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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Living the Dream: Brooke Moore, Minimalist and No-Regrets Purger of "Stuff"

A few trips to drop off stuff at her local thrift store became the first steps in what would become a beautiful journey to minimalist living.

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In Defense of Screen-Free Week

Some have called it "unrealistic," but Screen-Free Week can serve as an important opportunity for families to kick-start new habits.

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How a Group of Kids Bagged the Disposable Bag in Boulder, Colorado

What decades of education and outreach couldn’t accomplish, a group of high school students could.

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Why the Toys You Choose Matter: Six Tips for Limiting Exposure to Commercialism and Encouraging Creative Play

Choosing toys and accessories carefully for your children can help them grow up to become smart consumers.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Starting a Toy Lending Library

The webinar covers topics such as how to get started and how to build local support—with a special look at successful toy lending libraries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Cleveland, Ohio.

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Building a More Connected Community, One Hour at a Time

At just one year old, the Silver Spring Timebank is already a proven leader in organizing community sharing events.

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Living the Dream: Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Guru

Bea inspires a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

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Living the Dream: Evita Ochel, Consciousness Expansion Teacher

Evita talks about her work to help people optimize their well-being on all levels of the body, mind, and spirit.

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Why Give Up Chocolate for Lent When You Can Give Up Plastic?

It may seem impossible to stop using plastic. But with perseverance and a little creativity, it can be done.

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