Being an Eco Conscious Consumer

Green Living Ideas

As much as we all wish to avoid rampant consumerism, we are in fact consumers and must engage in that behavior to meet our needs. Being a consumer does not mean we need to have blatant disregard for the environment and world we live in however. Doing remodeling, repairs, and upgrades gives you an excellent opportunity to embrace a greener, more eco-conscious lifestyle. The post Being an Eco Conscious Consumer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

10 Ways Being a Conscious Consumer can Help us Live Debt-Free.

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10 Steps to Becoming an Ethical & Conscious Consumer.

Elephant Journal

With every dollar we spend we are actively casting votes about what we are willing and not willing to accept from companies and our markets. Blog (always click 4 all blogs

For the Conscious Consumer Organic Cotton can’t be Ignored.

Elephant Journal

Most of the average consumer’s attire is either cotton or cotton blends. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Writer's Contest June 1-14 Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Popular Lately fast fashion GM cotton GM crops Monsanto organic cotton organic farming practices sustainable farming practices

I Searched Everywhere for a Truly Eco Vegan Mattress…and Found This. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness avocado green mattress Conscious Consumer eco home eco products vegan vegan home vegan mattress vegan productsIf we're truly eco shoppers (and any vegan should be.or you're not really vegan), it's not just as simple as cutting animal products out.

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Amazon & the Birth of Rebellious Business.

Elephant Journal

Ecofashion Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Amazon american dream business capitalism Conscious Consumer eco-conscious elephant magazine Farmers Markets jeff bezos martin luther king jr monopoly monopsony rebelliousAs Amazon grows, so does their customers who value lower prices and delivery within two days at the expense of small business, human connection, and the American dream.

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The Most Delightful & Convenient Way to CBD. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Most still feel a little self-conscious about openly grabbing a half dropper of CBD oil before a meeting at the office, or while out shopping for groceries. Conscious Consumerism Food Green Health & Wellness cannabidiol CBD Conscious Consumer delight food health healthy snacks hemp joy lifestyle snacks sustainable well-being weller

2018 67

Abundance or Scarcity: It’s All in the Mind?

Elephant Journal

But then, Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today abundance bus bus ride choice commute consciousness consumer designer enlightenment meditation narrative personal scarcity story transit vancouver Yoga YVRWhat are my options in this situation? Do I choose the disappointment route? Yes, I do. Missing my bus sucks.

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Performance Art Highlights Poor Garment Working Conditions in Cambodia {Video}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Activism art awareness Cambodia Conscious Consumer sweatshop video women''s rights How often to we think about where that perfectly snug pair of jeans, or that three-quarter sleeve peasant dress (the one with the fun peacock feather print), originated from?

7 Simple Steps to Save the World.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) adopt Conscious Consumer donate help positivity recycle save the world shelter pet volunteer world changeIt’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the problems of the world, and the helpless feeling of not being able to do anything about it can lead to a major case of the blues. To help at least a small bit.

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Apple, I Think We Need to Talk: I Want to See Other People. ~ Andrew Paciocco {Adult}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Apple Conscious Consumer iphone technology Don’t worry; I don’t have any desire to change you or your company, your views or your ideals. You are what you are, I can only change myself.

2014 66

The Beauty of Karma. ~ Rheba Estante

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) animal cruelty animal testing beauty Conscious Consumer consumerism cruelty free karma Fur coats are beautiful on the outside but only when they are worn by their rightful owner. A silver fox or a minx, who is alive and well and living in their natural habitat.

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5 Ways to Detox your Most Intimate Space. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

The further I walk down the eco-conscious consumer path, the more I learn about just how much toxicity is knitted into the fabric of our everyday lives into the products and habits we once saw as. Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Green Health & Wellness bedroom detox eco home green home green living home detox mattress natural products off-gassing sleep toxic vocs

2018 67

Put your Money where your Mindful is: How to Create Positive Change.

Elephant Journal

Being a conscious consumer takes more time than the more mindless variety. Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness animal agriculture eco economic policies green grow your own food Meat Free Mondays palm oil positive reformation reusable coffee cups second hand options shop consientiously sustainable alternatives vote with our walletsI'm not going to lie to you.

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“Wait, That Healthy Nature Guy Eats Meat?” & Other Welcomed Judgments. ~ Keith M. Cowley

Elephant Journal

While I am not a carnivore, I do consciously consume a portion of meat in my foundational diet. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness breath carnivore intention locavore nature vegan vegetarian

Solutions for Single-Serve Coffee Pods and Capsule Waste

Green Living Ideas

For eco-conscious consumers who use coffee pods, work in an environment that uses them, or simply want to spread the word, there are coffee pod recycling solutions from TerraCycle! The post Solutions for Single-Serve Coffee Pods and Capsule Waste appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle Recycling coffee pods K-Cups TerraCycle upcycling

Kalya Loves: Suntegrity Sunscreen

Kalya Life

Like many health-conscious consumers, I’ve spent hours perusing Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Cosmetics Database for a safe sunscreen – “safe&# meaning low in chemical toxicity, offering protection against UVA/UVB rays, and doesn’t break down before it can do its job. Choosing a safe sunscreen is a tricky business.

