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Consumerism

We have 51 blogposts in the field of Consumerism. Campaigns and actions about consumerist critique on ever-growing purchasing and consumption of material possessions.

  • October 2: Disconnect and Enjoy

    By on 11 September 2011

    With the advent of new technology our lives should have become progressively simpler, happier and more connected. But is that what is really happening? Seems that with the myriad gadgets we invent to enable us to stay connected, the...

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  • The End of Growth

    By on 7 August 2011

    Although I don’t have any economic skills, this is on my mind for a long time. And I was surprised to find this video. A great reflection about what we are doing with our world. It is about our...

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  • The Girl Store

    By on 3 February 2011

    This new site takes an unusual but increasingly common approach to good causes – commerce. The Girl Store allows you to buy the items girls in India need to be able to access education, and thus avoid an early...

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  • Designed for the Dump

    By on 14 November 2010

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you excited by the prospect of getting an iPad from someone you love? Are you planning to surprise the family by finally upgrading to high-definition TV? Everyone wants the latest technology to...

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  • Alex Bogusky, Anti-Adman

    By on 26 October 2010

    Alex Bogusky, founding partner of creative powerhouse Crispin Porter + Bogusky and AdWeek’s Creative Director of the Decade, is not in advertising anymore. Earlier his year, he quit the wildly successful agency that bears his name and turned his...

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  • ‘Battery Milk’ campaign

    By on 2 September 2010

    Have a look at this new social-media-based campaign from WSPA. It’s protesting against the new ‘super-dairy’ being planned here in the UK. Interestingly they are trying to create a new terminology – such as ‘factory milk’ and ‘battery cows’....

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  • The Story of Cosmetics

    By on 21 July 2010

    A new episode from the The Story of Stuff Project. This time host Annie Leonard tells The Story of Cosmetics. The story, released today, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick...

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  • World Industrial Design Day Poster

    By on 5 June 2010

    The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) have awarded their poster competition prize to a Croatian design duo who created a poster out of garbage to proclaim their message of sustainability. “Our process of thought started with...

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  • The $73,000 bar bill

    By on 21 April 2010

    How to dissuade people from drink-driving? Add the true cost to their drinks bill. Nice live idea that could be used for many, many real-life scenarios where the true cost of our actions aren’t passed on to us. Advertiser:...

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  • Where did community go?

    By on 8 April 2010

    Why do we prefer iPods to conversation? Why do we have more friends on Facebook than in real life? When did we stop letting our kids walk to school? YMCA of Greater Vancouver (Can) and TBWAVancouver have created a...

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