BUT, I am not ranting today, I am just going to point out a few little cool sites to do with consumerism, here they are- the cream of todays crop!
The Compact are a bunch of friends who decided to get out of the consumerism grid for a year, buying pretty much nothing for 12 months.
Buylesscrap- Is bit of a mockery of Bono’s RED concept (but also gives you the opportunity to donate directly to the RED charities.) I love Bono, he is radical, but I have always felt pretty dubious about the whole RED thing (you know buy a RED tee shirt from Gap and a few cents goes to charity) You simply can not shop your way to a better world!
Green my Apple is an exciting wee venture from Greenpeace- if you like Apple visit that site and get them doing the right thing.
Here are two truths:
We can impact big business through our ethical choices: that vote in your wallet matters!
To consume ethically we must consume less. It doesn't get much more simple than that!