by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Events.

Rebecca Carter & Michael d’Estries of Ecorazzi.comHello Ecorazzi’ers! We are back from New York and ready to start telling you all about it.

First, let me get this out of the way: Ecorazzi went to the NY International Auto Show last week as guests of General Motors. They hooked me up with a flight, hotel, and interviews with GM’s top execs. They also paid Michael’s hotel and hooked him up with interviews, as well. There are no requirements of us, except that if we do happen to post, that we have to mention that our trip was paid for by GM. So I’m going to write whatever I want, ok? Ok. Done.

Michael & I maximized the heck out of this trip to try to meet up with greenies across the city. And, err, each other. This was the first time that we had ever met face to face.

Rebecca’s NYC Trip Summary:

# plastic water bottles used: 0 (I *heart* my Sigg!)

# disposable bags used: 0 (thanks for the reusable bags Christal & Tobin!)

# subway rides: 6 (LOVE the subway)

# conventional taxi rides: 3 (I tried to keep this to 0, but just couldn’t walk any more.)

# hybrid taxi rides: 1 (complimentary ride in an Ozocar Prius to the airport. More details in future post.)

# celebs caught green-handed: 1, maybe 2 (Dave Martin of Top Chef riding the subway! Plus, some guy that sat next to Graham Hill & I at Spring Street Natural that was so cute and tall, he had to be famous. I’m thinking X Games athlete.)

This is just the first of several NYC and Auto Show posts, so get ready for more on green cars, Michael’s fame, and fair trade chocolate!

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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