Consumerism: Our Hunger for More and The Next Big Thing’s Shocking Impact On Our Environment, Health, and Economy

“Is This The End of Recycling?” by Alana Samuels for The Atlantic

“For decades, we were sending the bulk of our recycling to China—tons and tons of it, sent over on ships to be made into goods such as shoes and bags and new plastic products. But in 2018, the country restricted imports of certain recyclables, including mixed paper—magazines, office paper, junk mail—and most plastics. Waste-management companies across the country are telling towns, cities, and counties that there is no longer a market for their recycling. These municipalities have two choices: pay much higher rates to get rid of recycling, or throw it all away.”

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“The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff” by Terry Gross for NPR

“Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves,” he says. “The rest of the stuff ends up somewhere else.”

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/04/784702588/the-best-thing-you-can-do-is-not-buy-more-stuff-says-secondhand-expert?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

“The Dark Side of Electronic Waste Recycling: American Trash” by Colin Lecher for The Verge

United States is taking in — and throwing out — an astonishing number of devices every year: millions of tons of televisions, phones, computers, appliances. Americans rarely see the aftermath.”

“Electronics have a host of toxic materials inside of them, and researchers have carefully cataloged the damage they can cause when disassembled. Consider LCD monitors with mercury that, when smashed, can form a toxin that can damage a person’s organs and nervous system. Cathode-ray tubes contain lead, which can poison an ecosystem’s microorganisms. Cadmium, which is used in computer batteries and circuit boards, has been linked to skeletal deformities in animals.”

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20992240/e-waste-recycling-electronic-basel-convention-crime-total-reclaim-fraud

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December 11, 2019

The #1 of Original 100 Limited Edition Books Up For Auction!

First published in June 2015, this rare book, the only copy left, #1 of 100, of the hand signed and numbered copies of this first edition is now being offered for auction to kick off the 2020 publishing year!

What also makes this first edition copy (ISBN 978-0–9810023-1-6) unique is the fact that subsequent editions, publication starting in 2020, will have a different cover than this original version and will not be signed and numbered like this book being auctioned here now.

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Launching the global initiative to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle, this book’s concept effectively addresses needs diverse as self help and student education to economic, social, and environmental challenges our individual and collective worlds increasingly face.

It’s a big idea whose time couldn’t be more timely!

The original price was $14.95 US/CAD, but in time this one of a kind will be worth thousands, so take a chance or don’t. If you don’t what you will have only is the story about when you didn’t take a chance on a good thing.

Anyway, the bidding minimum starts at $100.00 US/CAD

Place your bid here with your first name only.

For example:

Bidder #1 Jane for $100.00

Closing date is December 15th, 2019 at midnight

The winner is to then contact me within 3 days through LinkedIn to confirm his or her bid, provide payment information, and shipping address. If her or she does not, the next highest bidder qualifies.

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December 10, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“How Millennials (& Other Smart Folks) House Hack Their Way To Home Ownership”

Linked article by Shaina Mishkin for Money

https://money.com/money/longform/millennial-house-hackers/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

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December 9, 2019

 

Dangerous is the belief …

Dangerous is the belief that our self worth depends on worldly success and/or what people think of us.

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 8, 2019

What Makes The Founder A Specialist?

What Makes Me A Specialist?
The prejudice my unusual personality type experienced from being a misunderstood minority, estimated to be only 6% of the American population, and the long-term negative impact I finally healed from only after twenty plus years of self-educated research, study, and analysis that resulted in the development of an empowering concept and the reclamation of my whole unique self.

Dangerous is the belief that our self worth depends on worldly success and/or what people think of us.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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December 7, 2019

“Six things almost every parent does that set kids up for financial misery”

Linked article by Jill Cornfield for CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/27/redline-these-money-moves-if-you-want-to-raise-financially-smart-kids.html?__source=sharebar|facebook&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR18mm1XrSG3GGJ-zNKroShvruAW83Fl_4XoWXK9MEtbtsh8y5qdDxzzw6A

I would also like to add that teaching kids to also budget to give a percentage of their money away to those in need also fosters gratitude for what they have as well as compassion for those in need.

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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December 2, 2019