Howard Zinn once said that, “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” In the fight for a sustainable planet truer words have never been spoken. No one is asking you to be a sustainability superhero, they are asking you to make mindful decisions.
It should come as no surprise that our planet isn’t in the greatest of conditions. After decades of industrial revolutions and exploiting natural resources the very earth we stand on is suffering the consequences. Which in turn, will be our consequences. While conglomerate culture continues to pollute the planet for profit there are still incredible people behind the efforts to turn our situation around.
In New York City alone there are hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses paving the way for a better tomorrow. From restaurants to furniture stores there are leaders in every sector found in the city. Here are five of our favorite sustainable New York City businesses.