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Break Free From the Carbon Confusion

Blog   |    by Elizabeth O'Brien   |    November 14, 2012

By doing the math for you, "How Bad Are Bananas?" can help you be more realistic—and efficient—in your eco-conscious decision making.

True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    May 6, 2011

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

Matchmaker Service for Leftovers: A Win-Win

Blog   |    by Kim   |    September 23, 2009

Car Wash Techniques to Help the Environment

Blog   |    by Kim   |    July 2, 2009

Learning to "Share" for a More Cooperative Future

Blog   |    by Jennifer Prediger   |    December 1, 2011

At SHARE New York, participants came together to talk about turning economic disillusionment into something more productive.

Small Steps to Help Your Child’s School Be More Healthy Today

Blog   |    by Terra Wellington   |    September 25, 2012

Parents, teachers, administrators, and students can work together toward improving a school’s health and sustainability.

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.

Kicking the Bottled Water Habit: How I Started My Own Water Bottle Company

Blog   |    by Colton Weaver   |    August 12, 2015

A college senior shares his story of venturing into the unknown realm of entrepreneurship and product design to create a water bottle like no other.

Visions of Sugarplums: Sweet Excess During the Holidays

Blog   |    by Kim   |    December 8, 2008

Hooked on Stuff: The Black Days of Post-Thanksgiving Consumerism

Blog   |    by Ray Lumpp   |    November 27, 2012

What started as a celebration of prosperity has become something akin to a national addiction. Are we choosing stuff over joy?

Living the Dream: "Globe Squatters" Jolene and Patrick Dames

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    August 11, 2014

Two artists and filmmakers are house sitting their way around the world, with the mission of revolutionizing the way people travel.

The Share Tax: Redefining Business for Community-Driven Commerce

Blog   |    by Lisa Gansky   |    June 7, 2012

Old ways of taxing businesses don't make sense in an ecosystem based on resource-sharing and peer-to-peer interactions.

Living the Dream: Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Guru

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    February 22, 2016

Bea inspires a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

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.

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: