#SaturdaySchool: Changing Our Consumerist Ways

Advertisements for brands and products are pressed onto us by a deluge of industries. These industries support an economy that promotes consumerist values for the gain of few at the expense of many. How can we resist this? What could possibly change this onslaught of values based on acquiring and consuming?

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson

Stop buying so much stuff.
Stop using so much stuff.
Stop throwing away so much stuff.

That’s what we can do.

There’s more — we can oppose consumerism by educating each other about its genealogy, implementation, and effects. We’ve got to — consumerism and our consumption is gobbling up the world’s resources. we’ve already used way more than our share. Participate in a teach-in with your social media networks. It’s worth it.

Here’s a start to our #SaturdaySchool collection of sources related to consumerism. Please add yours and share.

#SATURDAYSCHOOL:

Stuff about Stuff:

Losing Your [Consumerist] Religion

 

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