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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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'.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.’

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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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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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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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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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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How to Save the Planet—One Cup of Green Tea at a Time. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Food Green Health & Wellness Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) green green tea green tea production production journey sustainable practices tea tea productionGreen tea travels a long journey from stage one until it ends up in our cups. The journey is even longer if producers follow sustainable practices.

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4 Types of High-Functioning, Low-Grade Anxiety you Didn’t Know you Had. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Funny Health & Wellness anxiety CBD cbd gummies cbd tincture FOMO hangxiety JOMO Sunday ScariesIt’s never completely debilitating, but it definitely has a persistent, repetitive pattern.

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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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5 Ways CBD can Help you Live your Best Life. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Here are just a few ideas: Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Green Health & Wellness cannabidiol CBD Farm Bill Green Roads hemp new year's resolutionsNo matter what your personal goal or focus is right now, CBD could help you live your full potential.

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The Single Most Important Gift we can Give Our Children. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Family Featured Events Health & Wellness baby child child development education For Children learning lovevery parenting playPlay is the work of childhood, and part of our role as mindful parents is to.

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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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5 Things to Know Before you Try CBD. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Green Health & WellnessThe most logical place to start before incorporating a new supplement into your lifestyle is understanding what it is and where.

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How to look beautiful with less make up.

Elephant Journal

Green beauty hacks.

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International Coastal Cleanup: The Oceans Need our Help.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green WAYLON: Today Only climate change Coastal coastal cleanup coastline coral reef coral reef destruction Earth environment international coastal cleanup ocean planet support our oceans

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Finding a way out of fast fashion.

Elephant Journal

Blog Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green Non New-Agey Spirituality clothing consumerism eco-living environment fast fashion shoppingThe developed world has an insatiable obsession: fashion. Due to the disparity between economies, consumers in wealthy societies from all walks of life have the capacity to buy new clothing throughout the year, discarding the old like an empty food packet. This is a privilege previously reserved for the rich.

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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.

Ayurveda’s Beauty Secret to Make your Skin Glow Without a Drop of Makeup. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Green Health & Wellness ayurveda glow manjish natural beauty no makeup skin oil The Ayurveda ExperienceThere’s only one simple answer to this (and no, it’s not a new Instagram or Snapchat filter).

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5 Ways to know our Job is Sucking our Soul—& it’s time to Find a New One.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood career colleagues elephant magazine employee engagement freelancers fulfilled income job making a profit pay salary vocation workplaceThere are five questions that help me when doubt creeps in. In the past they have provided me with the knowledge to dive deeper, the courage to ask for more, and the strength to walk away.

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How to get Ripped Off Buying CBD. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood anxiety awaken balance Big Pharma cannabidiol CBD depression Foria foria basics hemp lube stress vaginal suppositories

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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 Argument over Coffee Pods that ended Us, & found Me.

Elephant Journal

Apprentice Thesis Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Food Green Love coffee coffee makers disagreement elephant magazine filter coffee maker green keurig My K-cup nonrecyclable coffee podsThe arrival of a Keurig coffee machine in my life challenged me in a way that surprised me, but eventually provided me with tiny tokens to a mindfulness practice.

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