Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Consumerism and the Poster Boy

This is a video about Poster Boy, a vigilante artist and about the consumerism that he tries to stop. If we do not stop consumerism, it will destroy the planet.

We should complain to the companies, but how can we do that? Here are some ideas:

  • You can send them letters or emails asking them to use less packaging, and to protect the environment.
  • If they don't listen, you can stop buying their stuff and put them out of business.

What else can we do?

  • Buy less stuff.
  • Buy stuff in larger packages instead of single serving sizes.
  • Use things longer than just six months.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Leave a comment with your ideas and suggestions for ways we can help stop consumerism.

Please enjoy this visual aid.

Here are two more visual aids:

Consumerism! The Musical - This is a funny video about a world-class jerk who is a slave to consumerism - he loves to buy stuff.

The Story of Stuff - This video talks about how consumerism is good for big companies, but not for the environment or even people. It's all about the "curse of consumerism."

And one more about a photographer who is working to save an island:

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