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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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 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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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 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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What Laying on the Ground has to do with Healing the Planet & our need for More, More, More.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Yoga Buddha consumerism contentment corpse pose healing the earth neoliberalism protest savasanaSlovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s critiqued Western Buddhism for something that can just easily be applied to yoga: it has become.

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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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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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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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I Searched Everywhere for a Truly Eco Vegan Mattress…and Found This. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness avocado green mattress Conscious Consumer eco home eco products vegan vegan home vegan mattress vegan productsIf we're truly eco shoppers (and any vegan should be.or you're not really vegan), it's not just as simple as cutting animal products out.

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5 Anti-Aging Plants that are Better (& Healthier) than Botox. {Partner}

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Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Health & Wellness acne aging anti-aging essential oils skin envy skin problems vitality extracts wrinklesThe all natural treatment claims to address multiple signs of aging—from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging skin, age spots, blemishes, and even .

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How to get all your Plant-based Goodness without any of the Prep. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Food Green Health & WellnessI still find myself high and dry at least a couple of times a week: just craving a full, nourishing plant-based meal without the prep.

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Why Taking Care of the Planet is Good for the Soul.

Elephant Journal

Bicycle Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green Health & Wellness eco-conscious eco-friendly environment environmental crisis green natural world organic reusable bags sustainable well-beingYou might have already jumped on the rapidly growing (and urgently needed) eco-friendly bandwagon.

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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."

How to tell if your Bedding is Poisoning You. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Green Health & WellnessYou have heard the cliché many times I am sure: we spend a third of our lives in bed. And this wouldn't be a problem, if it weren't for the fact that.

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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.

How to look beautiful with less make up.

Elephant Journal

Green beauty hacks.

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New Global Warming Report confirms we are Running out of Time.

Elephant Journal

Bicycle Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green climate change elected officials emissions energy sources extreme heat flooding global warming ipcc planet take action trump voteThe saddest part of what will come is that we have the power to act and to make changes—and we have simply chosen not to.

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You won’t feel the Same Again after Watching this Brilliant Animation.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only animation consumerism happiness life society steve cutts video youtubeI was scrolling Facebook, mindlessly, as we do, until this video popped up. It is made by an extremely talented British animator called Steve Cutts. In less than five minutes, he shows us what is wrong with our modern society and our endless chase of “fulfillment” or what we often mistake for “happiness.”

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Smudging 101: Essentials for Clearing Energy & Creating Sacred Space. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Blog Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Green Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality bodhi tree clearing energy ethical gift box ritual sacred space smudge smudge essentials Smudging vibesThis article is offered in partnership with Bodhi Tree. They’re on a quest for awakened living and offer you tools that support a more awakened life. We’re honored to share their work with you. ~ Everyone seems to be smudging lately. But are we doing it right?

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How to Supercharge your Health with just One Cup of Coffee. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Food Health & Wellness antioxidants Bulletproof Coffee coffee energy exhausted nutrition vitamin B vitamin D vitaminsA revolutionary new product that turns your coffee into a powerhouse of nutrition for your body and brain.

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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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