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Choose Family over Frenzy

By Annie Leonard When I turned on my computer today, I had 8 emails from vendors announcing special low prices — Black Friday deals — available all week. I waded through the Black Friday junk mail, tapping away at my delete button, to find the one email I sought: the...

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These Workers in São Paulo, Brazil Are Marching Toward Zero Waste

The streets of Belo Horizonte were filled with singing, dancing, chanting, and marching. It was not a holiday or an election day or a soccer game. The chant was: “We don’t want incineration! Recycle! Recycle!” It was September 19, 2014, and this was the launch of a national Zero Waste...

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Cheers! A Victory for People Power in Berkeley, California

This is pretty big deal. Yesterday, Berkeley, California became the first city in the United States to pass a soda tax when voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Measure D. With skyrocketing rates of diabetes and obesity, the passage of Measure D turns the tide for better health by putting in...

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Vote!

By Annie Leonard “Good citizens take an interest in people and issues outside themselves. . . . They inform themselves. They volunteer. They listen. They take the long view. They vote.” –Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick In 1990, I visited Haiti just after the country chose its first democratically elected president....

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