THE LIGHTER LIVING GUIDE

Resources for Elevated  Eco-Living in Asheville, NC

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These mountains are home. And since I am in the business of home-optimization, I wanted to create a list of my favorite businesses and organizations who contribute to my mission of simplicity  and sustainability.

Think globally, act locally! Together we can impact positive social change by promoting creativity over consumption, mindfulness over matter, and progress over perfection. Let's commit to put our money (and time) where it matters so that we can create a community of conscious, compassionate citizens who will serve and lead the way in serving the greater good and protecting the planet for generations to come.

Simplicity. Sustainability. Sensibility. These are the foundations of community, a happier you, and healthier planet!

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Consignment Clothing & Gear

  • Littlest Birds

  • Children's Trading Post

  • Enchanted Forest

  • Clothes Encounters

  • Excellent Seconds

  • Sanctuary of Stuff

  • Cottage Door

  • Linden Boutique

  • Mine and Yours

  • ETC

  • Zen & Now

  • Mr K's Books

  • Second Gear

Lending Libraries & Sharing Centers

  • Toybrary

  • Asheville Tool Library

  • Babies Need Bottoms

Homestead & Garden Supplies

Local & Natural Gift Shops

  • Compleat Naturalist

  • Southern Highland Craft Guild

  • The Asheville Shop

  • Blooms on Tap

  • NC Made

  • Asheville Goods

  • Asheville Go Local Card

  • Flora

Earth Medicines

  • The Herbiary

  • Of Wand & Earth

  • Points of Light

  • Elementality

LEARN

Experiential & Outdoor Education

Herbal Schools

Skill Sharing Events

DIY Creative

  • AR Workshop

  • Fired Up Creative Lounge​

Eco Activism & Civic Advocacy

  • Transition Asheville

  • WNC for the Planet

  • MountainTrue

  • Asheville Greenworks

  • Community Roots

  • Asheville Citizens Climate Lobby

DONATE

General

  • The People's Interactive Network

Clothing & Accessories

Children's Items

  • BEAR Closet

  • Homegrown Babies

  • Babies Need Bottoms

  • Black Mountain Children's Home

Furniture & Appliances

  • Habitat ReStore

Electronics

  • Best Buy

Sports Equipment

  • WNC Nature Center

Craft Supplies

  • Roots & Wings

  • Asheville Quilt Guild

  • Open Hearts

  • Women's Mediation Center

Pet Supplies

  • Brother Wolf

Personal Care

  • Helpmate

Medical Supplies

  • ABCCM

Books

  • Goodwill

  • Little Free Libraries

 
 
 
 
 

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Want more?
Check out my Ultimate Feng Shui Buyer's Guide to Asheville

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