Blog Articles Postconsumers2017-08-22T12:11:26+00:00

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: , |

Combatting GMOs by Storing Your Own Seeds

We haven’t talked a great deal about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on Postconsumers even though we consider them both an environmental and consumer issue. To be blunt, both the science and the legalese behind them can be somewhat beyond what we feel that we can cover in a simple blog entry. However, this Earth Day month, we’re going to address them in the form of discussing how you can preserve the integrity of [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Environmentalism, Gardening|Tags: , |

Favorite Mother’s Day Quotes: What Was War?

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, Mother, what was war?” Eve Merriam Get More Inspiration at Postconsumers All Inspirational Quotes All Stress and Self-Help Articles Get More Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium  

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Fun, Inspiration, Memes, Quotes|Tags: |

The Economy and Consumerism: Is There a Required Relationship?

The U.S. and world economy has bounced all over the place in the last several decades, and it’s fair to say that the economy was a driving factor in both the recent Brexit vote as well as the recent U.S. election. We’re not economists, and we’re not going to predict what will or won’t happen with the economy in the near or long-term future. However, it does lead to an interesting discussion of [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Consumerism|Tags: |

Favorite Mother’s Day Quotes: Your Mother’s Strength

“You are evidence of your mother's strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.” Criss Jami, Killosophy Get More Inspiration at Postconsumers All Inspirational Quotes All Stress and Self-Help Articles Get More Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium     Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk via Flickr

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Fun, Inspiration, Memes, Quotes|Tags: |
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