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[18 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Fair Trade Christmas

So the stores are already playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us. But as we gear up for the celebrations, the spiritual reflections, and the traditions now is a good time to start deliberately planning how we can make this Christmas a just Christmas. In other words, how can we subvert systems of oppression and exploitation through our holiday habits. And while I think some of those habits might need …

Featured, Food, How-to Guides, Organic, slavery »

[5 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
How to Have a Green Halloween

So I find myself wondering what to do about Halloween this year. No, not the typical Christian “should I celebrate it or not?” dilemma (more on this on a couple of weeks), but more of a quandary as to what sort of candy to hand out. Unless you are an evil grinch (or a fundamentalist Christian) you give out candy at Halloween. It’s the one night of the year when you are guaranteed to actually meet your neighbors as people get pulled out of the safety of …

Environment, Featured, How-to Guides, Waste »

[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Back to School With a Waste-Free Lunch

As the school year gets ready to kick-off, it’s time to consider how we can seek everyday justice through something as simple as how we pack our lunches.  Those plastic baggies and juice boxes add up and head straight for our landfills, but there are environmentally friendly options available.
ReusableBags.com has put together a fantastic guide to how to pack a waste-free lunch and what the benefits of doing so are -
From brown-paper lunch bags to plastic wraps and baggies to the unnecessary packaging of single-serving foods, our addiction to fast …