Conscious consumerism first requires local action, which is largely facilitated through the concept of bioregionalism. That is, we are called on to think about the impact of our choices on the local region and consider purchases from the standpoint of sustaining the local biodiversity. For many that means changing the way we acquire things. It means shopping local vendors, supporting local agriculture through the regional Farmer’s Market and CSA projects, and discovering your area’s talents and intelligences. It means stewarding the local community and its unique culture. Imagine what people united in this effort can accomplish!
Where to Find Organic Products and Services in your area.
Where to Find CSA Farms in your area.
Where to Find a Farmer’s Market in your area.
Where to Buy Fair Trade Certified Products in your area.
How to support Local Farmers.
How to implement your own Sustainable Action Plan.
How to start your own Buy Local Campaign. (PDF Document)
I am from a rather radical school of thought that thinks in a Golden Civilization – a Civilization truly illuminated by the Light of Consciousness – a community that wasn’t sustainable wouldn’t exist. This is the “solution” for providing sustainable abundance to All (if that is what you desire for the Future). In keeping with this radical idea I also think that things are best priced based on their true resource and energy consumption (that includes Human energy), and should become more expensive the further they have to travel to arrive at your door…but that’s just my freaky dream of a good future economy!
Back in today’s world, however, if you can’t find what you’re looking for where you live, here are a few good places to turn:
The Conscious Consumer Marketplace
Frontier Natural Products Co-op
The Back to the Land Store