Abby Quillen wrote this article for The Human Cost of Stuff
, the Fall 2013 issue of YES! Magazine. Abby is a freelance writer living in Eugene, Ore. She blogs at newurbanhabitat.com
Abby's articles and essays have appeared in YES! Magazine
, The Christian Science Monitor
, Colorado Central Magazine
, and on Common Dreams, Nation of Change, Reader Supported News, The Daily Good, Truthout, and Shareable.net.