Curbing Consumerism

Welcome to our very first sustainability theme – curbing consumerism, just in time for the holidays. Join Imago on a journey to reduce your own consumerism. We want to educate ourselves and any of you wonderful people who want to join us about the environmental consequences of consumerism and how we can all take steps to become more responsible consumers. 

This page is the hub for all our blogs, resources, events, and links to articles we’ve found helpful. Basically, anything we’ve created or found that we think will be useful to anyone coming on this reducing consumerism journey with us will live here.

Being green is hard, don’t go it alone, join Imago and the community of people who are excited to make green choices. It’s easier, less lonely, and more fun. Let’s do this together!

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9 Intentional Ways to Challenge Consumerism in Your Life | This provides some things to think about that might help guide you on your journey to become a more responsible consumerism.

iFixit | A free online repair manual. This site has tons of repair manuals and Q&A forums.

#OptOutside with REI | REI is taking their Black Friday boycott a step further this year by encouraging folks to not only Opt Outside, but to also to Opt to Act. They are providing 52 weeks worth of simple challenges to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it.

Repair Clinic | Online source for applinace parts, lawn equiptment, heating and cooling parts, and tons more so you can fix the things you already have.

True Cost | An eye-opening documentary about the many consequences of clothing production. If you have a few hours and want to learn more about the problems behind the clothes we buy, check out this great documentary. 

4 Gifts for Christmas: How to Make Your Family Happy With Less | One family’s approach to holiday giving. Instead of a bunch of gifts, they’ve opted to buy each other just 4: something the person wants, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.

100+ Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers to Teens | A great resource if you’re looking for creative, useful gifts for your kids.

2019 Outdoor Advent(ures) Calendar | A fun take on a traditional advent calendar, this one will challenge you to get outside and do a different adventure every day until Christmas.

Buy Nothing Project | “The rules are simple: Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share amongst neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, we’re strictly a gift economy.”

Buy Nothing Group Mount Airy/Northside/College Hill

Buy Nothing Group Mt. Washington

Buy Nothing Group Pleasant Ridge/Kennedy Heights/Amberly