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Phantom Loads: The Vampires in Your Home

Blog   |    by maryjo   |    June 26, 2008

What Happened to Self-Reliance and the Do-It-Yourself Ethic? (Part 1 of 2)

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    June 13, 2012

Fixing things ourselves can help relieve the money stress that many of us feel—but only if we're able to actually do the work.

What’s the “Real” Climate Footprint of Your Community?

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    February 23, 2012

By measuring consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions, we can chart a path to more sustainable ways of living and doing.

Top 10 Best (Free!) Green Apps

Blog   |    by Sarah Baird   |    August 8, 2013

Use technology to help go green with our top ten favorite smart phone apps: part two!

Moving Without a Car, and Other Tips for Going “Car Light”

Blog   |    by Kevin A. Straight   |    December 18, 2012

Do you really need to own a car "just in case" you have to move every few years? A car-free enthusiast responds to his critics.

Three Reasons Why GMO Labeling Is a No Brainer

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    February 6, 2014

As debates rage over the safety of genetically engineered foods, it’s time for some new arguments in support of GMO labeling.

It’s Time to Renounce Our Throwaway Ethic

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    July 31, 2012

The throwaway mentality is usually associated with the wasteful use of consumer goods. But what about food, animals, and even human life?

What Can a Satire from the 1950s Tell Us About Holiday Commercialism?

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    December 10, 2014

Did a holiday short story from 1956 predict today's rampant commercialism?

Bikes, E-Waste, Petlessness, Oh My! Reflections from Portland

Blog   |    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:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of… Versailles?

Blog   |    by Mark Valentine   |    July 25, 2012

For many people, the unlikely stars of "The Queen of Versailles" are iconic expressions of the American Dream. Boldly Empowering Us to Repair Stuff Ourselves

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    November 14, 2012

Through its clean, user-friendly interface, iFixit offers free manuals and advice for repairing thousands of different consumer products.

The Benefits—and Joy—of "Making Do" With What You Have

Blog   |    by Bea Echeverria   |    December 14, 2017

After moving to the U.S. from Spain, New Dreamer Bea Echevarria realized that "making do" wasn’t a coveted value for everyone. But there are many good reasons it should be.

How Electricity Cooperatives in the U.S. Are Paving the Way for a Renewable Future

Blog   |    by Kevin Stark   |    July 17, 2017

Emerging co-op programs are keeping costs down and stimulating the economy while reducing energy use and benefiting the environment.