Today, the planet is in a tailspin. Our environment wasn’t meant to cope with all the pollution and gunk we throw at it, and the problem is more far-reaching than you might think. Places all over the world are affected by the consumer choices that we make daily. Often called eco-consumerism, green consumerism and Ethical consumerism, the terms all mean pretty much the same thing.
It’s thought that around 2015, temperatures around the world will rise severely because of the amount of greenhouse gases we’ve created. While people are beginning to notice that the weather is changing where they are, most don’t know that a changing climate is a mere symptom of a larger problem.
Because they’re unaware, most people aren’t changing their habits much. If we don’t change the way we look at things, one day, we won’t be able to help the environment at all because it will be too far gone. It’s been said that by 2025, our global ecosystem will be damaged beyond repair.
To do your part to preserve our world, you will need to learn new habits. It can be hard to go against everything that the mainstream media is telling you, but you really don’t need to buy a lot of things to live a happy life. The more we buy, the more products need to be made- and the more things are made, the higher the stress level on our environment. Eco-consumerism is all about learning to be content with using less and making good environmentally conscious decisions when making purchases. – pting for ethical products, be they fair trade, cruelty free, organic, recycled, sustainably harvested, re-used, or produced locally.
While everyone needs consumer products, everyone also needs to learn how to reduce their impact on the planet. We can’t just continue to consume more and more and expect nothing to happen. By decreasing our carbon footprint and recycling or repurposing things we already have, we’re consuming less already!
Ethical consumerism is vital to the survival of our planet. We need to take action and make changes in order to keep a serious crisis from happening in the next two decades. By changing our materialistic attitudes and our “throw it away” culture, we’ll create a better and more sustainable way of life-and keep our world clean for future generations.