All posts tagged: Brooklyn

Mindful Attendance with Catherine Costanza of Rochester, New York’s Catherine Rising

Photos above by Jackie Meyvis Meet Catherine Constanza of Rochester New York’s Catherine Rising. Located in The Hungerford building, Catherine says she can’t believe it’s been three years since she moved her life and business up to the flour city from Brooklyn. When I met Catherine, I felt like I’d known her forever! She’s here today to share how she stays tuned to nature to be present in her everyday, both in work and her personal life. Garden Eats: How we mindfully attend to our daily lives is as important as the activities we fill it with — how does your work mirror this attitude? Catherine: Yes- I feel like I have this idea of this beautiful and mindful life that I want to live. I work to create products that are aligned with that idea so I can use them in my own life, and so I can share those ideas and practices with others. GE: Tell us about how you stay hygge in your personal life. C: I pay attention to details, and …

Say Hi To The Ladies Of Susty Party!

Their tableware is compostable, renewable, sustainable, non-toxic and made in America. They’ve been featured on The View and Shark Tank. We discovered these punchy, yet chic eco-friendly party products at Wegman’s in Rochester, NY and had to know more! Please welcome the lovely ladies of Susty Party! We caught up with Emily and Jessica to discover how these nature loving, entrepreneurial spirits are not only greening parties far and wide, but also creating socially conscious opportunities in the community. Read on… GE: Jobs for the blind? Tell us more, that’s awesome! Susty: We partner with the Clovemook Center for the Blind, Envision Industries and other non-profit members of National Industries for the Blind to produce our products and create training and employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals. Check out this video. GE: We recently discovered you in Rochester, NY at Wegman’s (good job, not an easy feat to get in there) not too far from BK. When we’re in California, we’re overwhelmed with sustainable choices, but we’ll be frank, the choices are limited in small areas …