4th Annual Community Coat Exchange

The Community Coat Exchange was a success! We gave close to 90% of what was donated. Here are videos and links to photos of the event: News Coverage by KSL TV - Fourth annual Community Coat Exchange helps Utahns stay warm November 27th SALT LAKE CITY -- As the weather gets colder, a lot of … Continue reading 4th Annual Community Coat Exchange


Local Action: Making Dreams Come True – You Can Do It

Today is Green Blog Action Day, a project of Green Change which was inspired by the global day of blog action on climate change. The topic: Local action. Check out all the Green Blogging going on over at Green Change to see what people around the country are writing about local action. My local action … Continue reading Local Action: Making Dreams Come True – You Can Do It

Buy Nothing Day in Utah

From KUTV Channel 2 Utah - I am quoted near the bottomUtahns Participate In Buy Nothing DayWhile millions of Americans where rushing from store to store hunting for rock bottom deals of Black Friday, a significantly smaller portion of the population was refusing to spend a single penny on that day.  Sarah and Derek Staffanson … Continue reading Buy Nothing Day in Utah

Black Friday: Is it REALLY worth it?

Here is what makes Black Friday totally not worth it (aside from the obvious reasons):Wal-Mart death blamed on "utter chaos" NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a Wal-Mart employee was knocked to the ground and later pronounced dead after opening the store to anxious shoppers on Long Island, New York.Black Friday turns tragic for Wal-MartOne worker … Continue reading Black Friday: Is it REALLY worth it?

Holiday Reading

This list was forwarded to me by a fellow Green who had received it from a colleague of hers.  He said he would add to this listThe Seventh Decade, The New Shape of Nuclear Danger which reveals the most inconvenient truth about the present status of nuclear weapons on planet earth.  This tragedy grows, like … Continue reading Holiday Reading

Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange

Last year the Desert Greens held it first Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange. It was fun and proved to be very meaningful. This year we held it in a different location. The 2007 Second Annual Winter Coat Exchange was successful and larger than 2006! We had about 400 coats donated (up from 100 last … Continue reading Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange

Students at Utah High School prevented from hanging Buy Nothing Day Banner

A local high school principal prevented a class of students from hanging a banner for Buy Nothing Day.  Below is a commentary on this by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Paul Rolly.  It appears that this principal values capitalism over the environment and conservation.Paul Rolly: Red scare at Viewmont High SchoolBy Paul Rolly Tribune ColumnistArticle Last … Continue reading Students at Utah High School prevented from hanging Buy Nothing Day Banner

And So It Begins….

....the shopping season. YIKES!!! Tomorrow will be the 2nd annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange at Library Plaza in downtown Salt Lake. Black Friday is what the day after Thanksgiving is called. I am putting out the call to all readers and their families and friends to consider doing something different on this day. Something … Continue reading And So It Begins….