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The 3 R's

There's more to "The Three R's" than what typically comes to mind. The first step to using less resources and eliminating waste seems obvious: reject and refuse to consume. Have you ever bought a new high-tech piece of equipment only to have it be obsolete months later? Fashion works much the same way.

Check out these great websites for more information before your next purchase:

Kyle Conroy


Kyle Conroy's blog; a student at UC Berkeley who calculates the price of each Apple product when it was released and what the value of Apple stock would be today if you have bought that instead. Could you be rich?

Green Choices


A division of Consumer Reports that was created to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices. It is free, so stop by before your next purchase to be sure that you are doing it responsibly.



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