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November 23rd is Buy Nothing Day

November 19th, 2012 · 8 Comments

What are your plans for a lovely day of not-shopping?

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Tags: activism

Escaping the Barcode

November 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

What a great image for this year’s Buy Nothing Day.  I think I’ll start today. You may also like:Diaries and the Wild Mind: How to Start (or Re-start) a Journal Habit Knit Graffiti, Yarn Bombing, And Other Dangerous Hobbies Create an Inspiring, Low-Budget Craft Room Rainy Saturday, Colored Pens, New Directions Three Ways to Keep [...]

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Tags: activism, art, inspiration

The Picture Book Proclamation: Lessons for Life from a Favorite Form

November 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I can’t stop thinking about the recent Picture Book Proclamation, penned by Mac Barnett, and signed by many of my favorite writers/artists/illustrators.  This is an inspired statement toward the defense and reclamation of a book and art form that will always influence my life.  But much of the advice herein can be applied to the [...]

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Tags: activism, art

Grow With the Flow–Pee On Earth Day is June 21st

June 15th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Start drinking water, friends–Pee-On-Earth Day  is coming fast!  On June 21st (also the Solstice, of course) people across the hemisphere will be celebrating the clean, phosphorous and nitrogen rich liquid we produce every day.   Green design theorist, William McDonough (coauthor of the iconic Cradle to Cradle:  Remaking the Way We Make Things), likes to say, [...]

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Tags: activism, waste reduction