I believe that our society can find just as much happiness by spending and consuming less. By altering our mindset to the cliche that "less is more", will help us live fuller lives and also help the planet. I envision a future where people learn to value their (fewer) belongings more by taking greater care of them, repairing broken items, and sharing or passing down clothing/tools instead of buying new . Industries can get involved by stepping away from planned obsolescence and encouraging repairs and second-hand purchases of their products. I think it would be neat if people could get their clothes made for them by a tailor, which supports local craftspeople, leads to better quality and fitting clothes, and involves the consumer more with the process of creating clothes (picking sustainable fabrics). Personally, I have tried to reduce how much clothes I purchase and also buying second hand clothes from thrift stores (which have the added bonus of supporting non-profits in the community). I think this quote from JB MacKinnon is a good thing to keep in mind: “If you want a rule of thumb for how much impact you’re having as a consumer, the best one is: how much money are you spending?"
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