No More Stuff

Too Much Stuff

Too Much Stuff

Before you get too carried away with your holiday shopping take a look at Annie Leonard’s video The Story of Stuff about the way we make, use and throw away lots and lots of stuff.

Then take some time to understand and then pledge to become a partner in Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative to reduce excess consumption and give the planet’s vital systems a rest from pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gases by buying only what you need that will last, repairing what breaks, reusing or sharing what you no longer need and recycling everything else.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sign up for the grassroots and entirely non-profit Freecycle Network™ in your area to reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Check out Carrotmob’s over 175 campaigns to influence how businesses operate by spending money as a group when a business agrees to make a socially responsible change.

Two-thirds of our economy is based on the purchase of consumer goods. Unsustainability is caused by blindly purchasing stuff that is neither good for us or for our planet.

It’s time to buy what is healthy and useful and to stay away from what we don’t need and/or causes unnecessary harm. Every action we take together to protect the land and waters we love adds to our knowledge and confidence that we can create a sustainable world for those who come after us.



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