Generally speaking, consumer trends often follow two competing lines. As societies and cultures gain more wealth, their consumption generally goes up, but as segments of those societies gain more wealth, their environmental awareness tends to increase as well, but not enough to offset the overall culture’s increase in consumption.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Product substitution is relatively easy and something most of us are tuned into when two similar products have different prices – now we’re working with two products with different environmental benefits and costs. General themes to look for are environmentally preferable companies instead of conventional brands, reducing waste by getting products with less packaging, and sourcing as locally as possible.
Generally, we try to focus Environmental Consumer’s work on your power as a consumer to reduce your impact and change business practices by voting with your dollars. A discussion arose recently on the effectiveness of that, and Nick chimed in. This piece was originally posted at Next New Deal, but has been crossposted a few […]