Women from China & US Meet, Discuss Conscious Consumerism

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As a Green Diva I get all kinds of green gadgets and gizmos sent to me to review and a thousand press releases about more that I don’t even see. With all these glittery green products sparkling in my airspace all the time, it is hard sometimes to remember that one of the most important aspects of being greener and living a more sustainable existence – in my humble opinion – is simply to consume less. Or at least be conscious when we DO consume about the impact of that product from cradle to grave.

You will notice that we do less product reviews and more up cycling, repurposing and DIY project posts here. Part of that is because we want to promote and remind ourselves and others to think twice (or three times maybe) about tossing something into the trash or recycling bin – or better yet, think BEFORE you buy a product about its lifecycle, how it was produced, how far has it traveled, how is it packaged, can it be recycled or reused, etc.

LOVE the concept of this U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum! My sisters from the Green Sisterhood are all over this and for good reason. Our fearless leaders, EcoKaren (Karen Lee) and Anna Hackman (GreenTalk) will be at the forum tweeting up a storm and sharing all the inspiration as it unfolds.

An impressive lineup of speakers, featuring our own Green Sister, Diane MacEachern, founder and publisher of the Big Green Purse blog.

If you aren’t going to be in DC this weekend (and it’s too late to register as they are already booked up!), then you can join in the conversation in a few ways:

  • Sign up for email updates.
  • Follow updates on the Forum’s Facebook page to receive update before, during, and after the conference
  • Follow the Twitter conversation at hashtag #uschinagreenforum
  • Follow Green Sisterhood‘s own EcoKaren & Anna, who will be tweeting and sharing insights from the Forum – greensisterhood’s hashtag #GSGF13 and the Green Sisterhood Facebook page

It is definitely part of our mission as Green Divas (and Green Sisters) to help folks become more conscious consumers. We are NOT living off the grid and we definitely don’t dig guilt. We are always looking for low-stress ways to strive for a deeper shade of green.

When women get together stuff just happens, right? Thrilled to see the collaboration of our two diverse, yet similar cultures ganging up on consumerism’s worst aspects. Really looking forward to reports from Anna and Karen!

About the author / 

Green Diva Meg
megan@thegreendivas.com'

(aka Megan McWilliams Bouchard) is the founder of The Green Divas and GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). She's the producer and host of the popular Green Divas Radio Show, one of the first radio shows dedicated to sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green. Green Diva Meg is a well-known green living expert and media personality.

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