Featured Articles and Journals: Responsible Consumption

January 1, 2014
January is IDP's Responsible eConsumption Month                                 ...
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May 4, 2013
The April 24 building collapse in Bangladesh is now the deadliest garment-factory accident in world history. The death toll as of Friday was 547, the New York Times reports, and was expected to climb. By contrast, New York's Triangle Shirtwaist...
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by ambika
April 28, 2012
“It is increasingly clear that we can’t solve the climate dilemma without empowering all people to become part of the solution.” – Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, CMB Program Director at Garrison Institute
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April 26, 2012
More resources and thanks to IDP community and fellow bloggers for all I've learned this month!
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April 26, 2012
I’m sorry this is the last week of this process, though it has had a good effect and perhaps it’s time to move on to other lessons in letting go. I packed up 10 books today for a writer friend, and another 10 for my local Goodwill, a very nice...
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April 25, 2012
How we present ourselves to the world is an expression of how we feel about ourselves.
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April 25, 2012
When I notice a sense of mental impoverishment, it is my practice to maintain the broader perspective that I have things pretty good.
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April 24, 2012
Week four, wow!  How time flies when you're consuming responsibly.  No paper cups were used this week.  And... Hazzah, I've done it!  I've opened an account with a federal credit union.
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April 23, 2012
Ever wonder how to change your consumption karma?  Or perhaps you're more concerned with how to motivate other people?  Read this post to learn the psychological principles behind behavior change!  But first, an update... We’re still...
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April 23, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter)
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April 23, 2012
“Regard all dharmas as dreams.” – The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind by Geshe Chekawa
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by ambika
April 20, 2012
"Another world is not only possible ... she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing" - Arundhati Roy My girlfriend posted the above quote on my Facebook wall yesterday. It gives me hope in the midst of much confusion these days. I...
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by ambika
April 20, 2012
"Another world is not only possible ... she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing" - Arundhati Roy My girlfriend posted the above quote on my Facebook wall yesterday. It gives me hope in the midst of much confusion these days. I...
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April 18, 2012
If I choose to own hybrid cars, recycle twice as much trash as I throw out, swap out my light bulbs and faucets, and wrap my pipes and myself up in multiple layers all winter long to be a responsible energy consumer, can awareness of the damage...
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April 18, 2012
If I remain in a clam-shell of fear in my life, unwilling to be motivated by love, tolerance and a wish to be happy, I might as well just be a clam.
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April 17, 2012
It's week three of IDP's Responsible Consumption month and my fellow bloggers' posts have been entertaining and inspiring.  My pledge to refrain from using paper cups and single use plastics has been going swimmingly.  My pledge to open an...
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April 17, 2012
Sometime this week I remembered that my resolve was to not buy books until I gave away an equal number of books..in other words, there is a path to acquisition! I can get books!!!!! That just needs to rest on letting go, and creating space. This isn...
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April 16, 2012
So, it’s Week #3 of the challenge and things are going relatively well for our household. Here’s an update on what we’re doing and its impact. Water Usage
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by ambika
April 13, 2012
I just spent the morning at the Park Slope Food Coop doing my work shift in food processing (all members do work shifts), where I wore plastic gloves and placed bulk items in countless plastic bags. And this is a place that works with local farmers...
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April 12, 2012
Here at the Responsible Consumption Test Site, I've been test-driving websites and mobile apps to see how they can help us develop more mindful habits. This week, GoodGuide.com kicked my butt. 
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April 11, 2012
It's a thing, a rag-in-waiting, a curiosity. It's not lasting happiness, not love, not liberation. Failing to see that leads to suffering.
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April 11, 2012
Part of my Buddhist practice lately has been an effort to step out of the world of unverified allegations, or taking things in  "good faith", and looking more closely at the facts of my own experience.
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April 10, 2012
Alright, here we go... week 2 of responsible consumption month.  Paper cups used: 0 Yay! Credit Unions joined: 0 Boo! Kindness practiced: lots
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April 10, 2012
I love to read. My first meditation retreats, in India, weren’t completely silent – there were silent days and silent periods – but in any event, I liked the idea of silence. There was a strict guideline though about not reading. That was to keep us...
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