Hey! This is meant to be a topic for anyone to share any various tips for replacing toxic capitalism things in your life with more environmentally-conscious alternatives - whether it be habits, products, thought processes, etc. We aren't passing any judgement towards anyone whose actions are different than ours. We acknowledge that this subject is wrapped up in privilege, and that many marginalized people are unable to afford alternatives, or access them due to disability. We're only working on what we personally want to change about our own actions.
MY THOUGHTS: OK so I think we all know that the current climate crisis is the fault of a few capitalist billionaires and corporations; that the narrative of responsibility being placed on the average layperson is some brainwashy propaganda bullshit to pass off the blame. However, I personally don't want to use this as an excuse to be complacent or neglectful, and I'm trying to take action on a personal level as well.
I think of my own actions on the subject like this:
- Even though a small change in habit may not be enough to shift the scales, for many things it doesn't hurt me to try
- If I want to live in a more climate-forward future, I want to prove to both myself and others that it's possible - that alternatives exist, that we don't need to keep relying on the capitalist machine.
- I also think of it as practice - these are things we might need to do or sacrifice in the future if we want shit to be remotely OK, so I might as well get started now so it's not a huge change in the future.
- But essentially, I want to live according to my values and I want my actions to reflect that.