Monday, 2 November 2009

What you CAN do for a Sustainable Earth

If you can take just 20 minutes to watch the link at the end of this post, you may very well have your whole perspective on consumerism and production changed forever.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
The Story of Stuff
exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Last year I did a challenge with my co-worker where we bought nothing new for a whole year, apart from underwear & food. With a special clause for me getting a new wetti.
Apart from briefly forgetting in the first month of the challenge and buying a new top from the warehouse, I managed to wholeheartedly and solemnly stick to it.
Upon watching the video in this post yesterday, I have decided today I going to make another personal challenge with a variation variation of it.
To not just be a blind consumer for a year, but for the rest of my life.

To ask myself three questions when I want to make a purchase.
  1. "Do I really NEED this, or only want it?" and if so..
  2. "Is this a quality product that will last?" and if so
  3. "Was it made through fair labour and environmentally friendly methods, enabling its ease of recycling"

If we all tow the line from an individual level and not sit back and wait for the corporations to make the changes (WONT HAPPEN), we can change the world starting with our own actions. And if each persona can take responsibility, then changes will happen
  • Less demand, supply will have to slow down, less damage to the environment and a large step towards a sustainable earth.

Click Below for the Full video


Anonymous said...

yes but the rich spend money to make money

Anthony anarcy on 04 November, 2009 23:30 said...

godamn some folk are dumb "spend money to make money"? where do you think the rich folks money comes from ? poor folks pockets ! WTF does anyone need more than enough money to survive today for? Tomorrow you may be dead! why take food from other folks mouths so you can be "comfortable"? the middle class have proven comfortable is unachievable because they don't have the intelligence to dis-believe advertisements !

Anonymous said...

I thought my comment about spend money to make money might spark a comment, good bait.

nic on 05 November, 2009 20:42 said...

advertising and marketing are brainwashing..
take a good look at your thought processes when you next go buy your groceries.
actually, I can't understand how MILO got the heart tick!

Anonymous said...

instead of WORK.BUY.CONSUM.DIE let it be LIVE.LOVE.ACTIONSPORT! lets GO fellas! - @Surf_Stud (via Twitter)


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