Oh Man! Did you check out the winter collection from GUCCI? Don’t you love it? The status symbol, forthcoming holiday season, hedonistic pleasure - somehow, sometimes there just always seems to be a reason to shop. We take a look at how to reduce our desire to consume in the face of some strong, seasonal temptation.
Firstly, like any good changemaker, you'll need to arm yourself with some stats. Greendex, a National Geographic initiative along with Globescan, is monitoring consumer progress towards promotion of environmentally sustainable consumption. The result of which are termed as Consumer Greendex, do check out the Greendex report analyse the consumption position of your country.
This Christmas you can show hyper consumption the door in favour of its collaborative cousin. Share, borrow, loan, rent out or simply give away items (or even your time) instead of buying things outright for people. The eco-minded folks over at Green Villages break down the process with their list of 10 ideas. Collaborative consumption can help in saving money or even help you earn some extra cash on your already.purchased goods which are of no use to you now.
Have you heard about the Green Father Christmas campaign? The campaign started by Abundance Generation urges people to switch back to a more traditional way of celebrating Christmas in a sustainable way by wasting fewer resources at this time of year. As has been lamented by all corners of the media, Santa Claus and Christmas have been hijacked and turned into sales-driven enterprises and show no signs of slowing down.
It’s time to act sustainably and switch to a greener way of living, which lies in sharing and getting the most out of our already-owned products. Sharing won’t harm your status symbol but rather complement it. Check out our Act Now article to help get you started on the sharing pathway and following the simple saying, “what is mine, is yours”.