Posts tagged: Consumerism
Earth Day is a time to reflect and be thankful for everything the Earth does for us. It is also a time to strengthen our relationship with nature, to give back, and to think of ways we can work to better support the Earth for future generations. Earth day is the largest civic observance in the world.
It is up to all of us to reduce our own unnecessary plastic consumption. We can all make an effort to avoid plastic and reduce our consumption of products with excess plastic packaging. In doing so, we can encourage businesses to improve product and packaging design to use less plastic, seek out more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives, and increase emphasis on recycled plastics.
Before we decide to make a purchase, we should all ask ourselves, where do these materials come from? Where was this good produced? By who, and at what cost? And lastly, what impact will consuming this have on the environment?