Natural World is in trouble. All over the Earth, fresh water is degrading.
There are unknown limits to climate change. We grieve the loss to many
species as habitat is polluted or consumed.
These declining conditions
are all side effects of industrialized consumer society. Most of
the world pollutes and consumes: but Americans do it in spades. Its
what ordinary Americans buy routinely, that adds up to global eco-disaster.
the American Consumeristic lifestyle, as it spreads globally, brings declining
spirals in many areas of human life. Human needs for food, safety
and cultural development are too often not met. American wealth could
be investing in ways to improve all human life. Instead American
capital is used to set up the means to exploit.
Follow the money
Are you passing the buck?
The bottom line in the economic equation
is You, the consumer, co-creator of heaven or hell.
am a US citizen, and not satisfied with the collective behavior of my Nation.
Still I believe in the ideals of the US Bill of Rights, and in human ingenuity.
The power to make positive change is in every one of us, if we elect ourselves
important and act.
decided to: identify ways of industry that create declining spirals.
Set the goal to reduce the amounts of dollars spent to companies who practice
dysfunctional methods. For simplicity, group types of expenditures
into six categories, integrated into an overview model for global recovery.
addictions are not always easy to quit. It might take something like
12-step support to actually make the change. We give a lot of lip service
to sustainable lifestyle but the rubber meets the road in our record of
money spent. I take the Pledge to win the Game of Save the Earth.
The Homemaker's Pledge
is the decision to own our own place as co-creators of the world, through
our everyday economic involvement. American style consumerism causes problems.
To direct our nation toward health, we pick up our power to choose.
To meet needs without destructive
There are two parts to the
pledge. Reducing destructive spending is not the entire goal. Meeting human
need well (without destructive by products) is the entire goal. There are
plenty of ways to state the pledge.
The Homemaker's Pledge is the
equivalant of a fiscal Hippocratic oath: Do No Harm. To take the
driver's seat of our economic lives, we need an instrument panel keeping
us on track. Ready to vote for Life with your dollars?
To create a set of routines, benevolent
To establish an economy that does
not deplete the source.
To do what is easy, to reduce
and stop destructive spending.
To bring this dream into material
I give substance to my pledge.
I notice and record my Score (how much ?) destructive spending
on FALSE FOODS.
We manage what we measure.
We can easily measure our support of the industries that do harm.
The continual awareness of our own dollars spent on destructive industry
is our lever on taking command of our impact on the world.
genetically modified items,
highly processed foods, synthetic ingredients, factory farmed meats and
dairy, produce grown with chemical herbicides, pesticides and synthetic
Solutions are at hand!
Shop for organic foods.
Read labels and select only natural ingredients. Join with
friends to buy organic in bulk. Meet your local farmers to
acquire authentic animal foods. Garden at home or join CSA
for fresh produce.
the goal to reduce money spent on destructive industry doesn't make sense
unless we also set the goal to make sure that all human needs are met.
To complete the assessment of the whole situation, we can ask ourselves
you well fed according to your model of what constitutes good nutrition?"