Book review: Big Green Purse by Diane MacEachern
From the age of 12 when I decided to become a vegetarian I understood and felt very strongly about the power of the consumer. Back then it was more about boycotting things (well asking my mum not to put meat in my dinner) rather than using my pocket money to protest because really how much weight can you throw around with a few pounds a week?
Nevertheless now that Im grown up with a proper bank account rather than a piggy bank those values are still important and this is why the Big Green Purse instantly appealed to me.
The aim of this book is to highlight to women the power of their spending and how they can use it in a way that is positive for the environment and for their health.
Although most of the facts and figures relate to American laws and culture the points in this book will still ring true in other countries as it tackles the issues of every day life.
The beginning of the book starts with some inspiring stories of how consumers have already effected change in the manufacture of products such as cars nail polish and tea. Diane then asks her readers to pledge to shift $1000 of their annual spending to green products. Thats roughly
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