The problem with consumerism

Green (Living) Review

capitalism consumerism green living planned obsolescenceby Michael Smith (Veshengro) We do this not because it is the only way to meet our needs but because we live in an economy which requires us to consume more every year or it implodes and can't meet anyone's needs.

Consumerism – do we need prohibitions?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are living well above our means, in more than one way. Thus the question as to whether we need prohibitions that will halt our over-consumption? Maybe we do need someone who raps us over the knuckles when we go too far?

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Mindful consumerism?

Elephant Journal

Seeking to understand the overall cost of manufactured goods — including externalities like coffee farmers’ unlivable wages or unregulated pollution — before purchasing anything at all, is perhaps one path toward mindful consumerism, if such a concept can even exist within today’s economic systems.

Ending Consumerism

Green (Living) Review

We must stop worshiping at the altar of consumerism and greed by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The way that we, most of us, today are living is totally unsustainable. Consumerism, obviously, as we all know, I am sure, is not just fueled by the fact that things do no longer last. And it is this misconception of needs and wants that is fueling the consumerism that is harming Mother Earth and other people.

10 Reasons to Quit Excessive Consumerism

Green (Living) Review

The stress caused by excessive consumerism and financial turbulence is showcased in statistics for divorce, suicide, and healthcare costs. consumerism green living lifestyle choice

Consumerism: The scourge of our world

Green (Living) Review

built-in obsolescence consumerism economy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ever since the end of the Second World War the developed world – and also some other countries have followed suit now – has headed for the consumer society and industry created built-in obsolescence. Companies had made huge profits from the war as the military was using stuff at the rate of knots and then some.

Ethical consumerism. Doh?

Green (Living) Review

Somewhere along the line this, like green consumerism, does not really compute, does it now? By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recently the term “ethical consumerism” arrived in some places in the media and I just cannot get my head around that oxymoron, which is a little in the league with “green consumerism.” That is just want and consumerism. That is being green and ethical, not partaking in consumerism whether it is claimed to be green and/or ethical or not.

United States of Consumerism. ~ Vince G. Sparks

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Big Pharma consumerism health of america standard American diet We are in a whole new age of food and drug consumption, which seems to perpetually flirt with disaster.

Consumerism, a Serious Addiction

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Over the last half a century and a little more we, in the developed world, have fallen prey to a serious addiction, aside from that to oil, the addiction to consumerism, of always wanting more, more and still more. Consumerism is more dangerous to the Planet than any amount of so-called overpopulation.

Consumerism: the scourge and disease of today

Green (Living) Review

Consumerism must truly be the scourge and disease of modern times By Michael Smith (Veshengro) “We've all got this weird mental illness called consumerism” declares a new movie called 'Consumed: Inside the belly of the beast'.

What my Avocado Toast taught me about Conscious Consumerism.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green avocado avocados child labor Chiquita bananas cruelty free ethical business Hershey's chocolate palm oil vegan

Say No to Consumerism This Holiday Season. ~ Linsi Broom

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) consumerism gift-giving holiday mindfulness shopping Spread the message: Let the thought be enough. Give the gift of love by spending time and paying attention to those you care about. I promise they will appreciate that act a million times more than a back massager and a pair of new slippers.

The season of consumerism is upon us again

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is that time of year again when the great majority of the people around the world are preparing for the feast of consumerism, that is referred to as Christmas and claimed to be the birth day of one Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ.

Mayim Bialik Says No to Consumerism and Yes to Helping Others


Read More The post Mayim Bialik Says No to Consumerism and Yes to Helping Others appeared first on Ecorazzi. If you're like Mayim Bialik, you feel that somewhere along the way the true spirit of the holiday season got lost in an avalanche of ads, presents and sales.

APPRENTICE THESIS From shopping sprees to conscious consumerism online: my wardrobe evolution

Elephant Journal

Intro: *Author will be sending a photo From shopping sprees to conscious consumerism online: my wardrobe evolution As a teenager in a materialistic Texas suburb, I gave no thought to the environmental consequences of my clothing purchases. Shopping was a raison d’être. Clothes were a status symbol — the newer and more expensive, the better. […]. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy

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The end of consumerism

The Green Changemakers

And we must beware the snake-oil salespeople trying to fl og us the dead-ends of green consumerism and cheatneutral ‘offsets’. by Jules Peck 16/04/2009 Similar articles Better Than Real Oops, wrong brain What Was The Life That We Were Living? Help fashion go organic Last month my friend Satish Kumar said in Sustained magazine that the happiest people are those who live close to the land and use their hands – craftspeople and farmers.

Beyond Consumerism: Replacing the Value of "More" with "Enough"

The Green Changemakers

Given how deeply consumerism has become embedded in everyday life (despite the way it coaxes people to chase fulfillment in ineffective ways), it''s going to take a revolutionary change in values to overcome the prevailing orthodoxy.

Rich World’s Consumerism Behind World’s Pollution Problems

Eco Friendly Daily

Call it the fallout of outsourcing. As economies have scaled up, the world’s most developed nations have looked towards the poorer countries to bring down manufacturing costs.

