Pledge to

Shop mindfully and ethically this holiday season

This pledge closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

1.  Aware that Americans will spend approximately 600 billion dollars on Christmas shopping in the 2013 season, and; 2.  Aware of the suffering caused by over-consumption, and exploitation of the environment and living beings, and; 3.  Aware that the earth's resources are limited and that the survival and peace of all depends on our living simply, and; 4.  Aware that billions of living beings lack basic necessities such as food, clean water, and shelter, and; 5.  Aware that my happiness and the happiness of my friends and family is not dependent on material possessions;   This holiday season, I pledge to shop mindfully by:   1.  Spending in moderation; 2.  Only patronizing ethical companies; 3.  Purchasing gifts from and making donations to charities who are working towards the well-being of all living beings and the environment; 4.  Not purchasing any goods that involved the harm or death of any living being, including fur, leather, wool and any other animal products; 5.  Purchasing goods from companies with fair labor practices; 6.  Purchasing goods from companies with environmental sustainability policies; 7.  To reduce the impact of transportation on the environment,  shopping from local ethical businesses; 8.  Focusing less on material gifts, and instead focus more on giving my Love and Kindness to All the Beings I encounter on my path.  

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