The Clean Hippie

Seeking the sustainable life in New York City

About Me July 23, 2009

(My blog has since moved to Please pop over there to get the news!)

What is a Clean Hippie?

Hey there, my name is Alden Wicker. I’m a 23-year-old newbie New Yorker. I’m also a Clean Hippie. That is to say, I live a life that centers around my being a conscious consumer, but is still fashionable, fun, and interesting. It’s a hard balance to strike, something I struggle with everyday. But you’ll see that I try to be honest about my adventures in New York, my joy and my disappointments with the sustainable movement, and my own shortcomings and triumphs as I seek a life well-lived.

You can contact me at r[dot]a[dot]wicker[at]


13 Responses to “About Me”

  1. metafoutoir Says:

    I love the environment and I love paradox.

    Therefor I love YOU!

    I’ll be following your blog closely.

  2. Elizabeth Marx Says:

    I’m sold. I love your blog and I am now an Alden Groupie!

  3. Ashley Van Says:

    Hey there I am a fellow writer for an eco-fashion company called Jonano. I really enjoyed your page!

  4. Niki Says:


    I really like your blog and your name! My company name is The Clean Hippie Soap Co. Everything I make (including packaging) is completely eco friendly. I also use only essential oils for scenting the products. If you would be interested in trying some of my products just let me know. I love sending out goody bags to new people! 🙂 My website is (its still pretty new so still working out some kinks and pictures). Thank you for your time!

    Peace and Love

    • Alden Says:

      Niki, your soaps sound wonderful! Granola? Chocolate mint? Yum!

      I would be more than happy to try one, especially since your company has such a wonderful name!

      • Corey Says:

        Niki, I’m not a hippy except maybe for education policy, and I’m sporadically clean. Do I qualify for free soap too?

  5. Hi,
    I’m the Living Green editor at Before It’s News. Our site is a People Powered news platform with over 1,000,000 visits a month and growing fast.
    We would be honored if we could republish your blog RSS feed in our Living Green category. Our readers need to read what your blog has to say.
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  6. […] Journal has an article on the commercialization of Eat, Pray, Love, and I couldn’t agree with the author more: “Do any of us really believe that we can achieve spiritual depth by buying prayer […]

  7. Kimberly Says:

    I’m a reporter for – can I email you privately? I’m working on a story related to Eat, Pray, Love.
    Thanks, Kimberly

    • Alden Says:

      Hi Kimberly! I’m beginning to realize I need to put actual contact info on my blog. It’s r [dot] a [dot] wicker [at]

      Hope to hear from you soon!

  8. Andrey Says:

    Hi, Alden Wicker,
    My name is Andrey Lyashenko. I’m a 30-year-old resident Sankt-Peterburg. I really like your blog and your beautiful name!
    Sincerely, Andrey

  9. Hi you have a cool website It was very easy to post all the best

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