Don't know if any of you caught the same segment on NPR radio this morning that I did, but Sam Pocker was on. He writes a blog titled Retail Anarchy and has just compiled his writings into a book by the same name.
He voices the same kind of outrage I feel so often when it comes to the mass marketing of SO many useless and even HARMFUL products. I just signed up for his blog and am looking forward to his insights. My position takes his rant a step further...why not harness the power of marketing for GOOD and shape our wants and desires such that it isn't a worthless TWINKIE we salivate and wolf down, but fresh fruits and veggies?!?!
So much of the "Green" movement is just high-priced sales gimmicks, too, so a person has to be VERY careful. I drink water from my tap and I refuse to pay $1.25 for a bottle of water. I use 1/3 the detergent that a wash load calls for, and I run the washer one minute, then turn it off and let the load "soak" for an hour. My clothes come out clean. We never work hard and get clothes really dirty anyway, so all those extra cleaners they try to sell is just more waste of money to me. Using "less" always helps the environment, too. 3357 days ago
We gotta speak up more. Why is everything finally going green now? Because 'Green' is in, so now that we as consumers got that down, why not make 'healthy', 'happy', and 'responsible' in as well? We have to make sure to voice it and support it. Kinda like politics, lol.