I strongly believe that the majority of the human race would choose clean drinking water, natural farming practices, ethical treatment of animals, fair wages and labor practices, and green and sustainable products — any option which harms neither the planet nor the beings dwelling upon it — if they felt they had a choice in the matter.
The good news? You do have a choice. You have the ability to support and promote the type of world you want to live in, right now, at this moment. Every single time you spend money you are casting a vote for the type of world you want to live in.
A few weeks ago, Woody Harrelson released a video explaining just why we should support the products and companies which resonate with our values and the planet, using his significant celebrity to share this message with the general public — a message which many people might not have heard otherwise.
Here’s what Woody had to say…
A Message From Woody Harrelson
As he says in the video, there really is no good reason for why we keep choosing to buy many of the products we currently consume other than that they have been successfully marketed to us; advertising companies know how to create a demand for products that are harmful to ourselves and to the environment, how to convince us that we want and need them. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret… you don’t need those products! The more you opt out of purchasing harmful products, the more big corporations will be forced to either adapt to what the people want by providing safer products or go out of business, plain and simple.
It’s Time To Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Admittedly, the safer, greener, more sustainable products are generally more expensive, but that is simply because there is less demand for these products right now, and so they are still produced on a much smaller scale. The more people choose the safer alternatives, the cheaper these products will become. Even better, you can avoid buying many of these things altogether, making your own cleaning and personal care products, growing your own food (and cooking it, too) — any way you opt out of the conventional system will make a difference and will, in turn, help yourself and the environment. This is a fine example of how you can do as the great Gandhi said:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
It’s time to take responsibility for your life and take these matters into your own hands. Nobody willingly chooses to pollute themselves, their families, and the planet, so let’s stop doing it! As Woody says, the minute we stop supporting these companies and buying these products, all of the politicians and corporations will know that we have woken up to the truth and that we refuse to support their agenda. I really can’t stress this enough: this is the single most important thing that you can start doing RIGHT NOW to actually, physically change the world. You have the power, remember that!