Best Ice Cream Spots in NYC

Today we will be talking a topic everyone (we hope!) enjoys – Ice Cream!!! Did you know that July is ice cream month? Yes, we were ecstatic too! Lucky for you, the Eco 18 team will be writing an ice cream post (think recipes etc.)...

Summer Vacation Saving

Ah, finally. The sweet summer days of sun-beating bliss are rolling in – which means that the anxiously awaited (and overdo) vacation you’ve dreamt up amid those blistering winter nights is almost here. And hey, you deserve it! Here are some pro-tips to help you...

Best Picnic Spots In NYC

Considering the nickname “The Concrete Jungle,” it’s probably hard for some people to believe that NYC is riddled with greenery and perfect picnic spots. But with city parks all over the town, New York’s nature and urban environment gives you the best of both world....

Top 5 Eco Hotels Around the World

  Element New York Times Square West, USA: Let’s just put it out there—when you think sustainability, the concrete jungle of New York isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. But within the hustle and bustle of the city, Element New York Times Square...

Our 8 Top Tips for Traveling Sustainably

1. Look for Flights Without Layovers: While Flights with extended layovers may seem like a cheaper way to travel, it’s important to remember that takeoffs and landings are the two aspects of plane travel that cause the most carbon emission. Instead, look for the most...

Cuba…A Land of Discovery

Like most New Yorkers who live in the city, I was riding the subway one day when an ad caught my interest. It was for the New York Museum of Natural History, which I’ve not been to in a very long time, and it was...

Best Farm-to-Table Meal in Cuba

The minute you walk into “El Paraiso” in Vinales, Rachel, who runs the restaurant and farm with her father, greets you with the biggest smile. Part farm and restaurant, El Paraiso sits on a hill overlooking the valley - and has been voted the number...

NEW ZEALAND – The green, clean islands

  I had never thought about traveling to New Zealand, it just seemed too far away from New York. But, I was afforded the opportunity and I’m so glad I made the trip. While it was only for nine days (ten if you count the last...

Staying eco friendly while traveling

We're in the midst of travel season. Summer time means road trips, vacation time and spontaneous getaways. Sometimes road trips are accompanied with a few bumps in the road, literally, that travel companies tend to leave out of their commercials.  We've put together a list...

Great rivers of the world

There are many rivers across the globe. Our rivers are essential to our survival but have become polluted by industry and civilization in general. Specifically the Ganges, The Yangtze and the Indus are the most polluted. Its important to note many major cites are located...