse: Gifts (with the Most)
  • Is someone in your family setting sail for college or do you have a host or hostess to thank for summer hospitality? See our gift ideas in City Pulse.

BN NYC Podcasts
  • Donna_Karan_NYFW_2013_featured
  • NYFW Fall 2013: DKNY Fashion Redux
  • Recently launching a retrospective collection for Opening Ceremony, Donna Karan returned to the 90′s for DKNY’s sporty Fall 2013 Collection.

  • BN_Podcast_Jerry_Jones_Laura_Mercier
  • Laura Mercier Cosmetics
  • Jerry Johnson, International Makeup Artist from Laura Mercier, works on transforming BNNYC’s Gillian Weeks with a full complement of Laura Mercier products.

Links We Love
  • Alexandra Taylor
  • Beauty in The Bag
  • Carrie Parry
  • City of Gloss Angeles
  • Kimberly McDonald
  • Taffeta Darlings
  • The Dessertist
  • Wendy Brandes

  • Visit Fashion Industry Network

    Free Skincare Gift with Purchase of Any Tria Device