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Can Shopping Local Save Detroit?

Amanda Gregory | Posted 04.22.2015 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors. From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots. As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no one person, no one plan, no one answer for Detroit. And, more importantly Detroit doesn't need to be saved.

How to Shop to Boost the Middle Class This Season

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Hillary St. Pierre

This year's Occupy Wall St.'s War on Poverty has brought a new form of enlightenment to shopping, and believe it or not, it's possible to shop for the upcoming holidays like an heiress while boosting the middle class.

Bookstore Celebrates 200 Year Anniversary

The Boston Globe | Brian Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The store - the second oldest in the country after a bookstore in Pennsylvania - features a fireplace, reading nooks, and a popular weekly author seri...

No Impact Man (and Wife) Discuss the Joys of Their Small Carbon Footprint

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

I recently saw an incredible documentary about a Manhattan couple who lived "no impact" for a year. This means they did all they could to drastically ...

Corporations Inventing New Definitions For Local Shopping

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

National chains and big-box stores are all jumping on board the "buy local" phenomenon, using the loose definition that visiting your local Starbucks ...