Mercy Tips to Care for Earth

Resisting Consumerism

By Mike Poulin, Justice Resource Manager

Consumerism is a significant obstacle to sustainability. Especially in the U.S., we exist in an economy and a culture that is constantly providing new things while also telling us “More is better.” For the next month, before buying something new, ask yourself the question, “Do I really need that?” Keep track of how many times the answer is “no.” See if you can get in the habit of reducing your consumerism.