consumerism

Street graffiti from one of the first "Buy Nothing" days in 2005. (Photo from Flickr by Resa & Krister)

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We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.

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We’re drowning in needless products and waste in the US, so I’m trying to buy noting for a whole month except for food and toiletries. Join my challenge.

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A former slum-resident from Kenya thinks his hometown can teach Seattle a thing or two about consumption and green-living.  After living in Seattle for three...

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On a Sunday afternoon a week before Christmas, Northgate Mall is a mosh pit of shoppers. It's a familiar scene. Our cheerful, if harried, consumerism...