Five Tips to Become a Responsible Shopper

If the financial crisis has taught us anything at all, then it is the fact that all our actions are interdependent and whatever we do has an impact. It is important to realize that we are responsible individually for what we see around use. We can take individual steps to bring about a positive change in our environment. Being an ethical shopper is just of the many ways in which we can contribute to building a fair and ethical society. Below are some useful tips that can help us become ethical shoppers and influence the practices of those whom we offer our patronage.


Move Over to Another Bank

It is no secret that banks are responsible for much of the mess and exploitation we see around us. Keeping your money at these banks leads you to indirectly supporting them. You can take a stand by withdrawing your money from these banks and deposit them with more ethical institutions. Examples are mutual funds and building societies since they have a fairer structure and ethical lending practices. Another good option is to invest in cooperatives since they are more democratic.


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