I believe all people have the right and freedom for consumption and choose the lifestyle that provides them the most happiness, but not at the cost of habitats or the lives of other organisms.
Thus, I envision when everyone makes purchases, make sure we are not buying unnecessary stuff that will generate negative externalities. Thus, all living things on earth deserve to enjoy their lives on earth, including birds, mammals, etc.
In order to achieve this, the public awareness of negative environmental externalities due to consumption should be enhanced, I want to start information sessions just like our lectures to inform the public. additionally, actions need to take immediately, minimize the amount of animal protein, such as beef, as well as do not always want to buy new machines when the old ones broke. The old ones are much easier to repair and have longer lifetimes!
Great vision! I love how you mentioned that people can still choose to have a happy lifestyle without harming the environment. Raising public awareness on the negative impacts of consumption on the environment is a good step towards this sort of happy lifestyle.
Love the way you explain this. Reminds me of the concept of pareto improvement. You can only do something particular if your action doesn't make someone else worse off. If your action would make someone else worse off and you can't advance because of that, then you've reached a pareto optimal state. I'd say we should think about when we reach our "optimum" and then just stop consuming more and more.
Sometimes it's not that people may not want to fix their electronic devices. It is possible that it is cheaper to buy a new electronic device than to repair it. Not many people have the money to go for the more expensive option. So we should address the source of the problem, for example by giving subsidies to people who choose to repair it, and end up with a substantially lower price than buying a new device.
I think people would be a lot more hesitant to purchase things unnecessarily if they truly understood the environmental impact of certain products. As you mentioned, educating the public is important to create more mindful consumers, but I also believe that transparent supply chains from producers is also needed.
Hello Bellie! I agree that one of the most important ways to get this movement going is public awareness, since educating people will be the first step in making a noticeable change.
I like that you focus on the happiness of the consumer. I think if we all took a second to reconsider what happiness really is to us, lower consumption rates would be a direct side-effect!
Exactly, public awareness for negative environmental externalities need to be underline. This is NOT something that we can simply ignore, this is something that we should be speaking on, on a daily basis. By doing this, we need to educate others by posting educational topics on our social media, joining clubs that promote this as well!
Spreading information is one of the most important steps to creating change! I couldn't agree with you more that actions need to be taken ASAP for our the sake of our future. Additionally, planned obsolescence sucks :(