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Lower Prices & Lower Shipping

You spoke up and we listened.

Our Shop grand reopening has been met with some concern. When customers went to check out they only had one shipping option available to them, the USPS flat rate shipping with tracking number. We now realize that option was more expensive than a lot of the goods being sold on Stay Blooming. This is clearly non-sensible and impractical on our behalf. Ultimately, due to that major inconvenience, prices have been lowered and almost all shipping prices are a fraction of the initial cost. Check out the new prices and shipping costs in the chart below:

ItemPriceShipping Cost
2-in-1 Bamboo Cutlery$5.00$1.50 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Bamboo Toothbrush$3.50$1.50 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Cotton Shopping Bag$6.50$2.35 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Cotton Wash Cloths$4.50$2.35 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Ecofriendly Confetti$3.50$1.00 per utensil, no tracking include (based on weight)
Reusable Shaver$15.00$7.35 per shaver, tracking included (based on weight)
Reusable Tea Leaf Strainer$5.50$2.35 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Soapnuts$5.00$2.35 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Stainless Steel Straws$6.00$1.50 per utensil, no tracking include (based on size)
Thank You Tote$20.00$7.90 per bag, tracking included (based on size)

We hope this fix will encourage you to make a purchase. Our goal at Stay Blooming is to make ecofriendly alternatives accessible as well as inexpensive. We want to make a greener lifestyle possible for you. Therefore, we are also giving free shipping for all orders over $30 from here forward.

How are we doing? Let us know by sending feedback to shop@stayblooming.com.

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NYC Earth Day Cleanups

Are you getting ready for Earth Day weekend? Earth Day is on April 22nd, the weekend we speak of is April 20th to 21st. If you live in NYC (or are visiting) then here are 2 cleanup events that we are organizing or facilitating. These events will make you realize your power as a human and as a community. You will leave feeling like a steward for the environment.

This is Stay Blooming’s first ever cleanup event taking place at Ferry Point Park in Bronx, NY. It is in collaboration with Marjorie Velazquez of the borough. We put this event together to bring people into this lesser known park. It has a lot of visitors during the warmer months and is mostly used for its soccer fields and fourth of July views. Although there are plans for the MTA Ferry to service this part of the Bronx in 2021, the park can still use a lot of attention with its growing usage.

The second is a Veggie Mijas event that I am organizing and walking through. This even includes a mini recycling lesson and requires participants to RSVP beforehand. I organized the event to take place in Pelham Bay Park as it is a local park that I frequented growing up. It also features a bunch of back trails that are good for hiking and riding bike. Although this is a well known park and a well known area, the back trails do not get cleaned up like the BBQ sections and picnicking parts of the park.


The purpose of getting involved for Earth Day weekend is to learn how to treat out earth better. It is to raise awareness for issues like pollution, overconsumption, and climate change. When we are able to act out good deeds that promote a positive trajectory for our earth, then we are making that positive future more likely. Raising awareness can be teaching a workshop, a cleanup, community gardening, etc. The scale of the awareness does not matter, it only matters that it is happening. That

If you have any questions that cannot be answered with the above fliers and information, please email me at alyssa@stayblooming.com.

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Artists Needed to Encourage Recycling

Image: DSNY

If you are a NYC artist this may be a great opportunity for you.

NYC’s Department of Sanitation is seeking to transform 5 of their garbage trucks. The zero-waste project is Trucks of Art and each truck would be painted by a different artist. The requirements are an idea that either represents the city’s strongest or one that encourages New Yorkers to recycle. So you know where this is going.

So it is in our opinion that these trucks should send a green message. Waste management in NYC is huge. When the city had a landfill of its own, everything was seemingly all good. But this is no longer the case. We do not have a landfill anymore. The last was Fresh Kills landfill. It saw its last dump of trash in 2001 and it is now a city park. As a result, since its closing, NYC sends its trash to landfills out of state. This is not fair.

Therefore, this is Stay Blooming reaching out to fellow environmentalists and artists. As a city known for its creativity, it makes sense to use art as communication. Residents need to be encouraged to actively participate in the recycling process. It needs to interest them. It needs to be personal. This way they are mindful of how they accumulate trash. As a result, this artistic opportunity is very important to prevent trash.

The best part is artists will use recycled paint.

There are only a few days left for submissions. The deadline is on March 31st. To get more information from Department of Sanitation, please click here. Act quickly if interested!

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Environmentally Woke, Part I

Since introducing Blooming at QC Voices, StayBlooming.com‘s chief editor, Alyssa Perez, has had three articles published for the Queens College online periodical QC Voices. If you have not had the opportunity to read the column, called Environmentally Woke, then check out the links below to catch up.

plastic straw ban.jpgThe Plastic Straw Ban is Gaining Momentum

great pacific garbage patchThe Great Pacific Garbage Patch

combined sewer system of nycThe Combined Sewer System of NYC and its Overflow

There will be more published pieces coming soon, all through Spring 2019. Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, visit QC Voices to read more articles by other Queens College students.