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

10 Books to Counter Consumerism

AGreenLiving

We are constantly bombarded by messages that tell us we … The post 10 Books to Counter Consumerism appeared first on Earth911.com. See original here: 10 Books to Counter Consumerism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism

AGreenLiving

Here is the original: Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism. What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly. Business Eco Green and-micromobility before-demanded consumer trends driving change happen-if-more more-people not-all public transit times-for transition-swiftly- transportation

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption When Shopping

EcoFriend

Offbeat consumerism E-WASTE Eco-Friendly Stores featured Plastic Consumption Reusable Bags Shopping Top Water FilterPlastic has become a serious issue and a real environmental threat.

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.

9 Green Air Freshener Ideas

Environmental News Network

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

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Earth911 Podcast: EPAM Continuum’s Buck Sleeper on the Rise of Consumer Influence

Earth 911

Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts Buck Sleeper conscious consumerism globalization innovation localismEarth911 talks with Buck Sleeper, director of innovation consulting at EPAM Continuum, a company that. The post Earth911 Podcast: EPAM Continuum’s Buck Sleeper on the Rise of Consumer Influence appeared first on Earth911.

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.

How To Offset Your Printing Footprint

Environmental News Network

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

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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.

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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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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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Energy Consumption in Homes Across Europe

Environmental News Network

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

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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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Shop Small this Saturday!

Green Living Ideas

Green Business buy nothing day conscious consumerism consumerism shop small small business small business saturdayWhen you shop this holiday season, choose to Shop Small with local businesses for Small Business Saturdays! The post Shop Small this Saturday! appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Earth911 Podcast: EPAM Continuum’s Buck Sleeper on the Rise of Consumer Influence

AGreenLiving

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6 Benefits of Eco-friendly Skincare

Green Living Guy

People are switching to sustainable products and practices because of increased awareness of the global impact of consumerism on the environment. Sustainability is one of the main movements at the moment, but the truth is it’s more than just a trend.

The best things in life come in Cellophane

Green (Living) Review

Victor Lebow, Journal of Retailing (1955) And here is where we can see the very philosophy of consumerism and when it was created. And then cam the new economy of consumerism and built-in obsolescence and that part of the economy died a death and that predominately because products were being made and still are being made in such a way that they can neither be opened nor repaired. Consumerism is much like the arms race. consumerism no to consumerism

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An impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse.

Blue Earth

sustainable lifestyles eco consumerismAn impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse of our post-paper future, when we access much of our reading online (using high-resolution displays). ECOLUXE magazine is a global, bi-monthly online magazine. We promote only information, goods and services that inspire readers and consumers to live naturally and consciously. The online, digital format reflects our commitment to minimal environmental impact.

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Maven Moment: Costume Jewelry

AGreenLiving

Eco appeared-first backyard-barbeque Business conscious consumerism costume costume-jewelry diy earth911 first-on-earth911 grandma maven maven-moment single-use plastics sustainable sustainable businessWhen Grandma Jennie was an Avon Lady, she sold costume jewelry in addition to beauty… The post Maven Moment: Costume Jewelry appeared first on Earth911. See original here: Maven Moment: Costume Jewelry.

How a Minimalist Wardrobe Makes your Life Easier and Happier

Green Living Ideas

Green Consumerism green living minimalism minimalist challenge organic shopping sustainable fashion sustainable livingLearn how a minimalist wardrobe can make your life easier with these helpful tips. You'll be purging your closets and clearing out space in your brain too! The post How a Minimalist Wardrobe Makes your Life Easier and Happier appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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We Earthlings: 4 Questions for Conscious Shopping

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Eco appeared-first ask-yourself conscious conscious consumerism conscious-shopping earthlings first-on-earth911 next these-fourBefore you make your next purchase, ask yourself these four … The post We Earthlings: 4 Questions for Conscious Shopping appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Good, Better, Best: Cutting Your Consumer Carbon Footprint

AGreenLiving

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Earth911 Podcast: David Radlo Talks Building a Sustainable Business

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Business Eco appeared-first backyard-barbeque business & policy conscious consumerism david disposable earth911 entrepreneurship how & buy single-use plastics sustainable sustainable business talks-buildingEarth911 talks with author and business advisor David Radlo, an early and successful advocate for… The post Earth911 Podcast: David Radlo Talks Building a Sustainable Business appeared first on Earth911.

The Top 10 Most Inspiring Sustainability Leaders

Green Living Ideas

Activism Green Lifestyle activism climate change consumerism grassroots sustainability 101 Who are the folks making s*#t happen in the world of sustainability? Big names are making a big difference, but so are grassroots movements that are galvanizing community level change. Movements like Occupy Wall St., the People’s Climate March, and 350.org are making huge strides, but so are huge companies that are changing business as.

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5 “Lightweighted” Items that Make a Heavy Environmental Impact

Green Living Ideas

Green Consumerism lightweighting packaging plastic Recycling TerraCycle upcycling"Lightweighting” is the practice of cutting down the amount of packaging material used to make it, or replacing it with a lighter weight alternative entirely. Learn five main types of packages being lightweighted. The post 5 “Lightweighted” Items that Make a Heavy Environmental Impact appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Celebrate Buy Nothing Day To Consume Less All Year

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Eco appeared-first black business & policy buy buy nothing day consume consume-less- consumerism crowds-even first-on-earth nothing pandemic-makes usualThe pandemic makes Black Friday crowds even scarier than usual … The post Celebrate Buy Nothing Day To Consume Less All Year appeared first on Earth 911. See the rest here: Celebrate Buy Nothing Day To Consume Less All Year.

The 5 Plastics That Nobody Should Be Using

Green Living Ideas

Green Consumerism phalates plastic waste PVC recycle styrofoam TerraCycle water bottlesWe are endangering the long-term well-being of the planet because of a desire for short-term wealth and material objects, many of which rely on cheap plastic inputs. As a consumer, the power to purchase is directly in your hands. Here are five plastic products everyone should be avoiding. The post The 5 Plastics That Nobody Should Be Using appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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The 5 Plastics That Nobody Should Be Using

Green Living Ideas

Green Consumerism phalates plastic waste PVC recycle styrofoam TerraCycle water bottlesWe are endangering the long-term well-being of the planet because of a desire for short-term wealth and material objects, many of which rely on cheap plastic inputs. As a consumer, the power to purchase is directly in your hands. Here are five plastic products everyone should be avoiding. The post The 5 Plastics That Nobody Should Be Using appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Lauren Singer

Green Living Ideas

Green Lifestyle bulk foods bulk section conscious consumerism food waste grocery shopping lauren singer sustainable shopping trash-free zero-waste grocery shoppingZero-Waste Grocery Shopping is the next step in shopping evolution for conscious consumers. Learn tips and tricks for shopping without waste! The post Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Lauren Singer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Laura Singer

Green Living Ideas

Green Lifestyle bulk foods bulk section conscious consumerism food waste grocery shopping Laura Singer sustainable shopping trash-free zero-waste grocery shoppingZero-Waste Grocery Shopping is the next step in shopping evolution for conscious consumers. Learn tips and tricks for shopping without waste! The post Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping with Laura Singer appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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