Conscious Consumerism

 Emily (@ekich) 7 years, 7 months ago

Hi all,

I’d like to know what everyone is doing to be more of a conscious consumer. Whether it be food, clothing, energy, water, etc. I want to hear it! What are some big changes you’ve been making in your life to steer yourself away from the support of industry or social practices with which you don’t agree?

After traveling and eating lots of farm-fresh, nutrient dense foods, I’ve just officially moved back to NYC, where the produce is a bit saddening. I’d like to do some research and join a good CSA (community supported agriculture) or co-op. So anyone in NYC, please send over suggestions!

With this, I’d also like to share something I’m really excited about: Fashion Revolution Day
On April 26th, the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, people all around the world are wearing one item of clothing inside out, letting all labels be exposed, posing the question: Who made your clothes?
Here’s the site for more info, articles, designers, how to get involved, etc: http://www.fashionrevolution.org/

Much love,
Emily

March 17, 2014 at 11:44 am
Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I’m just wondering, even if I’m not obsessed with outliving my fellow species, though I love the big garden I was lucky enough to get bitten by 17 bees.

Where does humour stand in conscious consumerism?

http://awegif.com/gifs/2834.gif

I uh… I’ll reply seriously a little bit later.

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Emily (12) (@ekich) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Oh god, that looks like me at this vegetarian festival last weekend. Everything was vegan and organic and there were free samples everywhere!!

I have to say, there is a lot of humor I just don’t understand any more or that just doesn’t resonate with me any more, but I have managed to retain a sense of humor–it’s just different now.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

:) That’s funny! Haha.

Ok, seriously now.

I don’t eat for 4 or 5 days straight and see articles, posts, rants and posts fueled with excitement about what food people are against on the whole internet. I ignore them all because I just like people telling me all the time to eat. Whatever it is. I am also very healthy without listening. The only reason I am is because I eat everything when I don’t get the energy I need from elsewhere. The way I eat is 50, 60 or, depending on how much I drink whiskey, 70% vegetables with anything else edible with one condition – it has to be delicious.

That’s how it should be, that’s how I learned to eat 9 years ago and even if I steer away from my knowing I get back to it because my body knows what’s the right way of eating without limiting myself.

With the development of technology, the things I dream about don’t include a huge garden like that one my whole childhood was. I’m dreaming of this. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/02/25/what-if-you-could-grow-fresh-organic-veggies-herbs-right-in-your-kitchen-you-can/

Quite cozy if you ask me. I am not sure it will happen to me, but I’m suggesting people should think more creatively. :)

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Emily (12) (@ekich) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Ohhh da da da damn!!! That kitchen is like porn! I really want to get a hydroponic co-op warehouse going in New York, which will take some time and some money and research and involvement of myself and tons of others. But it’s an idea, and it is possible.

Ok, now tell me more about not eating for 4 or 5 days. I know that, when I’m at my best, I’m eating very mindfully, stopping when I’m full and only eating when I’m actually hungry. When I’m at my best, I’m able to separate out the pleasure of food from the sustenance of my meal. Sometimes, I will fast for a day and really hone in on my yoga practice–I love doing yoga on an empty stomach, because I feel like the contents of my stomach can get in the way of my poses. I also understand that we just don’t need that much food to live, especially when we’re eating really nutrient dense foods. But I have never gone nearly a week without eating. I want to hear where you’re coming from on this one.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Love and music. I am also not devouring my emotions. I take my time creating them. I just outrunned an athlete today. Where I am coming from? I don’t think you’ll ever understand, but if I ever meet someone else like me I’ll probably know what to say.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Actually I don’t think I should here. Now that I think about it, I shouldn’t have shared this.

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Emily (12) (@ekich) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Hmm…I’m not sure that I do understand completely, but it sounds like you’re a bit caught in your thoughts right now. And I appreciate you sharing, regardless of my full understanding :)

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Yeah, for some reason I didn’t feel comfortable sharing anymore. In short, it’s not such a big deal, you just get used to it depending on how much calories you burn during the day, it’s not forced to just not eat if the physical activities in your lifestyle don’t require it, but it’s also about the habit and how your organism is used to. Not eating much is strictly for mental activities. :)

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