RT @amazonwatch: RT @RnfrstAlliance: http://t.co/E4awqHJmsm: “Study after study is showing how green consumers are making a difference.” – Prez Tensie Whelan
“Critics of sustainable certification and labeling programs often have fair points, but they miss the bigger picture. Study after study is showing how green consumers are making a difference.
“As market shares of “green” products grow, so does debate about their true impacts. Certification and labeling of environmentally and socially sustainable goods have exploded in the last 10 years, coinciding with hotter, more extreme weather, continued deforestation and biodiversity loss, and accelerated depletion of many natural resources. brian swimme and thomas berry the universe story
“So it’s fair to ask, is green consumerism working? The idea that we can consume our way to sustainability as long as the label says it’s “green” has deservedly been lampooned for years. More recently, the questioning is getting more serious and soul-searching, because environmentalists themselves are often the ones doing the asking.” More . . .