Resources for Humane(r) Holidays
by Marsha Rakestraw Spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach an all-time high of $8.4 billion. A lot…
12 Tips for Saving Money and Making Humane Choices
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the economy is growing and poverty has slightly declined, many people still struggle with finances and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…
5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough
by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think…
5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy
by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still…
So Long, Joneses! I’m Buying Nothing New Next Year
by Lexie Greer I don’t know who the Joneses are, but I’m breaking up with them. I am tired…
Ethical Consumerism Global Issues Guide
Global Issues Guides
When we buy things, how can we do so in ways that do the most good and least harm? Use…
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Books
When the neighborhood has a tag sale, Pinch the pack rat doesn’t want to give up any of his stuff.…
A New Kind of Gift Giving and Getting: So Kind Gift Registry
Several years ago my husband and I were struggling with the clash between wanting to live a simpler, more humane…
Solutionary Ideas You Can DIY: New Dream’s Guide to Going Local
Recently, after more than 12 years without a dishwasher, my husband and I decided to buy one. We knew that…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Hanging on Longer to Our Stuff
No, I’m not talking about the stuff that we don’t need or want. We should definitely chuck that out the…
MOGO Tip: Little Things Mean a Lot
In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not bring attention to the…