Lori Zimmer

 
Lori ZimmerLori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive deforestation.  Made by

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Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Photo by Shutterstock Ever think of putting cat poop, arsenic or vinegar on your skin to get rid of pesky body hair? Women in the Renaissance didn’t have our modern waxes, razors and depilatory creams

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Olga Kurylenko to Wear “Red Carpet Green Dress” Gown at 2014 Oscars

Olga Kurylenko to Wear “Red Carpet Green Dress” Gown at 2014 Oscars

Looks like another “Bond Girl” will be shaking and stirring the Oscar red carpet in sustainable style this Sunday. Following the lead of Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, who wore a

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The chosen innovators

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Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history- a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made from mammal bone, was one

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Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing “Trade Secret” Status

Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing “Trade Secret” Status

Photo by Shutterstock Twenty-two cosmetics companies are attempting to foil the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Database by applying for trade secret status to cover up revealing toxic chemical

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Jane Goodall: Prince William Wants Buckingham Palace Ivory Destroyed

Jane Goodall: Prince William Wants Buckingham Palace Ivory Destroyed

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Prince William isn’t a fan of ivory. The Duke of Cambridge, who recently attended the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London with his father, Prince Charles,

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Alexander Wang’s “P6″ Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

Alexander Wang’s “P6″ Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

Alexander Wang is not taking Russia’s anti-gay laws sitting down. The designer has launched the sale of a new beanie supporting the Principle 6 campaign, which encourages Olympic athletes, spectators

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an easy DIY process

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Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Instead of fretting when her beautiful hair started to fall out in her 30s, Xiang Renxian decided to transform it into a lasting gift- a hat and coat for her husband. The former schoolteacher in

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“The Street Store” is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

“The Street Store” is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

South Africa’s Street Store doesn’t just help to clothe the homeless, but also gives them the retail experience of choosing their own wares. With the idea to give the homeless the same dignity as

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Agnes the Humanoid Knitting Robot Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Agnes the Humanoid Knitting Robot Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Inventor Andy Noyes’ new creation brings the knitting machine to a new level. The Agnes Roboknit is part mannequin part robotic knitter, which knits on a circular loom with sporadic humanoid movements.

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Khmer-American Artist Sews Dollar Bills Outside NYC H&M in Protest

Khmer-American Artist Sews Dollar Bills Outside NYC H&M in Protest

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Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

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Vivienne Westwood Wants to Make Environmental Destruction a Crime

Vivienne Westwood Wants to Make Environmental Destruction a Crime

Longtime environmentalist Vivienne Westwood is using her pull in fashion to rally her fans to back the End Ecocide in Europe initiative.  The proposal aims to hold big businesses accountable for

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Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched what it’s calling the world’s first tech-enabled textile-recycling bin. Designed to make donating clothes, shoes, household linens, and other textiles as

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New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a reliable method to test the irritability of mascara, using tiny protozoa.  Since rabbits are commonly used by labs to test

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Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Children to Work to Boost Economy

Maine Governor Paul LePage Wants Children to Work to Boost Economy

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage wowed the audience at the 73rd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show by advocating to bring back child labor. The Tea Party politician urged the trade show attendees to

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