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Free Elections Aren’t for Sale! Please vote for our entry :)

GOODmaker has issued another challenge: “Channel your inner Shepard Fairey to create an iconic image that confronts the role of big money in politics and inspires political action.” Our submission is pictured above and you can vote for it online through Monday October 22nd at noon. The winning artwork will be featured on the streets […]

Happy Labor Day 2012!

For Labor Day 2012, I wanted to make a video about why I’m an anti-capitalist: Because I value people over profits! Useful links related to this video: ♥ Socialist Party USA ♥ Socialism (Wikipedia) Anarcho-communism (Wikipedia) Capitalism (Wikipedia) TED Conversations: What alternatives are there to the current economic system? Should global capitalism fail, what would […]

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

If you’re unemployed it’s not because there isn’t any work Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done. So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no […]

I Won the Share or Die Storytelling Contest!

Shareable is a really great website focused on all things sharing. I’ve contributed photos to their site in the past and wrote an article for them on how to organize a community swap meet. So when they announced the “Share or Die” storytelling contest, I was psyched to participate. I made a short video about […]

I Am a Hypocrite

I Am a Hypocrite from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. How do you know if you’re a good or bad person? Do those categories even make sense? Please let me know what you think about this video – your emails and comments mean a lot to me. Thanks!

For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!

One of my favorite sites, Shareable, is hosting a contest for stories about sharing. My submission to Share or Die is a 5-minute video about our experiences with sharing and bartering in Ithaca, through our business and through the groups Ithaca Freeskool and Share Tompkins. I hope you’ll watch my video and log-in to vote. […]

VIDEO: My Vegan Evolution

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments and emails about my confession video! I have another one for you here – it’s 25 minutes long but I hope it’s interesting. I’ll make the next one shorter. Vegan Evolution from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. This video is about my vegan evolution, so you get to hear […]

In Ithaca We Trust: Adventures in Local Currency

Among its many claims to fame, Ithaca is home to one of the world’s most famous alternative currencies – Ithaca Hours. Celebrating its 20th year, the currency was designed to keep money in the community and bolster local self-reliance. We are currently working with the Ithaca Hours nonprofit to create a new logo as they […]

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering

In Ari’s recent blog post Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors, she pointed out some great ways to get gifts while supporting your local economy. If you want to take traditional money out of the equation altogether, in Ithaca, you can come to one of three (count ‘em, three!) local events in […]

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