From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

We must return from a consumer and consumption orientated society return to, or transition and develop, however one may wish to put it, into a maker society where, once again, people are prepared to make things and enjoy making things rather than just consuming things.

Informed Consumers?

Wend Magazine

These outlets I list above rely upon the consumer’s better judgment and critical thinking skills to build a following. Take your time making informed decisions. Wondering where to go to look for informed newsworthy news? Of course, keep visitng this site.

Consumer Love.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) break up consumer culture dating ego boost online dating relationships social mediaWith so many individuals at our fingertips, have we come treat people as though they are disposable?

Our Souls are not Consumers.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Meditation awakening community consumer self-improvement third path This is when the emotions, concerns, and vulnerabilities intensify.

5 Insights for Being a Savvy “Green” Consumer

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe 5 Insights for Being a Savvy “Green&# Consumer October 11, 2010 Being a savvy consumer has always been important to me.

East Germans combating shortages of consumer goods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From October 10 to October 16, 2016 there was an exhibition in the museum of the city of Jena – Germany, formerly German Democratic Republic – about how the citizens of the German Democratic Republic, often referred to as (communist) East Germany were combating and overcoming the shortages in consumer goods with ingenuity and DIY. When then consumer goods were available, from various sources, many no longer wanted to be seen making their own things.

The Sinister Ingredient Lurking in Consumer Goods.

Elephant Journal

I recognize my serious addiction to consuming large amounts of deliciously chemically saturated processed food. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness climate change consumer goods deforestation diet food forests orangutan palm oilI truly do, and I am trying to practice more mindful eating habits.


Green (Living) Review

The Co-operative Group has been voted the UK''s most ethical company over the past 25 years by readers of Ethical Consumer magazine in spite of the problems that have recently beset the company. Launched in 1989 Ethical Consumer is the UK''s leading ethical and environmental magazine.

This is why Environmental Problems Should be Blamed on Consumers.

Elephant Journal

As citizens, it will always be the responsibility of consumers and citizens to demand laws, policies, and products that do not harm the environment or wildlife. Z ADMIN Green Featured Today awareness bcorps biodegradable change conservation consumerism consumers corporations eco environment environmental problems green plastics politics practice

Avoid These 3 Toxic Everyday Products & Become an Educated Consumer.

Elephant Journal

Despite court cases and consumers shedding light on these hazards, the FDA and EPA still haven’t banned them from the shelves. And this is why consumer education is imperative. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only arsenic chemicals Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) consumer household products organic toxic wineThere are products on the market today that pose serious health threats to those of us who use them every day.

Green consumers

Green Living Tips

Consumers are wizening up to the terrible damage we are collectively doing to our planet and they'll be voting with their shopping dollars, gravitating towards green businesses.Is your business ready to meet the environmental challenge

How to Consume News Mindfully.

Elephant Journal

There is a level of guilt that can come from “tuning out” for a bit. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood entertainment news politics relax rest stress technology television trump

Positive News Sites & Apps for the Weary News Consumer.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Literary Journal apps awareness balance change family good news happiness Happy Apps happy news healing Health & Wellness life mindfulness news news consumer politics positive news site weary websiteIt can be difficult to avoid the stress and the compassion fatigue that comes with the onslaught of bad news. But so often, we forget that the onslaught of bad news often comes because of an undue focus on negative news stories by the media.

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.

Mindless Eaters Consume 50% More Calories.

Elephant Journal

The findings were astonishing! At the University of Surrey, researchers asked 80 participants to eat pasta that was offered as either a. Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Food Featured Today ayurveda Calories centenarians consciousness diet digestion eating eating slowly food john douillard mindful eating snacking

How to Stop Letting what we Consume, Consume Us.

Elephant Journal

This is 2017 the whole world, with varying degrees of freedom, is plugged in to this same system. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness binge watching Netflix Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) downsizing eco-friendly meditation sleep technology unhealthy habits

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints.

How the 'right to repair' could address e-waste challenges — for recyclers and consumers alike

Green (Living) Review

Eectronics recyclers want to break open devices — and think consumers should be able to do the same. What was once the focus of reuse advocates and the tech community, the right to repair electronic devices has recently become a priority for the recycling industry, too.

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

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green Meditation change Conscious Consumer eco ecofahion environment green health wellness life mindful spending mindfulness self loveWe all fix or hide from our problems differently.

Deaton and Muellbauer, Economics and Consumer Behavior (1980)

Environmental Economics

I had this book once: The idea of duality has proved to be a powerful device in modern work on the economics of consumer behaviour. The next part consists of chapters on consumer index numbers; household characteristics, demand, and household welfare comparisons; and social welfare and inequality. The authors have used duality to provide an integrated and accessible treatment of this subject.

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: jcarwil via Compfight cc Americans are surveyed constantly as consumers, but very rarely are we asked about how we feel about consumption itself. That doesn’t change the fact that we’re big consumers.

Consumer confidence hits record low

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Consumer confidence fell to an all-time low in February 2011, fueling doubts about the strength of the economic recovery. Nationwide Building Society’s consumer confidence index fell by ten points to 38 last month – its lowest level since the survey began in May 2004 – after another sharp drop in January of the year. A growing pessimism among consumers towards making purchases also pushed the survey’s spending index down to 52 points in February.

How to Consume the News without Having a Panic Attack Every Morning.

Elephant Journal

Arts Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Andrew Harvey election how to read news mindful news consumer news organisations panic attack social mediaThat day I clicked on a piece from one of my favorite authors and teachers, Andrew Harvey. And then I had a panic attack.

