1) to go beyond recycling in trying to counteract the negative global environmental and socioeconomic impacts of U.S. consumer culture, to resist global corporatism, and to support local businesses, farms, etc. -- a step, we hope, inherits the revolutionary impulse of the Mayflower Compact; 2) to reduce clutter and waste in our homes (as in trash Compact-er); 3) to simplify our lives (as in Calm-pact)
First principle - don't buy new products of any kind (from stores, web sites, etc.) Second principle - borrow or buy used.
Could you follow these principles? (These are just the first two.)
I think I'll follow this group blog and see how it goes.
That will be a first step. Check out Compact!