Berry and Isenhour write for BDN about the sustainability of thrifting

Brie Berry, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology, and Cindy Isenhour, associate professor of anthropology and climate change at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion column for the Bangor Daily News about how second-hand shopping could help mitigate climate change. “For example, through a five-year research project on reuse economies in Maine, we’ve learned that second-hand economies not only have environmental and economic benefits, but they also contribute to social capital — the ability for communities to work together to achieve common goals,” the two wrote.