The Power of Consumerism
Saving the Environment from Consumerism | Breton Lorway | TEDxCushingAcademy
n this talk, Breton Lorway examines the effects of American Consumerism on the environment. Breton Lorway is a four-year senior at Cushing Academy, and a day student from Princeton, Massachusetts. Being from a small woodsy town, she’s grown up learning to love the earth. She is excited to voice this passion of hers at the TEDx conference, and hopes to further her relationship with the earth by majoring in environmental studies in college. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Consumer Culture: The Day Your Baby's Wardrobe Became Better Than Yours
The way we consume clothes and many other products today creates too many casualties and too few winners. Nonetheless, we have embraced the buy-and-throw-away society for years, as sustainable consumption was perceived by many as inconvenient and expensive. However, critical consumers and daring entrepreneurs have paved the way for a new consumption model, Sustainability 2.0: sustainable consumption without compromise. Vigga Svensson has managed to offer sustainable products that are easier, cheaper and of better quality than their less sustainable counterparts, in the most wasteful industry around: textiles. Vigga Svensson is a prominent entrepreneur, who has spent the last 12 years on developing business models that foster sustainable consumption. Vigga has a firm belief that sustainability no longer entails compromises on price and quality, and is dedicating her career to spreading this message across the world.