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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 10:15 AM
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List your favorite Progressive living (frugal, eco-friendly) links here:
What resources have you found to help you live simply, frugally, in an eco-friendly and environmentally responsible manner?

DUer TalkingDog helped me find www.freecycle.org , and I'm already getting rid of loads of useful things I no longer need.

Your links?
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 10:25 AM
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1. Co-op America
http://www.coopamerica.org /
Very useful green pages.

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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:07 PM
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2. Places to help break out of a consumerist mind set
Adbusters
http://www.adbusters.org/home /

Never Enough
http://www.enough.org.uk /

All-Consuming Passion: Waking up from the American Dream
http://www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkar9506.html
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:51 PM
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3. here's a fun one
http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/index.html

lots of dun projects to do with the kids.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 10:16 PM
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4. another favorite of mine...dollar stretcher
http://www.stretcher.com/stories/981214a.cfm

obviously, I'm searching for creative gifts for the holiday...thinking about dry soup mixes. But lots of interesting tidbits on this site.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:05 AM
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6. Recipe Thief
Hey you know what I have done before on the recipes?? Go to a gourmet store and write down all the ingredients on the label, and the directions. They don't have the amounts but you can sorta fudge it, make a test pot for dinner this week, adjust the amounts if you want and then voila!

I did this with a 5 -bean soup mix that I saw in a super overpriced tourist trap in Catalina, what kind of soup are you wanting to make?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 08:26 PM
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8. sounds great...please share :)
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 08:51 PM
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5. Another: Cheapskate Monthly
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:22 AM
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7. Here's a good one with LOTS of links:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 08:28 PM
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9. here's another good one: Old Fashioned Living
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buycottJoe Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 07:05 PM
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10. Encouraging local coffee shops
This is an example of one of the things going on out there concerning economic activism.

http://delocator.net

They are acting as a counter against Starbucks and other big corporation coffee houses.

"On the Delocator.net web site, users are enlisted into a temporary coalition to post information about cafs in their neighborhood (for instance, location, hours, open mic. nights, local artist exhibits, book readings, wireless internet service availability, organic and/or vegetarian food options, etc.)"

If you know of any local, independent coffee house near you, you can enter the information.
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-05 10:03 AM
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13. Very cool link...
One good thing I do have to say about starbucks though- they give awesome benefits to their employees! Those working 20 hours a week can have health insurance, so two thumbs up to that.
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-05 09:40 AM
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11. I love these three: Pioneer Thinking; Ecomall; & Gear that Gives
http://www.pioneerthinking.com / (lots of do-it-yourself methods and recipes for living)

http://www.ecomall.com (find eco-friendly stores, articles, more)

http://www.gearthatgives.com / (each purchase you make benefits others)

-wildflower
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 10:51 AM
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12. Great ideas, thanks
I'm kinda new to the frugal/simple movement and need this info.

:hi:
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 01:46 PM
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14. Metaefficient: A Guide to the Most Efficient Things in the World
ABOUT US

Reactual Institute Clearly, more effective products and techniques exist out there, but they are sometimes difficult to find. Who has the time to track it all down?

This guide aims to bring that information to you, and help you make more informed decisions in your daily life.

Reactual is an organization of specialists and enthusiasts who are devoted to researching the most effective ways of producing the necessities of life.

We provide a guide to effective heating, cooling, electricity, drinking water production, and other essential topics. We look across cultures and see what people have done throughout history to fulfill their basic needs. Sometimes our recommendations will seem radical but are usually based on time tested techniques that have simply been forgotten or overlooked.

More: http://www.metaefficient.com/metaefficient/about_us_pro...
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buycottJoe Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 06:12 PM
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15. Site for socially responsible shopping
alonovo went live this week with an early version of their website. They tie in with Amazon.com and users can purchase items using criteria such as social responsibility or business ethics. They do not use political contributions as a criteria, though. Still, this is going to get more people thinking about how they spend their money.

http://www.alonovo.com

E-commerce is a multi-billion dollar a year business and they want to get a part of this.
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