Habana Outpost

Aerial view of Habana Outpost with a Brooklyn Solar Canopy installed

We adore Habana Outpost for their phenomenal Mexican and Cuban food. Their outdoor eating area is always super high energy and fun, and their menu features all kinds of yummy treats.

The Outpost is New York’s first eco-eatery, and happily welcomes everyone who walks through their doors. They boast a sustainably-minded mission statement available on their website which speaks to their urban environmentalism in tandem with their delicious food. They have also installed a Brooklyn SolarWorks canopy, so extra props to them!

757 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Instagram: @HabanaBrooklyn

Facebook: @HabanaOutpost

Movers Not Shakers

Movers Not Shakers moving company in Brooklyn

The moving company Movers Not Shakers holds the title of “New York’s #1 Green Moving Company.” The company was founded about 16 years ago and has since aided in over 20,000 moves in NYC.

Their trucks use bio-diesel fuel, and they’ve invested in reusable bins instead of cardboard boxes in order to shrink their carbon footprint. Furthermore, all of their workers earn a real living wage, so they’re been able to build & maintain a strong, close knit team of happy movers!

131 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Instagram: @MoversNotShakers

Facebook: @MoversNotShakers

Norman and Jules

Norman and Jules in Park Slope

This Park Slope staple is filled with eco-friendly toys and is run by a great Brooklyn-based couple. Finding sustainably-minded toy shops can be difficult given how much plastic is used in the industry, which makes this sustainable gem even more exciting.

Norman and Jules sell a variety of toys, from dolls to puzzles to pen pal kits, and caters to all ages, including babies. The store also sells furniture, mobiles, and needlework sets.

158 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Instagram: @normanandjules

Facebook: @normanandjules

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream 

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Shop in Greenpoint

Van Leeuwen is an amazing artisan ice cream shop with 17 locations in New York City (+ a fleet of ice cream trucks!) including shops in Boerum Hill, Greenpoint, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg. Their ice cream comes in the most delicious flavors of all time and they always have great vegan options. Right now, their specials are Blueberry Pie, Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle, Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Crunch, and Vegan Brownie Delux. Our favorites are Strawberry Vanilla and Earl Grey Tea & Honeycomb!

Boerum Hill: 81 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Greenpoint: 620 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Prospect Heights: 550 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Williamsburg: 204 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Instagram: @vanleeuwenicecream

Facebook: @vanleeuwenartisanicecream

Twitter: @VLAIC

Beacon’s Closet 

Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn

This second hand shop is notoriously picky when it comes to curating their collection, which means that every piece there has earned its place. With locations in Greenpoint, Park Slope, and Bushwick, Beacon’s Closet has become a sustainably-minded and locally sourced staple.

Head over to one of their locations for a fun afternoon of shopping and great people watching. At Beacon’s Closet, you can buy, sell, and trade both vintage and modern clothing, so you have endless options!

Park Slope: 92 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Greenpoint: 74 Guernsey St Brooklyn, NY, 11222

Bushwick: 23 Bogart St Brooklyn, NY 11237

Instagram: @beaconscloset

Facebook: @Beaconscloset

Homecoming Plant Shop

Homecoming Plant Shop in Brooklyn

Every room needs a plant, and this shop has the perfect one for you! With beautifully curated arrangements and a collection of flowers, succulents, and more, you’re sure to find what you need to brighten your home here. The shop also has beautiful fragrance oils, delicate salt bowls, terracotta mugs, and candles.

Every detail and product in the shop is so aesthetically pleasing, you’ll never want to leave! Homecoming now also hosts terrarium workshop classes, so they’re fully prepared to meet all of your plant needs.

92 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Instagram: @homecoming

Facebook: @homecomingbk

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn brewery

This craft brewery focuses on producing beer in the most sustainable way possible and can be visited at their Williamsburg headquarters. The Brewery boasts several sustainably-minded initiatives, including using all LED lights and keeping up a rigorous recycling program. They have a fun blog, as well as quite a bit of merch: T-shirts, tank tops, hats, baby onesies, and glassware. 

79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Instagram: @brooklynbrewery

Facebook: @brooklynbrewery

Twitter: @brooklynbrewery


Whiteroom salon in Brooklyn

This non-toxic hair salon sells beautiful products including exfoliators, moisturizers, and volumizing conditioners. Their commitment to being eco-friendly makes the salon all the more appealing, and we love their packaging.

Speaking of being appealing, their aesthetically pleasing store is filled with eye candy, and their curated selection of products, including cult classics like the Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, Grown Alchemist facial cleansers and moisturizers, and Dr. Loretta Micro Peel Peptide Pads.

113 S 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11249

Instagram: @whiteroombrooklyn

Facebook: @whiteroombrooklyn

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