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Buy Nothingism

by: Sara on 11/26/2015

In the run-up to Buy Nothing Day 2015, Mark Boyle, the author of Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi argues that we need to think beyond green consumerism towards buy nothingism, and challenges you to a Buy Nothing Month in 2016.

Born out of the intense cognitive dissonance we experience from our addiction to more and our accompanying desire to …

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21 Days of #Gratitude

by: EJ on 11/25/2015

Andres Edwards, author of The Heart of Sustainability: Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out, sent the following letter to participants in the 21 Day #Gratitude Glue Challenge.  He timed the challenge so that it would end just before American Thanksgiving. For those of you unable to participate, or who like me, had trouble keeping up, I …

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#COP21 101 From Alternatives Journal

by: EJ on 11/23/2015

New Society authors Albert Bates, Laura Lengnick, Starhawk and Bernard Lietaer will be attending the #COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.  Also attending will be members of Canada's leading environmental magazine, Alternatives JournalToday's helpful #COP21 primer was originally posted on their blog, November 6th, and is reprinted here with …

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Educating for Action at Grateford State Prison

by: EJ on 11/16/2015

Jason Del Gandio, author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists and co-editor (with Anthony J. Nocella) of Educating for Action: Strategies for Igniting Social Justice, shares his story of being a guest speaker at Grateford State Prison.


I recently had the privilege of being a guest speaker in at a college program offered …

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How to shop for V.A.L.U.E. in ethical fashion

by: Sara on 10/28/2015

Shop better and feel better about what you put on your body, from head to toe! Today Kate Black, the author of Magnifeco: Your Head-to-toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty offers some simple tips on how to shop ethically while reevaluating what we consider "value" for our money.

When shopping ethically, things often cost more. Most of …

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