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#GivingTuesday

by: Sara on 12/01/2015

Imagine a day dedicated to giving back … around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

 

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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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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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