Every dollar we spend is a vote for the type of world we want to live in. From choosing a product that will lighten your footprint, to deciding to buy gifts that help empower change-makers, how we spend our colourful dollars and golden coins has a real and material impact on the world that future generations will inherit.
Below are some powerful and easy ways that you can alter your consumption habits and have a positive impact.
USE THE POWER OF YOUR DOLLARS
- Choose an ethical super fund
- Choose an ethical bank
- Buy local, organic and fair trade foods
- Eat less meat
- Purchase renewable energy
- Buy ethical gifts from social enterprises
- Only buy if you can’t share or borrow
- Use less plastics
- Travel locally
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Bank Australia: For responsible banking
Super Switch: For comparing ethical super funds
Market Forces: For using your money as a force for good
LOHAS: For healthy and sustainable lifestyles
Lush: For guilt free cosmetics
Oxfam: For fair trade gifts
CERES Fair Food: For low footprint food
The New Joneses: For how to live more with less
Lentil as Anything – Eat good food, pay what you feel.
Moral Fairground – For the latest on ethical products
Open Food Network – For turning the food system upside down