Consumer power

Consumer Movement Version 3.0

People buying products and services (consumers) represent 60% of the global economy. Adam Smith was the first to single out consumers back in 1776 when in The Wealth of Nations he said “consumers act in their own self interest and markets work with the invisible hand.”  He also said “Consumption is the sole end and […]

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Consumer Sustainability Is Getting Hot

2014 was the hottest year. Thankfully there is something else getting hot, consumer sustainability. Sustainability itself is hot. Corporate sustainability keeps gaining momentum because of pressure from investors and shareholders. Global warming awareness and activist pressures motivates politicians in industrialized and developing democracies to pass laws that favor sustainability. The all powerful Chinese Communist party […]

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We Consumers Can Do It!

Certainly citizen and community activism can change the dynamics of such issues as global warming, workplace justice, fracking and GMOs and promote a sustainable (and even thriving) economy. Even corporations and government organizations can contribute towards this necessary goal. We are all for this. Then again, we have all one thing in common, we are […]

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A New Road to a Sustainable Earth

Either we achieve a global sustainable economy or we may become extinct. Global warming caused by GHG emissions of human activity alone could do it. The Pentagon knows this. One school of thought is that there are just too many humans as it is. Yet another school of thought advocates less consumption. Both of these […]

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Corporate, Community and Consumer Sustainability

Most medium and large corporations are establishing sustainability strategies. Many large publicly traded corporations even have employed Chief Sustainability Officers. Corporations are becoming aware of the increase in support for the idea of a sustainable economy. Most corporations and government organizations are developing and publishing their Sustainability Policies. But corporate sustainability has long ways to […]

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