Two Sides Targets U.S. Consumers With New Ad Campaign

Green (Living) Review

magazine and newspaper publishers to reach consumers with the No Wonder You Love Paper ad campaign. consumers, including 69 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds, say they prefer to read print and paper communications rather than reading off a screen," says Two Sides President Phil Riebel.

How much energy is being consumed, and where?

Green (Living) Review

How much energy is being used in the US and which ones are the top 3 energy-consuming states? What's the most energy-consuming activity we do in our homes each day? The infographic below explains more. Who are the biggest users of electricity?

How Consumers Impact Their Retail Environment

Green Earth Journey

According to recent reports by industry watchdog Retail Systems Research and publications as varied as CIO Magazine and Chain Store Age, responding to consumer awareness of the environmental impact of their shopping habits is now a mainstream concept.

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The Rise (& Fall?) Of Consumer Society in the Middle East

Green Prophet

When we think of consumerism and the consumer society, the Middle East is not the first thing to come to mind. Even so, over the last half a century the region has been transformed into a consumer society. How Data Mining Turns You Into A Super Consumer.

A demand / consumer surplus experiment for your lower level environmental economics course

Environmental Economics

I used it to illustrate demand curves (the course has no prequisite) and consumer surplus.

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We are creatures Designed to Consume Infinity.

Elephant Journal

Life—it's a sensory experience. Adventure Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) awareness family fear infinity mindfulness nature now senses sensory spirituality

Disposables, non-durables, soft goods, consumables

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Disposables, non durable goods, soft goods, and so-called consumables, are but different words, all of which have about the same meaning. Examples of disposables, non durable goods, of consumables are: Paper and paper products such as newspaper, magazines, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, wrapping paper, paper bags, post it notes, drawing paper, coffee filters, etc.

Do Consumers Still Care about Recycling?

Green Living Ideas

Do consumers still care about recycling? The post Do Consumers Still Care about Recycling? Green Lifestyle consumers materials recycling Recycling TerraCycleYES, and you can read here how TerraCycle makes recycling easier for hard-to-recycle goods around the country. appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Green Consumers Rejoice!

Eco Friendly Daily

When it comes to purchasing eco-friendly items for your home, office, friends and family, perusing the aisles in local stores can be time consuming and confusing. Green consumers have the ability to make worry free purchases without even leaving home.

How Can Conservationists Convince Consumers Not to Buy Ivory?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wong worked with APCO Insight, a global research firm specializing in messaging research, to understand potential Chinese ivory consumers. The good news is that most potential ivory consumers can be persuaded with the right message communicated by the right messenger.

Buy more to consume less! Duh?

Green (Living) Review

Buying more to consume less is an oxymoron and a contradiction in terms, for sure. The entire issue about " Green Consumer Day ", or as it even a week, I wrote my thoughts about it at the time last year, is in the same league. The consumer be advised to do his or her research as to the environmental benefits and other claims of the “green” vendors. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This just does not compute now, does it?

STIHL £1m promotion encourages consumers to ‘get the professionals in’

Green (Living) Review

A bespoke microsite, , offers consumers the chance to win a professional STIHL makeover for the garden worth £10,000. Entry forms have to be downloaded from the site, filled in and then posted into competition entry boxes at STIHL dealers, to drive consumers in store.

Taking the green consumer to the cleaners

Green (Living) Review

We seem to be going just from one kind of consumption and ripping off consumers to another. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Where we look at green and ethical online stores (an oxymoron on both counts) we see one attempt after the other to fleece the eco conscious shopper.

Why Non-Vegans Are So Confused About Vegans Consuming Sperm


The fixation on sperm and whether or not vegans can consume it is just a manifestation of that.

Consuming Meat & Dairy Disconnects People from Empathy & Compassion.

Elephant Journal

Most of us live in a society whereby it is deemed perfectly normal to eat a lamb that has been stolen from its mother, yet, if we were to. Food Green Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Food Featured Today are human carnivores climate change eating meat factory farms healthy diet herbivores how to become a vegan meat vegan vegan diet vegetarian

Rowse lets consumer thank bees with free flowers

Green (Living) Review

Consumers are being encouraged to say thanks to bees for their hard work in creating honey by a new campaign from UK honey brand Rowse.

We must consume less. and this not just with regards to energy

Green (Living) Review

We have to consume less (and learn to make do with what we have) rather than wanting more and more and bigger and bigger still. The powers-that-be, however, governments, industry, et al, are trying to convince the people all that we must consume more, more and then still more in order for us all to live better lives. 2015 Technorati Tags: consumption , consumer society , less is more

Organic and Eco-friendly Products at Reduced Pricing Encourages Consumers to Give Them a Try

Green (Living) Review

By offering their entire inventory of products at a 15% price reduction for the entire month, the ecommerce site is hoping consumers will see this as an opportunity to experience the beneficial properties of organic and sustainable products.

$100 Billion in Consumer Surplus from Fracking

Environmental Economics

A back of the envelope cost-benefit calculation from a Yale-associated group estimates that recent increases in shale gas production have been worth just over $100 billion annually to US consumers. Marginal Revolution : Energy production is one of the few bright spots in the American economy. In comparison, the authors estimates that groundwater contamination costs $250 million per year, a 400 to 1 benefit to cost ratio.

Are consumers responsible for the BP oil disaster?

Green Blog

Bonus-seeking executives, corrupt politicians and oil-hungry generals all played a role, but they were only front men for the real villains – consumers. In a market economy, it is consumers, not businesses, who ultimately make all of the decisions. Consumers aren’t equal.