Monday, April 4, 2011

In shock - having read, 8 Shocking Signs of American Excess

Grateful my parent brought me up always aware that my shopping habits have consequences.
I just read this blog and thought to share it with you - 8 Shocking Signs of American Excess
In it the writer describes products that Americans are buying, offered, or declined which wreck havoc on the environment and our collective spirit on this planet. Unbelievable.
I have a beautiful small city home, a beautiful dog and supportive husband. We eat lean, we do go out  often, although we live in a city so we often just walk on our special outings. We have a Soda Stream which includes great water bottles that you can fill with sugar free syrups to make any type of soda you like. My favorite is plain ole tap water with a little added bubbly. We clothes shop at new stores, but only once or twice a year and our house has furniture that we bought before we got married and all or old furniture was given to friends in need. In short, we live within our means and recycle as much as we can and have no financial benefit from it. We do well enough to have 2 fancy cars, to buy a second house, to go shopping every month and buy canned soda. But we don't because our home is small, our needs are met and there's no reason to buy excess.

So, why the hell is the rest of America doing throwing the baby out with the bathwater? This list in the blog is ridiculous, as as I said earlier. Sickening.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.