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?

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mayim Bialik Says No to Consumerism and Yes to Helping Others

Eccorazzi

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.

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.

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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Luxury Vending Machine -For the Ultimate in Consumerism

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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.’

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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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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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.

2018 54

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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Why I Hate Earth Day: thoughts from an Environmental Hypocrite.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Inspiring (Wow) Clean Air Act Clean Water Act climate change Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) earth-day Environmental Protection agency factory farming green natural disasters plastic politicsDon’t get me wrong: I’m all for saving the planet. If we don’t do something, we’re screwed. The effects of climate change are becoming catastrophic, from more droughts and heat waves to increased hurricane and.

2018 56

8 Simple Ways to Prove our Love to Mother Earth.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Dalai Lama earth-day environmental awareness mother earth plastic ride a bike save the planet sustainable products water conservationOur earth is suffering—that’s the ugly truth. And, let’s be clear, it’s because of us. We have taken our planet for granted. We have taken into consideration our own time on earth, disregarding the.

2018 55

Saving the World Starts with Putting on your Boots. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Featured Events GreenWe may disagree about a lot of things, but it's encouraging to see more and more of us do agree that the hottest thing in.

2018 58

How to look beautiful with less make up.

Elephant Journal

Green beauty hacks.

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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.

Bone Broth: Sorting the Myths from the Facts. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Food Green Health & Wellness bone broth broth fact or myth fitness health Keto kettle & fire PaleoIs bone broth really the healing miracle remedy many experts say it is? Do its alleged hidden dangers have any basis?

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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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This is where Medical Science & Spiritual Healing Meet. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality YogaCan Holistic Healing Coexist with Mainstream Medicine?

2018 64

How to make more $$$ while benefiting the world & undercutting Big Banks. {Mindful Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show Featured Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only aspiration Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) corporate greed cynicism earn ebanking elephant journal enlightened society fintech personal banking small business walk the talk show Waylon Lewis (by or about The Bank that’s Proving Money doesn’t need to be the Root of all Evil.

2017 63

What Christmas Shopping with my 4-Year-Old Taught me about Abundance.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality abraham hicks abundance buying christmas consumerism For Children law of attraction presents shopping

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I Scream, You Scream. But Let’s all Clap for Ben & Jerry’s.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Equal Rights Food Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Ben & Jerry's Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) letter to trump Social change social consciousness trumpBen & Jerry's is taking a stand. Let’s get behind those willing to put their money—and their ice cream—where their mouth is.

2016 79

No Wonder Recycling in the United States is so far behind Europe.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness american waste earth-day eco European trash green recycling fees trash wasteIn America, you can take home the last two bites of a hamburger without any shame because it aligns with our value system: we have the right to want what we want when we want it.

2018 59

7 Songs to Rock an Earth Day Celebration.

Elephant Journal

Academy Alumni Arts Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. On Sunday, April 22, we will give our planet a loud and proud shout out, "Happy Earth Day!"

2018 77

7 Things to Ban from your Home Right Now if you Want Cleaner Air.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today air filters Air Pollution air quality clean air Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco-friendly products Environmental Protection agency family For Children green living safe home World Health OrganizationAs the mother of two young children, this research compelled me to scour my house for potential pollutants and root out as many as I could.

Good News for children living with ADHD: New Research confirms Micronutrients Significantly Improve Symptoms. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Featured Events Food Health & WellnessHe had been expelled from six preschools and several other schools because of the symptoms of his severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now 13, Isaiah can.

2017 83

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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This Earth Day, let’s start Raising Earth-Conscious Children.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Family Food Green WAYLON: Today Only Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) cowspiracy earth-day eco-friendly enlightened society families gardening recycle reduce reuse spend time in nature vegan dietAre we living in alignment with what we teach? If not, what can we do differently that would set a better example?