Earth Law and Consumerism

| 6/26/2018 10:29:00 AM

Tags: Earth Law Center, advocacy, consumerism, rights of nature, Darlene Lee, Charles Ryan,

Photo by Jack Zalium

Photo by Jack Zalium, Creative Commons

There is a direct link between our consumption choices and the environmental challenges facing us – with consumption accounting for 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.

While some of us fortunate enough to choose the source of our coffee beans and attend farmers markets have started to make the connection between consumerism and the present environmental crisis, there is a still a need for more information about how our daily behavior affects the vitality of the environment.

Over the past two decades, green consumerism has emerged as a new form of consumption, offering a way for consumers to incorporate our political and social values into our patterns of consumption. It also opens up a space for collaboration where individuals, companies and local and federal governments can work together to improve the environment for everyone.

Consumption as Civic Duty

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