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#NoDAPL

Tonight, we’re grateful for the bravery of those who are putting their lives on the line to protect a critical multi-state water supply. We’re also grateful to those who came out last night to learn more about Junket’s continuing efforts to effect positive environmental systems change… As we ponder the impacts of new executive leadership […]

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179 other countries are committed to the Paris climate treaty for good reason.

This is happening, folks. 179 other countries are not threatening to back out of a climate treaty for good reason. When it comes to solving this issue, we lost an embarrassing amount of momentum during the election run up (climate as a matter of global security was ignored completely by major party candidates as we […]

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Finding what you need without buying it new in Minnesota

This past week, I’ve written a few things about the importance of reuse (i.e. using things again — a practice distinctly different from recycling) as an environmental practice. One of the trickiest things about finding what you need without buying it new is actually finding it, used — because supply chains don’t exist for that […]

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Nothing but my undies.

I own almost nothing new – though I make an obvious exception for my underwear. I buy (most of) my stuff new because I’ve learned just how much more sustainable it is to use something that already exists than to encourage and incentivize the manufacture of something new. You might be thinking ‘yeah, well you […]

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Yes, you can donate your ratty old clothes (in fact, you should)

This morning, I was chatting with a neighbor who shares a commitment to extending the life of used things. In so doing, we struck upon a common question: “what can I do with ratty clothes that aren’t good enough to donate?” Answer? You donate them. Here’s why: There is a bustling international secondhand rag trade […]

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