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Responsible Consumption

Lessons From Sawdust

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Our family moved just north of Portland, Oregon, on a homestead in the tiny Rock Creek drainage. Not three months after we got there, we were awakened in the pre-dawn hours by chainsaws felling 100-foot Douglas firs that crashed down across the slopes facing our property. It shook our windows and it shook our kids.

On the Difficulties of Buying our Way out of the Consumption Problem

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Mikell Hyman, PhD student at Erb Institute, University of Michigan Many new products promise to address consumption-related woes. Yet many of thes...

Eight Ways to Prevent Household Waste for Fun and Profit

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

Ask a roomful of consumers, "Who here hates to see things go to waste?" and every hand will likely shoot up. But, if everyone hates to waste, then how come we generate so much of it? And what can we do to prevent waste from being created in the first place?