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Friday, March 6, 2015
As a teacher, I have used this website to show my students how consumerism is the ban of our existence. Corporations want us to buy, buy, buy so they can continue to make money, money, money. Don't make something that lasts forever! Change the fashions every year! Make the product better with more features every year! (cell phones? computers?) And we as consumers are made, by advertising, to feel like we HAVE to have the latest, we don't want to be out of fashion, and it is "cheaper" to buy new rather than fix what is broken. Visit the website and watch Annie Leonard's take on all of this. She has done her research. You don't have to agree with everything she says to still see that she is right in most instances. We need to change the way we view our stuff. I especially like "The Story of Solutions". Reduce the amount of stuff you use every day. Take reusable bags to the grocery store. Make your own dryer sheet out of sponges you can reuse. STOP buying plastic water bottles. So much waste. Thank you. I hope you will make small changes here and there in your daily living. It all makes a difference.