What is the relationship between consumption and sustainability?

           Consumption, when you shop around the grocery or the mall you either buy something that’s sustainable or something that’s unsustainable. Sustainability means that one could maintain a life style forever without interfering our future generations ability to access the resources one uses to act the lifestyle out. To make sure the lifestyle could be maintain forever you have to view in the perspective of all 3 pillars of sustainability environment, society, and economy. You have to balance all 3 pillars in order to make your lifestyle sustainable. Let’s say that you buy 15 bananas every day. You have to make sure it doesn’t unbalance the 3 pillars. In this case  your life style won’t harm the forest near your town, your lifestyle doesn’t cost too much, and your lifestyle doesn’t affect the people near you(if they hate the smell of bananas). Unsustainability is the opposite of this, it topples the delicate balance of the 3 pillars and you wouldn’t be able to maintain it forever and you will affect the ability the future from getting this recourse your using. In order to delay our expending doom what you can do is don’t buy too much(there is always an hidden cost in buying an item. A few examples are Child labor, Low wages to workers, dangerous working conditions, and lack of management to waste from factories), don’t waste the thing you buy(water, Toilet paper, paper, Ext.), buy from companies or farms working on being sustainable, and also don’t use plastic. PLASTIC IS NEVER SUSTAINIBLE. JUST say NO! If your best friend offers you some-and trust me they always say the same thing -“Bro, try some. It’s going to be the biggest high of your life.” JUST say no!

          Reflection for Exhibition

            In the exhibition only one person came to see my fabulous video and It was a person named Devon. It was basically half demon half devil. It said that it was good and people would get my idea about consumption with sustainability and the costs of unsustainability. However it said my audio wasn’t so clear. Next time I would slow down my when I record so I could make myself more clear and elaborate more on the topics im talking about.

             The Relation Between Consumption and Sustainability and What You Can Do

           Like I said, you either buy a sustainable item or something that isn’t sustainable. Most of the things we buy aren’t sustainable. In fact everything  is unsustainable, no matter what we do  we will one day all use all the recourses in our world or die off in the far away future. However we have to delay the horrifying darkness of our impending doom. Since a lot of things we buy are unsustainable the easiest thing to do is solve that problem. Make sure your product  or choices doesn’t harm the environment, the community, and the economy. You have to think about the whole life of the product. The extraction of recourses used in the product, how its produced in the factory, how it was distributed, and how its disposed of. Make sure at every step, the companies are trying their best not to disrupt sustainability. When you buy you have to see the hidden costs in it. Did the company use child labor? Do they give low wages? Does the factory have any management in the way they letting out their waste? Do their workers work in harsh and dangerous conditions? These are all questions to think about when you buy an item.

What you can do to delay our impending doom is to buy from sustainable companies and  spread the word. Do some research about sustainable companies and sustainable farms. Try to find them near you and buy your items from there. You should also spread the word. Tell everybody about sustainability, tell them about our impending doom.