Eco-Friendly Fridays: Under the Canopy’s Marci Zaroff is Taking Organic into Wyndham Hotels and Bed Bath & Beyond

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about. While organic food is certainly a major component of living an organic lifestyle, it is not the only part.

When it comes to organic clothing, Marci Zaroff, the founder and president of Under the Canopy, is truly a pioneer. And I don’t say this lightly. Read more »

The Interesting Things That I Discovered at Green Festival NYC 2014


This past weekend I was at Green Festival NYC and had a fantastic time.

While these shows are not nearly as big as a Natural Products Expo West or Natural Products Expo East, they have definitely been gaining traction over the last few years.

More and more nationally-known organic brands are purchasing booths, and the overall number of booths is expanding as well.

What I particularly like about these shows is that they are geared toward the consumer and showcase a wide variety of eco-friendly products. Furthermore, they have fantastic seminars with some very interesting speakers. Read more »

Inn at the Black Olive in Baltimore is the Most Organic Hotel I’ve Ever Visited

When I attended Natural Products Expo East, I stayed at the Inn at the Black Olive, a 12-suite boutique hotel in Baltimore.

I had heard about the Inn at the Black Olive several months ago from David Wolfe when he was in town giving a seminar at Organic Avenue.

David Wolfe couldn’t stop raving about it and told everyone how the owner of the hotel made fresh juice for him and Woody Harrelson at 3:30AM.

Given that Expo East was in Baltimore this year, instead of Boston, I knew that this was absolutely the place I had to stay. Read more »