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 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.
by Lisa Mastny | October 13, 2011
The founder of Sustainable Tompkins in New York State talks about how she's helped her community lay the groundwork for sustainability.
by Wen Lee | October 11, 2011
Patagonia is asking customers to buy less and buy used—something that flies in the face of everything we know about commercial business.
by Elizabeth Sweet | October 7, 2011
On a quest to find a gender-neutral toy for her daughter, an inquisitive mother delves into the magical history of pink and blue branding.
by Jason M. Hatch | October 4, 2011
The founder of Oregon's first tool library describes how he borrowed an idea and created a real resource for his neighborhood.
by Erik Assadourian | September 30, 2011
This week I had the opportunity to visit Portland, and it was refreshing to see so many efforts to grow a sustainable culture wafting out of the Rose City. There were some scary trends oozing out from there as well. But let’s start with the positive:
by Lisa Mastny | September 29, 2011
A group of nomadic bloggers inspires us to think beyond the white picket fence and to forge our own paths and destinies.
by Lisa Mastny | September 26, 2011
Undermining the status quo with provocative artwork and a healthy dose of wit and humor.
by Dawn Handschuh | September 22, 2011
Growing our own food offers multiple benefits—for our health, our taste buds, and our pocketbook. So how much money are we actually saving?
by Luka Carfagna and Emilie Dubois | September 7, 2011
Two Boston graduate students are building community and increasing their personal security through participation in a local Resilience Circle.