Our Blog | November 2013

Will You Buy Nothing Today?

by: EJ on 11/29/2013
Posted in: Activism

November 29th, 2014, is international Buy Nothing Day.  Originally promoted by “culture jammers” and the Canadian-based magazine Adbusters, Buy Nothing Day has been happening for over 20 years.  Held on the Friday after American Thanksgiving, the purpose of Buy Nothing Day is to encourage people to rethink consumer habits. 

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Leftover Turkey - My Favorite!

by: EJ on 11/27/2013
Posted in: Food

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers.  I am quite jealous of your feasts this weekend because I missed my turkey dinner at Canadian Thanksgiving this year.  But really, it didn't matter because I got my favorite part - turkey leftovers!  That is why I was so surprised to see this infographic posted yesterday on Mother Jones.

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Purchase Extreme Weather Hits Home and we will Donate 30% of the Sale to the Red Cross

by: Sara on 11/26/2013
Posted in: Climate Change

With the recent devastating typhoon that left parts of the Philippines in ruins, 16 tornadoes striking Illinois and northwest Indiana in just one day, a cyclone hitting the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, and countless other examples, many people are making the connection between extreme weather and climate change.

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Guest Post - Paul Kivel - Food for Thought with your Thanksgiving Turkey

by: EJ on 11/22/2013
Posted in: Social Justice

"Winter is a particularly dense period of Christian holidays seeming to dominate all aspects of our lives from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day." This is the first of two guest posts from Paul Kivel, author of Living in the Shadow of the Cross:Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony in which he examines the …

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Mayflower Oil Spill Seven Months Later

by: EJ on 11/15/2013
Posted in: Climate Change

In October, when I realized my travels would take me to close to Mayflower, Arkansas, I decided to visit.  It added an element of pilgrimage to my trip and I had a desire to bear witness to the spill.  I wanted to see the street that had horrified me in the video with diluted bitumen (dilbit) from the Canadian tar sands running into the storm …

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