Wednesday, September 1, 2010

An Introduction...

In August 2010, concerned about how human rights violations are occurring all around us in many, often surprising, ways, four graduate students set out to change the world by thinking globally while acting locally. Recognizing that human rights, including civil, political, economic, and social, are inextricably entwined with concerns regarding consumerism, sustainability, and environmental rights, we decided to challenge our perceptions by changing the way we think about buying.

By being a little more conscientious of our everyday spending habits, what can we learn and, more importantly, share with others, about materialism and choice in a free society, and how will that impact our views of the rest of the world? We'll share with you here our insights, struggles, and revelations as we each tackle the problem of how to effect change in our world by changing our lives... and earning an "A" in the process. Follow us for the next 16 weeks as we share with you, in our humble opinions, how to save the world.

Though we are still working out some of the details and some of our own personal commitments, we'll have some updates as to how we are, more comprehensively, saving the world soon!

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