Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Family & Consumerism



-- Quote of the Day --

...De Ja Vu?? ... I seem to remember having posted this quote below already in the past, yet it was in my notes for this blog and I do think that it is worth the risk of repeating myself on this one:

"We have arrived at a new phase in human history where a certain part of the world’s population are in a state of almost forced consumerism – feed by massive marketing budgets and a willing and compliant media and where the economy is based not on real indicators of wealth but on how much we consume. Where predatory businesses practices ...and long wasteful supply chains where quality and reparability and reusability have been replaced by the notion that it’s cheaper to buy a new one than keep and fix the old one"

*Excerpted from a letter written by Warren Snow via the Zero Waste San Diego Group. Warren happens to have been an international speaker at CRRA 2003 - where he represented the ZWIA and Zero Waste New Zealand organizations. He is currently involved with Envision New Zealand - an environmental and local economic development consultancy providing advice and support services for communities and businesses working towards sustainability. www.envision-nz.com



-- Conscious Discussions Radio --
Today we have a special segment for you... the 4th installment of the Best of 2007. This series offers excerpts of our most popular Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episodes that aired in the year 2007. Today's focus is on 'Families' - and starts with an interview that will help us understand baby boomer generation better - and ends with a discussion on healthy parenting tips for babies. 

Join us live - I'll have the chat room open for live listeners as well - at:
10-11 AM Pacific 

*Show will be archived for those who cannot make the live broadcast.



Find Dave and Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio program, newsletter, blog, and more at: www.brummet.ca * Support the Brummets by telling your friends, or visiting the Brummet's Store - every sale raises funds for charity as well!

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