How to Consume News Mindfully.

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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

Consumer Love.

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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?

This is why Environmental Problems Should be Blamed on Consumers.

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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

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

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Most of the average consumer’s attire is either cotton or cotton blends. Cotton is a major component of the wardrobe we live in. But cotton isn’t all Zooey Deschanel and flowing dresses.

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.

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$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.

Vegan Wine Making Gains With Consumers


As a result, those not interested in making animal products a part of their diet may unknowingly be consuming some of the leftover fining agents.

The Sinister Ingredient Lurking in Consumer Goods.

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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.

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

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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.

10 Steps to Becoming an Ethical & Conscious Consumer.

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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

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.


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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Consumed with Consumption

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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.

Disposables, non-durables, soft goods, consumables

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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.

How much energy is being consumed, and where?

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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?

Buy more to consume less! Duh?

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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?

We are What Our Minds Consume. Choose Wisely, Dig Deep.

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If the Internet was a country it would be the 5th biggest energy consumer in the world


Although Facebook has announced plans to improve energy efficiency and it’s new data center in Oregon is 38% more efficient than others, this infographic suggests it is still leading the pack in terms of power usage.

Informed Consumers?

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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.

6 Steps to be a More Compassionate Consumer.

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The world of food and the food we eat can be confusing. With nutritionists, food industries, animal welfare groups and environmentalists telling us stories of super. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food Green Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today factory farms GMO labels local produce vegan veggies

Wellness Guru Faked Cancer: Why it Matters to be an Informed Consumer.

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I am distressed by the vitriol in the arguments on this topic. I am dismayed by the lack of objectivity. And, I am horrified by some of the marketing and advertising ploys that take advantage of this. Food Health & Wellness app Belle Gibson blogger chemicals faked cancer GMO organic The Whole Pantry

Food Waste: Are Millennials more Eco-Friendly than other Generations?

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Enlightened Society Food Green eco-friendly Environmentalism food food for thought food waste green green consumer millennials ugly produceFood waste isn’t just the immoral issue our parents and grandparents claimed it to be while we were being lectured about starving children. It also has a huge environmental impact.

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Consuming Meat & Dairy Disconnects People from Empathy & Compassion.

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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

‘Green’ products lose allure as consumers cut spending

Green (Living) Review

Sales that year topped $100 million, and several other major consumer products companies came out with their own “green” cleaning supplies, in order, no doubt, to not be left behind. As the recession has gripped the country, and it is time the government woke up to the fact that the Great Recession is still alive and well, the consumer’s love affair with green products, from recycled toilet paper to organic foods to hybrid cars, has faded like a bad infatuation.

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.

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. Two-thirds of apple juice that Americans consume—more than 400 million gallons annually—comes from China.

Palm oil lobby continues to mislead consumers, again.

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Therefore making such blatantly misleading claims to consumers should be banned. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) On the Guardian Environment Blog at the end of March a banner advert read: " Sustainable. Food Security. Societal Advancement. This is Palm Oil" Really? Honestly? I think not. Palm oil expansion is known to be one of the major drivers of deforestation in South East Asia and not only there, of that we can be sure.

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.

How Data Mining Turns You Into A Super Consumer

Green Prophet

Visual clues about you are just the tip of the information iceberg. Your shopping habits can be made malleable by others through data mining. New York Times writer Charles Duigg wrote how Target predicted a teen’s pregnancy before her own father knew.

The Latest Most Urgent Reason To Breed And Consume Less

Green Prophet

By 2100, at least ten billion people will devour the planet. At a recent film screening in Al Ain, one female student asked: “what’s the point of changing if nobody listens to us?&#

New app helps you avoid unethical brands and companies

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It just seems as an impossible feat to exert your power as an individual consumer and make informed decisions! Business & Politics Boycotts consumer power corporations Green Consumer individual responsibility iPhone mobile apps


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OAKLAND, CA, February 2011: Each year, it is estimated that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. These days, of all the plastic bags consumed, only a mere 1-3% percent is recycled.

Mindless Eaters Consume 50% More Calories.

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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

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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

Reading the News: Mindful Advice for those Head-in-the-Sand Types.

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Apprentice Thesis Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Right Livelihood alternative facts consuming news elephant academy Fake news mindful media New York Times news sources reading news responsible journalism trumpThis spread of misinformation (see buzzwords like “fake news” and “alternative facts”) comes from people like me.

Ceramic Coated Cooking Pans May be Killing You With Color

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The general consensus from the program is for people to avoid using these ceramic coated utensils, even those considered as “safe” This is not the first time that consumers have been warned to avoid using utensils with nonstick coatings.

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Our Souls are not Consumers.

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