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Re-imagining our Consumer Culture | The Next Edge

Re-imagining our Consumer Culture | The Next Edge | ECONOMIES LOCALES VIVANTES | Scoop.it

"Often in our consumer state of mind, we neglect to consider what waste goes into creating the products we consume, and then throw away. In recent years, through recycling, composting, and conservation initiatives, we have done a good job of considering the post-consumer side, but not the pre-consumer side of waste. What goes into our products is often more harmful than what happens to them post-use. We waste so many resources (both environmental and human) in the production process. Many of the issues we know about. However, when the product is ready for our consumption, we often become blind to its production."

 

by Zack Hirschfeld


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Video: The High Price of Materialism & Consumerism / Le prix élevé du matérialisme et du consumérisme

"In this short animation, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others.

The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life."


More at http://www.newdream.org  Produced by the Center for a New American Dream

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