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: 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.

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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 – 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?

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.

Meet the Newest Eco-Shoe—Made from Algae!? {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Featured Events Green algae shoes Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) green shoes vivobarefootI've been a fan of VIVO, as I like to call it, for a few years now. They are super soft, lightweight, and the closest thing you're going to get to being barefoot in a shoe form.

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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.

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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Prepare Yourself: What We Want, in One World Map. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) consumerism infographic map materialism world issuesWhat we want, according to Google.

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What if We Lived Our Entire Life Like a Prayer?

Elephant Journal

It’s so easy to be swept away by the busyness and the consumer culture of Western society, always craving more, wanting more or wallowing in a feeling of not having, being or doing enough.

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.

2016 24

Planting Seeds of Hope: 3 ways to be an Eco-Olympian.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Blog Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood animal rights brazil climate change Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) earth friendly environment green living olympics seeds of hope sustainable businessWe exist in a world of extremes.

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.

How Yoga fixes a Bad Workplace Attitude.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. How might rethinking our job by using the yoga and career tools above help us find more contentment and success at work? Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today attitude job karma mindset philosophy right livelihood work

The Sneaky Harmful Ingredients in our Food.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food Green Health & Wellness bad bacteria food industry fresh foods healthy bacteria healthy diet ingredients microbiome natural diet non-gmo nutrition label preservativesSome are Disguised as Healthy Vitamins.

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Five Ways to Make it out the Grocery Store with a Happier Wallet & Healthier Pantry. {Recipe Bonus}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Green Health & Wellness Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) grocery store recipe shop ethically shopping sustainable what to buy what to eatI was a 22-year-old buying Gushers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I had this unconscious mindset: since I looked healthy on the outside, I could eat whatever foods I wanted…in semi-moderation.

How Sleeping with the Lights on (Literally) Changes our World.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness elephant market healthy side effects of salt lamps Himalayan salt lamp positive ions Salt lamp seasonal affective disorder (SAD Lately, I’ve trained myself to fall asleep with a warm, orange glow in the background.

The Truth about Milk. {Warning: You may Never Drink Milk Again}

Elephant Journal

Not many people would drink human breast milk if they were offered it, so why do they think it's.

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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'.

This is why Environmental Problems Should be Blamed on Consumers.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Boulder Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Green Featured Today awareness bcorps biodegradable change conservation consumerism consumers corporations eco environment environmental problems green plastics politics practiceAs citizens, it will always be the responsibility of consumers and citizens to demand laws, policies, and products that do not harm the environment or wildlife.

The Wake-Up Call that helped me Find Success. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) change Eric Thomas find success happiness job life motivation right livelihood spirituality succeed success video wake up wake-up call

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Four Unexpected Effects of a Plant-Based Diet.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness awareness food green veganIn the past few months, while I slowly eliminated meat, then eggs and dairy in favor of a plant-based diet, I experienced a myriad of benefits that I never anticipated.

2017 27

8 Business Books that will Change how we Think about Business.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Literary Journal Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) books business change change how we think entrepreneurship livelihood success work

What it Really Means to Live in Harmony with Nature.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Meditation WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Green Featured Today green harmony living simply meditation nature reconnect urbanIn reality, a person can live in a bustling Manhattan apartment building and be in tune with nature.

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Making Space for a True Fresh Start in 2016.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) change clear out clearing up clutter declutter hoarders letting go Making Space new opportunities releasing resistance resolutions True Fresh Start True Fresh Start in 2016

2016 40

Meditative Making: 5 Simple Projects to Encourage Relaxation.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Meditation beeswax candle contemplation garden crafts DIY dreamcatcher heating pad homemade make it yourself mandala meditative making moving meditationChances are, you may already have most of the materials in your home.

2016 38

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

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.

Forget Fair Trade—We Should Be Buying This Instead.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only coffee consumerism ecological fair trade fair trade foods green organic single origin foods sustainable foods

Digital Convenience Comes at a Price.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) changing our social media experience digital digital communication technology technology addiction

2016 32

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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Building a Wellness Business With a Heart.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) awareness business for good career heart center marketing massage therapist mindfulness women entrepreneurI considered myself heart-centered, choosing and making decisions from a place of love, empathy and an understanding that life is fragile.

2016 34

What’s Getting in the Way of Your Happiness?: 10 Quotes

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) consumerism is stifling you Dalai Lama fight club happiness inspiring quotes the things you own own you wisdomFor centuries, the same things have been both the greatest sources and the greatest causes of happiness.

F*ck the Starbucks Cup & Let’s Get Real about the Bloomingdale’s Rape Ad.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only ad awareness Bloomingdales Health & Wellness life rape rape culture starbucks cup women"Spike your best friend's eggnog when they are not looking," reads the tag line of the Bloomingdale's ad, in a recent holiday catalog.

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Ethical, Zero-Waste, Slavery-Free Fashion from Cambodia.

Elephant Journal

This Cambodian company is the only completely zero-waste fashion company on the market—and that translates to a ton of benefit for the planet.

How I Found the Freedom to do What I Love While Travelling the World.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Inspiring (Wow) awareness career change desire fear fulfillment happiness journey life Meaningful mindfulness purpose sacrifice travel wanderlustI make sacrifices.

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The End of Self Indulgence. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green baltimore consumerism drought karma NepalBaltimore burns—injustice fuels violence. Nepal grieves amidst debris—undeserved. Kenya still mourns—fragments of lives. California chokes on thirst—no tears to spare.

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Five Ideas to Honor our Mothers from our Hearts, instead of the Gift Store.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Green WAYLON: Today Only Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco gift ideas love mom quotes mothers day“A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment.” ~ Anna Jarvis.

2017 13

Grab & Go Coffee Shops leave Lasting Effects on the Environment.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green avoid plastic caring for the environment coffee coffee shop effects of plastic environment environmental effect of plasticIt makes sense that we wouldn’t take a moment to consciously ask ourselves, “Where does my cup go after I finish my coffee?

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Standing Rock for Dummies: How we got Here.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green Inspiring (Wow) #NODAPL #StandWithStandingRock Activism awareness Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL Energy Transfer Partners Environmentalism mindfulness Sonoco Logistics Standing Rock

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