Consumption is a luxury we often take for granted.
Without a second thought, we forget how our buying habits are linked to the fates of those who produce our goods. Mismanagement and unethical labor practices commonly trickle down the supply-chain as some blindly consume, consume, and consume.
While I’ll be the first to openly admit that I’m not an activist, there are ways in which I, as in individual, can make a contribution to society.
Be advised that this is not a prompt to book the next flight to India, Nicaragua, or China, nor a call to riot your local Wal-Mart’s parking lot. Relax, this is solely a reminder - empower yourself to make conscious consumer decisions - there is legitimacy in Portlandia’s hipster hype. Yes, I would like to enjoy a hazelnut-fed chicken with a side of locally harvest potatoes and organic carrots, but first, may I see Collin’s papers?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned while here, it’s that my opinion is as valid as the next fellow – let my purchasing power be heard.
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