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Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Lauren Singer

Green Living Ideas

Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping is the next step in shopping evolution for conscious consumers. Green Lifestyle bulk foods bulk section conscious consumerism food waste grocery shopping lauren singer sustainable shopping trash-free zero-waste grocery shoppingLearn tips and tricks for shopping without waste! The post Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Lauren Singer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Laura Singer

Green Living Ideas

Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping is the next step in shopping evolution for conscious consumers. Green Lifestyle bulk foods bulk section conscious consumerism food waste grocery shopping Laura Singer sustainable shopping trash-free zero-waste grocery shoppingLearn tips and tricks for shopping without waste! The post Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Laura Singer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

TerraCycle’s 3 Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

Green Living Ideas

Coinciding with this year’s UN Ocean Conference, World Oceans Day is day for policymakers, activists and conscious consumers to take part in actions and discussions that can carry us forward. World Oceans Day is June 8, an important time for environmental action, observation, and celebration. The post TerraCycle’s 3 Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Activism microplastics ocean plastics pollution TerraCycle Trash

Coca-Cola Paid $1,000,000 to Make Sure You Don’t Know This

Green (Living) Review

The company owns Honest Tea, Odwalla, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Simply Orange, and other products marketed to health-conscious consumers. Coca-Cola has been having a rough time. But it is best known for making Coke, a product that is utterly devoid of nutritional value and is often blamed for contributing to the obesity epidemic — an epidemic that is costing hundreds of billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.

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Kalya Reads: You Could Use a Little Natural Color

Kalya Life

Healthy and able, the way you were meant to be. Search Kalya Life Picks Loves Reads Eats Body Soul About Kalya Reads: Natural Coloring Gets the Green Light 8 Apr With all the buzz going on about the potential link between food dyes and hyperactivity, a lot of people have ransacked Whole Foods and the like for plant-based alternatives. With Easter coming up, it can’t hurt to switch over in your own kitchen, or at least until the FDA figures its stuff out.

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5 packaging materials you didn’t know are difficult to recycle

Green (Living) Review

Recycling is confusing, even for the most well-intentioned and informed conscious consumers. Capabilities of municipal recycling facilities vary from region to region, and items that are difficult-to-recycle sometimes get looped in with regularly accepted items. Not all paper, metal, glass and plastic packaging is created equal, and many common items that seem to fall in the “recyclable” category are far from it.

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C5 company, llc

Green Earth Journey

Custom is a terrific option for consumers with discerning tastes and is often a better value than purchasing finished pieces. Like many other consumers today, I appreciate beauty and craftsmanship, and strongly believe that both should be attainable without having to compromise my values. For conscious consumers, what gems would you suggest they consider and why? I suggest that socially conscious consumers consider lab-created gems.

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How Will Your Small Business Celebrate Earth Day 2013?

Green Home Blog

Either way, the demographic of potential green conscious consumers is turning greener by the minute which, while helping the environment, offers you the opportunity to get on the green consumer’s radar as well. On April 22 nd , 2013 Earth Day will yet again be celebrated throughout the globe. If you own a small business or even work in one, this is the perfect opportunity to unveil a green initiative or continue your support for planetary healing.

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That’s impossible, if recycling really did save money, some company would have already done it by now

Environmental Economics

NY Times : A growing number of large food and beverage companies in the United States are assuming the costs of recycling their packaging after consumers are finished with it, a responsibility long imposed on packaged goods companies in Europe and more recently in parts of Asia, Latin America and Canada. More environmentally conscious consumers are demanding that companies share their values, too.”.

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The Furniture of Eero Saarinen

Green Furniture Home Design

Organic, ergonomic design is just what today’s eco-conscious consumer is drawn to. At the age of thirteen, Eero Saarinen arrived in America with his family from Finland. Eero studied sculpture and furniture design at Cranbrook Academy, a school his architect father, Eilel, co-founded in Michigan. The young Saarinen also studied in Paris 1 and at the Yale School of Architecture 2 before returning to Cranbrook Academy to teach.

The Future is Steel

Hug a Tree with Me

However, right now these steel buildings are being introduced to the average consumer, intriguing them with their streamlined design, easy assembly, durability and resourcefulness. Very often steel buildings are prefabricated, and can be especially designed to fit the needs of the consumer. They are the smart choice for the environmentally conscious consumer, looking to save a little bit of money and erect a building that lasts, not only his generation but also the next.

2013 100

Who cares if your beef is grass-fed – is it bird-safe?


So to remedy it, conservationists are teaming up with supermarket chains to find a new way to continue doing an unsustainable thing while packaging it to consumers as sustainable. If they can fool consumers in to thinking this is a positive step for animals and the planet during their trial, they’ll pop up elsewhere. They even blatantly celebrate that they allow farmers to sell meat produced this way to “eco-conscious consumers at a premium price.”

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The Future is Steel

Hug a Tree with Me

However, right now these steel buildings are being introduced to the average consumer, intriguing them with their streamlined design, easy assembly, durability and resourcefulness. There is nothing for them to feast upon with a steel design.Very often steel buildings are prefabricated, and can be especially designed to fit the needs of the consumer. These days, more and more people are concerned about the environment, as they should be.

