CONSCIOUS
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Conscious Consumer

Conscious Consumer

Vote with Your Dollars! What we consume has a big impact on our ability to live sustainable lives. Learn about Conscious Consumerism, conscious consumer tips, and check out resources on those companies providing sustainable-based products and services you can get behind!

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TAKING THE GUESSWORK OUT OF CONSCIOUS PURCHASING!

Conscious Consumer Tips

Let’s be honest – the number one rule in becoming a Conscious Consumer is to reduce your purchasing and consuming only what you need. 

The second rule is, when you do purchase, you do so responsibly.  In other words, do a little research on your part to know that the product or service that you are purchasing does not: further deplete our natural resources; add to our waste systems; ruin our natural environments; add to social injustice or inequality; and, cost to much to be affordable. Yep, a product or service that meets our triple-bottom line of planet, people and profit. 

This research and consumption of products proves what brand you wish to support.

The third rule is to reuse what you’ve purchased as much as possible. So, when it comes time to purchase, you’ve reduced your purchasing two-fold. Once your purchase is no longer needed, it should then be donated or recycled so as not to contribute to the waste stream.  

Conscious Consumer Benefits

Reducing your purchases and consumption have major, positive impacts on the environment’s health (by reducing the natural resources used), our health (reducing stress and time spent shopping) and finances (well, that’s a no brainer).

That said, we still need things so consumer consumption is a part of our lives.  Additionally, we are blessed with many products and services to choose from.  However, which ones are actually best for our overall environmental, personal, and financial health?

This is where Rule 2 above comes in so you can become a Conscious Consumer – learning to purchase with your triple bottom line in mind.  In other words, no longer just think how much the product or service will cost financially.  Instead, consider how much that product or service cost the environmental and social components in its production, in addition to its financial cost.  

By following the triple-bottom line mindset when purchasing, it will reduce your eco and carbon footprints, which ultimately helps protect the health of your environment, your own health, and the health of your wallet. Vote for the world you want with your dollars!

Conscious Consumer Resources

Your purchasing power can be flexed in everything you purchase. These purchases are conveniently broken down by environmental initiative, plus fashion, so you can easily focus where and how to reduce your eco and carbon footprints and live a more sustainable lifestyle.  Check ’em out!

Energy Conservation tips

Energy Conservation

Click the icon above to find energy efficient products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

water conservation tips

Water Conservation

Click the icon above to find water conservation products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

zero waste tips

Zero Waste

Click the icon above to find zero waste and waste reducing products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

indoor air quality tips

Indoor Air Quality

Click the icon above to find indoor air quality products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

alternative transportation tips

Alternative Transportation

Click the icon above to find alternative transportation products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

sustainable food

Sustainable Food

Click the icon above to find sustainable food options and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

Sustainable fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Click the icon above to find eco-friendly and sustainable fashion products and services and 3rd Party certifiers to help guide you in your purchases.

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