Monday, August 15, 2011

A Few Good Links

I've been meaning to write for a while, but I'm oh so busy! SO to keep your eco-conscious minds amused, check out these links I found: round up of where to buy used goods in Boston. About half are about clothing stores, but it's always good to know where to buy used music and books too!

Really interesting article by Charty Durrant (via Etsy) on the fashion industry and how it fundamentally conflicts with sustainability.

Her outlook for the future:
Our challenge is to find a way to resynthesise the extreme polarities of our time: on the one hand we have globalisation and all its negative financial and ethical ramifications, and on the other we have the new consciousness: a One World view. Globalisation has misunderstood and misused this concept for its own ends. We have misinterpreted our connectivity and as a result are more disconnected than ever. Now we have to learn to express ourselves and reconnect with integrity. In the end the true antidote is to adopt an attitude of voluntary simplicity. A manner of living and being that is outwardly more simple and inwardly more rich. A way of being in which our most authentic and alive self is brought into direct conscious contact with every part of our lives.

Happy eco reading!

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