Why do we keep buying stuff we don’t need? Have you ever considered that your spending has the power to change the world for the better—however small your purchase? Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has a message for the world.
Sometimes, there is a short brief video that says exactly what needs to be said.
Take two minutes to watch this.
“We get into the habit of buying junk fast foods that have no actual food in them. We buy gallons of poisonous household cleaners when one degradable soft soap would do. We are poisoning our homes and wasting our hard earned money for no good reason. Why? Because the advertising industry tells us to. They just want you to buy stuff.
“This is the 21st century. If we use our resources wisely, there’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t have what they need. There is no reason, whatsoever, why people are still starving to death on our planet. The common man or woman whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic, Iraqi or American, common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment.
“When we look around the world and we see that that is not the case, we know that the will of the majority is not being listened to. That’s the first sign that our system is broken. Government won’t make these changes for us; yet again it is down to the common man.
“No company will continue a practice or product that you, the consumer, will not buy. It’s vitally important that you understand this because this gives you ultimate power to change the world you live in.
“Companies are extremely sensitive about you buying their products because if you don’t buy their stuff, they go out of business. That’s not something many companies are willing to consider and by choosing to spend your money wisely you can promote those companies that do business in a socially responsible way.”
Policy always follows the money. Use your purchasing power every single day to drive change.
Together, we add up.