These amazing crystal chandeliers are alive

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Here And There: Sustainable Tips For Your Home And Fashion

July 15, 2015 by  
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You have a penchant for style, but dislike the consumerism that oftentimes comes in tow. Luckily, there are many ideas and techniques for curating beautiful, sustainable interior designs, a fashionable wardrobe, and fun decor on a dime. Repurpose…

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Pope Francis urges shoppers to be socially responsible with their holiday purchases

December 14, 2014 by  
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Photo by Giulio Napolitano/Shutterstock It’s mid-December, which means it is peak season for the holiday shopping frenzy . But before you finish checking off those gifts on your lists, there is one important message that Pope Francis hopes you’ll keep in mind—that “purchasing is always a moral—and not simply an economic—act”. In a speech to be delivered at the start of the New Year, the Pope urges all of us to be socially responsible with our purchases and to be aware that many modern-day products are still created through exploitation and slavery . Your money, however, need not help fund those businesses. Click through to read more of Pope Francis’ speech. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: consumerism , exploitation , holiday shopping season , Human Trafficking , modern day slavery , moral consumerism , moral shopping , Pope Francis , social responsibility , socially responsible consumerism , socially responsible shopping

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Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

August 2, 2014 by  
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Too often the stuff we buy quickly ends up in the trash, where we forget about it. But our garbage doesn’t just disappear once it leaves our homes, so what if we had a daily reminder of the impact of our wasteful ways? That’s the question that the students at Goldsmiths, University of London are asking with their “Everything You Buys is Rubbish” campaign. The campaign seeks to educate consumers on contemporary footwear’s “plastic legacy,” and asks people to consider their shopping habits with a series of shocking ads made using sneakers constructed entirely out of trash found on the shores of the UK. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Everything you Buy is Rubbish , rubbish sneakers , rubbish-made sneakers , sneakers made out of rubbish , sneakers made out of trash , tennis shoes made out of trash , Trash sneakers , trash-made shoes , trash-made sneakers , trash-made tennis shoes , University of London , University of London trash campaign , You Did It

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FAIL: New Toys “R” Us Ad Disses Nature for a Trip to the Toy Store

October 28, 2013 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Who needs nature when you have Toys “R” Us ?! That’s basically the premise of the toy store’s latest commercial depicting a busload of disgruntled kids on a field trip to the forest. The bus and tour leader are disguised as “Meet the Trees Foundation” ambassadors, and the kids jump and rejoice they find out that the woodland trip is a ruse and they’re actually being taken to a Toys “R” Us store to play with the merchandise. Watch the ad in its entirety above, and then tell us what you think in our poll below. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advertising campaign , consumerism , field trip , meet the trees , parenting , the escape pod , toxic toys , toys r us        

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Celebrate The Holidays With Eco-Friendly and Natural Traditions From Around the World!

December 11, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock With all the pressure to buy “stuff,” December has become the most commercialized time of year, but celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to mean spending lots of money on things you don’t need. In addition to the religious holidays, this time of year is traditionally a time to celebrate the natural world and the winter solstice.  In the spirit of the season, we’ve rounded up the many ways you can celebrate the holidays without getting caught up in the materialist mindset. From nature-inspired decorations to donating to charity, read on to see some of the top eco-friendly and natural traditions from around the world . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Charity , Christmas , christmas tree , consumerism , eco-friendly holidays , gifts , green christmas , green holidays , holiday food , holidays , kindness to animals , materialism , winter

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How Much Money Americans Spend on Back-To-School Clothes

September 1, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shuttersock The back-to-school season has become extremely commercialized — that much is a fact. American parents spend an average of $246.10 on clothes and $129.20 for their kids each school year, helping to make fall the second-biggest consumer-spending season of the year, behind only the winter holidays. Head over to Ecouterre to see a full breakdown of where families are spending their back-to-school dollars, and take a poll on how you’ll be dressing your kids when you send them back to school. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to school , Clothes , consumer spending , consumerism , eco-fashion , ecouterre , Fashion , school season , school supplies , second-hand clothes , Shopping

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Annie Leonard’s “Story of Change”: Shopping Alone Can’t Save the World

July 22, 2012 by  
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In The Story of Change, Annie Leonard explains that while being a smart shopper can certainly ease some of the burden on our overworked planet, it is not the solution to a better world. She believes that our problems begin with bad policies and bad business practices, so while we do need to be smart consumers, there is much more beyond that to be done. Click ahead to check out The Story of Change and start working toward a better world. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: annie leonard , conscious consumerism , consumerism , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , materialism , Story of Change , story of stuff , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style

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Annie Leonard’s “Story of Change”: Shopping Alone Can’t Save the World

July 22, 2012 by  
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In The Story of Change, Annie Leonard explains that while being a smart shopper can certainly ease some of the burden on our overworked planet, it is not the solution to a better world. She believes that our problems begin with bad policies and bad business practices, so while we do need to be smart consumers, there is much more beyond that to be done. Click ahead to check out The Story of Change and start working toward a better world. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: annie leonard , conscious consumerism , consumerism , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , materialism , Story of Change , story of stuff , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style

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Students at NYU Launch “Sloth,” a Campus Thrift Store to Slow Consumption

March 25, 2012 by  
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If you love scouring thrift stores as much as we do, you’ll find Sloth and the ideas driving it genius. Inspired by their studies, two students at  New York University are launching a secondhand store in Washington Square that they are going to make into a community experience. With the help of a $4,000 Gallatin Student Resource Grant, they plan on leveraging the school’s global network for social activism and change through Sloth . Click ahead to read more about their vision that challenges traditional models of retail. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Celia Reingold , consumerism , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , new york university , NYU , NYU Sloth , Sarah Ferguson , secondhand clothing , slow fashion , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , thrift stores , vintage clothing , vintage fashion

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