COME GREEN SHOPPING
We are here to tell you to take heart. You are voting all the time. Each time you open your wallet and make a purchase, you cast a ballot. Every product that you make a part of your life represents another vote. There is nothing abstract about it. How many times did you vote today?
Your purchases can support the fossil fuel death brigade, air and water pollution, and planetary turmoil. Your votes can support social injustice. Are you happy about that? Then wake up, and get to know the companies behind the products you use. How are these products sourced? Are those who produce them treated fairly? Do they get a fair wage that helps them to build fruitful lives? Or do the policies of those companies support corporate greed and keep people embroiled in endless cycles of poverty?
You probably make hundreds of purchases each month, and every one of those acquisitions is a vote. In fact, it is next to impossible to be a part of our society, or another, without casting an incredible amount of votes each month.
So, itís really important that you become conscious of your process. As you elect change with your nickels, dimes, and dollars, you help re-create the world. Your participation in this process can make the world worse, keep it stagnant, or raise the planet into a new green age.
Come shop with us. We love shopping Ė oh do we ever! Ė and. as a family we do our best to keep our purchases as green and sustainable as possible. Normal American families make hundreds of purchases each month, and so do we. The only difference is that now we are writing about our favorite products and lifestyle choices.
Like most American families, we are not perfect. All of our purchases are not organic, or as emerald green as our ideals. The good news is 24/7 perfection is a myth that disempowers people/ families who are trying to live more in tune with nature. Requiring people to be perfect diminishes the small every day triumphs that real families need to hold in their hands and celebrate.
You do not have to be an organic glowing green automaton. We are not.
Like the rest of you, we have to clip coupons, search for sales, and overall, and endeavor to live within our means. And like the rest of you, we also scream OUCH when organic and green products are priced out the reach of average people who very much want to be a part of this grassroots movement.
The great news is that you donít have to be a millionaire to create and enjoy a green and sustainable family. On the other hand, you have to shop and live very thoughtfully. You canít just THROW STUFF into your shopping cart, no matter where you shop.
We want you to become green lifestyle scholars. We want you to know the stories and back stories of everything you buy. We want you to realize that every time you go shopping, you have the power to change the world!
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