This holiday season, save money, decrease stress, and increase joy by choosing alternatives to the usual consumer trappings.
21 Shopping Free Activities to Enjoy on Buy Nothing Day
This Buy Nothing Day—formerly known as Black Friday—protest by not participating in consumerism and enjoy some of these activities instead.
Easy Ways to Cut Frightful Halloween Waste, Keep the Fun
If you love Halloween but not all the waste that comes with it, you have options to celebrate sustainably without sacrificing any of the fun.
10 More Products Banned from My Home and Their Alternatives
Keep money in the bank and stuff out of landfill by avoiding these products that have simple and often free or very cheap alternatives.
How to Repair Your Stuff so You Buy Less of It
Repairing our stuff when it breaks—rather than buying a replacement—reduces landfill, saves money and serves as a small act of rebellion.
How to Buy Less and Buy Better with the Less But Better Method
Quitting shopping cold turkey may not be realistic. So buy less but better! Excerpt from Tara McKenna’s new book, Don’t Be Trashy.
5 Alternatives to Fast Flowers On Valentine’s Day
Most Valentine’s Day flowers in the US travel thousands of miles in refrigerated holds, burning fossil fuels. Here are some rosy alternatives.
We Need to Talk About Our Demand Chain Crisis
We keep hearing about the supply chain disruption in the news media but need to address what drives our supply chain: unsustainable demand.
8 Reasons to Be Cautiously Optimistic about the Environment in 2021
Despite the fact that although 2020 has ended and the chaos has not, we have reason to be more optimistic about the environment in 2021.