From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

We have been brainwashed into the consumer mentality believing that whatever we need and want has to be coming from some shop of sorts, whether in bricks and mortar or in the virtual realm, and that making things that we need and want to ourselves from natural materials or, God forbid, waste materials, is something only for the very poor in other countries. children consumers DIY green living makers making do

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. Also, try the following: FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) , PR Watch , Politifact , Open Secrets , and Media Matters. That should get you started.


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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?

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

7 recommended ways to consume CBD-based products

Green Prophet

For this reason, CBD is perfectly legal to consume in all 50 states. The trick is to figure out the best way to consume CBD-based products. There are at least seven recommended ways to consume them. The easiest way to consume CBD is by eating it.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Though it sounds a bit of an oxymoron, being a savvy “green consumer &# is becoming even more so.

How to improve your health by consuming Vitamin C

Green Prophet

The post How to improve your health by consuming Vitamin C appeared first on Green Prophet. Vitamin C is one of those things we are boosting at any sign of getting sick. But is your Vitamin C from the internet a real or fake? Make sure you order from a reputable source. .

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Empowering consumers: Rio Tinto’s aluminum becomes accountable upstream and down, on the blockchain

Green Prophet

The metals industry knows consumers are asking for more information on sustainable supply chain and Rio Tinto plans on drastically reshaping accountability in its aluminum business using the power of the blockchain.

$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.

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

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. Well for my Phd I want to Harvard in the US and whilst I was there I noticed a huge difference in the US consumer world compared to the Middle East and even Israel. These were developed during the oil boom which was a linchpin of the consumer society.

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.

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. When consumers care about the environment and make it known, so do the companies they hire and do business with. The post Being an Eco Conscious Consumer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

New report: American consumers want ‘Save the Planet’ over growing economy

Green Prophet

American consumers are more concerned about the planet than steady economic growth, new report. Companies that don’t adapt business models to limit environmental impact will experience consumer backlash, say half (53%) of Americans, although a good price is a top priority for 90% of shoppers.

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Sustainable Brands Conference Update: Empowering Consumers

The Green Samaritan

Of particular interest to me is on the subject of how we, as consumers, can make the best choice that aligns with our values and makes us feel good about our purchases. Josh Dorfman, VP of Marketing for the GoodGuide shares in a pre-game video the tools that are available to empower consumers and give us the edge. Moving from blueberries to business, the Sustainable Brands Conference ’11 kicks off next week in Monterey, California June 7-10.

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WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints. From Danielle Nierenberg, formerly Co-Director of Nourishing the Planet (Worldwatch Institute) and now a part of Food Tank, comes another list of things you and I can do to make sure we are green, even if this coming Christmas holiday is more about white (as in snow).

"Examining the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Making of a Consumer Boycott"

Environmental Economics

Zhongmin Wang: In a new RFF discussion paper, “ Egregiousness and Boycott intensity: Evidence from the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill ,” we also explore the relationship between boycott intensity and media coverage, due to the latter’s ability to influence consumer awareness about egregious events.


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. The Co-op topped the poll in a readers'' survey to mark the 25th birthday of Ethical Consumer magazine. Ethical Consumer co-director Tim Hunt said: "Over the past 25 years the Co-op has been at the forefront of the ethical consumer movement.

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. What he’s found is consistent, strong agreement—ranging from 74 to 88 percent—that “our country would be better off if we all consume less.”. That doesn’t change the fact that we’re big consumers. In the US we consume a third of the world’s resources even though we only represent about 4.5

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.

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. I used VEconLab's demand experiment in my sophomore level introduction to environmental and resource economics course this week: This exercise introduces the notion of demand as a function with "steps" that represent maximum willingness to pay, i.e. the marginal value of consumption.

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What is so wrong about the consumer paying the true cost of grain, coal and oil?

Environmental Economics

Otherwise, there is a rise in price for transportation that is passed on to the consumer.”. The goods that travel by barge would cost more and we would consume less of them (grain, coal and oil). Maybe it would mean that I wouldn't eat so dang much: Locks are intended to make it easy for. barges, with their cargoes of grain, coal and oil, to navigate the uneven waters of the Mississippi, Kentucky [1] and Ohio Rivers.

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.

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

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 Consumers Impact Their Retail Environment

Green Earth Journey

Press Release from Ditto Hangers(not written by me but I found it quite interesting and decided to pass it along) Clothing Manufacturers Respond to Demand for Sustainability Practices Oakland, CA (December 8, 2010) Ditto® Sustainable Brand Solutions, designer of sustainably manufactured retail display products, was tracking consumer demand for environmental practices in the retail industry before the company was launched four years ago.

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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.

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

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. These green online shopping centers have revolutionized the meaning of being green, and as a consumer you can walk away knowing whether your purchase helped people, animals or the environment.

Accepting a review invitation is more time consuming than the review itself #exaggeration

Environmental Economics

From the inbox [heavily redacted]: Dear Dr. Whitehead, The above-mentioned manuscript has been submitted to [journal]. Given your previous work and research interests, I thought you might find the manuscript of interest. I would greatly appreciate if you would review the work to assess its suitability for publication in [journal]. To be within the aims and scope of [journal], a paper needs to both address [journal title in lower case] and be sound methodologically.

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8 High Energy-Consuming Appliances: Learn How to Save Energy

Green Prophet

Seeing your electricity bills you may wonder why you are getting higher bills, although you would have taken a few steps in consuming less energy. Impacts of High Energy consuming appliances: Energy saving is vital for the environment, more than 50% of the emissions are from the higher utilization of electricity. Scarcity in Energy Supply: There is an increase in supply and demand as there is an increase in consumers and this is a greater threat to the environment in the future.

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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.

Arsenic In Your Food? Consumers Push Regulation

Green Prophet

Consumer concern is forcing the FDA to mandate lower levels of the toxin in apple juice, which is a blessing for our kids. Over the last two years, we and the Empire State Consumer Project have been lobbying for these stricter standards… We’ll continue to lobby the agency to make sure they finalize and enforce these proposed standards. “We Two-thirds of apple juice that Americans consume—more than 400 million gallons annually—comes from China.

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.

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

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. Consumer reduction education is important,” says Wong. How can conservationists convince people not to buy ivory? Do outreach and education campaigns around ivory have any hope of succeeding?

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?

Leap-second Bug Consumes Megawatts of Electricity

Green Prophet

But because computers have become so ubiquitous, they consume an increasing fraction of our electrical power consumption and should not be ignored. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that the power consumption spike associated with a leap-second bug could have pushed power plants beyond their capacity, leaving consumers in the dark. Was it the leap-second bug that pushed America’s power plants beyond their capacity?

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. As new devices get smaller and more complex they’re also becoming harder to process cost-effectively.

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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.