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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!


In Defense of Screen-Free Week

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    March 25, 2016

Some have called it "unrealistic," but Screen-Free Week can serve as an important opportunity for families to kick-start new habits.


“Craigslist Joe”: A Unique Experiment in Social Living

Blog   |    by Ryan Dwyer   |    April 12, 2013

Can a person live completely off of the goods, services, and support offered by strangers online?


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.


Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    June 20, 2013

A new book describes how Americans have distanced themselves from their historical yearnings for free time, in favor of a culture of overwork.


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.


5 Ways to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping

Blog   |    by Krislyn Placide   |    August 20, 2012

Forget the crazy school shopping bonanza, and save some money—and your sanity—in the process.


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.


Office Space: Thinking Beyond the Lonely Cubicle

Blog   |    by Amy Curtis   |    July 25, 2011

Offices don't have to be isolating places that segregate and restrict.


History and Hope: When green was called frugal

Blog   |    by Kim   |    August 26, 2008


6 Ways That Parents Can Push Back Against Harmful School Commercialism

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    October 20, 2015

At school, ads can now be found on everything from team uniforms to cafeteria banners to homework folders. Learn some ways to push back.


Book Review: The Sweet Spot: Finding Your Groove at Home and Work

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    January 22, 2015

In her new book, Dr. Christine Carter offers advice on how to feel fulfilled and successful while also taking the time to really enjoy life.


Living the Dream: Planetwalker John Francis

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    September 19, 2013

John Francis gave up motorized transportation for 22 years. His next journey? Public service and teaching others.


What Is "Enough"? Achieving the Right Balance in Our Lives and Families

Blog   |    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?


Counter-Intuition 101: Why Recent Bad Economic News Means It’s Time for Working Less

Blog   |    by Juliet Schor   |    June 13, 2011

Reducing hours of work may seem counter-intuitive. But the historical record suggests it’s a smart move that will create a "triple dividend."


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