This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today's Rant

I know most of the time I am at best, really obvious and not very original,  and at worst, just way behind (some may even say a little slow), but you have got to give me an A, OK, a B+ for effort.  Anyway here is my little rant for the day,  know what you are buying, where it is coming from, and if possible always look for cruelty free and certified humane products.  I have been reluctant to post this entry just because I didn't want to seem too preachy, so don't worry I will keep this short to avoid being preachy or political (I have been censored here from mentioning political names, but there are some scary politicians out there), but we need to start being aware of what we buy, and where it comes from.  Now I am not going to tell you what to buy or what companies to stay away from, we all have to make our own decisions (even though I am always right, kidding kidding kidding).  But if we buy from responsible companies, whether they be environmentally or socially responsible (and usually they are one in the same) we are again making smart choices that help our planet.  Most large companies don't like people that are smart, that do research, or just know stuff.  How can they dupe smart people into buying all the crap that they have to sell.  Well those companies had better watch out.
I keep thinking about this quote that I read form Linda McCartney once, that if the whole world ate more like vegetarians no one would be starving.  Again I am not telling anyone what to do, and I am definitely  not saying you cannot eat meat.  In my own household there are members who eat meat, so this really isn't even about being vegetarian.  But about buying from companies that respect life and use sustainable methods of production.   Companies that exploit animals, and yes even humans, are not thinking long term, just thinking money.  We really have got to stop this short term thinking and look forward.  So I guess all I am really saying here, is look into what you are buying, you may be surprised where stuff comes from and how it is made, and it may change what you buy.  That's all I will be quiet now.
Hope everyone is having a super terrific day.

1 comment:

  1. You should have listed the corporate villians! People like being told what to do :)

    Great post. I agree 100%.