Changing Things Up

Monday, 24 October 2016, 11:55 | Category : activism, buffalo, history, localism, nostalgia
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As you can see, it has been quite a while since the last official post here at Rise Up Buffalo. We have been busy working on other projects and getting locked out of our accounts, but we are ready to pick up where we left off, with a few tweaks to the original theme. Rise […]

The Holiday Rush

Sunday, 18 December 2011, 1:42 | Category : holidays, localism
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During my time writing for Backwash (Hippiegrrl Explains It All – archived here), I wrote many posts on holiday shopping and alternatives to giving store bought, big box stuff. Over the years, the writer and I have tried many alternative ways of shopping (or not shopping) for the holidays. Taking the handmade pledge, pushing ourselves […]

from the archives – here we go… 26 november 2007

Monday, 28 November 2011, 20:22 | Category : buffalo, elmwood, holidays, localism
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The holiday season is here. Black Friday (or Buy Nothing Day as we like to celebrate it) has come and gone and we are left with images of crazed shoppers trampling each other on the way into the local Wal-Mart. Highly motivated, yes, but for the right reasons? In an attempt to make a difference […]

from the archives – we love coffee! 11 october 2007

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 11:12 | Category : activism, archives, coffee, fair trade, localism
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coffee is one of the best reasons to get up in the morning. at least that is how i feel about it. it was quite easy for me to become addicted to this liquid while working in a cafe. one free pound of beans per week and as much coffee as i could ingest during […]