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Supporting International Food Workers Week for Thanksgiving

Sierra Club Compass

As environmentally-conscious consumers, many of us are not informed about the important connections between the food we eat and workplace and environmental justice. The Food Chain Workers Alliance , a national coalition of 21 food worker organizations, is bringing awareness to this issue with International Food Workers Week during this Thanksgiving week in order to educate consumers on how food gets from farms to our forks.

Radflek Radiator Reflectors: The wheel reinvented – HELP!

Green (Living) Review

This is nothing new and just a reinvention of the wheel fleecing the green consumer. We must get away from this and give the environmentally conscious consumer some real proper goods that last. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Radflek Radiator Reflectors, sold by a number of eco stores are said to reduce wasted heat from radiators by 40%. However, what are they really?

2010 116

Consume Less/Share More = Access Economy: Takeaway from Sustainable Brands ’11

The Green Samaritan

BBMG is an agency dedicated to forward-thinking brands and conscious consumers. His presentation “Meet the New Consumer: 5 Marketplace Trends that will shape the Green Economy&# , talked about ways for brands to embrace consumers today to include what consumers want in terms of experience. That being a “meaningful experience&# and one where the consumer is “active and a co-creator&#. I like it – consume less and share more.

Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

Green Prophet

Consumers say that they’re less concerned with nutrition than with avoiding those evils. Even in the Middle East there are enough health-conscious consumers to justify opening organic stores. Health-conscious consumers will allow their melons, peaches and avocados to ripen in their kitchens rather than swallow another tiny dose of pesticide with every bite.

Time for a Retail Cleanse! The 2016 Shop Drop Challenge

Eco Chic

As powerful as it is for conscious consumers to vote with their wallets, we often forget that sometimes the best solution is to refrain from, well, consuming in the first place. While the notion that paying for the right car, the right foods, the right t-shirt can rescue our ailing planet and global community is incredibly attractive, the truth is that you can’t buy your way out of a bad situation. And just how bad is the situation?

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Menstrual moon cups are revolutionizing traveling and your period

Green Prophet

With an average price of around thirty dollars, the menstrual cup is a particularly budget-friendly option and the obvious choice for budget-conscious consumers. Every woman experiences her period differently, but most would agree that it’s at least somewhat of a hassle.

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Israel’s Yofix offers dairy and soy-free yoghurt alternative

Green Prophet

Health-conscious consumers recognize yogurt as an immune-boosting source of beneficial probiotics. But these same consumers are increasingly conforming to vegan and flexitarian diets and are seeking plant-based dairy alternatives, as are millions of lactose-intolerant and lactose-sensitive consumers. Increasingly important to health-minded consumers is the health of the environment, driving them toward sustainable products that leave a minimum footprint.

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Samsill Branches into Raw Ring Binders

Green (Living) Review

The raw ring binders are not only the naturalist’s choice they are an easy consumer choice. Constructed of solid heavy-weight chipboard for lasting durability and combined with a removable ring for easy recycling; these eco-friendly binders are 100% recyclable , contain no plastic, making them an environmentally conscious consumer’s dream.

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Save The Planet and More With These Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

Not only do these efforts help the environment, but they save money while attracting eco-conscious consumers and boosting sales. It’s better for the planet, convenient for consumers, and saves businesses thousands of dollars on operational expenses. .

2020 52

SodaStream’s SuperBowl Ad Challenges Coke and Pepsi’s Winning Streak

Green Prophet

By using their carbonated machines instead of coke or pepsi, consumers can save 15 million plastic bottles on game day alone. . When Coca Cola sued the Israeli company last year for using their product in cages to advance SodaStream’s popularity among eco-conscious consumers, fans across the globe stood behind the claim that the beverage giants ought to take responsibility for polluting the planet with their throwaway bottles.

Think about Your Garbage!

Green Living Ideas

But we have a big problem on our hands, and becoming a conscious consumer is HARD– and it’s not your fault! How often do you really think of your garbage? For most of us, the answer is probably not often! Most of us probably do some recycling , maybe you do some composting. And surely you’ve read the scary statistics about food waste ? All these waste reduction measures are great and you should keep doing it.

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Plastic bottles are NOT green & there is no ethical bottled water

Green (Living) Review

Many health-conscious consumers strongly believe bottled water is preferable to ordinary tap water, and the bottled water industry's profits run in the billions of American dollars annually. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While the contents of such bottles themselves may not be especially harmful, the process of producing bottled water is not doing the environment any favors.

Hack Your Pumpkin Latte: DIY for Health, Taste!

Eco Chic

So, what’s a conscious consumer to do? Source. Fall is here, and everyone (and their yoga instructor) is talking about one thing: Pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beauty masks (I am not joking), pumpkin toothpaste (okay, now I’m joking). As seasonal culinary trends go, pumpkin is one of my favorites, because of its taste and incredible nutritional profile. Cooked pumpkin is a good source of Vitamin E, B6, A, and C.

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