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6 Simple Ideas to Reduce Clothing Waste

by: Sara on 09/02/2015

In many parts of North America, the changing of the season sparks the changing of clothes. The summer shorts and dresses make their way to the back of the closet while the fall coats and sweaters come to the front. And as the seasons change, often so do the styles.  Many of us have children wanting the latest fashions, and honestly, I myself still …

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Action on Climate Change - Pope Francis

by: EJ on 06/18/2015

Today's release of the encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home", from Pope Francis has been called "The most controversial papal pronouncement in half a century."  Today's blog post was originally posted on The Global Footprint Network and is reposted here with permission.  New Society published the network's …

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Reclaiming Traditional Earthen Construction in India

by: EJ on 06/16/2015

James Thomson, co-author of Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, is a workshop facilitator with House Alive, one of the leading natural building training organizations in North America.  This fall, James will travel with a small group of apprentices to a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of India, deep in the Himalayas. There, …

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#WhoMadeMyClothes; Why the hashtag campaign for social and economic justice matters

by: Sara on 04/23/2015

Today's blog post about Fashion Revolution Day, and the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign comes to us from Michael Lavergne the author of the upcoming Fall 2015 release, Fixing Fashion, Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes. Michael is an ethical supply chain professional who has spent the past eighteen years leading sourcing initiatives …

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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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