Monday, July 15, 2013

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt) - How I “vote” with my money

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Growing up, I learned that voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. In How I “vote” with my money Cristina discusses how, and why, she uses her spending power to support the environment. Just as many people spend time investigating political leaders and legislative issues, she researches companies, reading and questioning so that her purchases send a clear message. She also asks herself three basic questions: 1) Is it organic?, 2) Is it a “fair-trade” item? and 3) Do I need this? It is an important discussion. After reading it, I felt that the way we spend money is not only a right and a privilege but it also carries a responsibility because every purchase is a vote for that product, company and, ultimately, the environment. How I “vote” with my money might just make you think differently about your next purchase.

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