Global Qarming VS Ethical Shopping

Now there is a new style of shopping that brings satisfaction not only for ourselves, but also good for the environment, other people, and the future. The world calls it Ethical Shopping. Damage to the environment, climate change and its impact on various things, and the collapse of the global economic system that only a mere pursuit of huge profits, a factor that accelerates the growth of ethical consumer movement. This movement makes shopping activity into activities that bring benefits for all parties to spend money responsibly. Well, the ethical consumer has become the choice of consumers in many places, what about us?

Global trends.

Style that ethical shopping is still thriving in the midst of crisis. In America, the countries most heavily affected by any crisis, consumers continue to buy coffee sold under the trade fair (the fair trade system, with a focus on providing more benefits to small farmers), to consume organic products, or choose low-emission hybrid car.

Carrotmobster or cool consumer with a common purpose emerged in San Francisco in April 2009. This movement set or tenants who store most green, energy efficient, and willing to set aside some of their profits to create the conditions better. Then promoted to the public.

While in Australia, a small town called Bunanoon only sell refill bottles to reduce plastic bottle. Similarly, in many parts of the world, consumers become part of the changes to make the earth better.

The basis of ethical consumption (Ethical Consumerism) very simple, namely the importance of understanding that everything we buy, the real environmental problems associated with social, economic, even political.

Products that consciously or not we choose, the effect on others or other environmental conditions far from us. For example in the Wakatobi octopus request led to the arrest of octopus on a large scale and damaging coral reefs.

While the high demand for palm oil at the global level, resulting in expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, even reaching up to conservation areas and indigenous lands, giving rise to social conflict and environmental degradation.

Big changes.

“If you buy it, They will from sell it” is the basic law of consumerism. Based on these principles of ethical consumer work. When we as consumers know the various aspects of the products used, then we can also change the system of production and consumption become more equitable and environmentally friendly.

Strength is in our wallets, terrible, right?


Imagine, how much change can be done because every day we must buy something. Although initially, the strength of consumer doubt, much evidence suggests, consumers can change things, as long as applying the attitudes and values that respect the principles of justice and other non-economic issues such as concern for minority groups, workers, to the ethical assessment where appropriate and inappropriate conducted business.

Due to consumer pressure, many manufacturers and businesses currently doing business is more than just a matter of profit. Because when companies stand firm and do not want change, we can “punish” them to stay away from their products, as well as select other products which have better value. For example, GAP clothing brand, no longer willing to cooperate with partner companies that use child labor. There are many other changes resulting from the consumer movement.

Then, what about us? It seems still far from the truth.

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