Saturday, January 22, 2011


The over-consumption is currently one of the greatest threats to the environment. Is this that those of us working around the globe are trying to promote a more sustainable consumption. Now, do you know the huge profits that it generates?

When you choose to eat sustainably you start to analyze critically the ads and check your real needs to buy only those things that you need. Needless to say that this is the best action each of us can take in favour of the environment, as we are saving natural resources, water and energy, while avoiding the generation of large amount of pollutants in the manufacturing and waste at the end of the life cycle.

Inclinate towards the recycling of materials such as paper, cardboard, glass, metals, etc. or to reuse objects (plastic bags, containers, clothes, etc.). In this way also aid the planet consume fewer resources.

If we consume less water less affect ecosystems, species spaces will preserve and maintain ecosystem resilience. If you consume less energy smaller amounts of greenhouse gases will emit and therefore decrease the climate change. They will be issued also cleaner that produce acid rain. Less climate change and acid rain will help to preserve ecosystems. As a result of the above will be less accumulation of toxic chemicals in the environment. These factors will help to preserve people's health and the environment.

See an example. If your already have a purse or backpack and you choose not to buy a new one, despite the fact that perhaps many of your friends do, you'll be: avoiding expand the agricultural frontier for growing cotton; probably saving valuable areas of forest; decreasing the consumption of water and energy in their manufacture; reducing the consumption of hydrocarbons used for plastic components (strips, labels, etc.); reducing the impacts of mining linked to the extraction of metallic materials (closure or zippers); preventing pollution in all production processes from the extraction of oil, electricity production, manufacturing and dyeing of fabrics and other materials, etc.; reducing climate change and the rain; etc.

Consequently, the way we consume determines our chances to achieve sustainable development. It is a decision of all and each one of us.

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