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Here's a list of our favorite resources, including videos, books, tips, and commentary. If you have suggestions for items to add, please let us know!

Consumerism, Values, and What Really Matters: An Interview with Tim Kasser

Psychologist Tim Kasser describes his work on materialism and values, and how he’s tried to resist consumer pressures in his own life.

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

A memoir of a year spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.

On the Web: http://www.happiness-project.com/

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Get Real: What Kind of World Are You Buying?

This teen-friendly manifesto reveals what you're really buying when you spend your money on a burger or a cell phone, and points the way to better choices.

On the Web: http://mararockliff.com/getreal.html

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The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

In the coming years, “growth” will mean not quantity of stuff but quality and happiness of life. Yes, there is life after shopping.

On the Web: http://www.bloomsburypress.com/books/catalog/great_disruption_hc_236

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Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet

An Asian perspective on why the world simply cannot support two more consumption-driven Americas.

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The Good Life: How to Create a Sustainable and Fulfilling Lifestyle

In The Good Life, author Sherry Ackerman shows how anyone can choose the journey to sustainability and a sensual, fun-filled life.

On the Web: http://www.sherryackerman.com

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GoodGuide: Green Product Information at Your Fingertips

How can we be sure that we're making the right decisions before we get to the checkout line? GoodGuide is a helpful resource that puts all the dimensions of a product at your fingertips.

On the Web: http://www.goodguide.com/

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