Earth Tripping - New York City
20 March 2012, 12:24
The first episode takes us to New York City, surprisingly high on the list of green US cities. We forgo gas-guzzling tour boats in favor of a kayak adventure to the Statue of Liberty. Then we volunteer at the New York Aquarium to contribute our time underwater, helping maintain the tanks. We meet up with the innovators of the Green Market system and tour Union Square. At night, we schmooze at a monthly event called Green Drinks— a friendly gathering of environmentally-minded people. Next we join a walking tour to learn some history of the city and trek across the fabulous Brooklyn Bridge. We travel to the best places for eating organic, locally grown food, like Birdbath Bakery where they transport their baked goods by rickshaw and Habana Outpost, an ecologically designed eatery that has become a nexus for community activity.