How can we be sustainable consumers? We have another die warning from the UN on the climate crisis we are experiencing. Buying more stuff does not help the earth. If you need to purchase items, do it in a more sustainable manner. See below.
We don’t need to purchase to be happy. I went to see the new Fred Rogers movie. The messages are subtle, but say a lot. Rogers was a master at helping children to feel important. and to feel good about themselves. He thought television was an excellent educational tool, but had been ruined because it tried to turn children into consumers demanding things they didn’t need. As we enter the holiday season and a time of extreme consumerism read more about Fred and his philosophy here
Consumerism and saving money is on our minds. Unfortunately, we have become a throwaway society. Do you use an item for a short time then throw it away, and even worse we raise our children to get bored quickly from that item they just had to have. Again, we don’t need to purchase to be happy. This holiday, how can we be more sustainable and honor the season at the same time?
- Join or create your own Friday climate march #FridayforFuture
- Always shop with a reusable bag and avoid all plastic.
- Shop reuse stores. Some of my favorite clothes come from consignment stores.
- Give gifts of help, time and outside events.
- Shop retailers that pay living wages, and are local over big box stores.
- Buy nothing and save 100%. Reuse what you have!
- Purchase items that will last instead of cheap junk.
- Plan a day outside instead of shopping, REI.
Happy Holidays! Pause, Enjoy, Reuse
Does Black Friday promote “resource waste and overconsumption?” Read at France.