• We don't expect you to go to work in rags, but buying vintage or used clothes is a great way to cut down on the CO 2 costs associated with farming and manufacturing. (Click here for TreeHugger vintage finds.)
• Choose quality over quantity. Buying things you'll wear for a long time saves energy and reduces trash.
• Choose clothes made from hemp and bamboo. Think you'll look like a hippie? Think again.
• Cows create loads of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Could you buy fewer shoes made from leather, and give canvas and hemp a chance?
(Click here to launch this week's action quiz.)
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.