18. The Green Consumerism Pox

From the Guardian Unlimited:
by George Monbiot

The bottom line: Getting green is not about buying as many environmentally friendly products as you can. It is about using fewer resources. It might just involve sacrifice. It’s about lobbying for political change.

My husband’s favourite new quote (from the article): "No political challenge can be met by shopping."

If you must buy, buy used, buy local, buy green. But first think about whether you really need to buy at all. And that’s my change.

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