My Very Favorite "Non-Consumer" Blogs and Websites

by Katy on July 9, 2008 · 6 comments

Enjoy reading blogs and exploring websites?

Yeah, me too.

I have a few favorite go-to sites. Some, I check on every day. Others I only go to when I have some time to kill. 

Here’s a short list of those Non-Consumer Advocate-friendly blogs and websites.

No Impact Man : Colin Beavan spent the year 2007 trying to attain the goal of a zero-impact lifestyle. He did this with his wife and toddler in New Your City! (Not exactly your typical hippie-commune.) He is working on a book that will chronicle the experience to be published hopefully soon.

Wasted Food: Jonathan Bloom writes this daily blog about issues surrounding the issues of food wastage. He is an entertaining writer, and is also working on a book. This blog is very informative and enlightening. I will first in the que to put this book on-hold at the library. Free online classifieds for everything, from free “clean dirt” to your next new house. It is simply the very best. Thing. Ever. I have offloaded the most enormous amount of excess household goods (a.k.a. — crap) through here, and made a pretty penny to boot. Warning — can be quite addictive.

The Compact Yahoo group: This worldwide Yahoo group for The Compact, (buy nothing new) boasts 9000+ members, and is a terrific resource for just about any question you may have about living with less. You have to be a member to read the posts, but it’s free and ever so entertaining. I choose to not receive e-mails of all new posts, as that would be a flat-out insane number. I simply visit the site when I need my almost daily dose.

The Simple Living Network: This website is a seemingly endless source of information on the simple living movement. From book recommendations to discussion forums, there’s something for everyone. Every time I go to this site, I discover something new.

I want to hear what your favorite websites and blogs are. (I mean this, I really do!)

Please let me know in the Comments section below.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Jo July 9, 2008 at 5:27 am

Well, yours of course! Just found you via Simple Living Network, and enjoying catching up. My faves are Going Green –
a suburban mom who decided to take one step a day to go greener for a year, and now has started a similar programme for her entire bloggy audience, and
a family of four adults who produce 3 tons of food each year from their 1/5 acre plot in downtown Pasadena, California, and also keep goats and chickens and are otherwise incredibly self-sufficient. Their garden photo gallery is immensely inspiring, and always motivates me to go fit one more plant into my own very small plot.


lise July 9, 2008 at 9:57 pm
is the travel blog of 2 marine biologists who are sailing to Hawaii (on a raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles and part of a Cesna plane) to bring attention to the fact that there is no “away” to throw things to. Go non-consumers!!!


Kathryn B. July 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Hey, I just found your blog from SLN too. I’ve got a ton of favorite non-consumer websites – can’t list them all – but here’s one that’s a fun read:

Marketplace: Consumed


Ruth January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

I can’t get this link to work…can anyone else


Ruth January 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

An Aussie site and they have produced a couple of books




Patricia May 31, 2022 at 11:02 pm

Does anyone know about groups that meet? Particularly anywhere near Philadelphia. Love your website


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