Consuming less?

The False Promises of Green Materialism

Recently, I’ve been thinking about buying a new pair of shoes. I don’t need new shoes—the pairs I have don’t hurt my feet, aren’t broken, and are sturdy enough to last through Virginia’s comparatively mild winter. But I want new shoes because I think they’ll make me happier—I’ll look better, and won’t that in turn make me feel better about myself Whenever I make a new purchase, I tend to juggle two competing concerns: the hit on my bank account and the impact whatever I’m buying might have on the planet. ….[READ]

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