So lately there have been some heated discussions on TFS regarding globalization, the exploitation of natural resources, exploitation of labour, and the war on Iraq. Although you can argue that these are all separate issues they do have one thing in common: they are partly driven by our consumption. It is basic supply and demand theory. Our demand for products and a more comfortable and convenient lifestyle influences the actions of governments and corporations. Since this has been depressing me for quite some time now, I want to start a constructive and positive discussion on ways we can reduce our own consumption even if it is only by a small amount (while still being stylish of course ). This can include buying from local companies, buying second hand, or even buying products on clearance to reduce the amount of profits larger corporations receive. If you like you can also discuss lifestyle changes that reduce energy consumption. Think of it as a support group for the socially conscious.