Tag Archives: responsible consumerism and purchasing

Gifts With a Repurpose: Creative, low cost, meaningful, more sustainable presents

Holiday gift giving has spiraled to incredible levels, taxing our time, bank accounts and the environment. A few years ago, I started giving and asking for charitable donations in lieu of gifts, and my family has been good sports about … Continue reading

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Collaborative Op-Ed: Let’s take back our democracy and reclaim the American Dream

Collaborative Op-Ed, written with John Flynn and placed in the Mail Tribune. This  focuses on simple yet powerful things we can do now to address the issues that have motivated Occupy Wall Street and caused financial, social and environmental distress … Continue reading

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Repurposing Pants into Reusable Bags

I’ve been working to eliminate plastic from my life for a while, especially for items used for food and beverages (see plastic background below). The last remaining items I’ve been using (actually reusing till they’re spent) are plastic bags for … Continue reading

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