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Reclaiming #Charlottesville with MATTER Prints

This post was generously sponsored by MATTER Prints.  Note: I wrote the bulk of this post before the terrorizing events of August 11-12 took place. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise that the folks at MATTER and I discussed this post months ago. I couldn’t have foreseen how important it is to reclaim Charlottesville spaces …

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Making the Case for a Vacation from Conscious Consumerism

Crashing waves near Point Dume As a rule, when I travel, I don’t network.  There are hundreds of brilliant, inspiring women (and some men) who write on conscious consumerism around the country who I would love to meet someday, but when I go on vacation, I don’t make plans with them. I travel to visit …

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shop local: Latitudes in Staunton, VA

Finally, a fair trade boutique that carries a variety of fair trade brands and products within driving distance of Charlottesville!  Don’t get me wrong, the local Ten Thousand Villages is amazing and the staff is kind and knowledgeable, but Ten Thousand Villages’ products tend to be seasonal or gift items – it’s not a one …

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