From Consumerism to Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

By Erik Assadourian Climate change grows more threatening every day. Yet most responses offered so far only attempt to address the symptoms — namely greenhouse gas emissions. Curbing emissions through technology change or efficiency measures won’t be enough. Instead, we have to focus on the root problem of climate change – not to mention many other ecological and social problems – the consumer culture.

Growing consumerism and consumption a much bigger problem than growing population

Green (Living) Review

We have now even begun replacing – and more of that can be found in another article of mine – consumerism and consumption per se with green consumerism and green consumption, which I have coined as “greensumption”. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All the focus on population growth rates in the developing world and its impact on the environment could be rather misplaced.

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Luxury Vending Machine -For the Ultimate in Consumerism


Ever thought there was something missing from your local shopping ? Well , maybe here it is ! To celebrate Fashion Week in New York, USA, Hudson Hotel will feature a large vending machine in its lobby that will carry fashion ‘necessities.’

The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism—and the birth of a happy alternative

The Green Changemakers

The model of economic existence just described is reinforced in the business pages of every newspaper, and in the daily reportage of nearly every broadcast and web-based financial news service, and it has a familiar name: consumerism. Consumerism also has a history, but not a long one.

Vape Your Vitamin B12. Crazy Genius or Crazy Stupid? {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Health & Wellness Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) vegan vitamin b12 vitamin vapeVape your vitamin B12. A better way to B.

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8 Tips to Tapping into our Body Funk by making Natural Choices. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Let's start with eight tips and tricks to help transition from regular to natural deodorant: Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Family Featured Events Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Yoga Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) cruelty free health natural deodorant

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How To Offset Your Printing Footprint

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Natural Resources Sustainability Waste Management Conservation Tips From: How To."

The Consumerist Trappings of Minimalism.

Elephant Journal

This article is about the relationship between minimalism and consumerism. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Green Featured Today consumerism decluttering eco eco-living environment minimalismSome minimalists may be consuming more.

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Every Drop Counts

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Natural Resources Sustainability Water Conservation Tips From: Nature’s Water Ltd. How To."

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Make Space for Love: an Invitation for the Next 30 Days.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) consumerism decluttering game making space for love minimalism tidying up Valentine's Day what matters in life

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The True Cost of Meat

Environmental News Network

Activism Consumerism Education Food Go Green Health Natural Resources Sustainability Carbon Footprint Farms Green Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tips From: Pounds to Pocket .

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9 Green Air Freshener Ideas

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green organic spring cleaning TipsFrom: Chadwicks. How To."

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How CBD helps Beat Burnout & Everyday Exhaustion. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness Right LivelihoodCBD can help you hack your body's energy cycles.

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The 2015 Guide to Electric Vehicles

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Green Technology Reviews Sustainability Travel Emissions GreenFrom: Car Leasing Made Simple.

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What’s in my Wine?

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health and Wellness mindful drinking what goes into wine wine wine industry winemakingWhat have you been drinking? Just some fermented grapes, right? Probably not. There are a few things that are just not really talked about in the wine industry.

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How Urbanization Affects the Environment

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Natural Resources Nature Policy Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Emissions Health Urbanization Water From: Gotcha Wildlife.

5 ways to Gain back some Control in a Capitalist Society.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green capitalism capitalist society Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) fair wage fight capitalism small businessStop with the trends. You don't need the latest *fill in the blank* to be an important member of society.

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How to look beautiful with less make up.

Elephant Journal

Green beauty hacks.

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Energy Consumption in Homes Across Europe

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Green Building Sustainability Conservation energy TipsFrom: Cast Iron Radiators 4u.

A Brilliant & Heartbreaking Greenpeace Parody of Coca-Cola’s Holiday Ad.

Elephant Journal

Arts Conscious Consumerism Green advertising awareness change Coca Cola Coke consumerism eco environment green greenpeace parody plastic vote with your moneyLast week, Greenpeace released a commercial directed at Coke and its traditional holiday advertising campaign. The one-minute reel.

Without These Yoga Pants, You are Nothing. ~ Kate Robinson

Elephant Journal

'Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga advertising advertising photoshoot buying stuff buying yoga clothes consumerism mindless consumerism spending money yoga advertising yoga clothing yoga clothing for a better practice yoga consumerism yoga pants yoga photo shoot you need to buy this'

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Putting CBD in Your Vagina—Cure for the Common Cramp? {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green Health & Wellness cannabis CBD endometriosis Foria period cramps pleasure relief suppositories“The best thing to happen to your uterus since…. anything honestly!”.

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Relationship with Stuff: Toy Stories


Photography Spiritual Ecopsychology children consumerism ecopsychology Gabriele Galimberti ownership photography sharing toys * Gabriele Galimberti wandered the world to photograph children with their favorite toys. He would first play with the children so they would get to know one another a bit, then he’d do the photo shoot. I think the project reveals some interesting insights into peoples’ relationship with our stuff — not only in the […].

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7 Things that Destroy our Gut Health & 5 Things we can Do About It. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Food Green Health & WellnessEven as a qualified nutritionist, this was a total eye-opener for me.

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Hell No, GMOs! ~ Amanda Suutari

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Canada Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green anti-gmo consumerism food GMO green revolution local food organic

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