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Do You Love What You Wear? 10 Tips for Boosting Your Style While Avoiding the Traps of Fast Fashion

Here are 10 tips for boosting your style while avoiding the traps of fast fashion.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Product

There are a few key things you can look for to give you a better idea of what kind of company you are supporting with your wallet.

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10 Alternative Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).

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Living the Dream: Kim Knuppel, Community Volunteer

Kim is very active in her local time bank as a way to support her community and create a more meaningful life outside of the consumer culture.

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“A Small Good Thing”: Bringing the New American Dream Into the Spotlight

A new film examines how the American Dream has come to the end of its promise, and shows us an alternate pathway to happiness, wellness, and success.

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Help Us Stop McTeacher’s Nights!

McTeacher’s Nights are a marketing ploy disguised as a school fundraiser. Sign our petition and tell McDonald’s: No More!

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Mindful Decluttering: Your Stuff, Their Stuff, Our Stuff

Decluttering expert Pam Holland believes that tackiing the excess stuff in our lives is key to improving well-being.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Host an Alternative Gift Fair

It's never too early to start planning! Many of our readers have told us that would like to host Alternative Gift Fairs in their communities but that they often face a time crunch around the end-of-year holidays. It can be helpful to start as early as May to get things really organized and be suc...

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Five Meaningful Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s not always easy to come up with a meaningful gift to show our moms how much they mean to us. Here are five gift ideas they're sure to love.

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My Year of Buying Nothing New: 4-Month Update

Colorado mom Julie Fathy has found joy in a different kind of life—one with less stuff.

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