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For residents in the Greater Los Angeles area.



Welcome to The Compact.



We are a group of individuals committed to a 12-month flight from the consumer grid (calendar year 2007).

The Compact has several aims (more or less prioritized below):




  • To go beyond recycling in trying to counteract the negative global environmental and socioeconomic impacts of disposable consumer culture and to support local businesses, farms, etc. -- a step that, we hope, inherits the revolutionary impulse of the Mayflower Compact.

  • To reduce clutter and waste in our homes (as in trash Compact-er).

  • To simplify our lives (as in Calm-pact)


We've agreed to follow two principles (see exceptions etc. on our blog).




#1 Don't buy new products of any kind (from stores, web sites, etc.)

#2 Borrow, barter, or buy used.




Compact San Francisco that began it all: thecompact.



Original posts and guidance from their blog.

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