I believe that everyone has a responsibility to be mindful of their consumption, but I also understand that some people may lack the knowledge to understand how large of an impact consumption is having. This may be due to a lack of education or it may be due to a lack of exposure to things like how stuff gets made and where it goes when you throw it out. Because of this, some people hesitate to buy new things and opt to repair them because they feel this responsibility, but there are also people on the other end of the spectrum who purchase frequently and are simply unaware of the impact of this.
I envision a world where everyone is aware of the impacts their consumption is having on the environment. With this, lower consumption would become more normal.
To address this, I think a great place to start is to talk to people I know about the impacts of consumption and ask them if they are aware of how it can contribute to the climate crisis.
Moreover, I would like to initiate more conversations about how to feel happy without high consumption rates. Getting more people to value quality time rather than high-priced items is another way to move towards a better future. I think that much of the work in this area needs to be done in the younger generations. I think many can agree that grandparents and older individuals tend to consume less as they grew up in a world where repairing and resourcefulness was more common (and also perhaps a lot less planned obsolescence). However, in this day and age with social media, consumption has skyrocketed. Therefore, I would like to focus these conversations so that they are targeting those who contribute most to this.
Personally, I also want to take action by using things for longer (rather than throwing them out) and encouraging others to do so as well.