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How to cut the junk and become a considered consumer

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America is a nation of consumers: from the latest cars to smartphones. 

Yet, every time we acquire something new, that means something old usually winds up in the back of the closet or even, in the junkyard. 

Now, some forward thinking business people are paying more attention to making products that will last longer. 

You can hear from some of those thinkers this Thursday, at Considered Consumerism. It's the latest event in KPCC's series, Fast Forward: Designing the Future.

The free event is part of a collaboration between KPCC's In Person and the ArtCenter College of Design.

For more, Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Karen Hoffman who will be speaking at Considered Consumerism. She is chair of the Product Design Department at the ArtCenter College of Design.

Considered Consumerism is free to attend. You can RSVP at for the details.

To hear the full interview, click the Blue Arrow above. 

EVENT: Fast Forward: Considered Consumerism

DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2016

TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

LOCATION: Crawford Family Forum, 474 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105