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It was spring and people were crowding into a vast auditorium space to shop. No, it wasn't the latest Sunday sale at your local big box chain store. People were combing for just the right item in a sea of stuff. The "stuff" was a vast collection of used and donated items in search of a second lease on life at a mega rummage sale of donated items piled high and wide. My purpose for being there was my mission to record the people and artifacts for a class project.

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Organic Addictions Help Us Justify Our Vices

I see a lot of substance abuse within the yoga and sustainability communities I’m a member of, and it’s nearly always of the organic variety.

My love affair with organic food began when I was nineteen, working as a cashier at Wild Oats while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. I remember returning home during holidays and summers, judging the contents of my parents’ refrigerator while waxing poetic about the benefits of organic milk and green tea, insisting they should drink more water.

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I met Roxana Mamani Santos on a trip to Peru in 2011 and was taken by her entrepreneurial zeal. Roxana designed a pair of cool knit fingerless gloves that fit seamlessly with the style worn by fashionistas thousands of miles north of her home in Puno. She designs and knits to earn income to support herself and her irresistibly adorable son.

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New Study: A Simple Lapel Pin Can Get You to Reuse Hotel Towels (Among Other Things)

Prompting hotel guests to commit to helping the environment—and giving them a lapel pin as reward—can change consumer behavior dramatically.

We learned recently that having people sign their names at the top—rather than at the bottom—can increase the likelihood that they'll fill out a form truthfully. That act is a bit like asking somebody to commit to the truth before responding to questions.

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