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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 Inspirational Quotes Like This on the Social Media Channels Below: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest | Google+ | Medium  

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: , |

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 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: |

Evaluating Your Relationship with Fashion and Consumerism: A Quiz

From the consumer-created marketing trap of trends to the hidden consumerism of vintage style to understanding that you are NOT where you shop, we’ve certainly devoted some page space on Postconsumers to ensuring that you can be thoughtful about the relationship between consumerism, identity and fashion. However, today, we’re going to give you a tool that should make this exercise just a touch easier. Yes, we’ve got a quiz! We love quizzes almost [...]

Why Go Low-Flow? The Environmental Benefits of Low-Flow Faucets.

If you mention to somebody the idea of installing low-flow faucets, showers or even toilets in their home, chances are you will hear an inevitable groan. Just try it out, we dare you! But the truth of the matter is that you shouldn’t feel a loss of water pressure with low-flow water accessories, particularly if you’re using modern ones with the latest technology. We always want to help you keep it green and [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Environmentalism, Water Conservation|

Favorite Julia Butterfly Hill Quotes: Consume Everything

“We live in a world that tells us not to care, to consume everything in sight. It tells us that being cool and being an individual actually means buying what everyone else is buying and doing what everyone else is doing.”  Julia Butterfly Hill More Earth-Inspired Content from Postconsumers Favorite Earth Day Quotes Organic Food Articles Energy Conservation Articles Climate Change Articles Green Living Articles All Our Favorite Quotes Get More Inspiration on [...]

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