Spend less money to save the world

This is Katherine Martinko’s message, and not for the first time.

Even if you have read my essay, How to change the world, you will gain from reading Katherine’s brief essay.

As usual, I went looking for a royalty-free image to go with my post, and to my astonishment, came across this pic. Thank you, whoever is responsible.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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4 Responses to Spend less money to save the world

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Each person’s situation is different. We do the best we can.


  2. acflory says:

    -grin- I’ve been frugal most of my life [with the odd ‘breakout’ every now and then] but never more so than the last seven years. Newstart, and now the age pension, make you rethink all of your choices. The odd thing is, until reading these posts, I never realised that I was actually helping the environment as well. 😀

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Oh yes. Every dollar you spend fuels environmental destruction, although there can be a “return on investment.” For example buying warm clothes (can be from an opp shop!) means you can heat your winter house to a lower temperature. Putting an electric motor front wheel plus battery on an existing bike can return its value many times in a year.


      • acflory says:

        I haven’t ridden a bike in 50 years, but point taken 🙂 We try to grow some of our own food – like herbs and lettuce – plus our fruit trees keep us in fresh, tree ripened fruit for half of the year. It really is a win-win situation;.

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