I began this blog based on a few truths I hold dear:

Let us join together: to go beyond recycling in trying to counteract the negative global environmental and socioeconomic impacts of U.S. consumer culture. Let us encourage each other and support local businesses and farms. Let us reach out to our neighbors, co-workers and friends to find new ways to live and work together, to reduce clutter and waste in our homes and simplify our lives. Share your insights.

My name is Dawn, thanks for stopping by!



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  1. Hi, great blog! Thanks for linking to OneShadeGreener.com! I hope to have it looking as nice as this one sometime soon!


    Posted by Sheila | February 14, 2007, 11:54 am
  2. How can college students employ this concept in a practical way?

    Posted by Zhi Emily | February 28, 2007, 11:40 am
  3. Look for the post titled, “Small Changes Big Benefits” on this blog for low cost/no cost ideas.

    Posted by iowacompact | March 6, 2007, 4:56 am
  4. Dawn,

    This is great….thanks for doing this and for letting me know about what you are doing. You know I love and appreciate all of your graphics…you are a graphic Deva. On my computer the green color came through a bit too much. The bright lime green on the borders overshadowed the faded green text, which made it more challenging to read. lots of bliss to you!!! jb

    Posted by John Baumann | March 8, 2007, 10:43 pm
  5. Nice blog! Thanks for doing this.

    Another Iowa City link: Iowa Renewable Energy Association, http://www.irenew.org/


    Posted by Karl Boyken | March 29, 2007, 2:12 am
  6. Great blog. I also wanted to drop the name of my new website http://www.corridorlocavore.com for finding local food in Eastern Iowa…I hope that people find it useful!

    Posted by Ali | February 9, 2008, 8:14 am
  7. Halloween is the most popular consumer holiday after Christmas, with Americans spending nearly $65 per costume and spending a national total of nearly $5 billion each year for decorations, candy and costumes, according to the National Retail Federation.

    Concerned about your wallet and buying all that new stuff that isn’t quite eco-friendly? Here are some tips to help you green your Halloween:

    Tips on preusing and reusing your Halloween costume from Enviromom.

    Posted by Trish | October 5, 2008, 8:24 pm
  8. Thanks for checking out Pig E. Bank’s Adventures. Iowa is were I grew up and it was fun going home for Thanksgiving last week.

    Posted by spacecitypaula | December 6, 2008, 11:00 am
  9. You see, this is why I like Alphainventions. You found me, I found you. And I’m glad I did, there’s lots of good stuff here!

    Posted by withonebreath | December 6, 2008, 10:30 pm
  10. I’ve been found! Seriously though, I really should know your name and stats mister!

    Posted by iowacompact | December 7, 2008, 8:00 pm
  11. Hey Dawn,
    My handmade gift suggestions for your daughter are up — I hope you enjoy!

    622 press


    Posted by 622press | December 12, 2008, 10:30 am
  12. i have found your blog to be well thought out and very necessary.
    good work!

    Posted by douglaskev | December 15, 2008, 10:55 am
  13. xuszop Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

    Posted by Cialis | March 8, 2010, 7:59 am
  14. Consumer culture is an absorbing culture and is hard on our limited natural resources. A lot of the world’s conflicts is at bottom a fight over these limited resources. So few have so much, so many have so little. Great imbalances in the world today.

    Guess we should at least seek an inner balance within. So much of what we really need may be already inside of us.

    Posted by @Peta_de_Aztlan | January 17, 2011, 4:51 am
  15. That’s right Dawn, my name really is Michael Moore… I introduce myself as the Honest Michael Moore not the Famous One, Thank God for our Military & Constitution I can share a name with someone, totally disagree but respect his rights to say & do the things he does. I’m a Conservationist who cares about the our world habitat. Not an Environmentalists taxing us into a new world order.

    Posted by Michael A. Moore | April 22, 2011, 12:51 am
    • Well it’s nice to meet you Michael. As far as I can tell you feel a lot about certain issues that are driven by money and ecology. Personally I think people are far from settling for less than the comforts and convenience they’ve come to enjoy or still buy into as the ‘American Way’ — total illusionary behavior.

      Posted by Dawn | April 25, 2011, 7:29 am
  16. Great post thanks!

    Posted by Newperran Cornwall | June 5, 2011, 7:53 am
  17. I can’t thank you enough for all of that insightful information

    Posted by Pat Hutches | December 1, 2011, 7:13 pm

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