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Category: Buy Nothing New Challenge

Eating Ethically – Cooking with Green Chef

In which I explore eating ethically and efficiently by unboxing “Green Chef.”


146 women died, most from leaping from the windows of 9th story, it changed things. But it didn’t change everything. There are still factories that lock their workers inside. There are still slaves creating our clothing.

Buy Nothing New – Week Three

In which I find buying nothing new actually boosts my quality of life.

E. E. I Challenge – Week One

One Week into “Buying Nothing New.”

Finding my Voice

Today Brussels was attacked by bombs. My heart aches for them, still remembering everything about September 11th. It doesn’t matter…

Buy Nothing New Challenge – Day Four

Right now, taking away the choice to spend actually makes my mind more at peace. I don’t have to agonize over the decision of whether to purchase something or save it, or if spending my money on this or that is really justified.

E. E. I Challenge – Buying Nothing New Year

Why I’m taking the “Buy Nothing New” challenge. Spending a year mastering my money and finding ways to live ethically.

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