New Sustainable You: Eco-Conscious Retail

Recently the Yonkers Public Library launched a Zoom program, The New Sustainable You, presented by Crestwood branch staff member Jackie Leone. This program is a collaboration with Friends of Crestwood Library, Yonkers NNORC, WJCS, City Of Yonkers Office of the Aging, and Westchester County Legislator Ruth Walter.

Today (Wednesday, July 21) at 1:00 PM on Zoom, the program will continue with a discussion of how to make choices that help us and our community to achieve a smaller carbon footprint. Please bring your experiences about recycling and sustainable purchases to share with the group.

(To join the Zoom Meeting, go to this link:
Meeting ID: 947 9608 6558 Passcode: 138782
Or dial by your telephone +1 929 205 6099  Meeting ID: 947 9608 6558)

Jackie has shared the following to help you find eco-conscious products and grassroots groups:





  •         Reformation
  •         Eileen Fisher
  •         Everlane
  •         Patagonia
  •         Pact
  •         Cuyana
  •         Frank and Oak
  •         Alternative Apparel
  •         ABLE
  •         Levi’s
  •         Ninety Percent

The following will help you find home products such as soaps, cleaners, paper goods, and pet products:

Grove Collaborative. Natural & Organic – home items like cleaners and soaps, etc.

Common Good. Natural & Organic 

ECOS. Natural & Organic 

PUR Home. Natural & Organic  – Bar Shampoo and soap

Thrive Market. Natural & Organic  – Food

Branch Basics. Natural & Organic  – also Food

Blueland x Reformation – Blueland has plastic free cleaners and laundry soap.