Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The media has done a wonderful job of selling us on the attractiveness and benefits of buying "new", "improved", "special", etc. products. However, we already collectively own so much that we could all survive for quite a while on the existing products - if we just reused them a few times!

• Garage Sales

• Buy/Sell Used Items

• Freecycle

• Reusables: Switch from disposable to reusable products: food and beverage containers, cups, plates, writing pens, razors, diapers, towels, shopping bags, etc.

• Buy Durables: Buy products that will last and take care of them.

• Teach Thrift: Teach your children the value of being thrifty (the wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality).

• Frugal Printing: Use both sides of each piece of paper -- for note taking or printing documents from your computer (at home or work). Create note pads by stapling together once-used paper.

• Library

• Refurbished Computers

• Rechargeable Batteries

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