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TIPS: 15 Tips for Commercial-Free, Fun-Filled Family Holidays

Resources   |    by Shara Drew   |    November 1, 2017

If you want to make this year’s holidays more meaningful, memorable, and rejuvenating for your family, these 15 tips will help you opt out of the commercial hype and create a truly special celebration for your kids. 


How We Started a Holiday Share Faire to Build Local Resilience and Create Community

Blog   |    by Rani Jayakumar   |    November 17, 2017

Learn how one California group is boosting local resilience and strengthening community ties by sharing stuff, skills, memories, and stories.


Edna Rienzi

Staff   |    September 12, 2017


Five Ways to Green Your Thanksgivukkah

Blog   |    by Sarah Baird   |    November 26, 2013

Keep your Thanksgivukkah simple and green with these five easy ideas.


WEBINAR: How to Start a Time Bank

Webinars   |    by Wen Lee   |    September 20, 2012

In a time bank, a group of people agree to trade hours instead of money. In this webinar, founders of the Community Connections TimeBank, Arroyo Time Bank, and Bay Area Community Exchange share how they got their time banks off the ground.


Spending Strategies: How Frugality Helped Me Cut Costs and Gain Freedom from “Work”

Blog   |    by Dale S. Brown   |    August 11, 2011

A D.C. resident describes how she became financially empowered to turn down work that is not in accordance with her values.  


Pumpkins: Use the goop, compost the rest

Blog   |    by Kim   |    October 7, 2009


Making the Potluck a Success in Today’s World

Blog   |    by Dale S. Brown   |    February 7, 2012

Can we reinvent the potluck so it can work in today’s busy, ingredient-conscious world?


Batik Easter Eggs: Layers of Color and Symbolism

Blog   |    by Kim   |    April 9, 2009


Make It Do: A Year of Buying Only What I Need

Blog   |    by Wen Lee   |    March 14, 2012

In 2012, Meg Hourihan won't buy anything new until she's used up or worn out the old.


Living the Dream: Ashley Whittenberger of Cosmic Acres

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    May 6, 2013

A few years ago, Ashley Whittenberger decided to trade in her “mainstream McMansion on a half-acre of manicured hell" for a life of freedom and creativity.


Your Money or Your Life? Share Your Story!

Blog   |    by Vicki Robin   |    January 24, 2017

This classic book on achieving financial independence is being updated—and the authors want to hear from you!


Trusting the Wisdom of Our Hands

Blog   |    by Kim   |    September 29, 2009


Leading by Example: Lessons Learned from the Eugene CommunityShare Workshop

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    July 11, 2014

Oregon is full of people bringing their communities to life through the Sharing Economy.


Ideas Worth Spreading: Be Inspired by TED

Blog   |    by Amy Curtis   |    July 13, 2011

These 10 video presentations provide hope, inspiration, and knowledge that although people can damage the Earth, they also have the potential to save it.


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