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May the Dude Be with You: The Final Day of Our 12 Days of Holiday #Giving

by: EJ on 12/12/2015

All good things must come to an end - but must they?  Today is the last day of our 50% off holiday sale, so I guess that good thing is ending, but the incredible value of the shared ideas and knowledge that forms the basis of our 12 Days of #Giving will stay with you.

I hope you took advantage of the opportunity to give to Syrian refugees on …

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Happy Climate Pivot

by: EJ on 12/02/2015

Today's blog comes to us from Carrie Saxifrage, author of The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift.  As our friends, colleagues, elected representatives and fellow global citizens meet in Paris to discuss a climate change agreement, Carrie reflects on this pivotal time.

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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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#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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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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