Posts from the ‘consumerism’ category

Has information technology reached the point of being mostly empty calories?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about our relationship with information technology for the Matador Network that I thought would be worth sharing here.…

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The 6 words that summarize why American-style bare-knuckle capitalism is doomed

This is not from The Onion, but from yesterday’s business section of the San Francisco Chronicle: I’m trying to find the right analogy to wrap my…

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The Google Shuttle Effect on San Francisco

Just wanted to link to a previously unpublished but oft-quoted study in the discussion about the tech shuttles’ impact on San Francisco (with the author’s permission)…

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How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Trash

Each year, Americans generate 389.5 million tons of municipal solid waste, 69 percent of which gets landfilled. As Edward Humes breaks it down in his eye-opening…

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The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers

Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they…

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Spanish Moss: Music Meets Mobilization

After my article about putting the Heat on Chevron this summer got published this weekend in Yes Magazine and Common Dreams, I got a Facebook message…

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“They’re making art out of recycled crap!”

The Art of Recology: The Artist in Residence Program 1990-2013 San Francisco Airport Museum, March – October 2013 United Terminal 3 (exhibition viewable by ticketed passengers)…

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A Declaration of INTERdependence

Independence is a big and important word in American history and culture. A noble concept in and of itself, it reaches far and deep into the…

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Eco triptych: Compost giveaway, corporate breakaway, and climate rideaway, in a day around the bay

Last Saturday was one of those days on the calendar that seems to magically attract all the cool happenings around town. Usually with multiple invitations on…

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Sharing for Profit – I’m not Buying it Anymore

Reading about The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy in Forbes Magazine, I get a strange feeling in my belly. There is, on one hand, the…

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