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The holidays are over and winter is upon us again. The long and cold months ahead can feel like an eternity, especially during an ongoing pandemic. Here are some ways to keep your mind and body healthy as we head into a second COVID-19 winter.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Google’s parent company, Alphabet*, faces shareholder proposal because of history of repair restrictions

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Many of us use this time of year to reflect on what we want to do differently in the year ahead. One resolution that could really help the planet? Reducing your foodprint.

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R.J. Cross
Advocate, New Economy, PIRG; Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Buy now, pay later apps give consumers the flexibility of paying for purchases in installments, but that convenience comes at a cost. Besides being unregulated and full of fine print, these companies have one ultimate goal: get you to buy more stuff, and go into debt to do it.

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Juliana Clejan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

The national chain prides itself on being a green grocer, but in reality, their promises fall short. Here are 10 steps that Whole Foods should take – many of which have already been taken by other retailers – to be more sustainable and ultimately be an industry leader once again.

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Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair
Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Tractor giant petitions SEC to strike shareholder resolution asking tough questions about Right to Repair 

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

How to spot an unfixable bike designed for the dump

The latest Salmonella outbreak illustrates how desperately our food safety system needs a major update. What if people could be notified in just seconds?

With hectic holiday schedules, experiences can occur whenever the gift recipient has the time. 

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