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Insights / September 19, 2016

Conscious Consumption

By Liz Tupper

We consume many things on this earth; water, food, time, clothing, etc.  But what happens to things when we are done with them?

Each week we bring our garbage & recycling to the curb. We donate our clothes. We spend time in traffic, on Facebook, or sitting on the couch watching Netflix.

Do we consciously know what the impact this consumption has on our lives? Or our wallets? Or even more importantly the planet?

This week I challenge you to reflect on why you are consuming what you are. Do some research to find out what happens to your garbage and recycling when it leaves your curb. Find out where your drinking or bottled water comes from. Ask what will happen to your clothes when it is donated. Track how much time you are spending in the car, on Facebook or watching Netflix.

You might be surprised at what you learn.