The problem with consumerism

Green (Living) Review

Consumerism has so much become part of the (new) capitalist model that it is destroying the Planet right before our eyes but we either, because of having been programed in that way already, are not prepared to go another way, cannot see another way, or, and that is more often than not the case, feel powerless to do anything about it. capitalism consumerism green living planned obsolescence

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.


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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? That maybe the only way that the Planet can be saved.

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.

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.

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 With advertising bombarding our senses everywhere we go, it’s very hard to not be tempted to buy the newest gadget or gear on the market. While buying things is a part of life, a balance must be implemented or things can get out of control. Here are 10 reasons to put the plastic back in your pocket.

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, Ecology, and the Sabbath

Green Prophet

Ben-Gurion researchers claim that Israel’s urge to shop will eventually force Shabbat laws to change. . This is a typical side street in the Yaffa flea market, Israel. From left to right, notice a charming second-hand shop that sells amusing things like the full-sized statue of a Roman gladiator. Blond tourists with cameras hanging from their necks stroll by. A woman consults with her husband by cellphone. A rug vendor gazes at something across the street.

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'. Buying green has become yet another version of consumerism and I have termed it “greensumption”. This green version of consumerism is equally dangerous as is consumption and consumerism in general.

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.

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 veganAnd the sad truth is: no capitalism-fueled product of labor is cruelty-free. But does this mean.

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.

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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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. Causes News Top News Mayim Bialik

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.

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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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.

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. Advertisers, credit card companies, soft drink makers, banks, car companies, computer manufacturers, and government stimulus programs are but a few of the institutions aligned with consumerism.

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. After all countries like China and India though on the warpath of industrial resurgence still has one unique resource to offer – cheap labor. The western hemisphere thus has gained a lot by exporting there manufacturing processes to the developing economies of Asia and Africa.

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 luxury items will be from upcoming and promising designers from the U.S.,

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. This is how it happened Consumerism arose from a unique historic milieu. Ewen argued that “Consumerism, the mass participation in the values of the mass-industrial market.

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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9 Green Air Freshener Ideas

Environmental News Network

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

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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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How To Offset Your Printing Footprint

Environmental News Network

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

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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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 lifeValentine’s Day is just the latest excuse to spend money on things that we don’t really need and that don’t add value to our lives. So how can we.

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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.

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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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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Why I’m not Giving Gifts this Holiday Season (& What I’m doing Instead).

Elephant Journal

Adventure Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Christmas gift Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) gift-giving holiday season holiday stress TravelAs much as we love our belongings, they can never really become a part of us, whereas experiences make us who we are.

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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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What Black Friday Looks Like to the Rest of the World.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor''s Picks america black friday consumerism consumption Earth green sales shopping thanksgiving U.S. What we do in the U.S. echoes around the world.

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The 9th Limb: Yogic Shopping.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Yoga consumerism eco-friendly shopping slow fashion yoga clothes I am suggesting an evolution in the yoga consumer products industry.

The Yoga Pants Phenomenon.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Yoga consciousness fashion yoga consumerism yoga pants yogaeverydamnday Yoga isn’t about what you wear, where you got your spandex, how much you spent. It’s about the journey on the inside.

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