Blog Articles Postconsumers 2017-08-22T12:11:26+00:00

Transforming the Paradigm: The New Postconsumers

“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” - Henry David Thoreau For many of us, the month of September marks new beginnings. The crisp air and return of school bells usher in the excitement of seeing old friends, freshening up routines, and anticipating the work ahead. By experiencing the satisfaction of enough, we’re able to do more with less. Preparing for change [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Becoming a Postconsumer, Consumerism, Inspiration, Quotes|Tags: , , |

When Buying a New Dining Room Table Means Buying Everything Else New

  Today we thought we’d write an article that addresses one of our favorite quotes from a mother of a Postconsumers team member. One day, pensively, the mother said, “You know, it used to be that if you needed to replace your dining room table, you bought one that matched the rest of the dining room. Now, people just buy a dining room table that they like on a whim and then they [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Becoming a Postconsumer, Consume Less, Consumerism|Tags: |

The Consumerism of Silicon Valley: Is the Future Being Built on “Stuff?”

  Silicon Valley. It’s the Los Angeles of the new generation, where tech stars are the new rock stars. And it’s the area of the country that prides itself on saying that it’s shaping the future of not only America but also the world. We can’t deny that the brightest of the bright are spearheading innovations out of Silicon Valley that really will change the way that the world operates. We’re blown away [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Consumerism|Tags: , |

Favorite Biodiversity Quotes: Meaning to Humanity

“We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.” E. O. Wilson Get More Environmental and Biodiversity Information at Postconsumers All Environmental Articles Green Living Articles Climate Change Articles Recycling and Trash Articles Get More Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium

When Did Shopping Become a Leisure Activity? And More Importantly, Why Is That Dangerous?

“What are you doing this weekend?” It’s a question asked across the globe just about every lunch hour on Friday. The answer, of course, will fall into one of two categories: work or leisure. Perhaps you have a weekend of labors ahead, like cleaning your house and doing laundry (though for many we know that those are labors of love). Or perhaps you have a weekend of leisure ahead, including reading, napping and [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Becoming a Postconsumer, Buy Less, Consumerism|Tags: |

Favorite Biodiversity Quotes: The Things That Keep Us Alive

“I can't imagine anything more important than air,water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.” David Suzuki Get More Environmental and Biodiversity Information at Postconsumers All Environmental Articles Green Living Articles Climate Change Articles Recycling and Trash Articles Get More Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium

Favorite Biodiversity Quotes: The Past and the Future

“Biodiversity starts in the distant past and it points toward the future.” Frans Lanting Get More Environmental and Biodiversity Information at Postconsumers All Environmental Articles Green Living Articles Climate Change Articles Recycling and Trash Articles Get More Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium   Photo Credit: Mohamed Malik via Flickr

Our Favorite Poems About Gardening

We’ve never been shy regarding talking about our love of gardening in the spring at Postconsumers. From advice and how-to to inspirations and quotes, we’ve got an entire section of this blog devoted to the glory of the garden. But somehow, despite our mutual love of gardening and poetry, we’ve never shared our favorite poems on the topic of the garden. Until, of course, today, when it is the subject of choice on [...]

Favorite Biodiversity Quotes: Nature Needs Room

“Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone.” Donella Meadows Get More Environmental and Biodiversity Information at Postconsumers All Environmental Articles Green Living Articles Climate Change Articles Recycling and [...]

How to Make Your Own Raised Garden Bed

We often take a gardening focus at Postconsumers in May. After all, gardening is one of the only ways that we can simultaneously make a dent in the consumer machine while also actively helping the environment and finding peace of mind and even zen. We like to give advice on how to garden in any situation, and some of our past topics include gardening in urban areas, using a community garden and creating [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Gardening, Green Living|Tags: , |
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