Tag: Consumption

Buy Nothing Day Potluck 2014

Not into the Black Friday shopping madness? Neither are we! How about a community potluck instead?

Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with us on November 29!

Join us for Sustainable Flatbush’s 3rd annual Buy Nothing Day potluck on November 29 2013!

BUY NOTHING DAY potluck on November 23!

Save the date for Sustainable Flatbush’s 2nd annual Buy Nothing Day potluck on Black Friday (November 23) 2012! (more…)

The New Frugality: good and good for you!

While the current “Green” movement often looks more like a marketing strategy than an environmental philosophy, here is a refreshing antidote:

Good News: Home Depot will offer CFL Recycling

Thanks to a reader for sending in this very good news: Home Depot announced on Tuesday that they will start accepting CFL bulbs for recycling. Any instance of producers and retailers taking responsibility for the end-of-life disposal of the products they make and sell can […]

Gas Prices and God

I’ve recently learned from Streetsblog that a church choir director from the suburbs of Washington DC is leading groups around the nation in prayers for lower gas prices.

“God, deliver us from these high gas prices,” Twyman said. “That’s all they have to say.”

THAT should work, right?

According to a San Franciso Chronicle article, Rocky Twyman has been traveling around the country staging pray-ins: “God is the only one we can turn to at this point,” said Twyman, 59. “Our leaders don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. The prices keep soaring and soaring.”

To his credit, Twyman also points out that we mortals have to take some responsibility for ourselves:

Twyman knows his approach to gasoline prices may sound simplistic. He’s quick to point out that anyone praying for cheaper fuel also has an obligation to do something more active about the problem.

“People have to walk more, leave those cars at home, and carpool, man,” he said. “We have to become more practical.”

Well, yeah. And for a few extra spiritual points, how about this:

Good (Bike) Karma

More on Bottled Water

Back in May I wrote my first post about the unsustainability of bottled water, and it has been gratifying to see the growing attention being focused on this issue over the last few months. Today the Bottled Water Story continues, with this very informative article […]

Buy Nothing Day

“Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving, when highly-motivated holiday shoppers convene at their local malls starting at 4am, is also Buy Nothing Day in the U.S. and Canada. (The rest of the world will celebrate Buy Nothing Day on Saturday November 24th.) While its name […]