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One Planet Living – One Planet Buying

February 2, 2017

How is it February already?
January has whizzed by in a whirl of Making Do. Taking the time to notice and make use of the things we already have has been a great way to start the year.
We’re moving on now to a new topic for our year of One Planet Living, and this month it’s all about Buying. I’ve called it ‘One Planet Buying’ in an effort to convey the idea that when we buy stuff, we need to be doing it with the planet and its resource limitations in mind. But it could also be called ‘slow buying’ or ‘conscious consumerism’. It’s all about changing our mindset when it comes to the things we buy. Buying in a more thoughtful and considered way, rather than a knee-jerk reaction to a bad day, or a sale in our favourite shop, or feeling like we need to keep up with the Jones’ (whoever they are).
We need to mindful of the impact of the things we are buying, both in terms of the resources needed to make them, and the people who have made it too.

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