Global Consumerism. Some Things to Think About...

U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.  ~Environmental Defense Fund advertisement, Christian Science Monitor, 1990

God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains.  If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.  ~Mahatma Gandhi
The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.  ~Kin Hubbard

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.  ~Author Unknown

There must be more to life than having everything!  ~Maurice Sendak

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.  ~Eric Hoffer

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.  ~Vernon Howard

Quotes from The Quote Garden

Consume with your eyes wide open for if you go about it blindly, someday there will be nothing of the world left to see. - Me :)

Make sure if you have any little ones around that you read them The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss.  This is a favorite around our house and it gives us a great lesson to teach our future generations.


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  2. Thanks Andy. Too bad that I can't offer the rich text editor as i really like it. This looks like it works now though. :*

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  3. Your blog is really amazing!!! I would definitely read all your posts. It's obvious you are very well informed. It's nice there are people like you, who take their time to open our eyes with respect to deadly dangers.

  4. Thanks Maria. Sometimes I wonder about why more people are not concerned about these issues but a little progress at a time is better than none at all. I hope you continue to find value in these posts. Cheers!

  5. Your message is loud and clear, Shane.

    It was very kind of you to remind us on this crucial issue we always neglected. Thank you very much and wish you a great success. The world love you and will give all the support you need. Keep moving... :*

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead