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A new survey commissioned by SC Johnson on American attitudes and behaviors with respect to the environment reveals that individuals feel as if they know more about the environment today than they did 20 years ago (yay). But... read more >
Patagonia has long been near the Alpine pinnacle of green-leaning businesses. The outdoor clothing company leads the way with eco-friendly offices, conscientious sourcing of materials, environmental campaigns, and its 1% for... read more >
On Wednesday evening I went to a clothing swap in the East Village that doubled as a fundraiser and vegan bake sale. I wandered in about 5:30 p.m. eager to get rid of the large bag of clothes that had been cluttering my... read more >
"My grandpa used to take me to thrift stores when I was a kid," Jenna Issacson Pfueller tells me, "because he got the senior discount." These trips with Grandpa Jack sparked lifelong fascination with thrift and secondhand... read more >
San Francisco, Seattle, Canada: all have banned the use of plastic shopping bags. But now China has followed suit.
Those living by "the Compact" have withdrawn from the rampant consumerism that marks our throwaway culture. One intrepid author discovers the challenges of abstinence.