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Consuming: Project ideas

We, consumers, have tremendous power. We determine what the world looks like, because of the products or services we buy.

We can move entire industries by supporting companies and initiatives that share our values. Of course, it’s not always transparent what the (actual, not the marketed) values of each company are. But there are more and more organizations that try to map and/or certify this, e.g. the Fair Finance Guide International and Fair Trade International.

Inspired? Start a project for your community or join an existing one at www.collaction.org.

Just some examples of project ideas (feel free to add in the comments below!):

  • Values driven banking: If X people commit to switching to a fair bank (one that invests in a sustainable manner), we all switch.
  • Fair insurance: If X people commit to switching to sustainable insurers, ...
  • Fair pension funds: If X people commit to switching to pension funds that invest in a sustainable manner, ...
  • Impact investment funds: If X people commit to switching to impact investment funds that strive for a social as well as financial return, ….
  • Fair phones: If X people commit to buying a ‘fair phone’, which has not been produced with conflict minerals, and that have been made under decent working conditions, …
  • Fair trade/chain clothes: If X people commit to only buying fair chain clothes from now on, ...
  • Fair trade/chain coffee: If X people commit to only buying fair chain coffee from now on, ...

...Please add your ideas in the comments box below!

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