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Event: Holiday GiftAway and Clothing Swap, 11/24

A Great Way To Get Rid Of Unwanted Goods And Get Gifts! LITE Initiatives, in cooperation with Sebastopol Grange #306 and Transition Sebastopol presents the 2nd annual Holiday GiftAway and Clothing Swap this Sunday, November 24, from 1-3pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Rd.,  one half mile east of Morris St on Hwy 12. Swaps are a fun, ecological way to get GIFTS and new-to-you goods while giving away unwanted items! Men, Women and Children’s clean and working reusables and household… Read More »

Event: Laguna Fest 2012

Laguna Fest 2012 Saturday, July 14th – 11am to 11pm Presented by Laguna Farm and Sonoma County Herb Exchange Laguna Farm, 1764 Cooper Rd., Sebastopol, Directions from 116/Cotati or Santa Rosa Reskilling & Homesteading Classes, Demos & Workshops Fiber Arts, Clothing Swap, Upcycling, Dying with Nature, Felting, Knitting, Sewing Tracking & Aquatics, Mushroom Cultivation, Herbalism 101, Composting Fermented Food Making, Cheese Making. Cider Making, Biodynamics, Reclaiming Cannabis No-Permit Legal Outbuildings and Structures, Beekeeping & Bee Gardens, Composting, Beer Making, Pressure Cooking &… Read More »

Tomorrow is National Regifting Day!

In honor of office holiday parties, tomorrow, the Thursday before Christmas, is National Regifting Day. Money Management International (MMI) suggests that you turn your gift exchange into a regifting party. “In case you are hesitant to break tradition, you can rest assured that the majority (60%) of people think that regifting is becoming more accepted; the top two reasons are to save some green.”… Read More »

Sharing is the New Black!

“Shareable is a nonprofit online magazine that tells the story of sharing. We cover the people, places, and projects bringing a shareable world to life. And we share how-tos so you can make a shareable world real in your life. In a shareable world, solutions like clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, carsharing, community gardens, and cohousing can make your life more fun, green, and affordable. When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world. The remarkable successes of Zipcar, Wikipedia, Kiva, open source software, Freecycle, and Creative Commons show this. They tell a hopeful story about human nature and our future, one we don’t hear enough in the mainstream media.… Read More »

NYC To Pioneer Clothing Recycling

A fashion and beauty web site, Styleite is dedicated to giving readers the latest and greatest in fashion and beauty news, insight and commentary.  Recent topics range from The Return of Classic American Style, Sudanese Models Arrested After Sharing A Mixed Runway and Leather Shorts: The Be All, End All Of Seasonal Dressing? But this is the post that caught my associate’s attention or perhaps a fashion savvy friend of his: NYC To Pioneer Clothing Recycling Come September: “There are two things an NYC resident… Read More »

How To Prepare for a Clothing Swap

As the season changes, please consider taking a few hours to clean your drawers and closets. As you sort and organize summer and winter belongings, pull out unwanted items: clothing that doesn’t fit, accessories that no longer suit your lifestyle, sale items that did not work out… Be sure to include those unused but well meaning gifts – such as books you don’t want to read or holiday sweatshirts embellished with merry pigs. (Sorry, Mom!) Give these items to friends, neighbors… Read More »

Clothing Swaps – A Ritual For Changing Seasons

LITE Initiatives Autumn Equinox Swap Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1-3:30pm, LITE Initiatives, Synergy Sustainability Center, 4019 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. For more information or to be put on the swap announcement list send a note to lite@sonic.net. As the Equinox draws near, please consider taking a few hours to clean your drawers and closets. As you sort and organize summer and winter belongings, pull out your unwanted items: clothing that doesn’t fit, accessories that no longer suit your lifestyle, sale… Read More »