Celebrate Giving Tuesday TODAY as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

December 2, 2014 by  
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By now, you’ve probably seen videos and photos of Black Friday , where people have beaten each other up and shoved little old ladies aside in order to buy, buy, buy at low, low prices. Cyber Monday is another marketing blitz in which mega-sales occur online so folks can whip out credit cards and buy at a distance, pushing rabid consumerism to an all-time high. Thankfully, Giving Tuesday has come about to counteract the ill effects of the past few days by encouraging people to give to charity instead of spending money on “stuff.” Read the rest of Celebrate Giving Tuesday TODAY as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Black Friday , Charity , cyber monday , donations , giving , Giving Tuesday , philanthropy , social responsibility , thanksgiving , worthy causes

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Afghan Police Shoot Endangered Bird They Thought Was Wearing a Bomb

December 2, 2014 by  
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On a weekend in America dedicated to eating dead birds, an innocent and endangered bird became the most recent victim of Afghanistan’s fight against the Taliban . Motherboard reports that on Saturday Afghan police killed a “suspicious-looking” bird on a roadside because it was wearing an antenna, which they saw as a sign the bird could be wearing a bomb. Read the rest of Afghan Police Shoot Endangered Bird They Thought Was Wearing a Bomb Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: afghan , afghan police shoot endangered bird , afghanistan , bird , bomb , Emirates Center for Conservation of Houbara , endangered , houbara , police , roadside , shoot , taliban , Uzbekistan , Wildlife conservation

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Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

November 29, 2014 by  
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It can be easy to get sucked into the chaotic shopping frenzy  of the holiday season, but that kind of unchecked consumerism has some decidedly negative effects. In fact, the average consumer spends $854 on holiday gifts, which can promote greed, increase depression and foster selfishness and narcissism. Ditch the materialism and have a thoughtful, meaningful holidays with some of our tips for navigating the season. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Black Friday , christmas gifts , christmas shopping , consumerism , cyber monday , gift giving , gifting , holiday consumerism , holiday shopping , presents , Shopping

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

November 26, 2012 by  
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Photo by  Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to eco-conscious accessories, we’ve rounded up the sweetest deals out there just for you. Hit the jump to see them all ahead, and check back regularly because we’ll be updating this list throughout the day. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cyber monday , eco-fashion , eco-fashion sales , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style

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Patagonia Says ‘Don’t Buy This Jacket’

November 29, 2011 by  
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While most retailers are clamoring for your holiday dollars, one company is sending a slightly different message – think before you buy. Outerwear retailer Patagonia launched an ad campaign on Black Friday and Cyber Monday telling consumers…

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Turn Unwanted Holiday Gifts Into Funds for Charity

November 29, 2011 by  
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  Sometimes making your own holiday wish list is more difficult than shopping for friends and family. Whether you’re trying to cut down on household clutter or truly feel like you have it all, a new social venture, Shift My Gift, can help you…

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Sustainability: Putting the Community back in the Holidays

December 16, 2009 by  
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We arrived just as the sun was setting over the rolling, snow-covered hills of southwestern Wisconsin, an auburn glow fading as the sun became masked by clouds rolling in from the west.

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2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 To Get Fuel Sipping SKY-G Engine

December 16, 2009 by  
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The Mazda Miata (or MX-5 as it is now called) is one of those quiet-yet-consistent cars that rarely gets much press, positive or negative. Yet it has been leading the roadster revolution for two decades now. It is a light, agile car that dominates autocross and road racing events across the country due to its availability and affordability.

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Black Friday Found To Be 50 Times More Carbon Intensive Than Cyber Monday

December 14, 2009 by  
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Image via GigaOm In a new report by MindClick SGM and GigaOm , Black Friday is found to be shockingly more carbon intensive than Cyber Monday – 50 times more intensive. When TreeHugger readers began the debate this year about which was greener, the Black Friday footrace or the Cyber Monday click-a-thon, no one… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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