Tuesday, August 11, 2009
What would happen if everyone bought only organic, recyclable, renewable products? I mean everything from toilet paper to clothing, from food to houses. What would happen?
It's simple, goods are sold by supply and demand. That's what we have always been told, when the price of gas goes up in the summertime, and down in the winter. The global economy and large corporations have used this to their advantage, and now is the time for us to do the same.
If everyone bought only certifiably organic, green, renewable products, the demand for those things would go up and so would the supply. In the reverse, as less people bought products that were not renewable, that were full of hormones and pesticides, and God knows what else, the demand and the supply would go down.
I have been challenging myself to do this of late, and have found some great products, from bamboo picture frames to locally grown organic blueberries. Yes, it does at times cost a little more. Yes, I have to dig a little deeper and ask more questions. Yes, there is not as many choices as the mainstream items.
And the big YES is that I feel so much better about how I am living. In my household, we have gotten to where we recycle almost everything, and leave little garbage in our wake. We have stopped buying unless we can find good quality and we recycle everything we replace.
Please join me in a revolution of change by starting right now to only buy organic, recyclable, renewal, good for the environment products. We can do this!
Love and Peace,