In our blog, we feature stories, tips, and commentary from contributors around the world on topics ranging from
consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!
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by Lisa Mastny | January 17, 2012
Now that you've upgraded, why not make the responsible choice and donate or recycle your old equipment, rather than just dumping it in the trash?
by Amy Curtis | January 17, 2012
Despite the environmental repercussions, traveling also makes one appreciate the Earth.
by Elsa Jagniecki | January 16, 2012
There’s a growing buzz about a new kind of business model centered around building better business, social enterprise, and corporate policy.
by Juliet Schor | January 12, 2012
Juliet Schor argues that reducing work hours will help the economy and increase jobs.
by Chris Stratton | January 10, 2012
Bad news: Economic growth is gone for good. Good news: Maybe we don’t need growth to be better off.
by Wendy Philleo | December 19, 2011
A lot of people can’t stand New Year’s resolutions, but I enjoy thinking about all the possibilities when a fresh year lies ahead.
by Jeffrey Steuben | December 15, 2011
New oil-consumption scenario for The Settlers of Catan brings eye-opening lessons about resource consumption and our impact on the world.
by Amy Curtis | December 8, 2011
In São Paolo, the removal of logos and slogans exposed previously overlooked architecture, revealing a rich urban beauty that was long hidden.
by Suzita Cochran | December 5, 2011
Whether it’s a material item like shoes or a non-material one like free time, how do you know when you have enough of something?
by Jennifer Prediger | December 1, 2011
At SHARE New York, participants came together to talk about turning economic disillusionment into something more productive.
by Wen Lee | November 17, 2011
All around the world, people will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day to take a stand against rampant consumerism and reclaim the holidays.
by Amy Curtis | November 17, 2011
Morgan Spurlock's new film exposes the subversive role of product placement in American media.
by Lisa Mastny | November 17, 2011
What if you could accurately measure the happiness of your community based on parameters like physical health, material well-being, and time balance?
by New Dream | November 4, 2011
Living Lighter is a colorful pamphlet filled with helpful tips and resources for reducing your consumer footprint.
by Amy Curtis | October 19, 2011
Learn how you can experience a magically spooky Halloween night without all the shopping, sugar, and excess waste.