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Photo: Blue Boutique, Grand Rapids, Mich. via Facebook
Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Blue boutiques feature the best Goodwill has to offer, such as top names like Lucky Brands, Coach and Cole Haan.

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A toy lineup. Photo: Flickr/Evelyn Giggles
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Blog from Donna DeForbes
Do your kids' toys seem to multiply in your sleep? Blogger Donna DeForbes has tips for teaching little ones how to declutter. The process offers a lot of teaching moments for reusing, recycling and donating.

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It only takes a few simple cleaning products to make those thrift stores finds as good as new. Photo: Shutterstock.
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Quick Bit from Megan Malone
It only takes a few simple cleaning products to make those thrift store finds as good as new.

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Remember the environment and those in need this holiday season by taking a moment to give back. Photo: Shutterstock
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from Mary Mazzoni
Remember the environment and those in need this season by taking a moment to give back. Check out our list to get started.

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The Tokens to Bags program at Buffalo Exchange allows customers to earn a token for each bag they don't use.
Quick Bit from Paula Felps
Instead of a bag for carrying their purchases, Buffalo Exchange shoppers are encouraged to accept a 5-cent token, which is then donated to a charity of the customer’s choice.

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News from Mary Mazzoni
On Nov. 29, nonprofit retail locations throughout New York City will participate in ReuseNYC Green Friday — a community-oriented answer to Black Friday shopping.

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The Thrift Shop Divas serve up innovative upcycling ideas with a big dose of hope. Photo: Thrift Shop Divas
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Quick Bit from Paula Felps
Thrift Shop Divas follows three upcycling experts as they treat St. Louisans to makeovers at Goodwill.

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Swapping out your summer clothes for fall fashions? Now's the time to donate those gently used duds. Photo: Flickr/keepingtime_ca
Feature from Mary Mazzoni
There are plenty of great options to divert unwanted duds from hitting landfills, from online consignment shops to clothing-donation drop-offs.

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If the items you're donating are too big to fit in your vehicle, you can schedule a free pick-up. Photo: Flickr/Jirka Matousek
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Feature from Mary Mazzoni
Follow this guide to making a smooth and successful donation to a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Students at the University of New Hampshire host a giant yard sale each fall to keep last year’s waste out of landfills. Photo: Dan Mannarino/Trash 2 Treasure
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
Last month, we wrote about the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), a student-led nonprofit started at the University of New Hampshire that launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to promote waste reduction on college campuses. Since then, PLAN has achieved success with both ...

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Post-Landfill Action Network
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
Trash 2 Treasure is the first self-sustaining college campus program of its kind in the country.

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vintage, shopping, home decor
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Tips from Kathryn Sukalich
Many people head over to a big box store to furnish and decorate a new apartment, but a more eco-friendly and stylish alternative might just be vintage.

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